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Old 02-04-2004, 10:40 PM   #106
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Jon,

Are you running the 414? Here in Japan, two most popular Tamiya bodies are the NSX and Modena360. For the TA04 based chassis, the choice seems to be the Modena. For the EVOs, it's NSX. Surikarn was running NSX body in the Tamiya World with his EVOIII. I heard the MRS is also good for technical circuit.

Tire choice - at this time of the year, it's Type A (depends on where you race, too).
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Old 02-04-2004, 10:48 PM   #107
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Yeah, I'm running a 414MII. Is there a chart or something with all the different tire compounds and reccomended surfaces, temps etc... I'm having difficulty finding some of this kind of info on these cars. I'm sure it's out there, I just don't know where to look.

Chris, I'll come see you next time I run into you at the track. So Cal and I don't get along too well (as was obvious on Saturday ) so I don't know if I'll be up there anytime soon.

Thanks for the help guys.
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Okay, this is stuff I came across by what my brohter has told me. For tires get the type-b, but the problem is their near impossible to find. As for bodies the NSX is good, the Modena is very aggressive, and the new Skyline should be neutral like the old one, but who knows. Other than that, those are the bodies you should stick with.
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:31 PM   #109
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Any comparison to the usual TC bodies, Stratus, Alpha?
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Old 02-05-2004, 12:17 AM   #110
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I would have entered your Mini Body Hebiki but since you were not there I would have felt bad for doing so.Anyways,your body was the winner of the Mini A main though! Totally helped being it was so bright yellow and we raced our main almost in the dark.We'll see most of you guys at your regional!

Sipa!Thanks for the 20 weight oil bro....Saved my life for sure!Car was railed after I switched the back oil out.But I gotta give props to all the amain guys{except the hack in the red mini with the Billy ray cyrus mullet} in mini.Jaime made that race very tough for me but really rewarding!Everyone made our race very exciting and probably one of the closest and best races all day!That was truely anyones race.

Linger....you deserve those wins bro!You had real tough comp all day and drove super smart!Who says always a bridesmaid and never a bride!?

Niel....I feel your pain.But I hope when I get an f201 I can drive it like I stole it like you did.Your the man in my book!
Racenut, did anyone up there take photos of the race?
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Old 02-05-2004, 11:31 AM   #111
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Hello, and congrats to the winners from the recent TCS.
I, mainly an amatuer, have some questions on GT1 class.

1. Do you think TA04R chassis (with tub) competitive enough to run in GT1 against TRFs lineups and TBEVOs?

2. What do you think of the wide tire(`66mm dia) vs. med. narrow tire (`62mm dia) in GT1. I have good handling experience with the wide tire in nitro (TG10R) and would like to try that in EP.

3. What's your recommended rollout for Tamiya SuperStock Type RR motor?

4. Does the 3300HV have a big advantage over the 2400SP or 1700SP batteries for the two minutes qualifying?

I will race in Japan this month (coz I work in Japan), so any info pertaining to the race are very much appreciated. For info, this is my 3rd participations in the series, after jumping from N1 class.

I will run TA04 with most probably with NSX body at Tamiya Kakegawa circuit (normally good traction high speed track - but depends on race layout later).

Cheers and thanks in advance.

- Y Ku2 -
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1. Maybe. The 04R can definitely keep up. In back to back comparisons, My Ta04R is usually .1 - .2 sec slower per lap (at the Tamiya USA track) compared to my 414M2. At the more competitive levels, this can be significant.

2. No clue. Most of the fast guys use the 24mm tires. I've never tried the 26 mm tires.

3. The rollout for the RR depends on the track. For short techical, I've used a 29.2 mm rollout (6.9 ratio). For large tracks, I use 32.5-34.5 mm rollout.
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Old 02-05-2004, 05:41 PM   #112
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1. Maybe. The 04R can definitely keep up. In back to back comparisons, My Ta04R is usually .1 - .2 sec slower per lap (at the Tamiya USA track) compared to my 414M2. At the more competitive levels, this can be significant.

2. No clue. Most of the fast guys use the 24mm tires. I've never tried the 26 mm tires.

3. The rollout for the RR depends on the track. For short techical, I've used a 29.2 mm rollout (6.9 ratio). For large tracks, I use 32.5-34.5 mm rollout.
Many thanks linger!! You the champ!

Question 4: Should I invest in the Nimh 3300 battery? I'm using NiCd 2400 at the moment.
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Old 02-05-2004, 06:49 PM   #113
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I would. I think the newer cells would impress you. And you can get good packs much cheaper now than you ever could when 2400's were out.
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Old 02-05-2004, 11:55 PM   #114
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Okay, this is stuff I came across by what my brohter has told me. For tires get the type-b, but the problem is their near impossible to find. As for bodies the NSX is good, the Modena is very aggressive, and the new Skyline should be neutral like the old one, but who knows. Other than that, those are the bodies you should stick with.

Type "B" tires on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=34063
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Those are not the right B's, those are the 26MM ones.
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Old 02-06-2004, 12:21 AM   #116
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linger is still using his 414/04R combo, but he now has a spanky new TB02!

A big thanks to the Hobbytown crew for overcoming all the race gremlims.

I've already won more than my fair share, and I wouldn't be surprised to see an TCS rule amendment that goes something like this:

"Racers that have won the “GRAND” prize, (a.k.a TCS National title) and racers names Ling Tong are eligible to participate in regular season TCS races. They are also eligible to win the first place trophy, however they are not eligible to win prizes that are associated with first place."
Congrats Ling for another sweep!!

Now that you've won with belt driven cars...let's see what you can do with shaft driven car

btw..this is Armand the guy you met at RC tech last August.
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Type "B" tires on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=34063
everyone is talking about the B2 sir! and that would be this place:

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everyone is talking about the B2 sir! and that would be this place:

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I think 24mm "B"s are still better. 24mm "B2"s have a stiffer carcass and take a bit to come to temp.

Then again please buy "B2"s so I have more chance to find "B"s for TCS racing.
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Please buy B2's...when you come to nats and run them,While our tires are working your trying o get heat in yours.

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everyone is talking about the B2 sir! and that would be this place:

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Are the Type-B Slicks that much better? Are these the tires that come stock on the TB-02? The guys 'round here are saying I should've raced on the stock TB-02 tires, but (in my best whiny voice) "They are my show tires."

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