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Old 05-01-2006, 12:06 AM
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Does anyone know what's up with the long springs and no collar on the shock body?
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Old 05-01-2006, 03:33 AM
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Originally Posted by bubbles

Does anyone know what's up with the long springs and no collar on the shock body?
Itís to get the ride height lower. You can do that with the grey springs and the 1m lower retainers, thatís the perfect height. You can also leave the stock retainers and the collars on and put on the purples and thatís also the perfect height. In both situations, you might have to cut a little of the ball cup that hold the retainer to get it a little lower.

tamiya spring tension low to high
red
yellow
blue
white
grey
purple


ok i see you every day, why cant u just ask me. Do u not like me

lol geez how the hell am i your freind not only a freind but like my best freind
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Old 05-01-2006, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
Those have not been release from Tamiya yet, I think Square makes them.
i don't really care what brand. As long as they fit.
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Old 05-01-2006, 07:42 AM
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Does anyone have a diagram on how a stick pack assembles together??? I'm perty sure how it is, but havn't done one before, only side-by-sides. It would help greatly, thanks much.
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Old 05-01-2006, 04:38 PM
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Hey all,

I'm looking to put some short shocks on my cooper. What is the model # for the cheap plastic ones?
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Old 05-01-2006, 04:45 PM
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kling, u want the tamiya mini cva's?
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Originally Posted by Static_racing
Hey all,

I'm looking to put some short shocks on my cooper. What is the model # for the cheap plastic ones?

50746 CVA Super Mini Shock Unit Set

Tower Hobbies has them for $14.

you also have a PM
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:24 PM
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Anyone here tried the delrin gears?
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...ducts_id=14567

Do they have the same ratio than stock? Those ball diff pulley looks nice and thin.
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:41 PM
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i have used those gears in the past, work pretty well. it does keep the same ratio, but i think the teeth are a little finer pitch, plus the diff gears are thinner. obviously not legal for TCS, but a decent product...
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by nick b.
Itís to get the ride height lower. You can do that with the grey springs and the 1m lower retainers, thatís the perfect height. You can also leave the stock retainers and the collars on and put on the purples and thatís also the perfect height. In both situations, you might have to cut a little of the ball cup that hold the retainer to get it a little lower.

tamiya spring tension low to high
red
yellow
blue
white
grey
purple


ok i see you every day, why cant u just ask me. Do u not like me

lol geez how the hell am i your freind not only a freind but like my best freind
How come the first half of the post is capitalized correctly, but the lower half has only one capital? Where'd you copy the first half from? LOL

You missed a spring too... Sliver is in-between Yellow and Blue.

What I was more wondering, and should of asked this in the first place, is why use the long springs with no adjustability, when you could run the short springs and get the same ride height WITH adjustability? I mean, ONE specific ride height won't work the best, EVERYwhere you go. Why limit one of the few adjustable components of the car?

Basically, are Tamiya's short White springs the same rate as Tamiya's long White springs? Just different length's...? I think that's the case... Not 100% sure though.
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Dont know if this will help

Tamiya
Spring Rating [lb/in]
Purple 22.72
Gray 20.91
White Short 17.24
Blue Short 15.27
White 14.82
Blue 14.08
Yellow 13.33
Red Short 13.24
Yellow Short 12.90
Red 11.86
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Originally Posted by work
Dont know if this will help

Tamiya
Spring Rating [lb/in]
Purple 22.72
Gray 20.91
White Short 17.24
Blue Short 15.27
White 14.82
Blue 14.08
Yellow 13.33
Red Short 13.24
Yellow Short 12.90
Red 11.86
dude yes i've been looking for the rates thank you are u sure those are right thought
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Originally Posted by work
Dont know if this will help

Tamiya
Spring Rating [lb/in]
Purple 22.72
Gray 20.91
White Short 17.24
Blue Short 15.27
White 14.82
Blue 14.08
Yellow 13.33
Red Short 13.24
Yellow Short 12.90
Red 11.86
There is about 10 springs missing from this.
What about the long and shory red, yellow, and blue springs thatwere mainly used back in the TA02 TA03 days?
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by nick b.
dude yes i've been looking for the rates thank you are u sure those are right thought
Not sure if they are accurate. Got them from the tb evoIII thread a long time ago. I think they were calculated by a jap engineer or something.



Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer
There is about 10 springs missing from this.
What about the long and shory red, yellow, and blue springs thatwere mainly used back in the TA02 TA03 days?
I remember, those onroad/rally springs? And dont forget the gold springs also
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What is the motor limit for the TEU-101bk ESC ?

Can the #53697 motor be used with it?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...3&I=LXGYS0&P=K

If anyone has used this motor in an MO-3 please give some feedback !!!
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