Tamiya TA05 IFS

Old 03-16-2009, 01:31 PM
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Just wanted to share a couple of pics if my IFS-R. A lot of people ask about small-footprint brushless ESCs for the TA05 and you can see how well the Tekin RS fits. Between that and a low-profile servo there's all the room in the world to fit everything in the 05.



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Old 03-16-2009, 01:57 PM
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I like the switch. It fits perfectly in that little area.
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:39 PM
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Well, I made it through my first TCS Race this past Sunday and I had a blast.

It was only my 3rd race with the TA-05 IFS-R (2 club races + TCS), and I have to say that this chassis is so easy to drive. It makes my driving skills look better than they are. In fact, I like this chassis more than the Yokomo BD I used to race a couple of years ago.

I participated in the GT3 Class, and there were 18 entries. I qualified 4th, and finished 6th. I was a little miffed regarding the circumstances that caused me drop 2 places, but I figure that's racing. 1st and 2nd went to Bruce and Steve Hickman. A couple of really nice guys and fast drivers.

I also raced an Exhibition Class originated and run by Ray K and Doc Mertes. The class is called Senior Spec. The cars are box stock TT-01, with hand out Red Dot motors. I qualified 5th and finished 6th out of 17 entries.

Regarding the IFS-R... I found it to be an extremely predictable and easy car to drive. Despite hitting some obstacles (stationary and moving), nothing broke, bent or cracked.

I'm looking to start racing the 17.5 class with my IFS. I think that with this car, I'll be able to alright!
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Oh, forgot to mention that I won the Concourse for Senior Spec.
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Originally Posted by Geppetto View Post
Oh, forgot to mention that I won the Concourse for Senior Spec.
Well, we need pics then!!!

Congrats on the results -- my IFS-R makes me look good as well.
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by reenmachine View Post
Well, we need pics then!!!

Congrats on the results -- my IFS-R makes me look good as well.
I knew someone was going to ask for pictures. I'll have to take some photos, although the body has a few battle scars now.
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Possibly looking at getting myself a TA05 IFS, what option parts would people recommend? or should I just go for the "R" type?
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I would buy the IFS-R
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:27 PM
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IFS-R for sure. you would be saving yourself a lot of money in the "R", than trying to buy all the parts to make it the "R".
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go for the R.RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
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Got a few questions. What should I shim on the car, and what droop level I put the car at?
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:31 AM
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Hi
Im looking at buying a Tamiya TA05 IFS or the TA05 IFS R but its the TA05 IFS R a TRF kit if so it will be a problem to get parts for as for some reason TRF parts are very hard to import, also does the IFS provoid any real advantage with the shock position compared to the oringinal TA05? and is the IFS better than the oringial TA05 chassis. All infor will be greatly appreciated.
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Originally Posted by FX Racing View Post
Hi
Im looking at buying a Tamiya TA05 IFS or the TA05 IFS R but its the TA05 IFS R a TRF kit if so it will be a problem to get parts for as for some reason TRF parts are very hard to import, also does the IFS provoid any real advantage with the shock position compared to the oringinal TA05? and is the IFS better than the oringial TA05 chassis. All infor will be greatly appreciated.
First,(and this will answer most of your questions) no, there are no huge differences between the IFS, IFS-R and the TA05, TA05-R. The biggest physical difference between any of them is, of course the shock position, and that the IFS-R no longer shares the same internal drive ratio. The iFS-R was given larger pulleys for the diffs and center pulleys, thus lowering the internal ratio and making gearing for brushless easier. The primary reason for the changes to the shocks wasn't performance, it was to allow the use of the lower nose bodies. Set up wise, the cars are set up differently though, simply because of the geometry of the front suspension.

Second, no, TRF parts are not very hard to import.(this is based on if you are in the US, since you don't have your location listed under your name) Not even hard...heck...I'd say down right easy. www.rc-champ.co.jp can get you anything TRF or Tamiya wise that you need. And they are only an email away. We Tamiya guys around here have had 2-3 Champ orders in the last month alone as we prepare for TCS, with nothing but great results as usual from Champ.
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