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Old 02-13-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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Default My TA03 Supra has a turning circle of a real one :o

Supras are known for their horrible turning circle and my ta03 appears to have the same problem

I want it as a circuit car but put yeah racing drift tyres and wheels on and I can do donuts just fine but no hard out drifting as the tyres are still a rubber compound. But suddenly the car will grip and I won't have any steering, it's like the rear grips but the front doesn't (which is odd being that a motor is sitting on it) and when it does turn it's the length of a carpark it needs to turn :/

Is it just because of the tyres? Should I put the slicks back on and just race it, how it was supposed to lol.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:52 PM   #2
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check this site...all ta03 owners can help you out...

www.DrifterCentral.com/forums
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definely check out www.DrifterCentral.com/forums community for a active and dedicated forum on TA03's.

anyways, what you have is understeer which may be caused by less grip in front. what you can do is use the softest possible spring in front coupled with 20wt or lower oil all around. lift the rears ride height in small increments until you feel a difference in handling.

my drift setup on a TA03F Pro and TA03F-S TRF are locked diff front/rear, torque splitter (optional), 16T pulleys front/rear, super soft spring front and soft spring rear, trf dampers with 20 weight oil, aramid belts, pro gears.

btw, we run Tamiya Driftech tires on almost all surfaces here but other run HPI T-Drift's. on really rough asphalt we use home made HDPE tires and ABS, these are our practice tires due to cheaper cost and availability.

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Old 02-18-2009, 01:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies

I'm thinking the stock can isn't enough to spin the tyres also, so once I have my new battery i'll put my 10 turn back in and watch the crazy thing!!! hahaha

It's a circuit car but I just wanted to drift it for a bit while I got my tt01 running heh.

I would have thought the front would grip being that the motor sits on it but I guess weight doesn't apply in this sense.

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drifters use a totally differant set up for the car

not just the tyres

try adjusting the end point on your transmitter
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Is your car a TA03F or TA03F? The TA03F naturally has lots of understeer due to the front mounted motor design.
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Is your car a TA03F or TA03F?
Um, how to answer... yep my car is a ta03f

lol

I would have thought having the motor on the front wheels would make for better traction - better steering.

I'm still figuring out all the "how things work" on rc cars
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Um, how to answer... yep my car is a ta03f

lol

I would have thought having the motor on the front wheels would make for better traction - better steering.

I'm still figuring out all the "how things work" on rc cars
I think he meant R or F?
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Yup it's definitely an F

I just found a bent dogbone
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Um, how to answer... yep my car is a ta03f

lol

I would have thought having the motor on the front wheels would make for better traction - better steering.

I'm still figuring out all the "how things work" on rc cars
yes the TA03F does make for better traction and steering, actually its one of the few chassis i've seen where you can countersteer, but you need to adjust a few things like the springs and rear ride height ... also locking the diffs would give the car more power.
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