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Old 06-28-2006, 10:28 PM   #316
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Tamiya has a listing of "to be released" hop up parts for the DI. Just check out Tamiya.com and select the DI.
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Tamiya has a listing of "to be released" hop up parts for the DI. Just check out Tamiya.com and select the DI.
I don't see it. Could you write us the link?
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Old 07-02-2006, 05:48 PM   #318
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I got some more track time at SRS last night. Again, this thing is built tough. I'm trying to learn to jump properly with it but am still pretty bad at it. I landed it in every way possible and it came back for more. I'm starting to get the feel for it. I had to drive it with a little on power in the turns or it wanted to push through. If you let off, it just drifts sideways. A one-way would do wonders for this but who knows when Tamiya will get it out. Also, TAMIYA - RELEASE THE DARN SLIPPER. I had a couple accelerations that I hear what sounded like a gear crunching. I've hot thr rear diff apart though and all is still good. I still have to check the front. I'm still a little loose in some on power corners. I'm trying to dial it out but it may be my driving style needs to be adjusted. Overall, the DI handled well and with a little more practice, I might actually race it.

The Associated B4 shocks are working out very well. They really make the buggy handle nice and I have a lot of tuning options.

I've also switched out all the phillips screws with hex heads. I picked up enough button hex head screws and countersunk hex head screws from rcscrewz.com. They don't sell a kit yet for the DF-03 so I just ordered a bag of each that I needed. I think it came out to ~$25 but I got some cap head screws I ended up not needing. One bag of the 3x10 button heads was just enough to do the entire car but I need to buy another bag for spares. Sure makes working on the car a lot easier. Don't bother getting the cap head screws. You really don't need them. The button head ones work fine.

One more thing, I really wanted to play with gearing last night but couldn't because of the odd pitch gears. I fixed that today. I simply took a 13/64" drill bit and drilled out a Kyosho ZX-5(Associated B4/T4 would work too) slipper spur gear and dremeled the slot for the positioning pin. Now I have a 48p spur gear and lots of gear choices. I also dremeled the motor mount slots to allow me to move the motor forward. I clearanced the center two chassis braces (the ones in the tub next to the motor) a hair to clear the motor for this. The stock tooth count is 78/26 and I'm running a 76/24 (thats the spur gear I had) but the larger 78t Associated spur would fit under the gear cover just fine.

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Old 07-02-2006, 06:42 PM   #319
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Theres one slipper clutch set left on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/53925-Tamiya-DF-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 07-02-2006, 09:04 PM   #320
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Doh!! I missed it. My eBay notifications didn't let me know about that one.
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I've also switched out all the phillips screws with hex heads. I picked up enough button hex head screws and countersunk hex head screws from rcscrewz.com. They don't sell a kit yet for the DF-03 so I just ordered a bag of each that I needed. I think it came out to ~$25 but I got some cap head screws I ended up not needing. One bag of the 3x10 button heads was just enough to do the entire car but I need to buy another bag for spares. Sure makes working on the car a lot easier. Don't bother getting the cap head screws. You really don't need them. The button head ones work fine.
I thought someone mentioned that he sells screws and he sells a DF03 stainless kit somewhere in this thread. I don't remember how much he was selling but it could be less than what you pay..or maybe more, what do I know?

Anyone?
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Old 07-03-2006, 06:34 PM   #322
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For all interested, the slippers are back on eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/53925-Tamiya-DF-...QQcmdZViewItem

I got an email back from the guy in England today so I ordered one of the B4 slipper shafts instead. Once again, this is so I can use commonly available Associated parts instead of order-only Tamiya. I have Tamiya spares for most all other parts but I like to have greater availability for high-wear parts.
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Old 07-03-2006, 06:39 PM   #323
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Look what finally showed up on tamiyausa.com

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53931

Hopefully, it will be out soon
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slippers have all gone already, seem to be in high demand as only lasted less than half an hour
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Old 07-04-2006, 11:08 AM   #325
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Just keep watching that guy's store. He seems to be the first to get the hopups up for sale. He will probably put some more up in a day or so.
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Looks like somebody's Dark Impact is on sale on ebay and I think he posted here on earlier pages:

Tamiya Dark Impact + LRP 3 star brushless motor & ESC

Are you leaving us already, sire?
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he has 12 slipper clutches available again if anyone is interested

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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/53925-Tamiya-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Anyone tried the Tamiya Slipper clutch? Does it work with the stock spurs or do you need to buy the whole slipper unit each time the spur wears out? Thanks.
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I would guess that the stock ones will work. Why? Because they have the pattern of the slipper pads already molded in to them.
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Thanks, Speedy Dad. That's good to hear.

I've heard that new bluish white material is supposed to be very good and seems to be the new material of choice for gears in Tamiya cars, but the spur that comes with the slipper is the black stuff, so not sure what that means.
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