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Old 08-19-2014, 08:50 AM   #436
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I've got a TT02 in the mail. SUPER STOKED!

Does anyone know if the HPI vintage treaded D compound tires are a direct fit 26/31 for the kit(Carrera RSR) rims?

Also, how is the stock gearing for your local VTA/Scale Spec? I'll be running a tight indoor carpet track.

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The HPI vintage tires need the HPI vintage rims because of the way the outer sidewall is on the tires.
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The HPI vintage tires need the HPI vintage rims because of the way the outer sidewall is on the tires.
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I've got a TT02 in the mail. SUPER STOKED!

Does anyone know if the HPI vintage treaded D compound tires are a direct fit 26/31 for the kit(Carrera RSR) rims?

Also, how is the stock gearing for your local VTA/Scale Spec? I'll be running a tight indoor carpet track.

Thanks,
-Tommy
I'm still figuring this out at my indoor track. Lap times for TC are from 12-16 seconds

I have the tt02r that came with a 19t pinion and it topped out half way on the straight but also I had rubber o rings at the hubs so it may have caused the drive to be less free

If you can avoid buying the tamiya AV pinions as wear shows even after one session of play

For me I think 20-23t pinion may be right. I used a 25t and it was slightly too fast on the straight and too sluggish for me in corners

Hope that helps
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:26 PM   #440
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Wow, that helps a ton. Thank you.

For VTA, does anyone know if I will need the offset wheels for the carrera body? I will be getting the 26/31 rim combo, just unsure of offset.

Thanks in advance, painting starts tomorrow.
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Wow, that helps a ton. Thank you.

For VTA, does anyone know if I will need the offset wheels for the carrera body? I will be getting the 26/31 rim combo, just unsure of offset.

Thanks in advance, painting starts tomorrow.
The HPI vintage wheels used in VTA racing only come in one offset. Carrera bodies typically aren't allowed in VTA classes. If the track you race at runs USVTA rules, you should read through this page before setting up your car.

http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules
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The HPI vintage wheels used in VTA racing only come in one offset. Carrera bodies typically aren't allowed in VTA classes. If the track you race at runs USVTA rules, you should read through this page before setting up your car.

http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules
Thanks for the rules reminder for VTA. Let me rephrase the offset question:

I am under the impression that there is an offset and a nonoffset version of the HPI rims 26/31. I may be wrong and there is only one version of their VTA rims.
Does anyone know if the HPI VTA wheels and tires will fit under the Carrera on a TT02? If there are two versions, which would be best?

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In USVTA, cars are required to run 26mm HPI Vintage rims in front which have a 0 offset. The cars are also required to run 31mm HPI Vintage rims in the rear, which have a 6mm offset. The rear offset is mainly due to the wider wheel width. I don't know for sure about your body, but if you are not concerned about running USVTA rules, then running the 26mm "front" rims on the front and rear of your car will probably work. The Carrera body does look like it is wider in the rear so the wider rear rims might fit it, but I can't tell you for sure. There probably isn't any situation where you would want to run the wider 31mm rims on the front.

Last edited by beemerfan; 08-21-2014 at 10:22 AM. Reason: x3inchesx has it right, offset is 6mm rear for 12mm total, not 6 total as I had previously noted.
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I am under the impression that there is an offset and a nonoffset version of the HPI rims 26/31. I may be wrong and there is only one version of their VTA rims.
Does anyone know if the HPI VTA wheels and tires will fit under the Carrera on a TT02? If there are two versions, which would be best?

Thanks in advance
The VTA rims only have one offset. The 26mm are 0 meant for the fronts and the 31mm are 6 meant for the rear.

I don't know if they would fit under this body. It might since the rear is wider and according to the instructions listed on the Tamiya USA website the body needs to have a wider hex spacer for the rear. It doesn't give a measurement of the hex so no way to be sure unless to try.
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Here is a guide for tuning tips etc for the TT02, currently my TT02 is winning an outdoor championship

http://www.thercracer.com/2014/08/ta...-and-tips.html
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Super write up! Wish I had known a lot of these things earlier but awesome regardless!
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@Qatmix,

You have done a very nice write up and thx for mentioning me but i saw that you have mentioned something wrong.
It's about the alu motor mount, it's a motor mount from Yeah Racing and you've mentioned 3Racing.
And when you look at my car you will see that i have alu servo mounts.
These are RM01 type servo mounts, why i choose these?
They will move the servo 3mm more forward and it will get the steering turnbuckle more inline and it does give you 3mm more space between the servo and motor
I'm not sure if you have used the carton spacer between the alu motor mount and motor, if not you have to be very carefull with the motor getting to hot.
If the motor becomes to hot the heat will be passed on to your chassis because of the alu motor mount.
Meaning that you can strip your gears cause the motor mount gets more slop.
Allthough The motor mount has got some screws to keep te motor in place it's just something i like to avoid and i always use the carton spacer.
I also use the plastic wheel clamps that come with the kit, they will provide a wider track width when using zero offset wheels and the car becomes even more stable.
But you also need to use serrated wheel nuts, cause they are thinner.
Otherwise there is not enought thread on the wheel axle to use standard 4mm lock nuts.

Btw, congrats on your winning. It must have been a blast to win a series against those very expensive carbon chassis cars.
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Old 08-21-2014, 05:32 PM   #448
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qatmix/addicted2blue = masters of the tt02
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:55 AM   #449
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qatmix/addicted2blue = masters of the tt02

It gives so much fun to be able to take a simple car to a higher competitive level, that's why i like the TT-02 chassis a lot.
Cause it has a lot more potential then a lot of people will admit.
But once they have been set back during a race then they start wondering how that can be possible, and the look on their faces is just priceless
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Old 08-22-2014, 05:51 AM   #450
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To all that have seen me spam this page it has been great joy following it. I started it as a rally car and your shorty pack layout inspired me. I will be running my rally body as I found it easier to navigate at my local track and it's noticeably lighter than my 195mm 180sx body. It's also fun to run the rally car body against TC bodies.. Lol

I have also ordered an a spec shorty pack and have moved my esc to the LHS. Having removed the stock receiver case, motor fan, when lifting the car it feels nearly like a different car. It had already felt heavy even without my 5000mah lipo! Can't wait to run my car and feel the difference !
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