Originally Posted by CarKing
Sorry to get off topic, but I am looking to pick up a TA05 to replace my 415 since I am changing my focus of driving to more a hobby when I have time. However, I would like to compete in TCS and wonder if anyone has advice on what hop up parts I should buy for this car. I will be racing on the Tamiya track in aliso viejo which is an outdoor asphalt track.
What hopups to get(one ways, ball diff, universals, aluminum motor mount, carbon parts, etc). Thanks for any help!
I reciently asked the same question and Kevin Cole was nice enough to provide the following list:
Here's my must have list, followed by the like to haves. Steve at Speedtech carries most and So Cal is carrying some also. Ultimate also has some.
1.) Universals front and rear. Steel front, aluminum for the rear. 46mm or 48mm work. If running stock, 46mm are fine and lighter. If running 19T, go for the 48mm.
2.) Carbon front and rear shock towers.
3.) Aluminum TRF shocks.
4.) Aramid belts.
5.) Aluminum rear diff outdrives (like the 415MSX uses but specific to the TA05).
Nice to have:
1.) Lightweight suspension kit (same as 415MS or MSX uses).
2.) Carbon / plastic tub chassis (stiffer and lighter).
3.) Aluminum suspension blocks.
4.) Front spool or 1-way
5.) Center 1-way if you run front 1-way
6.) Aluminum steering arms
7.) Carbon steering plate
I'll be out there post Thanksgiving, maybe I'll see ya there. I've run the car once (at the 4 hour Enduro) and was amazed at how hooked up the car was with absolutly zero tuning... camber & ride height were way off and still it handled pretty good.