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Old 10-08-2013, 07:21 AM   #2311
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Question, i was wanting to get a TT-01e for my son, as hes 8 and i know these are tanks. One problem i see is the gearing. What are my options for changing the spur gear to 48p (non-tamiya)? Is there a kit to do so, or?
If you want it to run faster a high speed gear set is available from Tamiya.

A 55T spur and 25T pinion will make a silver can pretty fast.

I think you can adapt a TB-02 Spur gear adapter to it and run different spurs.
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Question, i was wanting to get a TT-01e for my son, as hes 8 and i know these are tanks. One problem i see is the gearing. What are my options for changing the spur gear to 48p (non-tamiya)? Is there a kit to do so, or?
The spur adapter mod is cheap and simple and all you need is the blue aluminium spur gear adapter from the Tamiya FF-03, part number 54234. You must carefully drill the center hole to the size of the TT-01 shaft and I recommend the use of a drill press to get the hole perfectly centered. Check out the pictures I posted on RCTech.net and look for post #2076 in this TT-01 thread.

Once you have made this modification, you can use any spur gear you like. You must keep in mind that the motor mount is not adjustable and has fixed motor positions for use with the proprietary Tamiya metric 48P gears. If you
go with the spur adapter mod and some after market spur gear, you will need to play around with various pinion gears to ensure proper mesh.

It can be tedious but if you want maximum performance and speed it's worth the effort. As your son is only 8, I'd stick with the Tamiya gears for a while longer and drop in a better motor to get more speed. Much easier to do than the spur gear mod.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:51 PM   #2313
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The spur adapter mod is cheap and simple and all you need is the blue aluminium spur gear adapter from the Tamiya FF-03, part number 54234. You must carefully drill the center hole to the size of the TT-01 shaft and I recommend the use of a drill press to get the hole perfectly centered. Check out the pictures I posted on RCTech.net and look for post #2076 in this TT-01 thread.[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2]
I think you can also use the spur gear adaptor from the TT02 High Speed Gear Set, part number 54500. No modification needed.

https://www.tamiyausa.com/product/it...oduct-id=54500

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Old 11-02-2013, 05:59 PM   #2314
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Hi guys.
I need to get the chassis lowered, Im guessing it needs shorter shocks (50mm)
Any recommendedations, something really cheap & strong.
Im considering these, for $9. Seems a good deal.
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Any isues running 50mm shocks? Will mini/mo3/m05 sized oil shocks fit ?
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:27 PM   #2315
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We have a house TT-01 class here in Indy.

Everyone that is fast uses the M-series (Mini/M06) shocks. Only way to get the TT-01 close to the 5mm ride height minimum.
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The CVA mini shocks are the specified option for the TT-01. You can put spacers inside the body of the shock to further limit travel or to act as droop stops.
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Hi guys.
I need to get the chassis lowered, Im guessing it needs shorter shocks (50mm)
Any recommendedations, something really cheap & strong.
Im considering these, for $9. Seems a good deal.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=34149

Any isues running 50mm shocks? Will mini/mo3/m05 sized oil shocks fit ?
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One thing to consider are replacement parts, bladders & o rings, available? Even the plastic Tamiya mini shocks have rebuild parts.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:33 PM   #2318
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One thing to consider are replacement parts, bladders & o rings, available? Even the plastic Tamiya mini shocks have rebuild parts.
I'd have to admit that some of the el-cheapo shocks do have weak shafts that bend too easily, but.....
For $9 I would throw it away & get a new set, rather than rebuild.
Chances are bladders & o-rings from other shocks will fit anyway.
I'll prohably just bent the shafts anyway, so didnt want an expensive set of shocks.

Anywho, I ordered the HKing shocks last night. I'll report back when they finally arrive , 3-4 weeks away.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:54 AM   #2320
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i just changed my tamiya tt-01 from brushed to brushless and now my gears are making a clicking noise.i did open the diff box and bought new rear diff gears and also a new spur but it still making that noise and it sounds loke the gears are grinding anybody have the same problem?
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That's a simple fix. Check the orientation of the motor mount. Each way you screw it into the motor accounts for how many teeth you have on the pinion.
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I'm guessing you changed the spur or pinion to a different size and didn't change the motor mount hole position?

