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Old 09-30-2001, 07:49 AM   #106
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Well I took my car to the track last night to practice in between rounds, and WOW!!! it was stuck!!!! I love this car, I do believe this may be the best handling car I have ever driven!!!!!!!

I was running the silver can motor, and hanging with some of the stock TC3's and Losi's!!! especially thru the twisties, and if they bobbled....... bye,bye...... I LOVE THIS CAR!!!!!!!
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Old 09-30-2001, 08:26 AM   #107
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Cool! I can't wait 'till I get mine!
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Old 09-30-2001, 08:29 AM   #108
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TRF parts are allowed, the TRF speical damper are used in the TCS final here in the U.S... TRF cars such as TRF414M, TRF414x are not allowed.
How come they're not allowed?
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Old 10-01-2001, 07:35 PM   #109
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i think its because they aren't production cars in the true sense of the word
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Old 10-01-2001, 09:25 PM   #110
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They aren't allowed in North America because they are limited edition cars over here, so everyone doesn't have a chance to race one making for an unfair advantage for the guys who where forunate enough to get hold of one.

Besides probably most are in the hands of sponcered drivers and they aren't allowed to race either.
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Old 10-02-2001, 07:42 PM   #111
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Default CAR BODIES

u could also use the Tamiya Nissan raybrig nsx. it has extremely good downforce. that's what i use on our street. but when i'm at the tracks, i usually use an HPI BMW M3 body coz HPI bodies are way lighter than Tamiya bodies.
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Old 10-02-2001, 10:30 PM   #112
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I have used the NSX raybrig 2000 body. Yes it's a great body that provided great down force and nimble steering. However, that body is the weakest body I have ever had.

I admit that i'm not a good driver and I crash often. This is the body that won't take any beating at all. It cracks easily. Espeically the front underbody spoiler thing. That thing flips and cracks so easily.

I have a Skyline body that lasts so much longer. and skyline provides about the same downforce if you can get the carbon patterned wing. Or just get a locktite Skyline body, which has the adjutable wing.
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Old 10-03-2001, 01:19 AM   #113
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or y not just use a protoform chrsler 300 m?
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Old 10-03-2001, 08:59 AM   #114
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and skyline provides about the same downforce if you can get the carbon patterned wing. Or just get a locktite Skyline body, which has the adjutable wing.
Can the carbon pattern wing fit on HPI bodies? Is the alignment of the screw-in holes the same?

OTOH, I just saw the loctite skyline body (painted) today in a LHS.... Looks awesome!
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Old 10-03-2001, 09:09 AM   #115
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Default rear end getting more and more planted

Had a great run tonight at the track. Rear end would only come lose if I engaged brakes (20% ATV btw). If it does break traction it still is very controllable and gets back traction very fast. The track is a technical circuit about 16 car lots together. There are about 10 turns to make, about 7 of them hairpins. However, this setup somehow can't work for my 14T double mod

TA04 Setup so far with Yokomo 23T @ 7:1 FDR...
FRONT
droop - stock
oil - stock
spring - yellow
ARB - yellow
castor - stock
camber - neg 1 degree (Wear rate on front tires's outer edge uneven. Why? Must experiment next week)
toe in approx neg. 0.5 degree (I don't have a guage but it's definitely toe in)
shock position - stock
camber link position - stock

REAR
droop - stock
oil - stock
spring - blue
ARB - yellow
camber - neg 1 degree
toe in 2 degree blocks
shock position - stock
camber link position - stock

Front/rear differential tightness: Just tight enough so it won't slip.
Tyres: Tamiya Type - A with OFNA rims.

Ok so it's not much different from stock but whoa this is the first time I could feel the car just grab the track when I engage full power out of a hairpin... instead of sliding towards the opposite wall or just a spinout. Next week, camber link position test
I can only run 3 packs every time I go to the track... that's all the batts I got

darn fun to try each setting to see how it helps/sucks!

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Old 10-03-2001, 02:15 PM   #116
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Tamiya's wings (carbon pattern or the regular ones) are pinned down with rubber ring placed below the pin. the carbon pattern ones came un-drilled. So I think you can fit it to HPI car bodys and just screw it down.
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Old 10-03-2001, 02:42 PM   #117
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Um, about this 414M conversion kit...

is it just better off buying the 414M??

what comes with the 414M conversion?

when they say conversion, it means that if you have a TA04.....u could convert it to 414M right?
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414M conversion kit is for the TRF414 that was only released in Japan. It is NOT for regular TA04 kits. There is no way that you can upgrade regular TA04 kits to a 414 type kit. The reason is that the screw pattern are different and some parts are different even though they do share a lot of common parts.
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Old 10-03-2001, 02:49 PM   #119
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Oh....ok....thanx
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Can anyone give me more info about Tamiya part numbers 49120 and 49142, al wheel hub and al wheel hub thick respectively?

Do these fit the TA04 series?

Are these like the clamp type hex hubs like yokomo?
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