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Old 10-18-2015, 01:17 AM   #661
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want to share my XV-01 TC evo with u guys. what do u think?

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Old 10-18-2015, 03:17 PM   #662
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That looks great! How did you manage that?
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:28 PM   #663
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FF04 evo uses the front gear box of XV01.. Which leaves the rear end?
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:59 PM   #664
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want to share my XV-01 TC evo with u guys. what do u think?

Great job, please tell me the part list.
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I have to dig back through this thread but I just picked up a Gazoo TRD GT86 XV-01.

It's going to be my elite basher somewhat. There are three area off-road tracks here, two outdoor (both at one place) and one indoor. The indoor tracks are packed clay so the standard racing radials the kit comes with should be okay.

Like most places non-race days the outdoor tracks are dusty but since there's no class to run except for run what you brung type classes and my only concern is getting over the obstacles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztr4EV9qHTE

I know Raman tried to run an outdoor 1/8 scale nitro track while he was visiting relatives in Brazil and made most of the jump except one and I think he was using a 17.5T sensored setup.

Oh speaking of Brazil, I'll be headed there finally in Feb of 2016. But I need to get out more than just work and I'm making more money it's finally time to get back into R/C.

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Old 11-29-2015, 09:40 AM   #666
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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.
nearly every parts tree for the xv01 is new.

Its no 4xx series car, but I do agree with you that it seems like it rather overcomplicated, especially the front gearbox. My guess is that all the extra bits and pieces somehow make it more durable and better running in the long term?
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The XV01 has become the formidable chassis for those that compete in the world of Rallye. Here in the US the only state where Rallye racing is organized is in Colorado and they all use the XV01. The front gear box design also made its way into the FF04 Evo, over its predecessor, the FF03. So it seems Tamiya did something right.

The chassis is complicated to service but its durable. As for the spacers.. i built mine so long ago that I don't recall which spacers you are referring to.
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I have to dig back through this thread but I just picked up a Gazoo TRD GT86 XV-01.

It's going to be my elite basher somewhat. There are three area off-road tracks here, two outdoor (both at one place) and one indoor. The indoor tracks are packed clay so the standard racing radials the kit comes with should be okay.

Like most places non-race days the outdoor tracks are dusty but since there's no class to run except for run what you brung type classes and my only concern is getting over the obstacles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztr4EV9qHTE

I know Raman tried to run an outdoor 1/8 scale nitro track while he was visiting relatives in Brazil and made most of the jump except one and I think he was using a 17.5T sensored setup.

Oh speaking of Brazil, I'll be headed there finally in Feb of 2016. But I need to get out more than just work and I'm making more money it's finally time to get back into R/C.
If I had set up that 17.5 with boost, I would have cleared that jump! The track was actually in the inland empire that I ran at. In Brazil I took it to a 1/5 scale track they had in the south. I ran a 10.5 with boost.. that was a blast!
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most of the shafts in the front gearbox use a combination of thin metal washers and pastic spacers. (to space the gears on a single plane correctly)
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The XV01 has become the formidable chassis for those that compete in the world of Rallye. Here in the US the only state where Rallye racing is organized is in Colorado and they all use the XV01. The front gear box design also made its way into the FF04 Evo, over its predecessor, the FF03. So it seems Tamiya did something right.

The chassis is complicated to service but its durable. As for the spacers.. i built mine so long ago that I don't recall which spacers you are referring to.
Raman I see your posting on the RCCrawlers site more often than here. I have no problem joining you to run a rally class. I can make the trip out to Vegas a couple of times a month to run and support it.

The issue is interest/consistent entries. I think we should spend time recruiting we can't be the only XV-01 owners in a 300 mile radius.

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If I had set up that 17.5 with boost, I would have cleared that jump! The track was actually in the inland empire that I ran at. In Brazil I took it to a 1/5 scale track they had in the south. I ran a 10.5 with boost.. that was a blast!
Since I have to get a ESC for the car anyway, I am thinking about picking up a 17.5 sensored setup, cheap of course.
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recently got a xv01 tc together...built it with the spool in front, and diff in back according to the instructions...WOW, it handles GREAT! i love the front weight bias...

almost thinking how it'd handle as a touring car with the spool in the back..i know it'd drift better in that configuration, but i dont know if i want to make it more towards drift, as i have another older sedan for that...

i built the kit according to the instructions, but i'll have to go and re-do the lengths for the from turnbuckles...too much camber and toe is a bit off...i swear i built it according to the lengths in the manual though...anyone else run into this same issue?
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Just ordered an XV01T from Tamiyausa.com for $112. I got an FF03 kit for $100 at the same time. It'll be interesting to see how they stack up to my TA02 rally setup and the ancient FF01.
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want to share my XV-01 TC evo with u guys. what do u think?

Cmon, you post this and then disappears? How did you manage it??
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Cmon, you post this and then disappears? How did you manage it??
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Without analysing the parts, wouldn;t it just be a XV-01 on carbon chassis - either standard tamiya FF or custom made?

Probably easy enough to do, but prob no good for rallying with all the open bits...
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:43 AM   #675
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Anyone running the 69 mustang or 57 belair body on this chassis?
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