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Old 05-04-2014, 04:50 AM   #571
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Will the exotek mount be available in the UK?

I have a wide range of Tamiyas, the TB04 is a great car but its soooooooooooooooooooooo heavy. Its 100g over the minimum weight. This does make it handle well with the lower turn motors, but you have to gear it a little different to make up for the extra weight. I mainly race my 418 and use the tb04 as a back-up or just race it when I fancy a change.

Lap times are slower but the extra weight makes it slower on direction change, and there are no roll bars for it yet, that will help as the set-up range is limited without that for better corner speed.

If it was my main ride I would spend a bit more on the car to make it skinny (Carbon plastic chassis, titanium screws etc) but I cant justify it yet. I have fitted the 418 arms on the car and it didn't feel any different (although it was only a couple of races) if anything I was a little slower (although It might need heavier oil as it seemed to be too soft with those arms).
The only places I know that sell the exotek motor adaptor are exotek themselves and tqrcracing. I purchased it from the latter as shipping to Australia was cheaper with them.

Whats the minimum weight your referring too? If I can get it to 1450g without much hassle then I'm happy
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1350g is the uk min weight 8-0
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Getting a tb04 to that weight will be a challenge but probable doable if one wants to put the money into it.

I've been surfing your site for a while, I have to say that your reviews are very good! Keep up the good work!
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The TB04 has a new Pro II Chassis. Previous one discontinued.
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Getting a tb04 to that weight will be a challenge but probable doable if one wants to put the money into it.

I've been surfing your site for a while, I have to say that your reviews are very good! Keep up the good work!
Cheers for that, there are a few guys and we all contribute towards it. Always looking for new guys who want to help. The goal is to make a great free online site for racers.
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Got my Hobbywing justock esc today, I decided to put wire braid on it for that stealth look








Heres a link to the wire braid stuff, For 14AWG wires this size is perfect. You can get it in other sizes too.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/281084513...84.m1497.l2649
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Looks good. Probably a bit easier than actually replacing the wires too.
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If you can't solder that well, yeah it is easier. But it is a skill you should really learn.

Having said that, always a nervous moment pulling factory fresh wires off a new ESC!

I've done it a few times now as most recently as this week with an LRP flow works. Was one of the easier styles to do as we'll with u shape tabs.
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If you can't solder that well, yeah it is easier. But it is a skill you should really learn.

Having said that, always a nervous moment pulling factory fresh wires off a new ESC!

I've done it a few times now as most recently as this week with an LRP flow works. Was one of the easier styles to do as we'll with u shape tabs.
I bought the black wire braid sleeve cause it looks cool and high performance like.

I can solder pretty decently in rc applications. Pre-soldered wires on hobbywing esc have proven to be unmeltable in past experiences. I have a quality 48 watt iron that has soldered 10awg wires yet doesn't even affect the hobbywing solder at all. They must be using something else but others have had similar experiences.
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Getting a tb04 to that weight will be a challenge but probable doable if one wants to put the money into it.

I've been surfing your site for a while, I have to say that your reviews are very good! Keep up the good work!
Not possible to get car any lighter without putting the battery on a diet wth current parts. Aluminum driveline shafts will help, but I don't think it will ever be at "legal weight".

I'll take a picture later, but I think I pinched every gram possible.
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Not possible to get car any lighter without putting the battery on a diet wth current parts. Aluminum driveline shafts will help, but I don't think it will ever be at "legal weight".

I'll take a picture later, but I think I pinched every gram possible.
How much weight saving is there going to be by going to the aluminum drive parts?
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How much weight saving is there going to be by going to the aluminum drive parts?
Let you know when I get some!
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From Tamiyablog.com

54593 OP.1593 TB-04 reinforced gear set
○ It is the OP parts was reinforced resin (40T Diff gear, bevel gear 16T, 20T Maitagiya) the TB-04G parts.
○ It becomes the gear motor high power also withstand improve the durability of the gear and using reinforced resin.
(We recommend the use of ITEM 42128 VG joint and grease cup.)
Applicable Products ::: TB-04 chassis only

54594 OP.1594 TB-04 K carbon reinforced parts
54595 OP.1595 TB-04 carbon reinforced T parts
54596 OP.1596 TB-04 carbon reinforced lower deck
○ TB-04 for various parts that employs a carbon reinforced resin appeared as an option.
○ It is also ideal for carpet road surface you want to use high-grip road surface and driving, the C tire in the summer outdoors.
○ Please use “54232 3mm screw hole tap (M3 0.5)” for when you drive a screw in the carbon-reinforced resin.
Applicable Products ::: TB-04 chassis only


I like the reinforced gear set, great idea!
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Can any of you veterans point me in the right direction? I have made a new thread called "Makeshift Tamiya TB-04 Pro II"

I am trying to figure out which parts I would need to make my TB04 Pro into a TB04 Pro II...

Thank you gentlemen
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Can any of you veterans point me in the right direction? I have made a new thread called "Makeshift Tamiya TB-04 Pro II"

I am trying to figure out which parts I would need to make my TB04 Pro into a TB04 Pro II...

Thank you gentlemen
418 suspension parts plus screws and driveshafts is all isn't it?

Screws would be hard to get the actual tamiya steel ones, but either Ti or Al you could get it another brand.

Drive shafts are a readily available part too.

418 arms and hubs are easy to get. Sway bars not so easy yet.

Oh, and wheels if you want to be a pedant.

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