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Old 12-05-2014, 07:05 PM
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Hello guys
Take a look my Dt03 with Baja Body.
I use the Tamiya M05 Rear body mount to fix the body rear.

Sorry no pictures for me. Thnx RcTech
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Old 12-05-2014, 07:39 PM
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You need 10 posts I think.

I have mine all set for the build. I have most of the Tamiya hop ups, plus a new ESC and a 10.5T motor to go on it. It will most likely get built after Christmas.
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Old 01-19-2015, 01:45 AM
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Just some pics of the DT03 I took this weekend past









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Old 01-19-2015, 04:59 AM
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Great pictures! I still haven't built mine. I've spent most of my free time racing. Hopefully soon.
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:38 PM
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Default Front shock pistons for adjustable CVAs

Have recently finished my DT-03, and chose fluoro pink backed with white, as an homage to my first car, the Frog - also mixed the Neo kit's 'Frog' decals with some repro vintage Frog decals, for a unique/retro look.
I've have both the CVA shocks and some TRF shocks, but I'd like to make the CVA shocks internally adjustable with the 1/2/3 hole piston valves, via a grooved shock piston shaft.
I have fitted Tamiya 54043 RC 49.6mm Titanium Coated Piston Rod Rear as they are a direct replacement for the standard 'plunger' piston rod, but cannot find the equivalent fronts. The standard CVA 'plunger' shafts are 32mm, but: Tamiya 53850 TRF Damper Titanium Coated Piston Rod are too short.
Tamiya 54043 TRF501X Damper HTC Piston Rod are too long.
Is there a perfect replacement, as I'd like to have two complete shock sets to allow easy change between TRF and CVA, and have both fully adjustable?
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Nice to see some interest in these. I just purchased one used I am waiting for it to arrive.

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I have a set of Associated B4.1 shocks set aside for mine. I'll build it first with the plastic bodies and the probably switch over.
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Got mine built over the weekend. It has the Tamiya carbon shock towers, Tamiya CVD's, Tamiya turnbuckles, Associated B4.1 shocks and Avid bearings. For electronics, it has a Hobbywing EZRun 35a ESC and a Tacon 10T. I've only run the car for a few minutes in front of the house but it seems to be a lot of fun.



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Originally Posted by Tarmac View Post
Have recently finished my DT-03, and chose fluoro pink backed with white, as an homage to my first car, the Frog - also mixed the Neo kit's 'Frog' decals with some repro vintage Frog decals, for a unique/retro look.
I've have both the CVA shocks and some TRF shocks, but I'd like to make the CVA shocks internally adjustable with the 1/2/3 hole piston valves, via a grooved shock piston shaft.
I have fitted Tamiya 54043 RC 49.6mm Titanium Coated Piston Rod Rear as they are a direct replacement for the standard 'plunger' piston rod, but cannot find the equivalent fronts. The standard CVA 'plunger' shafts are 32mm, but: Tamiya 53850 TRF Damper Titanium Coated Piston Rod are too short.
Tamiya 54043 TRF501X Damper HTC Piston Rod are too long.
Is there a perfect replacement, as I'd like to have two complete shock sets to allow easy change between TRF and CVA, and have both fully adjustable?
Semi-bumping, if anyone has any ideas?
I'd like to make the CVA shocks internally adjustable with the 1/2/3 hole piston valves, via a grooved shock piston shaft.
I have fitted Tamiya 54043 RC 49.6mm Titanium Coated Piston Rod Rear as they are a direct replacement for the standard 'plunger' piston rod, but cannot find the equivalent fronts. The standard CVA 'plunger' shafts are 32mm, but: Tamiya 53850 TRF Damper Titanium Coated Piston Rod are too short.
Tamiya 54043 TRF501X Damper HTC Piston Rod are too long.
Is there a perfect replacement, as I'd like to have two complete shock sets to allow easy change between TRF and CVA, and have both fully adjustable?
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I noticed when building my DT-03 that the shock parts tree is the same as the one from the Stadium Blitzer. Don't quote me on this, but the front and rear shocks look the same. I wonder if you could get the shock shafts from that?
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I noticed when building my DT-03 that the shock parts tree is the same as the one from the Stadium Blitzer. Don't quote me on this, but the front and rear shocks look the same. I wonder if you could get the shock shafts from that?
Fantastic, thanks for the tip! They are Tamiya #50601, std M-chassis shock shafts, and though research tells me they're 33mm, that's good enough for the front of the DT-03. Or at least cheap enough to try.
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I can now confirm that it is possible to convert the standard mushroom/plunger type pistons to internally adjustable shocks using all Tamiya piston rods and valves.
The standard CVAs are fine, but they can certainly benefit from the ability to fit adjustable internal valving for even more fine-tuning via the 1-2-3 hole valves. And if you're like me and upgrade to TRF shocks, you can have another complete set to further aid fast at-track tuning. See the part numbers below. The front Mini pistons aren't quite as smooth as the titanium-coated rear rods, but they still do a better job than the factory plungers, and by firming up the rear and softening the front, it offers reduced bottoming-out and better turning.
Front: Tamiya 50601 33mm CVA Mini Shock Unit II Piston Rod
Rear: Tamiya 54043 RC 49.6mm Titanium Coated Piston Rod Rear
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:53 AM
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Default i got a dt03!

just bought from CTRJ

[IMG][/IMG]just bought from CTRJ

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Anybody racing these? Success?
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:52 AM
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Ghost town...

I'm looking at the ball diff options and wondered if anyone has fitted/modded any non kit spur gears? Seems an obvious change for more gearing options...and a slipper.
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