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Old 07-26-2006, 08:35 PM
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DA_cookie_mons, are the seals in the bottom better than most of the Tamiya shocks. Do they have some form of bush or spacer near the orings as this is where Tamiya shocks leak?
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Has anyone heard anything about when the one-way is coming out?
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:12 AM
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The shocks have a two piston guides and two o-rings so there is no side play in the shock shaft, just like their TRF touring car shocks, and they feel super smooth and they got the piston sizes right by the feels, not like the kit shocks.
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I am thinking of getting one of these buggies, but before I do I would like to know some things about this car.

1. Can it use 48p spurs?, I saw a modification on a previous page and would like to know if there is any other way I can get some of these.

2. Does it accept side x side battery packs?

3. also what pgrdes do yu ecmmnd befor asemby, Shocks are a must and I was going to get the DF03 TRF's.

Is there anything else you recommend before purchase ie what parts break easily etc...

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1. Can it use 48p spurs?, I saw a modification on a previous page and would like to know if there is any other way I can get some of these.

2. Does it accept side x side battery packs?

3. also what pgrdes do yu ecmmnd befor asemby, Shocks are a must and I was going to get the DF03 TRF's.

Is there anything else you recommend before purchase ie what parts break easily etc...
1. Yes you can. If you are not going to run the slipper (which is a big mistake), you can drill an Associated spur gear to the proper shaft diameter. I would imagine it is the same with the Tamiya slipper kit although I haven't had a chance to try it yet.

2. Contrary to what some have said, yes you can. I have.

3. Slipper. Don't race without it. Also get some adjustable turnbuckles. I used Associated B4 ones. Yes, get some better shocks.

Replacement parts. I always buy arms, shock towers and gears. So far, I haven't broken any and I'm not that good of a driver yet.
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I'd also add front universals. I've only run mine once on a rough dirt track so far, but I did have one of the front axles pop out of the outdrive. With the stock dogbones, I would have been searching for the lost dogbone instead of driving.
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Center one ways are out.

Get them while they're hot...

http://cgi.ebay.com/53931-Tamiya-DF0...QQcmdZViewItem
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need to change your name dude, mine is already on it's way, roflol
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Just had my first run with this buggy, fitted a ss5800 in it and the buggy is awesome. one downside, I now need to get DF02 uni's as there is too much suspension travel
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I got my center one-way today. Not much to it. It replaces the output bevel gear and shaft assembly in the rear gear case that drives the center driveshaft that goes to the front diff.
Basically, it includes a modified output shaft, the one-way bearing, some other bearings, and some shims. You use the other small 34T bevel gear that came in the MH bag in the DF-03 kit but was listed as "not used". Took me all of 5 minutes to install.
It works well. Once you are off power it disconnects the entire front end, including the center driveshaft from the rest of the drivetrain. I'll test it on the track wednesday.
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Nice!

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I only got to run it a couple laps before the motor wire came loose. I would have fixed it but they moved me up in class in my T4 so I had to put in a new motor and learn how to drive faster.

Anyways, it steers much better with the one-way. Instead of just having the front end push through the corners off-power, it actually steers through them. I'll try to get more track time with it saturday to get a better feeling for it.
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Hi. Would anyone know the difference between these two set of DF03 tires? Will be racing in carpet, which one will be best on this surface? Thanks


SPARE PARTS
51240 SP1240 HD Spike Tire K Front 62/25
51241 SP1241 HD Spike Tire K Rear 62/35

OPTION PARTS
53878 OP878 HD Spike Tire C Front 62/25
53879 OP879 HD Spike Tire C Rear 62/35
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Hi Guys
Have retired the DI, have a BJ4 now, but I am keeping the DI for my son, does any one know if the alloy rear wing mounts are out from GMP or anybody.
My screws keep coming loose in the mounts.
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Can anyone tell me if the rims from the DI will fit a Top force if so what is the part nu.

Bender you would know this. Thanks Mark..
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