Originally Posted by Geppetto
I traded some of my r/c equipment for a used TA05 today. It is in very good shape, however, it needs a complete front diff, new shocks and front universals.
Last, I would like to replace the screws with hex head screws if possible.
Most important to me is keeping the chassis TCS legal for as many classes as possible.
I'm sure that the part numbers and recommendations are mentioned here in this thread somewhere, but there are so many pages!
Thanks, and happy holidays!!!
Not sure about TCS rules, but generally I would think it requires the use of only Tamiya Original Parts. So if you would want to buy hex screws, then once and for all please buy those Tamiya Blue Aluminum Hex screws (a bit more expensive than the Ti ones but are half the weight and are strong as well - just dont crash your car too often
Aluminum Hex Screws Option part no.:
(a) 3x12 Countersunk hexhead - OP774; &
(b) 3x10 Countersunk hexhead - OP773; &
(c) 3x8 Countersunk hexhead - OP772; &
(d) 3x8 Round Hexhead - OP766; &
(e) 3x10 Round Hexhead - OP767; &
(f) 3x12 Round Hexhead - OP768.
[I think you add the numbers "53_ _ _" in front of the OP numbers quoted above and you will get the proper part numbers]
Or (g) the TA05 Ti screws set - part no. 49360
IMO, the following would be a "must have" in addition to the Lighter screws above:
Lightweight Carbon Lower Deck - 53893
Carbon Reinforced A Parts (Bulkhead) - 53894
Carbon Reinforced K Parts (Stiffener) - 53895
Front Carbon Damper Stay - 53845
Rear Carbon Damper Stay - 53846
Stabilizer Set (F & R) - 53842
Blue Color Aramid Belts - OP897 (these are smoother and more durable than the Black OP843 Aramid Belts)
Aluminum Suspension blocks - (please refer to instructions manual on page 6 - bottom left corner for the parts needed) [need some planning here because if you choose to use Reversible Suspension Arms, then please do some research on the Sus Blocks before buying]
For Universal Drive Shafts (use Aluminum ones) - please plan before purchase if use Long Reversible Arms - 48mm Standard Arms & Short Reversible Arms 46mm.
Tamiya has also got the Optional Blue Aluminum Turnbuckles for the TA05 (but i do not have the part numbers).
If you running Stock Class, maybe these would be useful driving aid-
Center One-Way 53841, Front One-way 53833.
The TA05's list of options would keep you busy for a very long time, enjoy it mate.
Cheers & Merry Christmas