Also, some guys at our track go a hold of some other Tamiya pinions that were a different pitch and they didn't mesh properly. Made a helluva racket.
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Thats a good way to ruin your spur and pinion gears (been there done that!)
You better mesh them correctly otherwise they won't last too long
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Old 12-31-2013, 08:33 PM   #2324
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ok, i just got a few upgrades and i got to say, WOW!!!! the TT01 doesnt handle high speeds of a brushless motor well at all, so i saught out what to do to make it handle the speed.

before the upgrades: the car handles low speed FANTASTICALLY! but when you go over about 20mph, it just feels like a brick on wheels and the slightest turn will send it into a spin out (or sometimes without) and running it on a large track felt like driving a car made of glass. i had to drive it super carefully to keep it under control.

after the upgrades:HOLY COW! i could blast this thing wide open throttle and it would track straight as an arrow and extremely predictably. i never raced my TT01 before because i knew i couldnt push it very hard without worrying about losing control and crashing all over the place. but now, i will deffinately be racing this against other much more expensive kits. i actually TRIED to spin it out and it wouldnt. its almost like the car kept begging for more speed!

so what upgrades did i get?

well, heres the total cost:

the kit i got was the TT01 type E with the Subaru WRX body RTR and cost me about $180 shipped from towerhobbies with a promo code.

$180 TT01E http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXAEGE

$7.90 aluminum propeller shaft (another must because plastic one flexes and bends under high torque) http://www.rcmart.com/yeah-racing-al...h=595_744_1223

$7.90 aluminum drive cups for propeller shaft (aluminum propeller shaft into plastic diff cups will wear very quickly) http://www.rcmart.com/yeah-racing-al...h=595_744_1223

$17.77 Carbon Fiber upper deck (not sure this is needed, but i got it to reduce chassis flex) http://www.asiatees.com/display?Tami...id=56204&pid=1

$11.43 2 degree rear hubs (MUST HAVE!!!) http://www.asiatees.com/display?Tami...id=48216&pid=1

$11.90 steel universal drive shafts (required because stock drive cups do NOT fit into the aluminum 2 degree rear hubs) http://www.rcmart.com/yeah-racing-un...h=595_744_1223

$6.50 aluminum diff out drives (required because the steel universals do not fit into the stock plastic out drives) http://www.rcmart.com/3racing-diff-o...h=595_744_1223

$22.90 oil filled shocks (also a must for high speeds and consistent handling) http://www.rcmart.com/3racing-55mm-a...h=595_744_1223

$8.90 TT01D B Parts (these parts are needed if you do NOT have the drift version and they are required to use sway bars. you need the skid plates and lower A arms from this parts bag) http://www.rcmart.com/tamiya-tt01d-p...th=595_744_708

$12.60 front stabilizer (this is also a must for smoothing out the handeling) http://www.rcmart.com/tamiya-tt01-fr...94-p-8551.html

$13.50 rear stabilizer (equally a must as the front) http://www.rcmart.com/tamiya-tt01-re...th=595_744_708

$4.50 adjustable tie rods (you dont need these, but being able to adjust toe can be very helpful and its dirt cheap) http://www.rcmart.com/tamiya-turnbuc...th=595_744_708

so those are all of the upgrades that id say you HAVE to have if you want to race the TT01 to its fullest. thats $305.80 off the bat, or $125 in hop ups. if you want to see the electronics i am running, heres what i got.

$149.97 Duratrax water proof 4420Kv brushless motor/ESC http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LWA813&P=7

$49.94 6600Mah 2S lipo http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...arehouse_.html

so i have about $500 into mine and thats not including replacing broken parts or shipping for all those parts. anyway, i figured id post the information here. you want to make your TT01 handle great, thats whats required. do what you want with this information. its here if you need it.

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