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Old 12-20-2009, 09:59 PM
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Thanks Redbones. I appreciate your insight.
Anyone else out there with some helpful suggestions, please feel free to chime in!
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:35 AM
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Thanks Redbones. I appreciate your insight.
Anyone else out there with some helpful suggestions, please feel free to chime in!

I suggest that you install a spool instead of the differential at front. and be careful not to forget the shims in the shaft . also try to look on the previous pages for the parking lot setup of timmie. it really works well on low traction parking lot surfaces.
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by SoCalGuy
Regarding upgraded TRF shocks:
Please suggest a good starting weight for the oil (will probably start with the 3 hole piston as recommended), and any hints you may suggest in their assembly.

Thanks in advance; I appreciate all the good advice!
use the tamiya 400 weight oil (approx. 40wt). ive always been told 3 hole pistons for asphalt/rubber racing.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:27 AM
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Thanks guys for the great advice I should probably take a little trip to the track here in Camarillo and see what the locals have to say.

Regarding the suspension mounts (1XD, 1F, etc...), there seems to be dozens of flavors of them. What would be a good starting set to use, and where can I get more information on their differences?
Thanks again for your time, and thanks for your patience with another Noobie!
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by SoCalGuy
Thanks guys for the great advice I should probably take a little trip to the track here in Camarillo and see what the locals have to say.

Regarding the suspension mounts (1XD, 1F, etc...), there seems to be dozens of flavors of them. What would be a good starting set to use, and where can I get more information on their differences?
Thanks again for your time, and thanks for your patience with another Noobie!
The stock blocks work the best for the TB03.

If you are using the TRF shocks go with 400 and two hole or 600 with three hole pistons to start.

List what hop ups you have purchased and I can better help you with a set up.

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Old 12-21-2009, 01:14 PM
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Thanks Jimmy; Here ya go...

All Tamiya part numbers:

53993 Aluminum Rocker Arm Set
53999 Rocket Nut
42102 TRF Special Damper Set
54052 Aluminum Propeller Shaft
54053 Aluminum Propeller Joint
54094 Aluminum Spur Gear Mount
53500 Universal Assembly Shaft Cross Joint
54076 Wheel Axles
54077 Aluminum 44mm Swing Shafts
54054 Aluminum Motor Adapter
54150 Aluminum Motor Mount
54056 Aluminum Diff Joints
51000 Servo Saver
54095 Aluminum Racing Steering Set
54097 Carbon Steering Link
54121 Aluminum Servo Saver Horn

Futaba BLS551 Servo
Castle Creations Mamba Max Pro w/ 5700kV brushless motor
(a bit concerned the stock gearing may not be correct for above motor)
Spektrum DX3R Radio with SR3520 Receiver
Have yet to decide on a good lipo battery

I may not be able to drive worth a darn, but it will sure look cool

Thanks again!
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:51 PM
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Im debating if I should run GT-3 or GT-1 with my TB-03D I'm about to get for TCS. What spur/pinion do you recommend for a 13.5 (to get around a 4.5 fdr) and for a silver can in GT-3? Also, what is the internal ratio? Thanks!
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:20 PM
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Ciao Waltrip55,
the internal ratio is 2,348, which kind of spur are you using pitch 48 or 64?

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I would like to run 48p...but I wouldn't mind either one. Which ever one is easier to get to 4.5 fdr.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by mtaddei
Ciao Waltrip55,
the internal ratio is 2,348, which kind of spur are you using pitch 48 or 64?

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its actually 2.438
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:30 PM
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Ive done some math and a 52t spur with a 28t pinion would work...a 55t spur and a 30t pinion would also work. I've also worked out a few 64p combos...but I'm not sure if any would fit. Would the two above combinations fit properly?
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:18 AM
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Does anyone happen to know what type of shocks are on the TB03D and what springs will fit it? I bought some Tamiya Soft Red Springs but they require huge spacers because they leave a massive gap in the shocks. What size are they?
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by DriftWoof
Does anyone happen to know what type of shocks are on the TB03D and what springs will fit it? I bought some Tamiya Soft Red Springs but they require huge spacers because they leave a massive gap in the shocks. What size are they?
these are the short springs. you should get the normal red springs instead.

the short ones are more suitable if you run it for m-chassis cars.

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Old 12-25-2009, 03:04 PM
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Where do I get the normal red springs?
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:27 PM
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I run Reds on the rear of mine and they are quite long compared to M03 springs. They came in the 53440 hard on road spring set.
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