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Old 12-03-2004, 11:00 AM   #1756
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I'm a weekly racer who has a TA04-SS. I'm slowly but surely upgrading to R specs except I got the carbon fiber upper and lower decks coming. Do the universals make that much of a difference? I got the low drag belts front and rear. I got ball diffs just sitting to the side. Not too sure how to adjust those to make them work for me. Alloy motor mount in the post with the carbon bits. Low friction shocks ( not TRF ) on all 4 with yellow springs up front and red in the rear. I'm racing a 19 turn chamelion 2. I'm now using a LRP v7.1 esc with a gear ratio combo of 35 pinion and 128 spur. I'm also runnind Schumacher wheels with hard inserts and Schumacher carpet dragons. There are only 3 tires that are legal where I race. I'm just a rookie racer still and I don't really have my car set up by the pros yet. I'm waiting for the stuff to arrive in the mail. How does this sound for indoor carpet racing which is mostly a short track with some tight turns and some sweeping turns and maybe one straight?

Universals do make a huge difference in your drivetrain, power will be more efficiently sent to the wheels, if you want to get a set at a time start with the front and then do the rear. What Shock fluid viscosity are you using? for carpet, I've seen people effectively use 60w - 80w. Yellow springs Fr. and reds rear does seem way too soft for carpet, for carpet I ran Whites and Blues at first, whites up front, but a veteran racer clued me into something a bit odd about the 04. If you want better traction in the rear, go stiffer, now I run blues front, and whites rear, surprisingly enough in practice this also applies to tarmac. Depending on your track you may want to experiment with different sway bars.
This also worked for me, take your front belt and using a nail clipper carefully clip every other tooth, DON'T DIG IN TOO DEEP!!
This also frees up your drivetrain.
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Just so you know though the belt trimming trick is not TCS legal per FMW. But for week in/week out racing yeah it helps.
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:27 PM   #1758
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Belt trimming? I've never heard of that one. I only have the 3 colors yellow, red, and blue on my tree that I got for springs. Should I move the blue to the front and red to the rear? Oh I run 30 weight oil. Is that too thin? How much will trimming the belt free up? I really with my belt was more loose. I got the low friction ones but they seem so tight.
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Old 12-04-2004, 07:28 AM   #1759
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Hey Tamiya Fans!

FYI -I've got a NIB-sealed TA04-Pro that will be going up for sale on the form and also Ebay.

I'd like to move it before X-mas any offers?
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Old 12-04-2004, 07:53 AM   #1760
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Old 12-07-2004, 09:53 AM   #1761
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Belt trimming? I've never heard of that one. I only have the 3 colors yellow, red, and blue on my tree that I got for springs. Should I move the blue to the front and red to the rear? Oh I run 30 weight oil. Is that too thin? How much will trimming the belt free up? I really with my belt was more loose. I got the low friction ones but they seem so tight.
Sorry for the late response. Assuming that the springs that you have are Tamiya, red will be much too soft for the rear. At this point I think that your best bet would be to check out other peoples setups, I know you're thinking, "I've heard that before", but honestly it's the best thing to do. There's too many variables,
the type of carpet, the state it's in and how much traction it provides, Traction compounds, tires, shock fluid, springs, swaybars, etc. The fast guys at your track have already sorted these things out and know what works an what doesn't. It would be next to impossible for me to provide you with a winning setup. The most I can tell you is that carpet setups are generally much more stiff than tarmac setups, and basically the suggestions that I provided in my previous post would apply.
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:04 AM   #1762
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Help, is anyone trying the LW suspsension set on the TA04 yet?
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Old 03-03-2005, 10:12 AM   #1763
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Kevin, you're loaded, why not buy it and try it out for the rest of us!
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Belt trimming? I've never heard of that one. I only have the 3 colors yellow, red, and blue on my tree that I got for springs. Should I move the blue to the front and red to the rear? Oh I run 30 weight oil. Is that too thin? How much will trimming the belt free up? I really with my belt was more loose. I got the low friction ones but they seem so tight.
It looks like you have the old set of springs. They're not adapted to the car, i suggest buying the proper set (part number 53160), then use white on front and blue on rear.
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this thread will come alive again since TCS is rolling around.
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:57 PM   #1766
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Help, is anyone trying the LW suspsension set on the TA04 yet?
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If anyone is looking for a TA04R - I have one up for sale..

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I guess thats a negative. NO-ONE HAS TRIED IT. I cant believe that. Come on ya'll
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:38 PM   #1770
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yes... very VERY soon. madjack.. did u get my vmail? (celly was dead all day today)

kev.... TAO4 w/old susp. finished 1st and 2nd in GT3 in fremont.

i did see a few TEE BEEs tho.
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