Originally Posted by niznai
That is amazing. I didn't expect it to look that well.
Tamiya has a problem on their hands now. Perhaps they become more involved in some of their markets they have neglected or else.
Why did you say you need to replace those items above with OEM?
Some of the chinese made parts need to be replaced with genuine OEM tamiya parts.
*The diff screw china provides is 2x27.3mm, the correct part is 2x22mm.
*The 5x.5mm shim inside the ball diff for the ball bearings is missing. If you
neglect to use this shim, the diff washers will put excessive amounts of
pressure on the diff balls, the shim spaces it out to relieve pressure.
*The included spur gear is NOT true and should be replaced w/ your facorite brand.
*The kit comes preassembled and not done well, i reccomend complete dissasembly and reassembly using calipers and your experience
*I reccomend replacing the aluminum front universals w/ steel because
aluminum bends too easily
*I reccomend replacing the included kit springs w/ somethign you know & trust, for example Corally or HPI
* I reccomend changing the shock oil w/ something you know & trust, for example, AE or Losi oils
*I reccomend removing the oversized O-rings inside the shock preload collars to make turning/twisting the collars an easier task during setup changes
(you can run the collar with NO o ring or use genuine tamiya O ring)
* I reccomend removing the .5mm shims from the inner hingepins to remove any binding from the arms during free drop (no shocks)
*I reccomend filing part of the top deck to grant easier access to the top motor mounting screw
* I reccomend a hard urethane bumper (Parma universal cut to fit or Cyclone bumper fits)
* You need to dissasemble the ball diff and apply grease where neccesary
* You need to print the instruction assembly manual from TamiyaUSA