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Old 05-10-2006, 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by tetsuo
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.
Normally the hinge pin can just move forwards or backwards, that's why you see guys running o-rings or spacers to take up the slack.

IMO the hinge-pins have been deliberately made to accomodate the brace, I'm sure Tamiya will have one out at some stage.

BTW your sig line (...Everything else is just plastic and wheels) is just great
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Originally Posted by tetsuo
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.
I never knew there is TCS OffRoad series anywhere in the world...I guess that was in Asia/Ocenia and Europe only...
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:20 PM
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Available parts from Five-Stars :
FS-7025 Bevel shaft Discount price 336Yen
FS-7026 Main shaft Discount price 638Yen
FS-7028 Damper ball set Discount price 840Yen

source : Champ International
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Old 05-11-2006, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by akuhon
Available parts from Five-Stars :
FS-7025 Bevel shaft Discount price 336Yen
FS-7026 Main shaft Discount price 638Yen
FS-7028 Damper ball set Discount price 840Yen

source : Champ International
Thanks for the info. I've updated my Parts page on my website to show them
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I never knew there is TCS OffRoad series anywhere in the world...I guess that was in Asia/Ocenia and Europe only...
It isn't offroad it's onroad. They just put jumps on the onroad circuit.
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Thought I would share some pics with you, including some carbon mounts









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Originally Posted by bender
If anyone is interested, I've made a new Dark Impact website.

Check my signature or click HERE
Hey bender,

On your site's photo page you shows someones car with losi style front and rear rims mounted on it.

Do you know how he did this mod? Is it posted somewhere on here? (I tried to read every post in the board but I might have missed it.)

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I beleive it is yokomo front wheel adaptors and reamed out Losi rear rims.
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Hi guys, I still don't have a Dark Impact yet. Still hanging on to my DF-02 for a bit because of the Tamiya Asia Cup rules. But I am definitely going to get one soon though.

I have a question about the buggy. How's the wear so far on the pinion and the other gears? I know many of you are running brushless setups and I will be too so I'm concerned about drivetrain wear.

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Just got my Dark Impact from Tower. With the SuperSaver club discounts and special offers, it ended up being less than having one shipped from Hong Kong and took less time. I've been watching this thread and saw it in "person" at RCX so I ordered one when I got home.
It is half built so far and seems like the usual Tamiya quality.
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OK, mine is almost finished. I've got to agree with everyone that has said so so far. The shocks are not going to work out. Way too loose and the springs are to stiff. The car bounces instead of absorbing. I'm going to get some AE shocks to adapt to it.
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The actual Tamiya Aluminium Dampers are coming out at the end of June - I'd wait for those...
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Originally Posted by tetsuo
The actual Tamiya Aluminium Dampers are coming out at the end of June - I'd wait for those...
Looks like I won't need them. I had an extra set of Associated rears laying around so I swapped them in. WOW!! Its like night and day. Whereas the Tamiya ones had the car bouncing almost in the air from a short drop, the AE ones just absorb. No bounce at all. Now, I just need to find some AE B4 fronty. I'll head to my LHS later.

One advantage to the AE ones is that rebuild kits are available everywhere.
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The only thing that was wrong with the kit rear shocks (and shocks on the car in general) was that they weren't set 'right' from the manual. The rear shocks just needed a softer spring and more pack, the fronts are about right, if a little over-sprung again, plus the front needed long bottoms not short and the rear needed short and not long.

Given the price of the kit, that is a solveable problem pretty cheaply without the need of other makes shocks. But each to their own.
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anyone find anymore hop-ups?
i know that the b-4 ti turnbuckle set is exactly the right size (just not the right shade blue)
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