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Old 07-13-2015, 03:17 PM   #646
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I am thinking about getting one of these for bashing. Every time I drive my belt drive TCs at the local school, I get pebbles in the gears. So I want something with a sealed drivetrain. TT-02 is close, but the stock steering and shocks are primitive. HPI RS4 Sport 3 looks like it would work, but I don't care to pay for RTR electronics I would throw away.

XV-01 seems like a great choice, but the stock FDR is so high! I want it to be fast with the various 21.5t motors I have from USGT, F1, & TCS Mini. So I want as low of an FDR as I can get.

From reading the various 64p gear combos in this thread, it looks like the biggest pinion that fits nicely is a 52t, and the smallest total teeth combo I see is 82t+46t which is 128t. So I should be able to fit 76t spur / 52t pinion. That would give me a 3.8 FDR, which is in the ballpark of what I run at our local asphalt track with a 170' straight.

Am I crazy?
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:46 PM   #647
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The xv01 is the car to fit all people. it does most things well.
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:51 PM   #648
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The xv01 is the car to fit all people. it does most things well.
+1 sir. I am so please with my XV01 Pro.
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I am thinking about getting one of these for bashing. Every time I drive my belt drive TCs at the local school, I get pebbles in the gears. So I want something with a sealed drivetrain. TT-02 is close, but the stock steering and shocks are primitive. HPI RS4 Sport 3 looks like it would work, but I don't care to pay for RTR electronics I would throw away.

XV-01 seems like a great choice, but the stock FDR is so high! I want it to be fast with the various 21.5t motors I have from USGT, F1, & TCS Mini. So I want as low of an FDR as I can get.

From reading the various 64p gear combos in this thread, it looks like the biggest pinion that fits nicely is a 64p, and the smallest total teeth combo I see is 82t+46t which is 128t. So I should be able to fit 76t spur / 52t pinion. That would give me a 3.8 FDR, which is in the ballpark of what I run at our local asphalt track with a 170' straight.

Am I crazy?
I ran it down to 3.5 fdr when I raced it in TC. So go for it!
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Does anyone recall which aluminium servo mount that works with the XV-01. By that I mean a Tamiya part, not yeah racing or 3 racing etc
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I ran it down to 3.5 fdr when I raced it in TC. So go for it!
Good to hear!
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Old 07-14-2015, 02:43 AM   #652
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Does anyone recall which aluminium servo mount that works with the XV-01. By that I mean a Tamiya part, not yeah racing or 3 racing etc
Sir Raman.

You need two of this. It worked for me.


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An update on my build. I got the new Jimny MF01X to go along with the XV-01 and the MX01 runs circles around the XV-01 on rough terrain. This is due to the much higher ground clearance. I can see the XV-01 being a great competitive rally car on a groomed track, but we don't have any rally racing in our area. Therefore I wanted to set up the XV-01 for rough terrain driving.

Looking at the suspension I could see the CVA MINI shocks that came with the kit are limiting the downtravel of the a-arms in the front and rear. I replaced those shocks with Tamiya shocks that I had lying around are a few millimeters longer. I don't have the damper package to know the number, but they may also be called MINI CVA. ( I mistakenly bought them for a M05 and they were too long.)

With the longer shocks, the ground clearance can be set up very similar to the MF01X . This really transforms the car to use on rugged terrain.
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...with Tamiya shocks that I had lying around are a few millimeters longer. I don't have the damper package to know the number, but they may also be called MINI CVA. ( I mistakenly bought them for a M05 and they were too long.
Those which came with XV-01 are CVA MICRO - they come also with TB0x and TA0x... Those you mentioned are CVA MINI - XV01 long damper spec included these - they are available under number 53619

If you want even more ground clearance, you can remove downstops and make little mod to front arms - I was able to get almost 30mm with XV01 front arms
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Those which came with XV-01 are CVA MICRO - they come also with TB0x and TA0x... Those you mentioned are CVA MINI - XV01 long damper spec included these - they are available under number 53619

If you want even more ground clearance, you can remove downstops and make little mod to front arms - I was able to get almost 30mm with XV01 front arms
Thank you for the clarification on the shocks.
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I just bought the XV-01 Gazoo. How does this chassis differ from the rally XV-01's?
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I just bought the XV-01 Gazoo. How does this chassis differ from the rally XV-01's?
I just looked at the PDF for the Gazoo on the Tamiya site and it looks identical to the XV Subaru kit I built. Realize some of the members here have the PRO kit which has aluminum parts upgrades.
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The Gazoo is a Rallye XV01 kit. Only non Rallye version was the XV01 Pro TC.

Incidentally both Pro kits are now discontinued. So my guess is that we may see a Pro II, or R Spec in the near future
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I just looked at the PDF for the Gazoo on the Tamiya site and it looks identical to the XV Subaru kit I built. Realize some of the members here have the PRO kit which has aluminum parts upgrades.
I looked at the PDF too, but it's generic. This page indicates it comes with "racing radial" tires. And if you zoom in on the picture or doesn't appear to have rally blocks on it.

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The Gazoo is a Rallye XV01 kit. Only non Rallye version was the XV01 Pro TC.

Incidentally both Pro kits are now discontinued. So my guess is that we may see a Pro II, or R Spec in the near future
The long damper and truck versions were discontinued a while ago as well.

I'm trying to determine which motor and ESC I want for this car. I'm really worried about heat because of the constant, wide open spinning of rally as well as the dirt. I have a new HobbyWing Xtreme Stock ESC and 13.5T Xerun sensored motor at home. Will this survive or should I go up to a 10.5T and slow it with gearing?

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Old 09-08-2015, 06:49 AM   #660
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I was wrong. The Asterion is still available. It's not listed under the XV-01 section of Tamiya's site for some odd reason, but you can get it and at an awesome price of $168.75 shipped. http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58552

The more I build this XV the more I think "WTH were the Tamiya engineers thinking?!" Why are there so many unnecessary spacers, bushings, etc? The only thing I can think of is that this is a parts bin special and those items are needed to make parts fit. If not, it's a stupid design. Once everything is bolted together it's solid and stout, but it's over complicated. I'm sure some of the little, plastic spacers are going to go missing during maintenance or repairs.

Also, for the price of this kit, it should have more metal spacers and more aluminum.

I'm still trying to determine what motor and ESC I should go with.
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