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Old 06-25-2012, 02:04 PM
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Is there a trick, when building, to get the screws in without stripping them? They seem to be a soft metal. BA3 for example, doesn't seem to like me or my #0 and #1 screwdrivers at all :-P
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Just picked up one of these. It will be my first foray into off road, I usually race on road. Most likely I'll be going to west coast rc. How are the classes split up in 1/10 scale offroad.... 17.5, 13.5 and mod?
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Originally Posted by cdwilliams1 View Post
Is there a trick, when building, to get the screws in without stripping them? They seem to be a soft metal. BA3 for example, doesn't seem to like me or my #0 and #1 screwdrivers at all :-P
By the emoticon I suspect you are kidding about the #0 & #1 screwdrivers??

Being that BA3 is a 2mm hex. that is unless you are building a Zahhak DN01 (201)
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Originally Posted by Raman View Post
Just picked up one of these. It will be my first foray into off road, I usually race on road. Most likely I'll be going to west coast rc. How are the classes split up in 1/10 scale offroad.... 17.5, 13.5 and mod?
17.5 non-timing (ROAR rules) stock class and Mod are your choices at WCRC and most every other track here in So-Cal.

Hit me up if you need any help with your 201.
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Tamiya's killer price on these has me teetering on the fence. I am drooling over the 201, but I also like being able to pick my broken buggy up off the track and walk over to the wall of parts and get what I need to fix it on the spot.

I really wish I could get parts locally
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
By the emoticon I suspect you are kidding about the #0 & #1 screwdrivers??

Being that BA3 is a 2mm hex. that is unless you are building a Zahhak DN01 (201)
Haha.... yeah.... Just kidding about that one....

I sure did sit down without a set of hex drivers when I started though!! Just screwdrivers. Lots of hexes on this guy! Totally glossed over the tools section at the beginning!!
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Originally Posted by cdwilliams1 View Post
Haha.... yeah.... Just kidding about that one....

I sure did sit down without a set of hex drivers when I started though!! Just screwdrivers. Lots of hexes on this guy! Totally glossed over the tools section at the beginning!!
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
17.5 non-timing (ROAR rules) stock class and Mod are your choices at WCRC and most every other track here in So-Cal.

Hit me up if you need any help with your 201.
Thanks! I think we met once at Surf City, I was the one that ran the 801X as an on road GT.

When I do show up to wcrc, you probably will notice me out right, I plan on doing a retro paint theme... I'm a bit nostalgic, was thinking Rough Rider box art with some old school race livery if that doesn't make stick out.. The crashing, wrecking and carnage that is sure to follow will
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Originally Posted by Raman View Post
Thanks! I think we met once at Surf City, I was the one that ran the 801X as an on road GT.

When I do show up to wcrc, you probably will notice me out right, I plan on doing a retro paint theme... I'm a bit nostalgic, was thinking Rough Rider box art with some old school race livery if that doesn't make stick out.. The crashing, wrecking and carnage that is sure to follow will
Hahaha! Yep that will do it! Yes we did meet out at OC Circuits event in HB. You were running a 801xT E truggy for a while too right?
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
Hahaha! Yep that will do it! Yes we did meet out at OC Circuits event in HB. You were running a 801xT E truggy for a while too right?
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Tamiya's killer price on these has me teetering on the fence. I am drooling over the 201, but I also like being able to pick my broken buggy up off the track and walk over to the wall of parts and get what I need to fix it on the spot.

I really wish I could get parts locally
I wouldn't worry too much. I ran the TRF201 from when it came out until April 2011 when I got rid of it for a 22 (which I sold for $181 on ebay when I found out the 201 was on sale for $184). In that entire time I broke a front a-arm, and a rear a-arm. If T8rtot would remind me of the strength and flex characteristics of all of the different rear arms available for the TRF201 I could tell you what arms are strongest, but apparently he is not as good at scouring the net for info as I am. All that being said, you personally might have durability issues. I rarely ever crash, so I am not much of a measure of a cars durability. Realistically you could just order some spare parts and have your bases covered. Arms, hubs, shock towers, hinge pins, and the t plate parts tree (j parts) would be the stuff that you would probably break in most track related crashes. The other option would be to back it off a notch when driving the car. Crashing less, means more quality time on the track. I rarely set the hero lap, but I always finish towards the top, as my car rarely spends time upside down.

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Haha.... yeah.... Just kidding about that one....

I sure did sit down without a set of hex drivers when I started though!! Just screwdrivers. Lots of hexes on this guy! Totally glossed over the tools section at the beginning!!
Your humor was lost on me. Buggy is a bit different from the other cars in your signature, you are in for a surprise. I have a funny feeling that you might struggle a bit if you can't manage to figure out what tools you need to assemble the car.
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I wouldn't worry too much. I ran the TRF201 from when it came out until April 2011 when I got rid of it for a 22 (which I sold for $181 on ebay when I found out the 201 was on sale for $184). In that entire time I broke a front a-arm, and a rear a-arm. If T8rtot would remind me of the strength and flex characteristics of all of the different rear arms available for the TRF201 I could tell you what arms are strongest, but apparently he is not as good at scouring the net for info as I am. All that being said, you personally might have durability issues. I rarely ever crash, so I am not much of a measure of a cars durability. Realistically you could just order some spare parts and have your bases covered. Arms, hubs, shock towers, hinge pins, and the t plate parts tree (j parts) would be the stuff that you would probably break in most track related crashes. The other option would be to back it off a notch when driving the car. Crashing less, means more quality time on the track. I rarely set the hero lap, but I always finish towards the top, as my car rarely spends time upside down.

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I have yet to break anything on my B4.1 Worlds either. I don't typically break much. From what I have heard, the 201 is even beefier than the B4.1?

Anybody want a beautiful FT B4.1 with all the worlds parts?
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
Hahaha! Yep that will do it! Yes we did meet out at OC Circuits event in HB. You were running a 801xT E truggy for a while too right?
No, just the buggy.. Aside from that I run a trf416we and m06 pro..
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No, just the buggy.. Aside from that I run a trf416we and m06 pro..
Ah ok.
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Strength of materials (arms):

Front:

Standard 201 #51411

High Strength #54265



Rear:
DB01 #51313

Standard 201 #54142

501x #51279
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