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Old 04-23-2015, 11:02 AM   #1156
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I suppose it depends on which motor you are using, because I've never experienced any difficulties adjusting timing on my ORCA motor on my TB04. I've also had a Team Powers, and others as well, but never really found it difficult or out of the ordinary to adjust timing...

As for changing out pinions, I've found it easiest to remove the 5 cap head screws that hold down the gear cover, and the pinion is easily accessible from there, only needing to loosen the motor. For gear mesh, I mesh the gears this same way without the cover as well.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:54 AM   #1157
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70T? What size pinion are you using? I'm currently running 72T with a 52T pinion using the exotek adapter. Even with 72T I find getting the motor close enough to mesh properly difficult.
I think it barely reaches. I bought it for him using 21.5 track star so tall gearing is a must.
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:45 PM   #1158
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I suppose it depends on which motor you are using, because I've never experienced any difficulties adjusting timing on my ORCA motor on my TB04.
I was referring to how much better it is to change timing on a TB04 when compared to a TB03.
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I was referring to how much better it is to change timing on a TB04 when compared to a TB03.
Sorry Torg. My mistake. Comment retracted.
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Old 05-05-2015, 04:06 PM   #1160
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I did not find this picture posted in this thread yet. TB04R.


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Old 05-08-2015, 01:15 PM   #1161
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TB04R, main changes seem to be the shocks from the TRF 419, front spool, sway bars and reinforced suspension components from the TRF 419. New carbon fiber damper stays also. I presume because the TRF 419 shocks are longer than the special short shocks that came with the TB04 Pro.
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:56 PM   #1162
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Bumping this thread...

Had my TB-04 standard kit (non-Pro) out for some Wednesday night asphalt racing this evening and I've gotta say that I'm pleasantly surprised by how well it did! When I got the kit I wasn't sure if I'd build it as a Tamiya shelfie or actually put it on the track. Out of the box it was too heavy for anything else other than VTA. But after a few beers I decided that's what I would build it as.

I decided to keep the front cantilever setup just to see how it would do. I used yellow (stiff) Ofna springs and 50wt AE oil up front, stock silver springs and 30wt AE oil rear. Spur: 72T, 64P. Pinion: 51T. Exotek motor spacer, Integy 7mm wheel hexes, HW Justock, Novak Ballistic 25.5, Futaba S9542, HPI VTA wheels/tires, 5mm ride height fr/rr, eyeballed droop (LOL) and my old 'cuda body from my Mi4LP. Everything else was stock Tamiya parts and setup, even the lousy dogbones.

I'm not gonna lie, I DNF'd the qual and DNS the Main due to a stripped spur (we have to run a tight ship before we lose sunlight), but would have qual'd second and was turning good laps all night. Sure, I'll make a few upgrades like CVDs and maybe dual Cardans for the front. I'm not going to try to turn it into a Pro2 or something it's not. It is a budget build after all. I'm having fun with this tub as is!

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Old 06-05-2015, 06:11 PM   #1163
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TB-04 LaFerrari I just finished, body posts are waiting to be cut after fitting a new 458 body that's on order.
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Old 06-05-2015, 06:40 PM   #1164
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TB-04 I just finished, body posts are waiting to be cut after fitting a 458 body.
Nice body but isn't that a LaFerrari?

Well here's mine currently. Almost all hopups installed but still haven't used it yet.

Contemplating wether I'm gonna sell or not. Maybe I'll just shelve it for now until I find a decent track.
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Thanks, yes it is indeed a LaFerrari and my post was slightly unclear, I ordered a tt-01 458 body to be fitted to the TB-04 and wasn't sure if the post locations were the same so I left the body posts long to mark the new body when it arrives.
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:28 PM   #1166
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Thanks, yes it is indeed a LaFerrari and my post was slightly unclear, I ordered a tt-01 458 body to be fitted to the TB-04 and wasn't sure if the post locations were the same so I left the body posts long to mark the new body when it arrives.
I never had a Ferrari body. Maybe when my budget allows I will get one. I like the color red.

What I have now is the Sumo Power. Sorry for the quality of the pic.
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That's a nice looking R35!
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That's a nice looking R35!
Thanks. It took me several days just to put the stickers on, It had to be exact no bubbles. Stickers were not pre-cut. I guess that's the OCD in me.
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:33 PM   #1169
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Box stock TB04 kit coming my way, what do I need to look out for? Build tips? Problem areas? Must-have upgrades?
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:49 PM   #1170
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Box stock TB04 kit coming my way, what do I need to look out for? Build tips? Problem areas? Must-have upgrades?
Hello.

Have you seen this good article?

http://www.thercracer.com/2013/11/ta...nd-review.html

It has given me a lot of info and build tips on my TB04 Pro.
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