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Old 05-05-2003, 04:48 AM   #1426
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You only need to svave a bit of the battery holders. It depends wich connectors you use.
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Just a question for anyone who has the TA04 TRF car kit...can you use side by side battery packs with the chassis or does it restrict you to stick packs???

I'm looking for a good looking TCS car and the TA04 TRF seems to fit the bil Just worried that I won't be able to use all my current batteries.
I use side by side packs on my TA04-TRF, but, you might have to trim the support molds on the plastic battery holder to make it fit plus the batteries have to be assembled in a way where the wires are running on the side and not on top.
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what spur gears can you use on the Ta04 (other than the Tamiya ones)? I have heard that HPI is usable, but what about Robinson?
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Old 05-05-2003, 09:00 AM   #1429
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what spur gears can you use on the Ta04 (other than the Tamiya ones)? I have heard that HPI is usable, but what about Robinson?
Any standard spur gear from other manufacturers can be use including Robinson's. you just have to match it with the right pinion.

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Hi,

I have a question for those of you who have the TRF TA04...do you have any problems making the car sit at 5mm ride height without forcing it down with the downstop screws??

The reason why I ask is because I just got some SSG shock towers for my TA04R. I noticed that the shock mount holes sit lower than the original carbon tower. Because of this the lowest I can go right now is 8mm with yellow springs!! It looks like the arrangement is designed for shorter springs...maybe someone can measure the extended length of the TRF springs?? Thx!
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PS- I'm using the carbon tub....but that should make no difference to the ride height.
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Old 05-07-2003, 12:46 AM   #1432
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I have a question for those of you who have the TRF TA04...do you have any problems making the car sit at 5mm ride height without forcing it down with the downstop screws??

The reason why I ask is because I just got some SSG shock towers for my TA04R. I noticed that the shock mount holes sit lower than the original carbon tower. Because of this the lowest I can go right now is 8mm with yellow springs!! It looks like the arrangement is designed for shorter springs...maybe someone can measure the extended length of the TRF springs?? Thx!
Hmmm...how are your adjustable shock retainers? do you have them all the way up?
My TRF has it's shocks retainers all the way up because of the facts you mentioned. The TRF is designed to have a lower CG but I don't know how it effects your R when you interchange the parts.
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Old 05-07-2003, 11:18 AM   #1434
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Hmmm...how are your adjustable shock retainers? do you have them all the way up?
My TRF has it's shocks retainers all the way up because of the facts you mentioned. The TRF is designed to have a lower CG but I don't know how it effects your R when you interchange the parts.
Yup...I have the adjusters. I checked someones TRF TA04 at the track tonight. Running the A-arm outer hole and yellow springs...you could not get the ride height below 6mm. If you run any harder springs then you are stuffed! I think Tamiya got their calculations wrong!! I'll post some pics later......
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I measured it again..it is closer to 7.5mm ride height with the adjuster full up! I can't see anything wrong...can you??

I normally run the inner A Arm hole and that would make it even higher! Forget changing to a heavier spring!!
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Hey dtm you could experiment using the old Tamiya Touring Car tuned spring set. part # 53333, here's a pic you only get three choices, but they're slightly shorter than the ones you're using right now, these are 23mm as supposed to 26.3mm for the On-road hard spring set, part # 53440.
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Those springs should sit OK....but they are too soft for modified. I'm looking at some of my Xray and Serpent springs because they have the same 13mm inner diameter....but my car was running good with the Tamiya springs so I didn't want to have to reset the car!!
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I measured it again..it is closer to 7.5mm ride height with the adjuster full up! I can't see anything wrong...can you??

I normally run the inner A Arm hole and that would make it even higher! Forget changing to a heavier spring!!
If you still have the parts sprue containing the snap on shock spacers, look for the round black thing that is normally fitted on the shocks between the spring and the shock spacers. The middle part is "extruded" to receive the spring.

If you find it, remove the threaded shock adjuster from the shock body then replace it with the part I'm referring to from above. This should lower your height even more. However, you will have to depend on the snap on adjusters now.
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Ah yes...good point!
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Don't bother using the plastic. On the old (pre-threaded) shocks I did not use the plastic insert just the pre-load clips(or none) and spring. And they will not slip or fall off

The turn dial is approx 1.5 mm so this should get you low enough
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