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Old 05-03-2006, 08:02 PM   #181
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Old 05-03-2006, 08:39 PM   #182
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The actual DI specific hop-ups aren't out yet, but things like the DF02 driveshafts and shocks can be found at most on-line shops, especially in Japan or Hong Kong.

Over at the Oople forum, someone posted some pics of some new lightweight shafts :
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I have posted this elsewhere, but here is my prototype dual-plate rear shock tower:
Thanks for the info...

BTW, have you tried using TA04 spur gear holder as gear adapter ?
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Old 05-03-2006, 10:37 PM   #183
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Thanks for the info...

BTW, have you tried using TA04 spur gear holder as gear adapter ?
No, I don't have one to try.

The TA04 gear holder probably has a 4mm inside diameter hole - where as the DI layshaft is 5mm diameter so you'd have to accurately drill it out to start with.

The 415MSX gear holder might be a good option, though again, you'd have to drill it out plus recess a section to fit the layshaft pin.

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Old 05-04-2006, 12:42 AM   #184
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No, I don't have one to try.

The TA04 gear holder probably has a 4mm inside diameter hole - where as the DI layshaft is 5mm diameter so you'd have to accurately drill it out to start with.

The 415MSX gear holder might be a good option, though again, you'd have to drill it out plus recess a section to fit the layshaft pin.

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Thanks for the info.
I'll try it as soon as my DI arrive.
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Old 05-04-2006, 06:56 AM   #185
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Anybody actaully run this in competition to see how it stacks up?
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Old 05-04-2006, 07:40 AM   #186
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Hi Guys,

Just wanted to let ya'll know that we now have a Tony's Screws high grade 12.9 alloy steel socket head machine screw kit in stock for the new Tamiya Dark Impact.

The kit includes all applicable cap, flat and button head screws, as well as nuts, washers and set screws. Please check out our website for more info.

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Old 05-04-2006, 09:57 AM   #187
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Just bought one to try. I remember years back the fun i had with a Frog, Hornet and Lunchbox. It did'nt cost me a second mortgage then and it won't now. For the $ 169.99 and the fact i have all the rest of the items i'm just gonna have some fun for once. Just get a kick out of all the "Pros" on here downing what they don't run and never telling what they break when they do run, it's comical. These should be a great mid level item for those that want to run locally and not break the bank. After all, plastic parts are cheap compared to all the exotic fibers and aluminum. By the way, you can see a little more info at www.evolutionhobbies.com
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Old 05-09-2006, 04:21 AM   #188
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If anyone is interested, I've made a new Dark Impact website.

Check my signature or click HERE
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Old 05-09-2006, 12:28 PM   #189
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Nice site Bender.

You mention that you have carbon shock mounts and titanium turnbuckles on your DF03.

Who made them and what are the part numbers?

Also Tamiya are releasing a Dirt Tuned Motor for this buggy as well!

http://www.tamiyausa.com/search.php?q=53929
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Old 05-09-2006, 02:24 PM   #190
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I don't have carbon shock mounts...yet

I have designed some, and once I get a prototype finished, then I'll send the cad drawing off to Fibrelyte in the U.K so they can make them.

I do have carbon fibre suspension braces though, these were made by a member of the Tamiya club (Gary) who lives locally to me.

For turnbuckles I used 3-Racing brand.
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Bender - what do the suspension braces look like?

Also, does anyone know what hop-ups mods might be legal for the Australian TCS?

Will filing down parts on the chassis be legal?
Will installing the DF02 cvd's be legal?

I'm not too concerned about the gear adapter as the gearing will probably be fixed.
I'll use the DF03 shocks when they arrive as well as 5mm low friction adjusters, etc. (If only Tamiya would release titanium turnbuckles for the DF03 - as well as shock mounts)

Any thoughts...?

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Old 05-09-2006, 11:53 PM   #192
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tetsuo- as far as I know, as long as you are not racing in Tamiya sanctioned races, it is legal to an extend that the overall weight of the car with all electronics intact does not go below the specified Australian Hobby Association rule or IFMAR rule (whichever is mandated). The same goes to the universal shaft for DF02 on DF03 cars.
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Bender - what do the suspension braces look like?
They look like this:

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Old 05-10-2006, 01:23 AM   #194
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The TCS (Tamiya Championship Series) is sanctioned so I was after a bit of info about what might be allowable - compared with say what was allowable last year.
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Thanks Bender,

What normally takes up the space there? - 2/3 mm spacer - I have seen some guys put o-rings either side as well.
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