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Old 01-14-2007, 03:15 PM   #1
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Hi, I am new to the forums and I own a Tamiya TL-01. I am wondering if this setup will fry anything or if it will run strong. I am going to purchase the Polyamid Sealed ball bearings, the tamiya speed tuned gears, and the Associated LRP GT3 Turbo 14Tx2 motor. And I also have a 7.2V 4300mah battery.

Will this be good? Anyone have any experience or help offers?

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Old 01-14-2007, 03:52 PM   #2
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As for the battery, I don't believe it will fit in the chassis, the cells have grown and I think they will be too large for the stick pack holder.

For a 14turn motor you may not need the speed tuned gear set, it might fry the motor.
Is your ESC able to handle that motor? If not you may need to upgrade that too

Apart from that is seems like your setup should fly
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:19 PM   #3
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this is probably harsh but sell the tl-01 and buy a second hand tourer then u wont have to worry about melting gears and ull geta better handleing car i went from a tl-01 to a schumacher mi2 (second hand) and never looked back.
the tl-01 is a good car but it isnt really geared for anything but stock ad 540 motors.
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TL-01 Speed tuned drops the gear ratio to a level that a 14 turn won't like! Great basher, very very very solid, but if you're talking 14 doubles, side by side packs etc, you need to be throwing it at another car.

The TL-01 is awesome for what it does, a Sports Tuned thrasher that can take a belting, and thats not a bad thing!
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TL-01 is great chassis for beginner that just start in RC career and TL-01 was my first car..it is very strong. and you can use your 4300 pack with no any problem.
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:35 AM   #6
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yes, I already have a 4300 battery and it fits in fine just a little snug. But you all dont think that the speed tuned gears will work well with the associated lrp gt3 turbo 14Tx2 motor? What will really happen? What are my options because I have already purchased this and i want it to run. Also I have read somewhere that a tl-01's msc ( i have a msc not a esc ) can handle a max of a 12T motor. Should i just install the bearings, speed tuned gears, and the 14T? Or what would really happen?

What kind of gears are suggested?

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If you are using the stock tamiya 101 ESC it will not handle anything more than a black canned tamiya motor and possibly a 27t stock motor but thats pushing it. With the stock gears and an ESC that can handle it a 19turn motor would be as much as I would go and the speed tuned gears are only really good for the stock motor.
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As long as your ESC can handle the motor, the gears should be fine.....as i have a friend that runs a 13turn in a TL-01 with stock gearing and it goes fine
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the msc should run the motor, just remember, unless it's on full throttle, the main resistor will heat up!

The speed gears drop the gear ratio from around 7.2 on a standard pinion to 6.0 now for a silver can that is more speed, on a 14 turn motor, even 7.2 is a bit much, a FDR of 6, well, bye bye motor, it'll be cooked very quickly!
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So should I just run my car without the speed tuned gears? Will it be better.? I dont want anything to fry. I just want it to do good. And I have a MSC NOT an esc.
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Before you buy anything buy an ESC for it you can get them for a cheap as 30 bucks brand new.
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make sure when you get one that it can handle the motor you want to use....
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Without the speed tuned gears and the 19 pinion when you run your 14 turn motor. Even then check the temperature after about 4mins to see how hot it is getting. If it gets too hot you can damage your motor,

A good ESC will be good too, enough to handle your motor
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so your saying do not use the speed tuned gears? i dont think it will mess with anything
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1. Do NOT use the speed tuned gears.
2. Get a decent ESC that can handle a 14 turn motor! (I'd suggest an MC330CR Futaba)
3. Oil Shocks!
4. Do not gear any higher than the 19 pinion with that motor.
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