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Old 01-04-2016, 02:47 PM   #1546
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New jacket for my EXO 6!
Found it in basement, relatively rare Tamiya NSX body.



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Old 01-04-2016, 03:23 PM   #1547
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Very nice. I would love an NSX Body but they are way to pricey on the secondary market right now
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:41 PM   #1548
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Indeed they are. But Hot Bodies released the 190mm version of NSX.
And they are almost same price as all other bodies around, tad more expensive tho.

Or the new NSX body from Tamiya

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Old 01-06-2016, 03:59 AM   #1549
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Hi guys,
Iīm thinking of converting one of TB03 Rīs with the Exo 6 conversion.
What is the weight ready to drive?

I think it should be even little less weight compared to an Evo 5, because of the missing bulk heads?

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Old 01-06-2016, 04:14 AM   #1550
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Hi guys,
Iīm thinking of converting one of TB03 Rīs with the Exo 6 conversion.
What is the weight ready to drive?

I think it should be even little less weight compared to an Evo 5, because of the missing bulk heads?

Thannks in advance,
and Kind regards from Germany,
Matthias
Matthias,

I'd check that before forking the money on the Exo 6 kit, as according to Exotek only TB04 v1 & v2 are compatible if combined with the following;

http://www.exotekracing.com/exo-six-...ix-conversion/


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Old 01-06-2016, 06:56 AM   #1551
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Matthias,

I'd check that before forking the money on the Exo 6 kit, as according to Exotek only TB04 v1 & v2 are compatible if combined with the following;

http://www.exotekracing.com/exo-six-...ix-conversion/


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Hi Vlad,
thanks for your answer. I know I need that additional kit, especially for the steering parts. TB03 is almost identical to TB04, gear boxes are in fact TB03 parts. As I already have Carbon damper bridges and so on from TB04 / Eagle racing, there should be most of the parts already here...

From what I seen on the Exotec conversion so far, I found this the consequent evolution of the TB03 and the Evo 5. Never liked the transverse motor mount on the TB04. Too much bearings and gears. When setup correctly, I never had noticeable torque steer on my TB03īs with 21,5t and 17,5 t zero boost classes. Although, for bigger motors that might change...

Any chance you put your Exo on a scale with and without the Honda body?

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Old 01-06-2016, 07:28 AM   #1552
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I raced mine in 17.5TC for a couple months. With a lightweight PF Dart body, I still had to add about 20g to get it to the ROAR legal 1380g. I was running a 5000mah smc and a HW 17.5. I think Othe motor weighs in at 172g which is a bit heavy. I'd say depending on battery and other electronics you'll be right at, or even a little under minimum legal weight limits. You can loose another 12g if you switch to the carbon drive shaft made by ewippler and lightweight front outdrives. You can loose even more weight by switching to a ball rear diff.

In the end, this car isn't exactly a feather weight, but it isn't a pig either. You should be just fine. You will probably need to worry about balancing the car vs trying to shed weight
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:52 AM   #1553
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I raced mine in 17.5TC for a couple months. With a lightweight PF Dart body, I still had to add about 20g to get it to the ROAR legal 1380g. I was running a 5000mah smc and a HW 17.5. I think Othe motor weighs in at 172g which is a bit heavy. I'd say depending on battery and other electronics you'll be right at, or even a little under minimum legal weight limits. You can loose another 12g if you switch to the carbon drive shaft made by ewippler and lightweight front outdrives. You can loose even more weight by switching to a ball rear diff.

In the end, this car isn't exactly a feather weight, but it isn't a pig either. You should be just fine. You will probably need to worry about balancing the car vs trying to shed weight
Thanks for your infos Professor!
Iīm not limited to Tamiya rules and running the TB03 in 21,5t Fun class at the moment. I try to keep rotating mass low, so I run a front balldiff converted to Spool with the Tamiya teflon blocks, which is nice and preventing a stripped gear during a hard crash. In rear I run a Spec R- gear diff, as itīs lighter as the std. TB04 gear diff. Ball diff would even be lighter, but I like the low maintenance of the gear diffs...

Still tempted to get te Exo conversion for better Ackermann geometry and all the nice Exo-features!

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Even with USGT wheels & heavy Tamiya body. she's light


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Old 01-06-2016, 09:48 AM   #1555
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Here is mine ready to run, still have plenty left to balance the chassis out.
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:14 AM   #1556
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Here is mine ready to run, still have plenty left to balance the chassis out.
Thanks Vlad,
thatīs really good! Thanks for the pic!

In which class/Competition you will race it?
LRP challenge maybe? Or local races?

Just curious!

Thanks also for the other weights guys!
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Ready for MCSS-Open in Althengstett this Weekend. 2nd Rollout
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Old 01-07-2016, 07:20 AM   #1558
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Ready for MCSS-Open in Althengstett this Weekend. 2nd Rollout
Nice one! I might come to watch actually
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:46 AM   #1559
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Do they make the C hubs in a non carbon reinforced version? I broke 2 yesterday in a relatively moderate crash they seem pretty brittle. Other than that the car handles wonderfully.
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Use the C hubs made for the TA05. I had same issue, switched and haven't had a problem since.
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