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Old 08-14-2007, 10:31 PM   #1
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Hi all,
what is the purpose of all the holes that is shown on the setup sheets
Front
5 holes upper arm position
3 holes damper position
2 holes for the turn bucker attaching to the servo
2 holes for the front arm

Rear
5 holes upper arm position
3 holes damper position
2 holes for the rear upright
2 holes for the rear arm

sorry if i didn't the correct term as i am new to this hobby.
what are the differences in every hole and how can i know the effect and which settings to use.
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:08 PM   #2
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Hi all,
what is the purpose of all the holes that is shown on the setup sheets
Front
5 holes upper arm position
3 holes damper position
2 holes for the turn bucker attaching to the servo
2 holes for the front arm

Rear
5 holes upper arm position
3 holes damper position
2 holes for the rear upright
2 holes for the rear arm

sorry if i didn't the correct term as i am new to this hobby.
what are the differences in every hole and how can i know the effect and which settings to use.
The holes allow you change the suspension setup depending on what desired handling you are looking for. It takes skill and experience to learn how to properly setup your car. I have a TA05 and you should use what holes the instructions say. That will get you going and you car will handle pretty well. You can read this forum to help you learn more about setups. If you go to a track I am sure some of the experienced racers can also help you.
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:15 AM   #3
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Yeah,

Go with the stock setup.
If you would like to try something else just change the shock oil front to 60wt/rear 40wt and mayb the springs to white front/bleu(or yellow) on the rear.

Try the boxstock setup as a base and after some testing / you got the feel, try the change I suggest as a learning shool.
If anything makes it worse change back.
One step at a time!
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Yeah,

Go with the stock setup.
If you would like to try something else just change the shock oil front to 60wt/rear 40wt and mayb the springs to white front/bleu(or yellow) on the rear.

Try the boxstock setup as a base and after some testing / you got the feel, try the change I suggest as a learning shool.
If anything makes it worse change back.
One step at a time!

Well put. I also agree. Go with the stock setup, and take it from there.
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Stock set-up is really good. If your racing on asphalt you might want to try changing the shock oil to about 300, and using the 3 hole pistons. You can even change to the trf damper pistons (a neat but cheap little upgrade). The standard shocks are really good, maybe even upgrade the rear springs to softer ones but if the tracks smooth, keep the silver ones - they work great.
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Thanks for the input.
I have another question.
I change the servo saver to the tamiya high torque but it seems to have a slight movement which my car cannot run straight. it has a little freeplay, i have fixed according to the instructions, 2 small rings inner and 1 bigger ring outer, somehow after fixing it, it still moves a little left and right
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Larlee,

The Tamiya servo-saver has some issues.
Get an aftermaket one, like Kimbrough or something.

Kind regards,
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Larlee,

The Tamiya servo-saver has some issues.
Get an aftermaket one, like Kimbrough or something.

Kind regards,
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Thanks! However our local TAC rules do not allow changes to servo savers.
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OK.

Still a bit strange since in the TCS rules a servosaver from another brand is allowed.
I't's reasoned as being part of the electronics.

But if the ruls say no, then it's no.

You could glue it shut, but that probably is not allowed either and your servo could brake.

Sorry mate can't help you on this one I guess.
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Thanks for the info.
Now I know it is not me and the fault lies with the part itself. I will see how I can fixed it.
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Ask again. I know in Japan Tamiya regs would forbid it but elsewhere in the world the rules are reasonably relaxed.
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