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Old 04-26-2004, 09:44 AM   #6106
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btw, what's the story here...

Auction #1

Auction #2 ??

Costs $300 to post a little box to Croatia??
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Old 04-26-2004, 05:08 PM   #6107
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Auction #2! -got it as a combo of not getting anything for my last brithday (or this birthday) and good grades

Yea-ha! Six f'ing gears at my disposal If those are one-way gears though I'm gonna be sooo po'ed

I can get lots of hinge-pins....nice, shiny, polished, hardened steel ones...10 for a buck

I think I can get some 3MM diff balls anywhere...My dad needs some bearings anyway so when he orders from Acer we'll get a bunch of diff balls for our TRF's (he has a 414MII)
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Old 04-26-2004, 05:46 PM   #6108
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Ya wierd!! I find it frustratingly *slow* with a diff too!
Its as if there's no punch out of the corners, no fun at all.

I have no explanation for it. I have tried many combinations of
tight front, loose back diff and viceversa, still no cigar.
(even wierder, I retrofitted oneway to a TA04 but it didn't
give it any extra punch like it does to an EvoIII)

I like the oneway better.
(Handbrake turns thru tight corners is handy sometimes too!!)

Stripping never stranded me in a race ever, so I don't have
any hard feelings about the diff gear. I open the front gearbox
every so often just to have a checkl if there's any dented teeth
I clean them up with the knife and reinstall it. I'd only replace
the whole gear when there's like 10-12 teeth gone, or more
than 3 in a row.



My twin-diff EvoIII is doing drift duty now.
The other grip racers run oneways.
I prefer the one way but it had to go. the carpet track i race at is laid out on a polished wood basket ball court. after years of use the carpet has been flipped so we are racing on carpet that is full of polish. getting power down on carpet with the one way was a problem.

New carpet is coming some time this year and with any luck the one way is going back in. even the other racers have noticed my evo doesn't sound like a 2 stroke any more. I am still in the habbit of stripping the car down after every race night to check the diffs only difference is i am not cleaning the teeth up with a blade
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Old 04-26-2004, 07:33 PM   #6109
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got it, installed it and ran it. funny thing is it feels so much slower than a one way but the lap times are about the same. consistency is better no doubt due to a ring gear that has all of its teeth intact.
Stragely, I felt the same. Last Sunday on an open, medium/high traction VHT track that generally calls for a one-way, surprisingly my times with a front diff were exactly the same as with a one-way. I'll stick with a diff until I absoultelly have to use a one-way. No more stripping.
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Old 04-26-2004, 08:15 PM   #6110
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I can get lots of hinge-pins....nice, shiny, polished, hardened steel ones...10 for a buck

No, suggest you stick with the $3 Tamiya ones.

If you put hardened hingepins, you'll end up wrecking the
hingepin mounts instead... and they are EXPENSIVE!!!


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we'll get a bunch of diff balls for our TRF's (he has a 414MII)
hmmm... somehow *all* the 414 owners I know have a spare
414/TA04 balldiff in their toolboxes...

Steal daddy's...
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Old 04-26-2004, 08:25 PM   #6111
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...my times with a front diff were exactly the same as with a one-way.
Anyone got concrete proof that a stripped gear
(eg missing 3-10 teeth) actually slows you down??

I haven't found any proof to date...


The last stripped gear (8 teeth gone) I pulled out was from an SL
that had gone to Thailand to race alongside Lord S., then did
highspeed Velodrome duty straight afterwards.
It definitely wasn't going slow.
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Old 04-26-2004, 08:31 PM   #6112
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its great for distracting the other drivers. my last one way gear has 4 separate flat spots on it. it made a really loud buzzing noise if i backed off the throttle too much but was other wise fine. some of my fastest laptimes have been set with a smashed one way gear
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Old 04-26-2004, 08:55 PM   #6113
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BS man, BS.....Speedtech is out of thrust bearings...WTF?

I'm not bashing Speedtech, I'm just saying...thats bullshit that the poor guy with no money ALWAYS ends up getting screwed by something that can't be controlled and has to pay more for it...f'in sucks...why don't the rich people get screwed out of their money more often?

I think my LHS will have them.....Pretty common part I'd think. Then again I thought getting a driveable front diff for a car would be easy

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Old 04-26-2004, 08:55 PM   #6114
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y'know, TAMIYA MIGHT BE TELLING US SOMETHING...

