I was able to do some testing the other day and I am haapy to inform you all of my findings with the new suspension setup I did on the 03R.
First of all here are the hardware and suspension set-up of the car:
Tamiya TA03R Tub
GP 3300mah Stick Pack
Futaba 3PK 40Mhz / 1024 PCM RX
Tamiya Type-R Gun Metal Can
TA03F Pro 64pitch Gear set, 27t pinion
Protoform 190mm Mazda 6
Tamiya Low Friction, 1 piston hole
Did i miss something?:
This is the track where I ran the 03R
As I ran the 03 with the new suspension set-up, I immediately felt the tremendous increase in traction on the front suspension.. there was actually more grip in the front that it made the rear suspension loose on very tight corners.
I remedied this problem by replacing the front springs with Tamiya Yellow springs in place of the Blue springs I initially used. This change immediatley improved rear traction and solved the oversteer effect at medium speeds at tight corners, of course we all have to slow down at tight corners...
I was already having so much fun with this set-up that I actually ran 4 packs continiously and clocking 17sec low.. I had so much fun with the new set-up and handling was superb...
After all this I checked for tire wear and was so surprised that I almost finished the new tires! Well not entirely finished it like the belt was exposed.. The tires looked like I ran for weeks!
I guess the add in traction has actually induced more weight into the suspension and more wear for the tires... Maybe a 45R tires will last longer??
Anyway... if any of you guys try this set-up, post your finding here as well.... Maybe this a good set-up where one can develop the potential of the TA03R...