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Old 02-17-2013, 06:49 AM   #976
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Tam54413 for the roll damper and tam53901? I can't find the trf damper in stock anywhere, know of any place? What piston/ oil is everyone starting with for the damper? Also are the factory tamiya springs the way to go or are there better options? Are the standard tamiya center damper springs compatible with the trf center damper or should I look elsewhere. I considered ride for the front king pins. I will be running on carpet 90% of the time low- medium traction.
Hey mackie, I talked to Ray about ordering a set of TRF sedan shocks. Since they come 4 in a set and I don't need all 4 interested in one? I believe they are the same as the 53901.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:35 PM   #977
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Hey mackie, I talked to Ray about ordering a set of TRF sedan shocks. Since they come 4 in a set and I don't need all 4 interested in one? I believe they are the same as the 53901.
I ordered a 3 racing damper until I can find the trf in stock. It worked well on rays f103.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:51 AM   #978
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I ordered a 3 racing damper until I can find the trf in stock. It worked well on rays f103.
That's what I have on mine now. It has broke twice because the ball is too big for the link and keeps splitting it. Hopefully the TRF will come available soon. I'm going to order the TC set this week and try those since they are the same. On going to get the titanium version when it releases so ill have a shock already for it.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:09 AM   #979
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That's what I have on mine now. It has broke twice because the ball is too big for the link and keeps splitting it. Hopefully the TRF will come available soon. I'm going to order the TC set this week and try those since they are the same. On going to get the titanium version when it releases so ill have a shock already for it.
I'll snag one from you if you decide to sell it.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:03 AM   #980
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As i thought the touring TRF damper shaft is about 2mm shorter then a F103GT or F104 trf damper shaft.
I've checked this in manuals of my F104X1 and TRF416X.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:55 PM   #981
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For anyone interested futaba pro shop has tam53901 in stock. I've ordered two as of now. I've used them extensively in the past for yokomo parts. Their order process is strange, but I've always gotten my items in a timely manor.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:31 PM   #982
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For anyone interested futaba pro shop has tam53901 in stock. I've ordered two as of now. I've used them extensively in the past for yokomo parts. Their order process is strange, but I've always gotten my items in a timely manor.
Hi Mackie. Hook me up.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:02 AM   #984
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Hi Mackie. Hook me up.
I have a 3racing one for sale. The other trf is spoken for.
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Are people gluing the sides of the chassis on this like a touring car?
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Are people gluing the sides of the chassis on this like a touring car?
Some do
It's somewhat more for show
The Tamiya carbon chassis are very durable

I would recommend at least sanding the edges
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Some do
It's somewhat more for show
The Tamiya carbon chassis are very durable

I would recommend at least sanding the edges
I normally would agree with you but I had some minor delamination at the rear pivot area right at the countersunk screw holes. I had to use CA to seal the area.

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Are people gluing the sides of the chassis on this like a touring car?
So far i haven't done this to any of the cars i've had or still drive and never had a problem with a splitting chassis plate.
But i must admit that i'm a very smooth and carefull driver, but still being fast
I always try to stay on the smoothest and fastest driving line of the track and by doing all that i'm able to avoid some crashes with other cars or boardings.
I hate agressive drivers, guys who don't have respect for other mens stuff.
But that's a bit off topic.
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Are people gluing the sides of the chassis on this like a touring car?
I didn't glue my f104 or any of my sedan chassis.
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Sealing the edges is not just a TC thing. Its an old school trick...years ago the graphite/carbon fiber we used was not as good as it is today. Sealing the edges with a thin CA used to have the CA soak into the layers and better bond the layers at the edges. Without this chassis had a tendency to de-laminate especially in a heavy impact. Today's graphite/carbon fiber is much higher quality and don't de-laminate nearly as easily. A lot of people these days don't even bother with it. But you will want to at least sand the edges so they aren't too sharp.
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