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Old 09-28-2013, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by bobbyvegas View Post
Not me, mine just arrived a few days ago. Bar Codes just arrived 25 minutes ago.


question: Is the front 30G 0 degree sus. block a good idea, I've searched this thread and others and some love it, some not so much. I'll be running 17.5 on a technical indoor clay track...

Can't wait to run this after on road season is done. My 1st 2WD buggy since the Dyna Storm.
I run the weighted front bulkhead and like it on the new XR Chassis.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by trx450racer174 View Post
I run the weighted front bulkhead and like it on the new XR Chassis.
Thanks for the quick reply and insight. Best thing for me is to build it, drive/race it and go from there (haven't driven a 2WD buggy in nearly 20 years).
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by bobbyvegas View Post
Thanks for the quick reply and insight. Best thing for me is to build it, drive/race it and go from there (haven't driven a 2WD buggy in nearly 20 years).
I have never drove a stock chassis car. I have a +6 Trackstar car and now the XR chassis car. I do know that my +6 plastic chassis car had some push and I had added a lot of nose weight. Drive the car see how you like it the bulkhead might suit your needs after some testing.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by CTRJ View Post
Just out of curiosity, how many here bought the TRF201 BEFORE it was $184?
Got mine as soon as it was released.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:57 AM
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Hi all is anyone else finding that the rear big bore shocks are binding up on the rear turn buckles? ( Car is in rear motor set up )

I noticed this when cleaning today. Compress the shock and you will see uneven movement in the spring. Im going to try and use a 2mill spacer to the bottom screw in the suspension arm to try and make it clear.

Any one else got any ideas?
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Originally Posted by nivola View Post
Hi all is anyone else finding that the rear big bore shocks are binding up on the rear turn buckles? ( Car is in rear motor set up )

I noticed this when cleaning today. Compress the shock and you will see uneven movement in the spring. Im going to try and use a 2mill spacer to the bottom screw in the suspension arm to try and make it clear.

Any one else got any ideas?

Guess it would depend on what rear hubs you are running.

If you have the std plastic upright ones I would get the aluminum ones or the reinforced XV-01 rear hubs and that should take care of your problem.
I would just shim enough to get the turn buckle away from the spring.

Here is a pic of mine and it's not even close to the shock.

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Old 09-29-2013, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Kregger View Post
Got mine as soon as it was released.
+1

Mine was an orphan at the local track until a few months ago when two more appeared (and whipped my behind).
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:22 PM
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Cheers trx450racer174

Im running standard for a few more weeks as I have just started running it.

I replaced the 12mm screws with 14 and put in some alloy spacers so that it would just clear.

Now to order the new hubs with the alloy steering unit.



Slow learning process
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:34 AM
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I have my TRF201 up for sale. Let me know if your interested.


http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...l#post12590184
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by renjie View Post
+1

Mine was an orphan at the local track until a few months ago when two more appeared (and whipped my behind).
Mine still is not a popular car where I am.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:38 AM
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any deals on the xr kit?
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:30 PM
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Just built my 201 last night. Was very easy to build, and everything went together very well. Will be racing it this weekend at the region 4 Roar race. Will also be racing my db01.
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Not sure if this has been covered before but can the M-Chassis rear axles be mounted on the stock front uprights to run hex wheel adapters? With some modifications of course. I kinda want to keep everything metric instead of the AE hex wheel adapter conversion.
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thanks for the info guys. I think I will wait and see if Tamiya does release a 201XM as a kit, I would love to run this buggy. If not, then I'm stuck with a 22 2.0 ;(
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:00 AM
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For those running the new chassis setup are you still running the cut rear T-plate?
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