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Old 04-16-2012, 07:30 AM
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Great weekend for Tamiya! Not only did we have a very successful weekend at the Long Beach Grand Prix with over 60,000 race fans in attendance, Lee Martin claims round one of the BRCA Nationals in 2wd and 4wd buggy!! The icing on the cake was the fact that Lee also TQ'd both classes!
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Jimmy - when do we get to hear/see more details on the Track'str? I've been following your build on the TRF website. Is Thayer going to be running the same car?
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Originally Posted by Ray Kindstrom View Post
Jimmy - when do we get to hear/see more details on the Track'str? I've been following your build on the TRF website. Is Thayer going to be running the same car?
Sorry Ray, I've been busy to say the least. I'll get the TRF site updated soon. The Stock Nats are coming up next weekend and that is mainly what the Track'ster was built for.


Changes that will stay:

+6 chassis

Standard 201 shocks with BB springs

Shorty pack forward with ESC in the back

Slipper clutch delete


Some things of note: We just released our bearing kit(s) for the 201. In addition to those we are offering a ceramic bearing kit for the transmission. Something that is very worth it especially for 17.5 racing. We will have that out within the next few days.
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
Sorry Ray, I've been busy to say the least. I'll get the TRF site updated soon. The Stock Nats are coming up next weekend and that is mainly what the Track'ster was built for.


Changes that will stay:

+6 chassis

Standard 201 shocks with BB springs

Shorty pack forward with ESC in the back

Slipper clutch delete


Some things of note: We just released our bearing kit(s) for the 201. In addition to those we are offering a ceramic bearing kit for the transmission. Something that is very worth it especially for 17.5 racing. We will have that out within the next few days.

No problem. I was just curious. Your teasing us with upgrades for our toys!
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:39 AM
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Anyone have an idea what this is going to be?

54405 TRF201 Adapter for Aluminum Rear Upright
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
Sorry Ray, I've been busy to say the least. I'll get the TRF site updated soon. The Stock Nats are coming up next weekend and that is mainly what the Track'ster was built for.


Changes that will stay:

+6 chassis

Standard 201 shocks with BB springs

Shorty pack forward with ESC in the back

Slipper clutch delete


Some things of note: We just released our bearing kit(s) for the 201. In addition to those we are offering a ceramic bearing kit for the transmission. Something that is very worth it especially for 17.5 racing. We will have that out within the next few days.
Hi Jimmy,

How does one get of hold a +6 chassis?

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Old 04-21-2012, 10:44 AM
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Easy, two regular chassis, a table saw, some good CA and some reinforcing material.
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Just thought I would share how I place wieghts in my 201. I am running the car in 2wd Stock 17.5 Blinky Class.
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Originally Posted by AussieTopForce View Post
Hi Jimmy,

How does one get of hold a +6 chassis?
I build them here. Shoot me a PM or email @ [email protected]
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Originally Posted by Ray Kindstrom View Post
No problem. I was just curious. Your teasing us with upgrades for our toys!
A lot of the manufacturers build their cars for Mod. I have yet to see any of them post set ups or work with the stock classes. Tamiya is the first mark my words on this you will see more manufacturers following and posting more about 17.5 really soon.

Also my latest blog in up on teamtrf.com
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When using Losi big bore springs with standard Tamiya shocks, how do you stop the spring from rubbing on the rear camber link ?
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are the TRF201's the chupacabra of r/c ?

looking for a good trf201 for sale or cool trade
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When using Losi big bore springs with standard Tamiya shocks, how do you stop the spring from rubbing on the rear camber link ?
Hey Roman,

Good to see you're finally running a trf.

The alloy rear hubs will move the camber link away from the springs a lot more. Not sure if this will be enough but we can try it out next time at the track.

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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
A lot of the manufacturers build their cars for Mod. I have yet to see any of them post set ups or work with the stock classes. Tamiya is the first mark my words on this you will see more manufacturers following and posting more about 17.5 really soon.

Also my latest blog in up on teamtrf.com
Nice post on the TRF website! Also nice job. Looking forward to your post with pics.
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Originally Posted by Kung Fu Panda View Post
Hey Roman,

Good to see you're finally running a trf.

The alloy rear hubs will move the camber link away from the springs a lot more. Not sure if this will be enough but we can try it out next time at the track.

Panda
Thanks Panda.

I'll have to invest in the alloy rear hubs.
0.5 degrees or 0.0 degrees ?
Are the standard plastic rear hubs 0.0 degrees or more ?
They actually look like they are adding rear toe, but I'm not sure.

Are you going to run the big bore springs too Panda ?

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