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Old 07-14-2006, 10:43 PM   #1981
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Yes they do.. Tamiya part 53478 is the silver colored ones. You can also get it in blue anodized. What tamiya didn't make were aluminium steering knuckles if thats what you meant..
Your right I was thinking knuckles not arms. My Bad!!
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|Has any1 tried to swap bulk heads of tao4 to 414??
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Has anybody used the body posts that mount onto the front bumper? Is there any advantage or disadvantage using theses posts? I've looked at them and they seem to be quite a bit more flexible then the ones that mount on the shock tower (could just be the length that they need to go). I want to get carbon fiber shock towers but it looks like one kind doesn't have the same holes for the body mounts. Any info is helpful. Thanks.
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Just wanna say hi to fellow TA04 fans
Glad to see there's still a following for this car.
Some people think it's old and what not, but I think it's great!
Due to its age, a little hard to get some parts and hopups locally though.
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:06 PM   #1985
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Has anybody used the body posts that mount onto the front bumper? Is there any advantage or disadvantage using theses posts? I've looked at them and they seem to be quite a bit more flexible then the ones that mount on the shock tower (could just be the length that they need to go). I want to get carbon fiber shock towers but it looks like one kind doesn't have the same holes for the body mounts. Any info is helpful. Thanks.
The bumper body post mout is indeed very flexy. I think it could be due to its length. But having said that, I holds up pretty ok on my car. An option is to use the alloy ones. Tammiya hopup which is available in 60mm and 65mm.

With regards to the body post mounts, I upgraded from the plastic shock towers to the graphite ones without any issues. So you could go for it
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I'm selling my TA04-R in case anyone interested.
Selling brand new and used parts including the carbon shock towers and carbon fibre chassis.

Location: Sydney Australia.. can send anywhere as long as buyer will shoulder the postage fee..



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Has anybody used the body posts that mount onto the front bumper? Is there any advantage or disadvantage using theses posts? I've looked at them and they seem to be quite a bit more flexible then the ones that mount on the shock tower (could just be the length that they need to go). I want to get carbon fiber shock towers but it looks like one kind doesn't have the same holes for the body mounts. Any info is helpful. Thanks.
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:34 PM   #1987
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Has anybody used the body posts that mount onto the front bumper? Is there any advantage or disadvantage using theses posts? I've looked at them and they seem to be quite a bit more flexible then the ones that mount on the shock tower (could just be the length that they need to go). I want to get carbon fiber shock towers but it looks like one kind doesn't have the same holes for the body mounts. Any info is helpful. Thanks.
Post that mounted on bumber is flexy due to its lenght. I put my post at the shock tower. Its more rigid and most of tamiya bodies fit in that post.
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:35 PM   #1988
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Just wanna say hi to fellow TA04 fans
Glad to see there's still a following for this car.
Some people think it's old and what not, but I think it's great!
Due to its age, a little hard to get some parts and hopups locally though.
Im gonna sold all of my kit but never my old precious TAO4
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|Has any1 tried to swap bulk heads of tao4 to 414??
It's different ...
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It's different ...
custom fit???
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custom fit???
No... You can't. The lower deck is different. Even if you make a hole to fit the TRF414 bulkead, it won't work ....
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No... You can't. The lower deck is different. Even if you make a hole to fit the TRF414 bulkead, it won't work ....
aw, too bad... i have extra bulk head of 414.. tnx
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Has anybody used the body posts that mount onto the front bumper? Is there any advantage or disadvantage using theses posts? I've looked at them and they seem to be quite a bit more flexible then the ones that mount on the shock tower (could just be the length that they need to go). I want to get carbon fiber shock towers but it looks like one kind doesn't have the same holes for the body mounts. Any info is helpful. Thanks.
I do Carl. What it does is help prevent the front wheel wells from cracking when the nose buckles in a collision. It's more to protect the body than anything else. I never noticed a difference in handling or anything.
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:20 AM   #1994
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Thanks, I just wanted to know what would work before I cut the holes. I've got as sweet new paint job and I'm itching to mount the body.
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:34 PM   #1995
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Anyone here tried to put custom fit lexan or any debris shields to their taor spur and pinion gear??? We run ours at unprepared asphalt. Debris and small stones always find its way trough our gears and start making nasty noise and above all, it destroys our gears... bummer
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