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Old 02-22-2012, 01:19 AM
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Just wondering what Pro-line Scrubs to get for the front and how well will they fit the front wheels?
Basically what dimensions should I be looking for? Sorry for the basic of most basic questions
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:22 AM
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I ran my TRF 201 for the first time last weekend. It is the LE version with reinforced gears, carbon battery strap and body included in kit. I also optioned it with aluminium rear suspension mounts (3 degrees). The car performed well, considering it was built to the instructions, including shock oil; and I hadn't raced on track since 1997.

By the end of the day I was 1 lap off the pace of the top A main qualifiers, and managed to win a B final race. I raced in 2wd stock, and ran the tallest pinion I had at my disposal, a 27 tooth on a 79 spur. This meant the car was significantly under geared. I will be ordering a new spur and pinion combination soon to get it where it should be.

These results give me confidence there is a lot more performance to be found in the 201 and my abilities. The Track I raced at was St Ives, Sydney Australia. It has recently been remodelled for the Nationals in Easter. This meant that quite a number of drivers from other clubs came to run at the club day for 'Nationals' practice. So to be just off the pace first time out in years was very positive. Enjoy the photos as well.
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Originally Posted by KalEl63 View Post
Just wondering what Pro-line Scrubs to get for the front and how well will they fit the front wheels?
Basically what dimensions should I be looking for? Sorry for the basic of most basic questions
I used Proline Scrubs on the weekend at St Ives, Sydney. They worked well on the 'blue groove', but not so good on the duty sections.

They are a direct fit on the original front Tamiya rims. Here is the Part Nos. 8214-17 & Description: Scrubs 2.2" 4wd MC (Clay) Off-Road Buggy Front Tires.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by rosko View Post
The 201 looks like a really nice buggy does this car have good rear traction or is it more of a steering machine
It has plenty of rear traction. In fact it is a very balanced car in corners. I race on hard packed clay with a layer of dust. With Proline Holeshot 2's on the back the traction was good. I had Proline scrubs on the front which lacked a little traction in the dusty sections. The tire of choice for the front on that particular track was JC's Ribs.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:07 PM
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I like seeing worldwide race reports!
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Originally Posted by AussieTopForce View Post
I used Proline Scrubs on the weekend at St Ives, Sydney. They worked well on the 'blue groove', but not so good on the duty sections.

They are a direct fit on the original front Tamiya rims. Here is the Part Nos. 8214-17 & Description: Scrubs 2.2" 4wd MC (Clay) Off-Road Buggy Front Tires.
Thanks mate I just want to start trying different tyres and I wasn't sure what size I needed to look for for the standard Mr T's wheels as I have slims on the front at the moment
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:08 AM
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Hi,
does anybody knows, if somebody offers a gear-differential for the TRF201?

Perhaps, do you know, if the FF-03 front gear-diff or the TA06 rear gear-diff fits into the TRF201?

Thank You.

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Originally Posted by weber2406 View Post
Hi,
does anybody knows, if somebody offers a gear-differential for the TRF201?

Perhaps, do you know, if the FF-03 front gear-diff or the TA06 rear gear-diff fits into the TRF201?

Thank You.

Ronald
I'm also wondering about that.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:04 AM
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How many degree does have the front kickup without hubs ? Thanx
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here is my custom 201, chassis extended by 12mm and narrowed a fair bit to fit the FTW shell.
no track time as of yet damn snow..





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Just wondering if any one has found a way to adapt 12mm hex to their 201. The front should be pretty easy, just use some B4 parts. The 201 I believe has a larger dia. rear axle than the B4.

would be nice to get a parts list of what works.
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Originally Posted by rimracker View Post
Just wondering if any one has found a way to adapt 12mm hex to their 201. The front should be pretty easy, just use some B4 parts. The 201 I believe has a larger dia. rear axle than the B4.

would be nice to get a parts list of what works.
Simply put Tamiya Touring Car hexes on the rear. I use Kyosho or Losi wheels depending on the offset I'm looking for and they come in "Sexy Blue"
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
Simply put Tamiya Touring Car hexes on the rear. I use Kyosho or Losi wheels depending on the offset I'm looking for and they come in "Sexy Blue"
Intresting..... , is the Tamiya part #53496 TGM-02 Aluminum Hex Hub the correct one to have?
Any other suggestion?
Is possible to use also old hexe Tamiya wheels?

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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
Simply put Tamiya Touring Car hexes on the rear. I use Kyosho or Losi wheels depending on the offset I'm looking for and they come in "Sexy Blue"
Do you use the 4, 5, or 6mm hexes?
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Originally Posted by Ray Kindstrom View Post
Jimmy also posted that Jake is running the 501x (51279) rear arms with 3deg of antisquat and the HRC. The 501 arms are HUGE. There is more material in the arms...but they seem more flexible to me. (could be me but I like the way they feel on my buggy). When you add the 501 arms and 3mm antisquat and HRC you will need to do a little clearencing to make sure noting binds up. I used a sanding wheel on my drimmel to clear where the diff outdrive rubbed on the arm and where the U-brace would impact the arm. Want to make sure everything is free and doesn't bind, we want those amazing Tamiya shocks to work!

Give these mods a try and let us know what you think.
This is part of the T plate mode, can some one explain to me what is the HRC?
Sorry if is a stupid Q but i don't understand the meaning.....

The mod works fine even with stock 201 rear arms or is better to use the 501 ones as by description?

Thanks a lot.
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