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Old 11-03-2003, 01:17 PM   #1666
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Just a reminder that my TA04 TRF is still up for sale, few scratches on the chassis from racing on asphaly but other than that perfect condition, well looked after $300AUD
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Old 11-14-2003, 01:31 PM   #1667
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Default Wheels Offset

It seems that most of the TA04 kits (SS, R, TRF, S) come with 2mm offset wheels. Does that mean I will have problems running 0 offset wheels? Or do I need to use wheel spacers in order to run 0 offset wheels?

Having no luck selling my TA04-TRF kit, I am thinking about converting it to TA04-SS. Bought it with the intention of running the Audi-TT body but somehow Tamiya has not released the body separately. Any help will be appreciated.

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Old 11-14-2003, 02:33 PM   #1668
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It seems that most of the TA04 kits (SS, R, TRF, S) come with 2mm offset wheels. Does that mean I will have problems running 0 offset wheels? Or do I need to use wheel spacers in order to run 0 offset wheels?

Having no luck selling my TA04-TRF kit, I am thinking about converting it to TA04-SS. Bought it with the intention of running the Audi-TT body but somehow Tamiya has not released the body separately. Any help will be appreciated.

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The car will be fine with the 0 offset wheels. It won't cause any rubbing as long as you use the right hex hubs (6mm) or the 4 mm with the red spacers. Without the spacers it will be very close.
With the SS you will get lots of steeriing but will be more twitchy compared to the standard TA04 setup.
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Old 11-16-2003, 06:51 PM   #1669
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Default How to reduce free play of front wheels?

Hello folks

I see my 04 has quite abit of freeplay in the front wheels because of the "looseness" in the ball caps of the steering servo linkages. How can I reduce it?
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Old 11-16-2003, 07:47 PM   #1670
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Slip an orange o-ring over the ball before snapping the ballcup on. That will reduce the slop and not bind up the suspension movement much as long as you use the orange o-rings.
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Old 11-16-2003, 08:48 PM   #1671
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I've come across black o-rings that you stuff between the diff gear and dog bones...

But orange o-rings? What are those?
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Old 11-17-2003, 07:34 AM   #1672
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Pick up a set of the low friction "gray" ball cups. They "snap" on harder and reduce play by a bit. Not only that but the seem to be made of a stiffer plastic. Give it a shot, they're only like 2-3 bucks a set.
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Old 11-17-2003, 09:51 AM   #1673
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The orange o-rings are very soft. They come with many Tamiya kits for use in the shocks. If you don't have any, your lhs should sell them. I know Associated packages them, so your lhs should have teh Associated ones.
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Old 11-17-2003, 10:10 AM   #1674
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Supra,

Take a look at your email regarding Audi TT body.

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Old 11-17-2003, 11:37 AM   #1675
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Default Need feedback

Everytime my TA04 gets a "very" minor crash, the car won't run straight after the incident. Need to readjust my radio subtrim to get the car go straight again. Is there anything I should do to prevent it? Do you think installing a aluminum servo stay will help? Thnx...
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Old 11-17-2003, 12:38 PM   #1676
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This can mean 2 things. One: the threading of the ball cups is shot to h....... So replace them with 53601 5mm Ball Adjusters. These are better than the standard versions.

Two : Your servo gets a bump on the head and it will be out of line. Will correct itself after another 'hit'.....mostly There is no need to replace the servosaver.

But number one is most common.
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Old 11-17-2003, 12:42 PM   #1677
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T-man:
Got your mail. Thanks for the part numbers. I called up Tamiya USA and they do have them in stock. Body, wing and decal come out to around $40. I think I am going to wait for a good deal on the Audi TT kit to get both bodies.

Anyone runs an Audi TT body? Do you feel a difference running the TT and the MR-S body?
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Old 11-17-2003, 01:32 PM   #1678
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Default Stripped pulleys

Hey there

I am wondering if anyone else has had problems with stripped centre pulleys and/or stripped front belts after fitting a front one-way diff in a 04R????

I fitted one just prior to the state titles here, and while it made the car MAJORILY quicker I have also now stripped 3 centre pulleys and two front belts in quick succession... resulting in only running 2 rounds of qualifying before lack of parts forced an early end to my weekend

I have checked all the obvious things and can't see a reason... the only thing I can come up with is that the plastic pulleys are just not up to running modifieds with the one-way fitted... but I can't find anywhere selling alloy versions (I am sure I've seen them somewhere)

any help?
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Old 11-17-2003, 01:40 PM   #1679
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Hi There, here you go:

53462 : TA04 Alu Diff Pulley
53489 : TA04 Alu Center One Way Pulley (15T)
53474 : TA04 Alu Center Pulley (15T)
53510 : TA04 Hard Center Pulley SHaft

Use the last 3 part in combination and the first part as a replacement for the plastic diff pulley..... problem solved. Try Towerhobbies for purchase (for example).

If you need to see pictures etc go to www.tamiya.nl click tamiya logo go to Spare parts & hopups and see.... a list of the tuningstuff for the different chassis.

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Old 11-17-2003, 01:48 PM   #1680
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just a test sorry!
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