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Old 07-22-2022, 07:42 AM
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I’ve had the 08 since it was first released and got the main spares that were available on release. I have yet to see chassis and some of the kit specific spares come in stock in the US. I’m just surprised the manufacturing process is that far behind still. I won’t race my car if I don’t have a spare for likely breakages. In addition those same parts haven’t had aluminum hop ups or add ons to upgrade strength and reliability. I think the fact we haven’t seen an upper deck for use on high grip surfaces is pretty lame…this car has the potential to be a beast…but if you are running TCS spec…it’s a dog on carpet because of the flex.

I started worrying some when I saw the one way and ball diff as a hop up early on. It kind of seems that this car hasnt been designed with medium or high grip surfaces in mind at all catering to more the low grip carpet or asphalt.

Originally Posted by Raman View Post
True that they’re announcing new cars but those cars and their respective spare parts become available 5-6 months out. Eg 420X was announced beginning of the year. Kit just arrived at tower, not much stock of spares.

Spares for older chassis are also very scarce. When they finally arrive are gone in an instant.
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Originally Posted by Core Creations View Post
Yeah that could be.
Both Tamiya and Kyosho are still having serious delays at port of long beach.. this is due to the pandemic.

This TA08 doesnít share a lot of parts with other chassis so it makes things worse. The XV02 that just came out shares most itís suspension parts with the XV01.. so the consumables are available.

As for TamiyaUSA, theyíve been terribly quiet on all fronts. They used to respond to an email within a week, now itís radio silence
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Old 07-22-2022, 03:32 PM
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Interesting alternative to the aftermarket top decks, similar to what used to be done to the TA05 with a pair of long turnbuckles connecting the front and rear bulkheads: https://www.thercracer.com/2022/07/t...k-mod.html?m=0
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Originally Posted by BuggyFan21 View Post
Interesting alternative to the aftermarket top decks, similar to what used to be done to the TA05 with a pair of long turnbuckles connecting the front and rear bulkheads: https://www.thercracer.com/2022/07/t...k-mod.html?m=0
I run that top deck. Helps a lot on black carpet
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Old 07-24-2022, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Captain Howdy View Post
This seems to be a common breaking point, hit a pipe and tore the ball end right out. Opinions on best fix for this? Ordered a new chassis but will be a while till it gets here.

if this wasnít mentioned yet. Drill through the entire chassis. Counter sink the bottom of the chassis and use a screw
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There is not much chassis to countersink on the bottom. The hole is right on the edge of that centre channel. 5x8 stud is best bet in my opinion




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Originally Posted by Raman View Post
There is not much chassis to countersink on the bottom. The hole is right on the edge of that centre channel. 5x8 stud is best bet in my opinion


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Old 08-16-2022, 07:16 AM
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I picked up a TA08 and have some very dumb questions -

1. How tight should the belts be? On the factory recommended settings they seem super loose, but I'm assuming for 21.5 or lower powered classes it's probably fine? Also is there any way to adjust the tension other than pulling the suspension and arms and bulkhead off each time?

2. Is it a bad idea to run some kind of spacer to use my shorty packs? I figure I can always add lead weight to balance it out but it's what I have right now and don't want to buy more batteries.
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Old 08-16-2022, 10:33 AM
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.lower deck where can one person find this hidden treasure?
is it me or does this chassis break easy?
does any one make or what other chassis plate couli use/ mod to make this work?
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I like my M08Öfor for ease and durability give me my TA04 any day
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Originally Posted by hotrod306 View Post
.lower deck where can one person find this hidden treasure?
is it me or does this chassis break easy?
does any one make or what other chassis plate couli use/ mod to make this work?
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I like my M08Öfor for ease and durability give me my TA04 any day
.....huh?
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Originally Posted by simple View Post
.....huh?
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....meanwhile, Just finished my second TA08...as an alternative to my Xray's, I really like these plastic weapons.

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....meanwhile, Just finished my second TA08...as an alternative to my Xray's, I really like these plastic weapons.
Looking good. Mine unfortunately has become a shelf queen.. Iím a man without an RC racetrack at present 😔
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