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Old 07-12-2007, 10:59 AM   #1
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Does anyone has some advice on setup for DF03 running on clement flooring? it is slightly rough not the smooth type. i broke quite a few parts and destory a couple sport tuned motor during the tamiya race. we have ramps and i am using the alum shocks with the setup shown on the sheet and it keeps bottoming.

Not too sure whether is there a front one way or centre one way kit. Do we really need it? My car runs understeer and always loses momentum during the turns.

Please advice.
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there is both a center and front one-way. im ordering a front soon for mine. the stock suspension on the df03 is soft. even on the aluminum shocks. use slightly heavier springs and thicker oil. it will be better. a slipper will be good too. tamiya makes a kit for that as well
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how did you spoil the sport tuned motor?

you can use the Tamiya TRF shock piston to replace the with what you have from the shock kit. the holes are smaller and handles better.

i did that to mine, on all 4 shocks.
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yeah i havent fried any motors yet.... thats weird
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i didnt fried mine, i was following the setup instruction for the alu shocks. didnt get much time to test and it bottom real hard on the jumps....the magnets broke to pieces for the sports tuned.

i have changed the pistons to the smaller holes.
how many holes did you used? 2 holes for both front and back? how about oil? which position did u mount your shocks to for both front and back?
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did u get the TRF pistons? they are much better.
i use 2-holes and 40 oil all round.

front shock position
top centre hole
bottom 2nd hole from inside

rear shock position
top centre hole
bottom innermost hole

these are my preference so you may want to experiment the different mounting position to suit the track

by the way, how high did u jump and land? where is the tamiya race? RCI?
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Hi guys, Im using e TRF shocks for the DF-03. Im using tamiya 800 shock oil for both front & rear with 2 pistons hole & middle spring. Below is a pic of my DF-03. The one in green.
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did u get the TRF pistons? they are much better.
i use 2-holes and 40 oil all round.

front shock position
top centre hole
bottom 2nd hole from inside

rear shock position
top centre hole
bottom innermost hole

these are my preference so you may want to experiment the different mounting position to suit the track

by the way, how high did u jump and land? where is the tamiya race? RCI?
last year the race is conducted in a shopping mall, Marina Square. Ramp is 1 metre high up and down.
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1 meter in height??? that's high..........

well just hope that you will get around to a better setting and keep the DF03 alive and running..it's a great car

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by right, if you control it right, it will land on the downslope but due to first time in race and was actually panic....i landed flat on the carpet a couple of times at the 1metre height which ended up with 3 sport tuned magnets cracked.

this race will not have a 1 metre ramp, but i would like to prevent slamming flat on the clement floor to damage anymore parts.
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i see. i thought it was a 1 meter high landing and that will really burst all the cars. otherwise the sport tuned is quite a bullet proof motor.

maybe you can also consider getting some aluminium and CF parts for the DF03 from 3racing.
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I saw those parts from 3Racing but cant use them in Tamiya races...
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yall are using the stock sport tuned motors? mine was terribly slow and i hated it personally. it couldnt even make it around the track
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