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Old 05-05-2005, 08:45 PM   #1846
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I'll check the whole car for any tweak issues-thanks. That makes sense.

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Old 05-05-2005, 09:08 PM   #1847
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Hey Ray, If all your looking for is a loose belt, when tightening the upper deck push both gear boxes toward the center of the car. If its for light motors, you don't have to worry about tweek near as much
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Hey guys,

Been breaking in my belts at 3volts for going on 8 hours. Yes 8-hours or equivalent to 96 battery packs.

belt IS a little looser, but still tight as a fiddle string. Any other tips to free up this drivetrian-Tamiya TCS legal that is.

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Personally, I just crank down the belt tensioner all the way tight, and I pop in a mod motor I don't care about anymore, and then I just run the car a few battery packs. Then you loosen the belt tensioner, the belt is now loose!
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Old 06-24-2005, 03:45 PM   #1849
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ta04-r front hub clearance...

Hello everybody,

I have a ta04-r and I have a problem with the front wheels rubbing againts the upper turnbuckle cup. I have the aluminum clamp hex but it seems that I need a spacer to widen the width. The rear end is the same but not that extreme. Do I need to put a spacer? If so, what should I use. I purchased this tamiya ta04-r second hand. I am really impressed with the kit even though it is an old chassis. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-24-2005, 04:00 PM   #1850
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Exclamation Hex issues!

What hexes are you using? If your using the std. 5mm hexes you should be fine, if your using the narrow hexes, then you will have rubbing problems.
Easy fix is if you are using the narrow ones then a set of spacers will work. I prefer the 5mm hexes myself, that way I don't have to deal with spacers. I tend to loose them.
Tamiya made several types of aluminum hexes that were originally for the 414 the Evo etc. etc. but many racers used them on the 04. They varied from 3mm to 5mm. but the only down side is clearance issues and using spacers to fix the problem, and even then you are not getting a good grip on the rim when ever you tighten the wheel with spacers behind them and you run the risk of stripping the hex on the rim!
I hope this info helps you!~
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Old 06-24-2005, 06:52 PM   #1851
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Thanks maxepower,

I'll try the regular hexes. Too bad... I really liked those aluminum clamp hexes. Well, I guess you can't have everything. Thanks again.

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Exclamation RE: Hexes!

Tamiya does make 5mm aluminum wheel hub hexes, their just not red or blue anodized. They work great! Don't use the plastic ones they are not very durable!
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:20 PM   #1853
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Tamiya does make 5mm aluminum wheel hub hexes, their just not red or blue anodized. They work great! Don't use the plastic ones they are not very durable!
Tamiya does make 5mm alu wheel hexes in blue. As for 6mm hexes I havent seen blue ones before.
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:08 PM   #1854
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Default TA04 Carpet Setup

I am a newbie to the TA04.
I just got a TRF TA04.
The car is very clean and well engineered.
I can not wait to get it to the track.
What would be a good starting point for an indoor carpet like Trackside in Wis?
Are the SS a good handling car?
Thank you for the help!
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Default TRF 415 vs. TA04 Lighweight Suspension set?

What's the difference between the two? Can I use the 415 set for the ta04 and vice-versa? I'm having problems finding the 415 set but there's an available set for the ta04.

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Old 07-27-2005, 12:54 PM   #1856
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ta-04r manual..?

Hello everybody,

Does anybody have a spare ta-04r manual or a copy? Please let me know. I have a ta-04r and does anybody know if I need anything else to change it to a ta-04r ss beside the ta-04 ss arms? I also have the toyota mr-2 body, anything else? Thanks in advance.


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Old 08-05-2005, 06:52 AM   #1857
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Default TA04R Manual

You can download the manual here
Tamiya Manual

I think all you need to convert the 04R to 04ss is the ss suspension amrs.
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Thanks Supra66, I tried the link. Thanks!


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Old 08-05-2005, 06:33 PM   #1859
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1) Place TA04 belt in ziploc.
2) Spray WD-40 liberally into ziploc and seal
3) Wait a week or two
4) Remove belt from bag and stretch over large round solid item (I used a pickle jar). Leave for a week.
5) Voila! Remove belt and it is fully stretched.
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why is that my spur gear is shaking a little? is it because of the center shaft? i assembled it according to what does the instructions...
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