Tamiya TA05 IFS

Old 01-27-2009, 09:15 AM
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just finished my IFS-R hoping to run it next week
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What kind of difference is there performance wise if I were to add the Short Reversible arm set?

Are there certain conditions where the short work better?

Generally are there any other setup changes necessary or just slap them on?
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I finished building my IFS-R, and I'm very satisfied with the results. I haven't installed any electronics, and I still need to install and mount the wheels/tires.

For some reason, the front shocks ends (all 4) don't move freely on the ball ends??? The rear shocks are fine, though. The front and rear ball ends are the same size, and the shock ends all came from the V parts tree so I can't quite figure this out. Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by Geppetto View Post
I finished building my IFS-R, and I'm very satisfied with the results. I haven't installed any electronics, and I still need to install and mount the wheels/tires.

For some reason, the front shocks ends (all 4) don't move freely on the ball ends??? The rear shocks are fine, though. The front and rear ball ends are the same size, and the shock ends all came from the V parts tree so I can't quite figure this out. Any suggestions?
you mounted your shocks upside down, turn it around. Ck your manual, the top shock should be on the bottom and vice versa.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by cheehtae View Post
you mounted your shocks upside down, turn it around. Ck your manual, the top shock should be on the bottom and vice versa.
It's not that. I almost mounted the shocks with the cap nearer the belt, but I caught that before mounting. Both shock caps are outward.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Geppetto View Post
For some reason, the front shocks ends (all 4) don't move freely on the ball ends??? The rear shocks are fine, though. The front and rear ball ends are the same size, and the shock ends all came from the V parts tree so I can't quite figure this out. Any suggestions?
The only time this happened to me it was from tightening the shock shaft too far into the plastic end. It deforms the hole, squeezing the ball too tightly. This would only explain the shaft end and not the cap end though...
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Originally Posted by padailey View Post
What kind of difference is there performance wise if I were to add the Short Reversible arm set?

Are there certain conditions where the short work better?

Generally are there any other setup changes necessary or just slap them on?
Tamiya says that the shorter arms increase mechanical grip. All I know is that my IFS-R with them is way more hooked up than my regular 05. I race on outdoor asphalt.

As with any major change, you may indeed have to adjust your setup to make it suit you best.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by reenmachine View Post
The only time this happened to me it was from tightening the shock shaft too far into the plastic end. It deforms the hole, squeezing the ball too tightly. This would only explain the shaft end and not the cap end though...
+1 This happened to me too.
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Originally Posted by reenmachine View Post
Tamiya says that the shorter arms increase mechanical grip. All I know is that my IFS-R with them is way more hooked up than my regular 05. I race on outdoor asphalt.

As with any major change, you may indeed have to adjust your setup to make it suit you best.
Your regular 05 is not using the reversible "longer" arms right?
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by stocker View Post
Your regular 05 is not using the reversible "longer" arms right?
Nope. Stock plastic non-reversible kit-box arms.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by reenmachine View Post
Not to sound rude, but what's your point? He had some issues and asked for a little input, which he received. No need to bust his chops over it.
i think that sounded rude, so sorry.. and to Geppetto too


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the short arms will induce a little more roll to your kit, hence the added mechanical grip..
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Originally Posted by reenmachine View Post
Nope. Stock plastic non-reversible kit-box arms.
See that might be why. I'd like to hear from someone that's run the regular version and the shorter.
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Main reason I ask about the short arms is guys that have TA05's here (just got mine) have trouble with traction rolling on carpet when the traction gets really high. They are the best cars on our track when the traction is low to medium but then they can't compete. At the Novak race in TA I had heard that some were narrowing the width to keep from traction rolling. That really didn't make sense to me but I'm not that great with setup anyway. Then I also have seen where it increases the mechanical grip as reen mentioned. Wouldn't that make it worse?

Then on the Tamiya site it states "Once installed, the chassis roll action reduces improving stability. " Now that would seem to say the short arms would handle a high traction situation better.

So I'm confused.
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have you tried reducing your front camber..?
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