Was bit busy these few days so no post about my TA05 report, but here it comes.
I got TechRacing carbon fiber 2F deck, front damper tower, rear damper tower, steering plate, and battery stay installed last Sat and test drive it.
After carbon fiber 2F deck installed, the car is much more solic on pitch axle, the roll axle is still about same flex with stock.
Damper tower is the best stuff, it come with front 5 pos and rear 8 pos, which give u a great deal of setting fine tune capability (TAMIYA stock 3front 4rear, CF hopup 4front 5rear). Also, they are 3mm
thickness, no flex what-so-ever. But it 100% not TCS legal (well, I have no TCS here so not big deal for me)
Steering plate, the hole on it fit 630 bearing (the one used in TRF415 steering rack, BH5 9805646) perfectly. With a little shim entire steering rack is super smooth, COOL!
Battery stay, nothing just for eye candy and weight saving. However, you need to put 1 or 2 o-ring on top of battery stay before you put the snap pin. Otherwise the battery stay will move up-down for about 2mm, make you battery moving around in chassis. So remember to put some o-ring on top of it to remove the huge play.
As for my hand-made plastic spool... it's totalled... It last 4packs than totalled, entire drive cup break off in heavy break. I guess I had to wait for metal one now. However, it did give you a super good exit-corner steering, plus the already superb mid-corner steering, driving is awesome... till it totalled..
I can't really tell you if TechRacing CF hopup give a huge performance gain since I run a very different setting with last time. But it's 100% better EYECANDY..