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Old 02-28-2010, 08:21 AM   #1756
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I suggest you make the changeover to TT01 type E parts.

Better uprights, stronger cassis ( less flex) and a lot less slope in the steering!

To modify your TT01 you will need:

2 x Tamiya TT01 Type E A-Parts Upright 51318
1 x Tamiya TT01 type E D-parts Upper Deck 51319
1 x Tamiya 3x15mm Screws 4pcs. 9805859
1 x Tamiya 3x8mm Tapping Screws 10pcs. 9805754
3 x Tamiya 3x12mm Tap Screws 4pcs. 9805629
1 x Tamiya 3x10mm Screws 10pcs. 9804159
1 x Tamiya 3x15mm Tapping Screws 10pcs. 50583
1 x Tamiya 2X10mm Cap Screws 2pcs. 9805632
1 x Tamiya 3x12mm Counter Screws 10pcs. 50581
1 x Tamiya steering post 2 pcs 9808016
1 x Tamiya 3x12mm screw (for steering post) 2pcs 9805684

There you have it, it should cost you around 35.00 to get a lot better chassis and steering for your TT01.

I made that conversion and it is great!

I liked it so much I bought a TT01R Type E .

And don't forget the manual for the TT01 Type E to figure out where the screws go, there are a lot of different lenghts.

here is the link for the manual
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58449

download the manual and have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:37 AM   #1757
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I hope someone has already tried this!!! I'm wondering what a TT01 with a mod would drive like.....the direct question is....has anyone tried putting a say 5.5 or 4.5 in the TT01.....obviously the drive shaft/outdrives would need to be changed.....but did the gears hold up..etc...any other info would help!!!!

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Old 03-04-2010, 01:43 AM   #1758
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Default uneven pinion wear

What causes this on TT01 ??
ie why only one side worn


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Old 03-04-2010, 08:23 AM   #1759
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What causes this on TT01 ??
ie why only one side worn


if that is the stocke tamiya pinion it is very soft and wears out fast. You need to upgrade to the hardened steel ones or get the Robinson racing Metric 48 pinions. HPI also makes a harder metric 48 pinion as well.

the hardened steel last much longer. and keep the drive train in better shape.
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HPI makes the correct kind of pinions. You also want to make sure the motor is mount correctly for the size of pinion you are using and tha your motor mount is completely seated in the slot it fits into.
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:26 PM   #1761
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Thanks for posting the pic man. It was mounted as nicely as I could get it. The position the manual states for the 19t pinion and whatever the stock spur is. It was also a 19t replacement pinion rather than the stock one. The stock one wore evenly and lasted about the same amount of time as that one.

Also, thanks for the feedback on the steering post earlier. Can I ask with those parts listed above, what's better about the replacement screws?

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Old 03-09-2010, 11:53 AM   #1762
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trying to find the best place for shock and steering hopups
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:17 AM   #1763
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Hi everyone,

Had enough old electronics around the place so decided to build up the old TT-01E. Was wondering how I could lower this thing? It's sitting so high!

Would the best way to just get the oil shocks and then put a few spacers above the spring? I won't be racing this thing but would like to get it to be somewhat agile. Right now it corners like some kind of Frankenstein car

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Old 03-10-2010, 04:46 AM   #1764
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Had enough old electronics around the place so decided to build up the old TT-01E. Was wondering how I could lower this thing? It's sitting so high!

Would the best way to just get the oil shocks and then put a few spacers above the spring? I won't be racing this thing but would like to get it to be somewhat agile. Right now it corners like some kind of Frankenstein car
I think the tt01-e has two suspension mounting points, that make your car lower than the standard one.
50mm oil shocks/mini CVA

CHROMETWANKIES have you tried e-bay?


xrayroooahhhh there are a few ones with the ezrun 5.5t. Try Google and Youtube.
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Hi everyone,

Had enough old electronics around the place so decided to build up the old TT-01E. Was wondering how I could lower this thing? It's sitting so high!

