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Old 12-05-2009, 04:40 PM   #1681
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How many of you guys race with a short wheelbase setup vs. a long wheelbase setup? I'm looking at my rear a-arms here and it doesn't seem like there too big a difference.. how noticeable is it in the way the thing handles?
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:11 PM   #1682
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What are the everyone thoughts on the top plate from the Type-E chassis? I heard that a touring car likes a bit of chassis flex and the top plate might make the chassis to stiff. I race on carpet with radial tires all around and a black can.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:16 PM   #1683
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I think the TT01 has some looseness in the arms, steering knuckles etc. that might work for you and usually inside on carpet you don't want flex. Outside in parking lot racing flex is sometimes good.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:45 PM   #1684
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Im a little stumped. I have been out of rally since 2006 when I won the Canadian tcs nationals. I have always used the 58/22 combo. So I just got back into rally this past week and my car was slow. We run silver cans. My sliver can motor pulls over 20,000rpm on 5v (yea pretty good, i know). Should I drop in gearing? Maybe 61/22 or even 61/20. Car moves nice and free when pinion is removed. It seems many have heat issues, but mine was extremely hot, but A LOT slower then the other guys.
I had TQ by 4 seconds and probably could of been by a lap or 2 if I was as fast as the other guys, but didnt stick around for the main to see.

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So you had TQ but you weren't as fast as the other guys?... Your post is kind of confusing.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:09 PM   #1686
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Portyansky - I guess it depends on the surface you're running on. I ran my TT01 this summer in the parking lot with a 20T Traxxas Stinger and it would get hot and I mounted a fan and that helped. I ran 25/55. I have run my TT01 with the same gear ratio with a silver can and a fan, it doesn't get hot. My silver can isn't turning 20,000 rpm's. But, running off road is different, because I ran an off road Losi XXXT in the parking lot and the gearing was fine. When I put it onto an off road track, I smoked the motor. So, you may need to lower your gearing, but I would ask the guys your running with.

Let me ask you a question. If you're running dirt, do you use a chassis cover? If so, what do you use? Thanks.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:33 PM   #1687
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I can't believe it. I've raced touring cars from X-Ray, Associated, Schumacher, and Yokomo. And now I am back to the car I raced some 5 or 6years ago. I love this thing. I can race it, drift it, and even rally it.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:39 PM   #1688
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I think the TT01 has some looseness in the arms, steering knuckles etc. that might work for you and usually inside on carpet you don't want flex. Outside in parking lot racing flex is sometimes good.
Hey MD, is the TT-01 like the M-03, i.e. designed with lots of "built-in" slop? I tightened up the front end of my M-03 and it drove like crap. It was fine when I reverted back to the sloppy original setup.
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:15 PM   #1689
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I don't know if it's designed that way, but my TT01E drives really well on carpet or the parking lot. The TT01E is a little stiffer with the center brace. It also has the improved steering rack. But the arms and suspension have some slop. Just like all touring cars, the tires make a difference. I ran HPI X-patterns wit the pro compound and they hook up very well. I did by the cheap oil shocks. But, I've seen other driver write that some of the fastest TT01 guys use the friction shocks. Like you I've owned a lot of different cars and I still like the TT01.
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Thanks for the tips, MD. To tell you the truth I probably won't stand a chance in the Tamiya class with my TT-01 as the TA-05 pretty much rules the roost here. What I'm really interested in though is running the car on dirt with some rally block tires.
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raycerZ - I think it sounds like fun.
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You could build a TA03 for rallying out of parts cheaper than buying a brand new TT01 kit.
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So you had TQ but you weren't as fast as the other guys?... Your post is kind of confusing.
Did you read the rest of my post where I said if I was faster how much more I would be up by.

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Portyansky - I guess it depends on the surface you're running on. I ran my TT01 this summer in the parking lot with a 20T Traxxas Stinger and it would get hot and I mounted a fan and that helped. I ran 25/55. I have run my TT01 with the same gear ratio with a silver can and a fan, it doesn't get hot. My silver can isn't turning 20,000 rpm's. But, running off road is different, because I ran an off road Losi XXXT in the parking lot and the gearing was fine. When I put it onto an off road track, I smoked the motor. So, you may need to lower your gearing, but I would ask the guys your running with.

Let me ask you a question. If you're running dirt, do you use a chassis cover? If so, what do you use? Thanks.

Indoor carpet. Gonna try to change my gearing and cutting a few vent holes.
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:30 AM   #1694
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When setting these cars up for Ralley - don't you have a problem with ground clearance?

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When setting these cars up for Ralley - don't you have a problem with ground clearance?

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when i rallied mine i cut the rear plates so the swing arms could go lower and i could put longer shocks on it. it gave me about an inch of ground clearance. I even cleared some triples with it before i learned why slipper clutches are important
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