"it is not Flawr, it is FLEATURE!!!"




One day I could get so bored that I'll go trim off every 2nd
or maybe every 3rd tooth on the gear and see how that goes.

Less teeth = less friction, huh??

hmmm...!!
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That one day might be coming up real soon... bored bored bored.
Last night got bored enough to give a set of shocks an oilchange.
And the *same* again the night before that.



btw What is it with these TRF fluorine shocks??

Why does the oil get all that grey particles in it???!


Both sets had grey oil.


Now I'm temped to go flush all the other sets too... that'll take all week.
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Old 04-26-2004, 09:09 PM   #6116
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BS man, BS.....Speedtech is out of thrust bearings...WTF? ...why don't the rich people get screwed out of their money more often?
'cos that's how they got rich in the 1st place...

Stop whinging, you US guys have got it so much better than
the Tamiya support in most other parts of the world.

The thrust bearing and the long M2 screw are the hardest bits
to find as spares, methinks you've already really scored.

Its a lot less hassle to buy the TA04 balldiff set or a used diff
and get the whole lot at one go; by the time you've added up
all the costs of posting in from 10 different sources it'll be par.

(albeit some EvoIII owners are Tamiya freaks with a 414 or TA04 and would already have excess spare TA04 bits already leftover in their bits box, so piecing together the EvoIII diff is easy)

Hmm... what's the cheapest TB02 kit??
You'll get TWO whole diffs from that!! hehehe
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Old 04-26-2004, 09:14 PM   #6117
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Dude......I'm not buying a bunch of parts that I'd just leave lying around....I can't eat lunch for the next two weeks already. If I got that stupid 04 diff I'd be out of lunch for atleast a month & a half

I coulda salvaged the screw from something....but I got one anyway I'm not sure if I can get a bearing for that from any other car....I get a fricken top-of-the-line car and its not even mechanically driveable (one-ways do not work at all at the tracks I drive)

Of course I'm not gonna have an 04....or if I did, I sure as hell wouldn't be able to get spare parts for it. I can't afford to be a Tamiya freak, much less a R/C driver

Your'e right...shoulda just bought a damn TB-02 and I woulda had this over with....I already want to get rid of this damn Evo III This thing better be damn good on the track when I finally get it together....

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I've already ordered (sparigly) from them and had positive experiences
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Anyone here tried using torque rods ala Ta04-R? What benefits will it bring to the car? Thanks
Some racers don't like them as they think its just one extra piece
to fall off your car in a bingle... but I like them. Looks nice too!

There's various ways of installing them... simplest being two
5mm ball connectors at the C-hub and top of bellcrank pivot.
Connect it with a suitable rod & 5mm ballends.

(tip: just buy the TL01 turnbuckle steering HopUp pack... perfect!)


If you do it exactly like that... it promotes a little positive camber
when the suspension is fully compressed up; that's only a start.

By spacing either ball connector up, you'll get different effects.

Play around with it spacing whilst you've got it on a setup station.
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Old 04-26-2004, 09:29 PM   #6119
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[B]Dude......I'm not buying a bunch of parts that I'd just leave lying around....I can't eat lunch for the next two weeks already. If I got that stupid 04 diff I'd be out of lunch for atleast a month & a half
No one said anything about leaving leftover bits lying about.

If you're lucky, you might be able to flog off spare TA04 diff pulley
and spare TA04 outdrives to a willing TA04 owner... for about
what the whole diff set costed...

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Of course I'm not gonna have an 04....or if I did, I sure as hell wouldn't be able to get spare parts for it. I can't afford to be a Tamiya freak, much less a R/C driver
Strange... TA04 is probably the best & most popular car Tamiya
ever did, and the spares are easy to find around the world.
1/2 the bits in EvoIII come from TA04 anyway.


Tamiya owners in USA enjoy a a good resource "TamiyaUSA".
Believe you can call them up with the partnumber and you can
buy direct from them even; no other distributor does that.
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:39 PM   #6120
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Anyone know of a site with a heathy supply of Tamiya parts? Im looking for the front oneway ring gear, but also for some general spares.. Ive tried speedtech, tower (pain in the butt), stormer hobbies and ulitmate hobbies.... Anyone know of any other Tamiya hot spots for parts?
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