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Old 03-13-2009, 06:17 PM   #1141
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Well the TA03F-S is still new. It's the Corolla WRC kit. I built it along time ago but never used it. As far as hop-ups, I just have ball bearings, aluminum dampers with colored springs and pin type wheel adapters. I'm waiting on an FRP double deck chassis and adjustable camber and steering turnbuckle kits. I also made a sway bar set out of a clothes hanger, since they are discontinued from TAMIYA. I just copied the one from my TA03F Pro chassis. This car is more for fun and practices at TAMIYA track in Aliso Viejo.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:55 PM   #1142
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I just revived both of my TA03s. Not much parts available anymore. What other TAMIYA or other bodies still available that will fit on the TA03F-S (short wheelbase) chassis?
Old tamiya M02L bodies fit with some mod. such as Honda S2000, Porshe 911, Porshe Boxter, BMW Z3, and Benz SLK. you need change your rear axle to narrower ones. I found that ultimate Hobbies in O.C has 4 of Benz SLK bodies in stock. or you can try Ebay
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:10 PM   #1143
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Old tamiya M02L bodies fit with some mod. such as Honda S2000, Porshe 911, Porshe Boxter, BMW Z3, and Benz SLK. you need change your rear axle to narrower ones. I found that ultimate Hobbies in O.C has 4 of Benz SLK bodies in stock. or you can try Ebay
Thanks for the tip. I saw the MB SLK body as well, when I was there last time. Honda S2K and/or 911 would be nice.
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Old tamiya M02L bodies fit with some mod. such as Honda S2000, Porshe 911, Porshe Boxter, BMW Z3, and Benz SLK. you need change your rear axle to narrower ones. I found that ultimate Hobbies in O.C has 4 of Benz SLK bodies in stock. or you can try Ebay
yep works pretty well. just mocked up my m04l z3 body wheelbase is dead on. the rear pokes out tho looks a little funny with the two piece rims sticking out the body! and the rear will need straight body post to work aswell.

and yeah the 911 would look great. i remember i use to have a tech racing rear belt drive m02l with the 911 body. that thing use to fly
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:29 PM   #1145
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I'm dusting off my TA03R, I heard the TA03 would make a good drift car. Any suggestions on the setup and tires? I think I saw a site that talked about setting up a TA03 into a drift car but couldn't find it anymore.

Current upgrades I have on the TA03, center one way (front) and 1 ball diff (rear) any suggestions on where I should put these two (front or rear or none)?
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I'm dusting off my TA03R, I heard the TA03 would make a good drift car. Any suggestions on the setup and tires? I think I saw a site that talked about setting up a TA03 into a drift car but couldn't find it anymore.

Current upgrades I have on the TA03, center one way (front) and 1 ball diff (rear) any suggestions on where I should put these two (front or rear or none)?
take out the one way. keep the diffs the way they are. search "rc drift tires" on ebay.

rc drift tires are a very hard type of rubber. use them.

the susp' doesn't matter. springs don't matter much. there no type of "handling" to rc drift cars.
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Wouldn't I want more grip on the front so a ball diff in the front instead of the rear?

Just don't remember the site that talked about drift setup on the TA03 it had everything.
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Wouldn't I want more grip on the front so a ball diff in the front instead of the rear?

Just don't remember the site that talked about drift setup on the TA03 it had everything.
a ball diff is an options for "grip" racing. a bill diff wouldnt have you drifting any better then if you had two gear diffs.




i heard locking the gear diffs so its a straight axle feel will have the drift more consistant.

you don't want the front to have more grip. it will fish tail like to crazy. you don't want more grip in the rear because it wouldn't turn right and wouldn't drift where you want it to.
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I think there's some confusion....the front diff should be a ball diff or a 1 way. If you run it as a limited slip diff start with it loose and tighten till your happy with performance. The rear diff should be locked. That way the rear wheels spin together and at the same rpm.
The 03 drifts great !

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ok thought the ball diff should be in the front. For the center one-way, should it be in the front or rear? Don't know the different in that.
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Sorry jcr...caught myself after I posted. There is no center 1 way for the TA03. I corrected my post and hopefully that clears it up for you.
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Sorry jcr...caught myself after I posted. There is no center 1 way for the TA03. I corrected my post and hopefully that clears it up for you.
Yes there is a "centre" one way for a TA03... I think its actually sold as a torque splitter or something similar and it replaces the shaft and gear that meshes with the front diff
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yes that's what I mean, a torque splitter. Would having that in the front help it drift?
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what was the leading company going againts the ta03 back in 96? and even around when dave june was pounding the tracks with it.... HPI pro? pro2 pro3? any other companys?
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what was the leading company going againts the ta03 back in 96? and even around when dave june was pounding the tracks with it.... HPI pro? pro2 pro3? any other companys?
Yokomo YR-4 and Roadrunner Express. Yokomo was like todays Xray. it was top T.C. everyone thought TA03F was toy, but david jun shocked the world when he won back to back roar national and noccar i guess.
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