12-25-2009, 07:37 AM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
Originally Posted by tbox
This thread's been left alone for way too long...I hope there are still Evo III enthusiasts out there who are secretly hoping someone would post something here!
I've been collecting parts to rebuild my smashed up TB-02 to a pure blue Evo III for quite awhile now and I've finally gotten around to finish it yesterday. It looks absolutely amazing.
Everything is perfect except for a few things. I didn't realized the steering on the TB02 is structured a tiny bit differently from the evo so now the steering link (because it's rather thick) rubs against the suspension mount when they move. Is there a replacement steering link I can use? Would the TB03 carbon steering link (54097) work? Also there seems to be quite a bit of wiggle room (about 5mm back and forth) on the center shaft...is that going to cause a big problem for the bevel gears?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Here are the party numbers you need and they are still available from Tamiya or you can find them on Ebay. I just go done making my Surikarn into a TB02 for GT3 and I just ordered the LW Prop shaft.
53686 TB EVO III LW Prop shaft. (this one is 2mm longer than the stock one and will help the bevels last)
9805883 RC steering arms Right and Left (this is the 7 digit part number from Tamiya from the Surikarn Manual)(these might be red though)
4305517 RC steering plate (this is the carbon fiber steering plate from the TB EVO III)
All these are available from Tamiya.
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