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Old 06-15-2006, 10:13 PM   #1951
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i removed the battery holder and used tape. not tcs legal tho
Removing battery holder will lighten your car, its a good thing but tape sucks!!!! Very annoying plus you have to pay extra for your tape....
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Old 06-20-2006, 05:24 AM   #1952
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I have a modified colt and I got this TA04 diff but obviously its too big isnít it?
and how good is this diff?

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Old 06-20-2006, 06:22 AM   #1953
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the ta04 front oneway is great, for a ta04 or trf414m, but its no good for your colt. It would take more modifying than your colt is worth to make it fit.
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Old 06-21-2006, 07:53 AM   #1954
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I have a modified colt and I got this TA04 diff but obviously its too big isnít it?
and how good is this diff?


Its good, i use the steel diff and trashed my lidht weight diff because it was slipping. I tried re-building the diff 5 times but same thing happens... always slipping. checked every part and it seems ok.
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:24 AM   #1955
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I have a ta04-trf and am using a oneway. its a very good oneway.. but if u are new at driving it... u will find braking to be a difficult thing.
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Finally, a good hearted Tao4 lover posted again....
Some parts of Tao4 and Tao5 are identical.... like arms, hubs etc. We still have lots of parts for tao4 here in the philippines..
Is this part still available in Phillipines ?
Tamiya 49203 TA04 Reinforced Gear Case.
I think it's used in the latest TA04 car (The TA04R-tuned).
If you can find it, please let me know the price (in USD)

I still have TA04s, and TRF414s. I also made a mini TRF414.
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The body :






Where's the most complete tamiya RC store in Philipines ?
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:12 PM   #1957
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I have a ta04-trf and am using a oneway. its a very good oneway.. but if u are new at driving it... u will find braking to be a difficult thing.
Youre right, if you use one-way diff only the rear wheel have breaks.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:17 PM   #1958
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Is this part still available in Phillipines ?
Tamiya 49203 TA04 Reinforced Gear Case.
I think it's used in the latest TA04 car (The TA04R-tuned).
If you can find it, please let me know the price (in USD)

I still have TA04s, and TRF414s. I also made a mini TRF414.
See it here :

The chassis








The body :






Where's the most complete tamiya RC store in Philipines ?
Thats neat...How do you manage to shorten the belt??? Did you use aftermarket type of belts?? There was a picture somewhere in this tread about a shorten TAo4. Great project!!!
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:36 PM   #1959
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If anyone has a new TA04TRF, and would like to sell it, please PM me, I am on the search for one.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:45 PM   #1960
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Thats neat...How do you manage to shorten the belt??? Did you use aftermarket type of belts?? There was a picture somewhere in this tread about a shorten TAo4. Great project!!!
For the belt, I measure the length with the yarn. Then go to hardware store and look for the belt section. Find the S3m or 3M type (this is universal type, any brand has these type) belt and ask for 3 or 4 mm wide... Usually the store sell in 300mm. And believe me, it's the same quality as spare belt from tamiya. There are many brand including BANDO (which is used on real-size car) , I use mitsuboshi brand. The cost is cheaper than tamiya spare belt.
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Old 06-22-2006, 03:14 AM   #1961
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Say againÖ.so belts have a universal size I have a belt that has 162-3gt and 502j 046 on it what size is that? It is 4mm wide
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Say againÖ.so belts have a universal size I have a belt that has 162-3gt and 502j 046 on it what size is that? It is 4mm wide
Hai Hayden,

I didn't say universal ize but universal type. Almost every belt manufacture has this S3M or 3M type belt.
As in your case, the 162-3gt, the 162 number is probably the length of your belt (please check it). But 502j, the 502 is not the length of it.

There's other method beside using yarn and ruler.
If you don;t have them both, just count the teeth on your belt and multiply by 3. Usually that's the result of your belt length.

About the 4mm wide, if you don't find any ready stock 4mm wide with the length you're looking for, you can ask the belt store to cut it for you (perhaps some extra fees apply). I once asked them to cut 3mm for my Xray T1 belt.... and I can buy 3 belts with the price of 1 original Xray belt (Sorry X-ray... no offense... I'm just a limited budget racer .... )
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:38 PM   #1963
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Akuhan
Thanks a lot
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Old 06-23-2006, 02:42 AM   #1964
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thatís just what I wanted to hear thanks a lot Akuhon
now I understand
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Hey just wanted to say thanks to the guys posting in this thread. I spent all last night looking at what gears and other setup tips you could offer for this chassis. I took the car on its last run today and it ran perfect! As I just said, this is the last time I am going to run my TA04R chassis since I will be moving up to the 415MSX next week.
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