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Old 03-07-2004, 10:19 PM   #196
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I have run my TA04 in a couple of races already.

I believe it is still a very competitive car. Not to mention that support for this car is very much alive.

As long as you're still winning cars that cost twice as much, there is no reason why you should change unless another car catches your fancy. Which is the reason I notice why lots of people change their cars each time a new one appears on the market.
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Old 03-08-2004, 02:08 AM   #197
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...So does anyone else think it is worthwhile to stay with a TA04 kit?...
yes, definitely as long as your lhs has ample parts support for this car, consider the TA04 as a keeper. i also got a used TA04 SSG a couple of months ago and its a very capable car - very easy to setup and drive, easy to maintain diffs and change belts, and the suspension parts are very tough.

re. the plastic bulkheads, you wont have any problems with them as i havent cracked one yet, considering the amount of airtime ive done i think the only downsides are:

1. you may strip the threads if you overtighten the screw (you can easily repair this with some CA on the screw hole.) this happens if you frequently remove the upper deck or the upper gear cases for maintennance...

2. the shock tower screw holes may crack (you can reinforce this with 2-part epoxy or CA), and...

3. the mounting hole for upper bearing guide of the rear belt may also crack, same as the shock tower screw holes.
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Old 03-08-2004, 03:39 AM   #198
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I've run a TA-04 TRF for 5 seasons now and have placed in the top two in all of them. I have bought a 415, but in know way am I giving up the TA-04, it's a great car, the 415 is for mod class. The TA-04 is going to go back into stock class. I must say I have only replaced wheels and tyres and the odd belt, all good.
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Old 03-08-2004, 04:52 AM   #199
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I love this Car, and will always be part of my line up! I one of those people who like to get a kit because its new or nice loking.

But like my TC3, I keep on coming back to my O4-R PIA Tuned!!

Great car and give it time-- !!!!

Peace and Happy Racing!!!!
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Old 03-08-2004, 10:28 AM   #200
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hi guys thought u guys might want some 04 tricks. although i have retired mine it's still one of my favourite. this car has thaught me well in the world of rc. just like to pass on the secrect i've been using to whoop some tc3 butt.

get the blue alloy hinge pin mount from the 04 trf, they allow u to tune the inboard toes as well as kickup and anti squat by using spacers in between the block and the chassis.

if u can get ur hand on one of the mII's lower chassis, be sure to fit them on the car. the battery placement on them even out the weight distributions and the battery does not move around as much too, thus allowing a more precision driving.

stiffen up the chassis by mean of using metal pole role much like the bell cranks one inbetween the top and the lower chassis.

use center one ways. it like driving a front one way down the straights and handle like full ball diff car around the corners.

for those rich guys out there. make a aluminuim light weight mII lower chassis plate replica. it's the best. just make sure u insulate ur batteries well.
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Old 03-08-2004, 11:05 AM   #201
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this is the setup i last use on my car. i race on a very tight technical carpet track. hope this helps:

ta04 model : ta04 trf with blue aluminium trf shock & MII lower
deck

front
toes : .5 deg out
chamber : -2 deg
caster : 4 deg
kick up : 3 deg (3mm spacers between chassis and hinge pin
head)
stabiliser : lower yellow (like ta04r)
droop : 3mm
ride height : 6mm

suspension front:

yellow springs
3 hole piston
red sponge inserts
80wt oil
mounting : outer hole in lower arms and 2nd hole counting from
outward on shock tower

rear
toes : 2 deg block
chamber -2 deg
anti-squat : 0 deg
inboard toes : 2 deg in
stabilizer : red
droop : 5mm
ride height : 6mm

suspension rear

blue springs
3 hole piston
red sponge inserts
80wt oil
mounting : inner hole in lower arms and middle holes in rear
shock towers

center pulley : oneway
front diff : full diff
spur/pinion : 128t/32t

motor : kisbey modified 27t stock
batteries : kmr gp3300 match packs

tires : 26r sorex
inserts: sorex medium
rims : top cad aluminium with 2 deg offset

other mods: 2mm tamiya red spacer on wheels and full light
weight universal mip cvd. all chamber link position r
the same as the factory setting.
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Old 03-08-2004, 04:04 PM   #202
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Muahaha -

Can you be more specific with the mods?

A car decision might be hinging on it!!!

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Old 03-08-2004, 08:50 PM   #203
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I just thought I'd show you all what my TA-04 TRF looks like. The picture was taken about two weeks ago before I ran it in my local club round. Lets just say it no longer looks as good as this but it's just a body shell after all.
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Old 03-08-2004, 11:04 PM   #204
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I just thought I'd show you all what my TA-04 TRF looks like. The picture was taken about two weeks ago before I ran it in my local club round. Lets just say it no longer looks as good as this but it's just a body shell after all.
Nice color Scheme!
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Old 03-09-2004, 03:53 AM   #205
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Thanks dude, I've seen better but nice simple job, with nothing to technical = All good.

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Old 03-11-2004, 08:52 AM   #206
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wat mod do u want to know about dave..

the deck?

the setting?

or the kickup/anti-squat?
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Hey I was thinking about the universals...

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Old 03-11-2004, 11:28 PM   #208
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Thanks dude, I've seen better but nice simple job, with nothing to technical = All good.

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Old 03-13-2004, 11:48 AM   #209
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anyone using tyre additives (trinity RED DOT) on ta04? with
Sorex 36r tyres?Front (40)yellow and rear (35)red spring. how was it?its tar mac.

* runing on stock motor ( 5.6 ratio )
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Old 03-13-2004, 07:33 PM   #210
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I don't have any experience with that specific tires sauce, but it may work well for you. if your track sprays the racing line with soda, try Paragon, the stuff in the black can. That works best for me on the tracks in my area. If the track is sprayed with vht, try one of the TQ sauces. I use TQ8 and TQ Orange and both work well with vht. I'd suggest that you pick up a few different types and experiment with them during practice until you figure out which work best at your track. The ones that don't may work at another track.
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