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Old 07-17-2013, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by ifuonlyknew View Post
I just don't get the Exotek conversion. How can you guys justify the weight and rigidity?

My car was perfect again last night. I ran the fastest I have ever run. I did a 24 6:03 with a 17.5, and my best 7.5 time was a 24 6:06. I also had 1 bobble that cost me 2 seconds. The mod guys on Saturdays do 25 laps on good runs. If I can get my car to work like that with my 7.5 I should be able to get 25 laps easy. The one guy who can usually hit 25 laps was in the A at Reedy.

I weighed my car yesterday, and it was 1510g. 11 grams over the limit. I run no weight, no weighted parts, and a shorty battery with all the electronics in the normal places.
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Did Tamiya ever make BB shocks for the 201 or for the 4wd buggies yet? If they update the kit with BB I will be looking to buy another 201. Very nice car and easy to work on.
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Did Tamiya ever make BB shocks for the 201 or for the 4wd buggies yet? If they update the kit with BB I will be looking to buy another 201. Very nice car and easy to work on.
I think you have to put another kit in your wish lisy....

http://www.teamtrf.com/index.php/my-...first-run.html

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Old 07-17-2013, 09:00 AM
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Etamiya have the BB dampers for sale allready
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Post up your setup.

Originally Posted by ifuonlyknew View Post
I just don't get the Exotek conversion. How can you guys justify the weight and rigidity?

My car was perfect again last night. I ran the fastest I have ever run. I did a 24 6:03 with a 17.5, and my best 7.5 time was a 24 6:06. I also had 1 bobble that cost me 2 seconds. The mod guys on Saturdays do 25 laps on good runs. If I can get my car to work like that with my 7.5 I should be able to get 25 laps easy. The one guy who can usually hit 25 laps was in the A at Reedy.

I weighed my car yesterday, and it was 1510g. 11 grams over the limit. I run no weight, no weighted parts, and a shorty battery with all the electronics in the normal places.
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Originally Posted by CTRJ View Post
Post up your setup.
That will never happen!
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:54 AM
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Dont You Want The Most Ridgid Platform To Mount The Suspension To? That Way You Can Just Adjust The Suspension Without Having To Add In The Unknown Variable Of How Much Chassis Flex There Is.Look At The Trf 4Wd Chassis. Carbon Fiber Dual Plates. All Of The High End Tc's Are The Same Way

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Originally Posted by wildwillydriver View Post
I think you have to put another kit in your wish lisy....

http://www.teamtrf.com/index.php/my-...first-run.html

WWD
Looks like I will be getting another 201 in the near future. I see the new chassis is showing at Great Planes as well (not in stock but they do list the new aluminum one) so I will now check on to see if GP is listing these shocks yet.
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$330 for the chassis kit? Who are they kidding?
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Originally Posted by ridgeracer View Post
And ?
Most people post "oh my car is good ect..." When I post something like that I give proof of how well my car is working (race times, other people that are fast). Do you run a TRF201?

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Post up your setup.
MC Scrubs and Suburbs, kit everything (shock and link positions) 1.3 pistons up front, 1.4 pistons in back. 30wt front 27.5wt rear (ae oil for both) AE BB green front and brown rear. -1 camber front and rear, 0 front toe, 23mm ride height.

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That will never happen!
Uh, false.

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Dont You Want The Most Ridgid Platform To Mount The Suspension To? That Way You Can Just Adjust The Suspension Without Having To Add In The Unknown Variable Of How Much Chassis Flex There Is.Look At The Trf 4Wd Chassis. Carbon Fiber Dual Plates. All Of The High End Tc's Are The Same Way

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Not in off-road. Look up the t-plate mod, it helps the car create traction.
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Originally Posted by ifuonlyknew View Post
Most people post "oh my car is good ect..." When I post something like that I give proof of how well my car is working (race times, other people that are fast). Do you run a TRF201?



MC Scrubs and Suburbs, kit everything (shock and link positions) 1.3 pistons up front, 1.4 pistons in back. 30wt front 27.5wt rear (ae oil for both) AE BB green front and brown rear. -1 camber front and rear, 0 front toe, 23mm ride height.



Uh, false.



Not in off-road. Look up the t-plate mod, it helps the car create traction.
The T Plate mod was awesome. It did add excellent traction and made the car more consistent overall. One of the best mods I did to the 201.
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I agree i did the T Plate mod a month or so back and havent had a chance to run it until recent. I was very pleased with the way the rear of the car reacts to the changes.
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I ran the cut t-plate for a little while and then bought the +8 (mostly because it was on sale). I just spent the last hour pulling it off and putting the cut t-plate back on. We have track practice until 11pm tonight, so I'll be spending the evening seeing what I think of it.
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Yes I agree that the cut t-plate mod helps create traction. My point is that the part is not going to flex the same way consistently every time. By getting the most rigid platform to mount the suspension you can then tune the suspension to get the car to handle in a more precise manner. A car with a lot of chassis flex will be easier to drive but will also be harder to tune.
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Originally Posted by CTRJ View Post
$330 for the chassis kit? Who are they kidding?
http://www.speedtechhobbies.com/inde...roduct_id=5770

Speedtech has it available to preorder for you for $230
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