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Old 04-04-2010, 12:25 PM   #76
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The car is surprisingly competitive, especially at the club level. I still have my Mk2 Pro but put it on the shelf to race my G4+ Evo. Now that car has been retired so i'm going back to my TG10. As long as Tamiya USA has the parts I should be fine.
The chassis layout is very similar to the Kyosho FW05RR which has been very successful internationally... back in the day.
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I still have mine as well and love it. You are right, it handles really well. At the time this car came out, Tamiya was not very serious about nitro cars. They released it as a follow up to the original TG10 and did not market it.

Last year Tamiya finally became serious about Nitro and released an 1/8 scale buggy and truggy. Both are doing well at competition levels. I'd expect them to release a TRF based 1/10 scale touring car in the next 2 years, most likely will be a belt driven car.

In the meantime, I will continue to enjoy my TG10 Mk.2. As Chiefy said parts are still available for the car. There are 2 discontinued. Most recent is the rear upright. However you can use the ones from the VoneRRR or FW05! The other is the metal diff ring gear. A substitute is a bit more challenging, but again you maybe able to use one from the FW05.
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Old 04-04-2010, 05:12 PM   #78
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As the originator of the thread, I have the Mk1, Mk2, and original TGX. My Mk2 is outfitted with a Mugen X12 and I keep it as a second backup to my Mugen MTX4. Yes, the car holds its own very well against the latest cars. Been keeping mine as a club car but since club racing died in Dallas, it is more of a shelf queen that I will take to races with me, just in case I need it.
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:25 PM   #79
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JLock: Thats great to hear that you still have your TG10 Mk.2

I noticed you join recently joined the GT proboards. I just sold my GT and picked up a TRF801X and am going to convert it to a GT.

That's another segment I wish Tamiya would get into.. but since they have yet to do it, I figured I would do it myself.
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I have a TG10 Mk2 a FS-12LS motor. Does anyone know what the recommended motor running temperature is ?

When I first ran it I got an over-temp warning on my Spektrum control but I don't know what the temp threshold should be.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:10 PM   #81
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If your motor is broken in, you want to keep under 250 F.
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JLock: Thats great to hear that you still have your TG10 Mk.2

I noticed you join recently joined the GT proboards. I just sold my GT and picked up a TRF801X and am going to convert it to a GT.

That's another segment I wish Tamiya would get into.. but since they have yet to do it, I figured I would do it myself.
Since I have been having 4-stroke ideas on the brain, I may install my other OS-FS26S-C (yes, I have 2 of them) in this car. Since all the outdoor onroad club tracks shut down in my area (2 yrs since the last one), this will be my "fun car" to tool around in parking lots, parks, etc. I saw a pic where someone already done this but I may put a little twist to mine once I get working on it.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:13 AM   #83
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JLock: Here is mine:

Here are some updated photos with Nolan's cross flow head.

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6. Had to rig a contraption for throttle linkage


http://www.rctech.net/forum/exclusiv...opment-74.html
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Thanks for the pics, Raman. Got a few of questions for you. Did the flywheel/clutch bolt right on or did you have to find an adapter shaft (ie: OFNA/Kyosho)? What gearing (ratio-wise) did you use? How does it run with a regular tuned pipe as compared to a pipe designed for a 4-stroke?

I was thinking of going a different route with the exhaust. When I visited my LHS after work, I saw that Saito had a 4-stroke muffler that looked like a minature coffee can that would look trick. With some flex pipe and one or two of these mufflers and a Y-connector, I think it would look sweet. Still, just an idea on the exhaust part.
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JLock,

Flywheel / Clutch bell I purchased from DPBuggy on the 4 stroke thread.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/exclusiv...opment-74.html

He sells a kit which includes flywheel nut, belt and pulley fan as well. It mounts directly on the FS26 crank and press fits to the bearings inner rim. I took it a step further and made a notch / keyhole in the flywheel and put an insert to secure it to the flat spot on crank

The exhaust in the pictures is OS's silencer designed for the FS26. Its a hollow tube with a stinger. It works great with the motor and has a sweet sound. I wanted to do a rear exhaust but have been too lazy. Be careful with the flex pipe, it has to withstand a lot of heat.. the exhaust on the 4 stroke is much hotter than a 2 stroke...

Gearing: Spurs I'm running the TG10 mk2. 54T first and 48T 0.8 module. The motor does not flinch whatsoever with the 6 split gear ratio, I think it could handle a 10 gear split with ease! For pinions I am running HPI R40 77024 29T pinion and Kyosho VZ115-23T. Clutch bell I used the Kyosho VS058 (same one we use on the IGT) I ended up using the black carbon clutch from IGT as well.. although I had to trim the edges.. DPs flywheel pins spread it out a bit.. he used MIP clutch.

Motor mount, I used the Ofna adjustable from CD3.. there are two version.. I used the one that is lower profile and ended up taking off 2 mm from it still.

With the 29T / 48T (FDR 4.3) combo I clocked the car doing 45 mph, which puts the engine RPM at 26,000 right at its max. Ideally I'd like to get the FDR down to 3.5 or so, which would put the top end in the mid 50s. This would require a 35T pinion.. unfortunately none our out there.. which would mean making my own!
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The Bevel and Ring was previously thought to be discontinued. Looks like TamiyaUSA is stocking them again

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=51143
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I finally have a video of mine LOL.. sorry for the poor angles etc, hard to do with one hand holding the phone and the other controlling the car.

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Is it too late to own the MK.2 now?
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:33 PM   #89
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You can still find a few new kits on ebay. A few of them are being sold from your part of the world

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories
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Thanks Raman, im always a fan of tamiya and new to nitro kit.
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