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Old 04-05-2006, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default Most basic upgrades needed for the TA-05

I am planning to get a TA-05 to run in the up coming TCS. What would be the most basic upgrades needed in order to be competitive?

There are just so many options avaliable I don't know which ones to get.

Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:16 PM   #2
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You'll be able to find answers here
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:38 PM   #3
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There is no such thing as basic when you run Tamiya's You won't stop until you get all the blue bling and when you've done that you will be surfing in Jap sites waiting and praying for new bling to come out
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:28 AM   #4
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I have read the LONG TA-005 thread, but there are just so much info I kinda got lost.

And yes I know what you mean about getting all the hop ups possible.

But my question is, what are the very essential parts in order to be competitive in the most stock form. I don't need bling.

For instance, someone told me some of the MUST HAVE includes the Tamiya flourine coated shocks, front one-way, center one-way, and the stablizer.
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:38 AM   #5
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Basics: Tamiya TRF Dampers, stabiliser set, front one-way and centre one-way (depends on the setup you need), aluminium steering set, carbon front and rear shock towers, carbon shock tower spacers.

Thats basically it i think for the basics.....
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:50 AM   #6
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...Front universals too...
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:51 AM   #7
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Thanks!

Does the carbon reinforced chassis parts and the lightweight carbon chassis makes a big difference?
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The main reason you need all the bling is 2 folds. Looks and getting the weight down, which in stock is a must to be competitive. My car now weights 1532 grams race ready with 3800 cells. I have basically all the TCS legal bling except for the carbon parts which will hopefully take out another 20 grams out of the total weight.
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Can you post photo of your TA-05, so it is hevier then stock kit? I ask becouse mine with everything stock weights less (1460 grams)
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Can you list what you mean by everything? (servo, esc, receiver, battery type, motor, transponder)
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Everything that came in the kit + standard size servo + Novak Explorer II esc + 27T Trinity "Monster Horsepower" and standard size receiver.
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What about batteries and what type of servos?

Weight might not be an issue compared to stock unless you added Front & Center Oneways and a few other hotups that actually increases performance but makes it heavier, so other options actually are lighter than stock to compensate.
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BTW, there are some photos in my other posts (befor I instolled everything that is required), soon there going to be much more photos of my TA-05 on the www.rcclubmd.com
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OREON 2400, I'm new to cars. What does your 3800 weights?
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trf shocks, oneway, center oneway, carbon shock towers, and front universals..
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