05-04-2012, 10:50 PM
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Aliso Viejo, Calif.
RE: TB-03 vs. TA05 V2
Originally Posted by Lees52
Go for the Tb03!! ive swapped several times over the last few years between a Ta05 and the Tb03 and the Tb03 always feels a bit better, it just rotates a little faster mid corner.
Heres a tip, I tried using the older longer arms on the front and it smooths out the steering a bit. Use a x or x-a block and 4mm hexes to get the pivot point right inside the tyre.
It's interesting you say that because with the set-up I have on the TB03 doesn't seem to rotate through the corners as quick. The TA05 rotates very quickly. I'm running a spool on both cars but the TB-03 pulls very hard out of the corners which can give the impression that it is rotating very quickly but it's just the responsive drive train with shaft that occurs when you pull the trigger coming out of the corner. I try not to go full throttle until the car is going straight so that is what may cause the mid-corner push for me.
The TB-03 has always seemed quicker but the TA-05 is easy to drive in the corners and very consistant.
I'm confused on what block combination you said to try in the front. Right now I'm using C blocks in the front with slight kick-up in the front block of .5mm. I might take the spacer out of the front and allow the car to dive more into the corners. Then maybe move the steering turnbuckle forward hole to increase the response even more.
Saturday I'm running carpet so this could change everything because all I said about the cars handling was based on outdoor asphalt. I'm still experimenting with tire and insert combo for carpet, so this may change my thinking on set-up.
I hope all this makes sense to you. I'll let you know my results after Saturday. Then maybe back to asphalt on Sunday!
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