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Old 03-30-2014, 10:39 PM   #481
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I just ordered one of these cars, any tips?
That depends on what you want to do with it. Bashing/rally or something more competitive?

In general they are pretty good out of the box, though I would order a set of the optional Tamiya offroad springs to get the suspension to a more usable state. Alternatively you could get some 1/10th TC shocks (like the Spec-R ones from TQRC) and use TC springs. That will lower the car for pure onroad/asphalt use.

I'd also recommend the optional slipper spur setup if you're going offroad, as people have stripped internal gears without it. You can also get the sway bar set if you want to do more onroad/competitive stuff.

Did you get the Pro kit? Fitting an ESC into the covered compartment can be tricky, depending on the size of the one you're using. Also, the distance from the motor to the ESC is rather long, so if you're going sensored make sure you have a sensor cable that's long enough.

The good news is that normal 12mm hex 1/10th wheels fit perfectly, so you have a large selection of everything from offroad/rally to onroad/drifting. The belts are tough and covered and overall the kit is nice and durable.
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:39 PM   #482
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i plan to have it as my street basher/ casual club racer chassis. I got the pro kit because i wanted all the nice goodies.
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:06 PM   #483
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My rec: get the carbon reinforced suspension holders. The stop plastic is soft and during a club race your arms could easily pop out. +1 on the sway bars and carbon rear tower for additional shock positions. Front one is kind of useless since it doesn't offer any new settings.

I also have the alu steering.. But honestly it doesn't really take out any additional slop.
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:09 PM   #484
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If going for club racing and TC shocks, the only tough part is getting the downstop/droop to where it should be. Unless I'm doing something very wrong, you have to use a very long droop screw to get the arms to the right position with the shorter shocks.
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:07 PM   #485
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Aren't the shocks already tc length shocks?
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:18 PM   #486
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Depends if he got the pro tc spec or the normal pro (rally spec)
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The standard and pro are normal tc length. The TC version comes with slightly longer front shocks shafts.
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Sorry, I should have been clearer. The stock shocks with the longer ends are what I use with the Tamiya offroad springs. I use the Spec-R shocks with Spec-R springs (and the shorter ends) for a lower suspension setup. I'm a bit OCD so I don't like running the same shocks on and off road. The shock body length is the same, just different end lengths.
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Sorry, I should have been clearer. The stock shocks with the longer ends are what I use with the Tamiya offroad springs. I use the Spec-R shocks with Spec-R springs (and the shorter ends) for a lower suspension setup. I'm a bit OCD so I don't like running the same shocks on and off road. The shock body length is the same, just different end lengths.
oh, i see. thanks.
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Has anyone heard of any body limitations with the Long Damper version of the XV01? Edit: I noticed on Tamiyausa.com that it says several of the standard rally bodies fit, so I guess that probably answers my question

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Has anyone heard of any body limitations with the Long Damper version of the XV01? Edit: I noticed on Tamiyausa.com that it says several of the standard rally bodies fit, so I guess that probably answers my question

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I think most 190mm and 200mm bodies should fit, as long as they have enough room for the front-mounted motor. So, something like a Porsche or Ferrari may not work, as the front hood is way too low to clear the motor. I have a BMW E30 body and it fits great.
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I think most 190mm and 200mm bodies should fit, as long as they have enough room for the front-mounted motor. So, something like a Porsche or Ferrari may not work, as the front hood is way too low to clear the motor. I have a BMW E30 body and it fits great.
Thanks for the quick reply! Well I ordered it, so I guess I'll be finding out first hand real soon I hadn't even thought about the front mounted motor, my concern was focused on how much higher the shock towers are now. I haven't seen a body mounted to a Long Damper version yet, so time will surely tell.

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Thanks for the quick reply! Well I ordered it, so I guess I'll be finding out first hand real soon I hadn't even thought about the front mounted motor, my concern was focused on how much higher the shock towers are now. I haven't seen a body mounted to a Long Damper version yet, so time will surely tell.

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My E30 body does sit almost on top of the front shock tower, actually (I have the XV-01 Pro kit). I think my body posts are cut down to like 2 or maaaaybe 3 holes, that's it. Little stumps.
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The new long damper version has much higher shock towers & near buggy length shocks
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The new long damper version has much higher shock towers & near buggy length shocks
Ok, I'm missing something... what's this long damper version? Got a Tamiya part number? I thought we had the original XV-01 and Pro kits, then the TC version, and then the RTR versions with the different bodies.

Edit: just found it http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/radio...ssis-kit-84375

Interesting. Sorry if I gave the wrong advice, I didn't realize this existed.
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