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Old 04-16-2003, 08:45 PM   #1381
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can the lightweight outdrives be used for the front diff? or are you guys using it in the rear diff only?
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Old 04-16-2003, 10:04 PM   #1382
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The front and rear diff is identical, so you can use them on both. I normally run a front one-way, but I do have the lightweight outdrives on both diffs.
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Old 04-16-2003, 10:17 PM   #1383
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Sorry for the confusion I was referring to the Universal halfshaft

The outdrives on the diff last forever
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Old 04-16-2003, 10:51 PM   #1384
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is anybody planing on convertin their ta04-r to a trf ta04-r??
i don't ahve any carbon fiber parts execpt for upper deck adn wanting to pick some up. so i might want to pick up ssg stuff.

waht do you guys think about the Al. sus. mount and the trf front roll bars?

are they good hop-ups for my ta04-r??

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is anybody planing on convertin their ta04-r to a trf ta04-r??
i don't ahve any carbon fiber parts execpt for upper deck adn wanting to pick some up. so i might want to pick up ssg stuff.

waht do you guys think about the Al. sus. mount and the trf front roll bars?

are they good hop-ups for my ta04-r??

thanks
I have the TRF TA04- you might be better off getting a TA04-TRF and slap a tub chassis on it.

I am not sure how much different the TRF roll bar is to the std setup. What I know is my friend just placed one on his 414M2 and run so well, he tought it was the new roll bars, then he found out one of the tiny ball nut holding it in the arm was broken and it was not really functioning through out the race.
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Old 04-17-2003, 05:36 PM   #1386
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is getting a rollbar set necesary ? do they do anything ?
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Old 04-17-2003, 06:29 PM   #1387
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Anyone coming to the July 13th TCS race in Memphis? Should be a great turnout.

I would definately get the derlin outdrives, like difuser and pyscho stated, less rotating mass. I also switched out my shocks towers for the graphite one. I shoo goo them in place so that they wont slip. Using velco straps instead of the battery straps.

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Old 04-17-2003, 10:19 PM   #1388
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is getting a rollbar set necesary ? do they do anything ?
I would consider the roll bar set a "tuning option" just like springs, various wt of damper oil, different chassis materials etc.
What this means is that these things will make some sort of difference to the way the car handles. What you have to determine is whether or not the difference is to your liking or not. I know guys who swear by the roll bars and others who say just throw them.
If you have the 04R then you will already have the sway bars. Try running the car with and with out them fitted. Note the difference and decide which suits you better.
I personally use them front and rear because they work with the set up on my car.

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You will need a fair amount of droop in order to see the effect of the swaybars. I run 2mm up front and 4mm in the back with the yellow swaybars front and rear and it seems to be a good combination of steering and handling.
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Old 04-18-2003, 07:08 PM   #1390
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thanks psycho will the lightweight outdrive last longer than the aluminum one? im running a front diff and the aluminum outdrive seems to wear abnormally - there's a notch or groove after only a few runs and it gets larger and larger after only a few weeks. btw, im running stock.
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thanks psycho will the lightweight outdrive last longer than the aluminum one? im running a front diff and the aluminum outdrive seems to wear abnormally - there's a notch or groove after only a few runs and it gets larger and larger after only a few weeks. btw, im running stock.
They are actually steel and not aluminum. the leightweigh outdrives will last way longer than the steel ones.
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Old 04-18-2003, 07:27 PM   #1392
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thanks ill pick up one in our lhs. good to know that theyll last longer - the lightweight diffs are a bit expensive in our lhs -
for Php 300 more (about $6) and i can buy a whole diff set.

i thought they were aluminum bec mine havent rusted yet must be the nice silver coating
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:10 AM   #1393
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CAN ANYONE TELL WHAT THE WEIGHTS (GRAMS) ARE FOR THE NEW PARTS. AS ON THE TRF-EDITION?! PLEASE..
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Hey Dude,
What parts in Particular were you interested in knowing the weights of

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Old 04-21-2003, 11:58 PM   #1395
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Hi Steevo,

You're the real weightwatcher here, hahaha...

Well I'm interested in ALL the new parts.
Maybe we can put together some kind of table with original part/hop-up/newTRFhop-up.
And then with + or - weights for the weight gain-loss.

Personally I need to loose some weight fast.
BTW My car also...LOL

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