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Old 01-05-2008, 01:38 AM   #1066
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vlozity, nice Subie bodies. Can't get that 22B body anymore!
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Nice Fleet Vlozity! Are they all drifter?
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:33 AM   #1068
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thanks guys!

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Nice Fleet Vlozity! Are they all drifter?
yep ... all drifters.

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vlozity, nice Subie bodies. Can't get that 22B body anymore!
hmmm ... try the ebay shops.
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:58 PM   #1069
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ressurecting this thread!!

Installing a Sidewinder 5700 brushless setup in my TA03R. Anyone run into problems trying to use a 12T pinion? Don't want to break out the Dremel on the inner case.

I have a 13T pinion now but I'm afraid the gearing may be too tall for the 5700 setup. I will eventually go 2S lipo.
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Old 10-18-2008, 04:47 PM   #1070
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are you talking about Tamiya 53063 H.P. 12T 13T STEEL Pinion Gear Set?
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:46 PM   #1071
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Yup, I have the 13T in, but I might prefer the 12T as to not heat up my electronics too much.
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:20 AM   #1072
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I've spent the day discovering that there is still a heap of interest and activity in electric RC cars, ie finding sites liek this and many like it. It's 22 years since my buddies and I were obsessed with our Boomerangs, Falcons, Foxes etc. Well, apart from a random impulse purchase I made in the late 90's when I bought a new Tamiya set, radio, motor and an ESC which I could never afford back in the day. That which was fun for a weekend and then basically it got put in the garage. As you might guess, it turns out that's a TA03F which you guys seems to like

Anyway, what I'm looking into is whether or not this chassis is any use as a 'fun' off roader - basically to drive around the garden & yard with kids and nephews. The wheels and tyres would definitely need swapped (small slicks currently) and I've probably got some big pinion gear in there but I figure that's all easily changed.

I'm hoping that someone can suggest the right mods without going overboard...even a shell that suits too. If I need to spend too much then of course I may as well just get a new buggy or monster truck kit.

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Old 10-19-2008, 05:30 AM   #1073
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not a good idea to run a belt drive car off road, the small stones and sand etc will destroy the drivetrain... unless they have a cover, which the TA03 doesnt...
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:37 AM   #1074
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I pulled my TA03F-TRF out of the cupboard and back onto the track for the first time in about 5 years... and with only basic things done to it to get it running was running around the top 3 in our local stock class... the only thing lacking was a bit of HP... the handling was better than I've been able to achieve with my 415MSX!!!!

Now all I need to do is get a good supply of spares... I think I'll keep running it for the rest of the year
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:07 AM   #1075
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Hi,

I've spent the day discovering that there is still a heap of interest and activity in electric RC cars, ie finding sites liek this and many like it. It's 22 years since my buddies and I were obsessed with our Boomerangs, Falcons, Foxes etc. Well, apart from a random impulse purchase I made in the late 90's when I bought a new Tamiya set, radio, motor and an ESC which I could never afford back in the day. That which was fun for a weekend and then basically it got put in the garage. As you might guess, it turns out that's a TA03F which you guys seems to like

Anyway, what I'm looking into is whether or not this chassis is any use as a 'fun' off roader - basically to drive around the garden & yard with kids and nephews. The wheels and tyres would definitely need swapped (small slicks currently) and I've probably got some big pinion gear in there but I figure that's all easily changed.

I'm hoping that someone can suggest the right mods without going overboard...even a shell that suits too. If I need to spend too much then of course I may as well just get a new buggy or monster truck kit.

Thanks!
it can't be ulitamte basher like todays buggies or monster trucks, but i belive ta03f can be good mild offroad rally car. most gears are coverd and front motor gives you good handling. throw some rally tires and wrx or evo body.
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:27 AM   #1076
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shadowau. it is good to hear that you doing well with ta03f good luck rest of season. i find most of ta03 spare parts from ebay. sometims it is hard to find parts that you want, but got to keep looking.
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shadowau. it is good to hear that you doing well with ta03f good luck rest of season. i find most of ta03 spare parts from ebay. sometims it is hard to find parts that you want, but got to keep looking.
Thanks... I actually have a fair few bits and pieces but I think some new driveshafts could be on the cards...

Also do the TA02 front hubs fit a TA03?... I am pretty sure they do....
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Hi,

TA03F with lancer body was my first RC car in 1998 :-) after 2 month I switched to TA03R and at last I bought the David Jun edition.... :-)

than I switched to yokomo, but TA03 was first....
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:58 PM   #1079
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yes. ta02 hubs fit on ta03.
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I still have a TA03RS-TRF. It is a fun car to run. I have not run it in years but it is just one of those cool cars I like to have around.
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