Would the best way to just get the oil shocks and then put a few spacers above the spring? I won't be racing this thing but would like to get it to be somewhat agile. Right now it corners like some kind of Frankenstein car

Cheers.
Best oil shocks for the TT-01 that will get it to a good ride height are the super mini cva shocks. Tamiya part #50746 plus use the short onroad springs
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Hi everyone,

Had enough old electronics around the place so decided to build up the old TT-01E. Was wondering how I could lower this thing? It's sitting so high!

Would the best way to just get the oil shocks and then put a few spacers above the spring? I won't be racing this thing but would like to get it to be somewhat agile. Right now it corners like some kind of Frankenstein car

Cheers.
Your biggest handicap is the bars that connect the pivots to the uprights, if you try to press on the front of the car you will see that those bars have a restriction at the steering pivot's screw, they simply can't bend. This is especialy true when you put oil shocks ( I would suggest 50746 Super Mini shocks with the 53630-31-32 springs)and try to drop the car. To cure this you will need to install the turnbuckle tie rod kit part number 53662, wich uses ball connectors that let you drop the car to the ground if you want!!!

Hope this helps
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Just got one, now I have lots of reading to do.

I got a TT01, and I want to swap to the "E" so, thanks for the info.
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Your biggest handicap is the bars that connect the pivots to the uprights, if you try to press on the front of the car you will see that those bars have a restriction at the steering pivot's screw, they simply can't bend. This is especialy true when you put oil shocks ( I would suggest 50746 Super Mini shocks with the 53630-31-32 springs)and try to drop the car. To cure this you will need to install the turnbuckle tie rod kit part number 53662, wich uses ball connectors that let you drop the car to the ground if you want!!!

Hope this helps
Yah, I noticed this yesterday. It's a pretty bad design there, luckily I already had the tie rods so I installed them straight away, so much better!

I already have the oil dampers on the way so will see how it goes there. Won't be doing anymore upgrades to this car after that. Hopefully I can get it to sit about 5mm or so.
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've done some hack (literally) adjustments on my TT-01 motor mount to run and 18t pinion.

Seeing as Tamiya only seem to sell (or at least, this is what the guy at Hobby City said) pinions in pack of two, 1 x 19t and 1 x18t I decided to try and go my 18t pinion. Of course on the TT-01 chassis the pinion/spur distance isn't all that adjustable (only 4 or so mount settings) and the manual doesn't list any 18t options. Sooooo, time to get out the side cutters and craft knife.



The 18t pinion looks to be roughly a mm less radius than the 19t so, with a technically reliable method, rough estimation, I figured I needed to cut a slot that let me move it closer to the spur... about this much!



Sooooo, this is the kind of mesh I'm getting. Sorry for the quality of the pic, it's about as close as I can get with the bits in the way and the camera flash.



I'm thinking it looks a little tight but I can fit a piece of paper in between them, slip the motor in and slide the paper out from between the gears without it getting torn.

So, all you pinion masters out there, is it too tight? Or does it look about right? A few people have suggested to me that the mount doesn't really need adjusting at all because the 18t pinion isn't -that- much small than the 19.
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I got 2 Tamiya TT-01D's. They are still mostly stock. The first one I turned into a kind of Rally car by replacing the shocks with a pair out of I am not even sure what. They came in a box of random parts I bought of ebay. They are longer aluminum shocks but to get extra travel I had to notch the bottom of the chassis (A arms bottom out on chassis to prevent further suspension expansion). It sits about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch higher than stock with this modification. Planning on going brushless with this one.

The second I am in the middle of converting to a 14.7 volt drill motor. I had an old drill lying around and I figure each ESC feeds like 7 volts to a single motor so If I mount 2 batteries and 2 ESC's and run them to a single 14 volt motor it should be pretty sick.

Anyone try anything like this on there's?
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