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Old 04-28-2004, 07:12 PM   #1
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Default How can i make a TA04 drive train more free?

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clean out al ur bearings with motor cleaner then re lbue them with trinity purple bearing oil then cut every other tooth off your belts these simple mods make the tranny 100% better
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just rebuild your F/R diff. Some diff lube, oil the bearings and ,it should be OK.
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Yeah i recommend .....cutting ur belts.......(use a nail clipper)
ive just done it to one of my old belts to c how it goes ....
an the drivetrain is now very smooth an freed up ..!!

also try using/or getting the lightweight diff joints helps helps
on weight an gives better acceleration .......
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Degrease the bearings, dry and lube them. If you get a gritty bearing, metal treat them if doesn't work then replace em.
The belt clip thingy have a bit of downside as the force it need to withstand goes double during braking.
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soak your belts on WD-40 for 24 to 48 hrs. Thats what i did on my TAO3R and trf 415, and clean your bearings, soak for 2 hours on a plastic container w/ motor spray after let it dry and put one drop of TRINITY ROYAL OIL and spin it.
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:09 PM   #8
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hey guys... help a newbie out here.

what is a "motor spray"? is it the same as "degreaser"?

can i clean my bearings with WD-40 then oil it?

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[QUOTE]The belt clip thingy have a bit of downside as the force it need to withstand goes double during braking.

Yeah this is true ..but i found that with the more i race the less i make use of the brake ..........
so 4 me it really isn't an issue .but i guess .u might wait sometime b4 cutting ur belt .........if ur just starting
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motorspay cna be bought from hobby shops in different brands and can be known as motor spray, buggy blast, prep spray but theyre all the same. it degreases bearings and cleans them.
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you can also sand the belts down with sandpaper from the top while its running, making it thinner.

also if you dont have aluminum hex hubs for the wheels get some because plastic ones deform over time and scrubs the bearings, with aluminum ones they run truer and you can tighten the wheels down.

reading the "freeing up xray" thread, you might wnat to try cutting teeth from your front and rear diff ring or case off instead of your belts to prevent skipping, not sure if its safe to do it on the center pullies though.
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U could also try replacing the car with a BARRACUDA that'll prove to be very free

Seriously though build the drive train in sections so you can check for binding in different areas as opposed to as a whole.

I usually go for the main back bone of the car as one and each of the corners as another, then when i'm happy that each section is as free as possible i then add the front pair and check for binding again and then the rear and recheck

You SHOULD now have a very free running car
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hey guys.

do u guys reckon a lower deck would make my car run faster?? or is it just for looks. and would low friction belts do anything??


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do u guys reckon a lower deck would make my car run faster?? or is it just for looks. and would low friction belts do anything??
Low friction belts are a little smoother once they're worn in; only a little dearer & worth buying if you've got a need to buy spare belts.


Chassis stiffness helps your suspension work better, so your car gets more grip and you can lap faster.

But TA04R's graphite reinforced tub is already plenty stiff... so there is little benefit from changing to a carbonfibre plate chassis. CF chassis also has less realestate for your electronics.
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Old 05-05-2004, 01:12 AM   #15
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Hi,
I have found since i have put my lower carbon deck on it has added to performance. Not sure why though, if you have the TA04-R it doesnt really need a lower carbon deck cause the plastic deck it comes with is like infused with carbon of something like that and is just a ridged as a carbon one. I recomend you get a lower carbon deck for just the S though seems the original one for that is a heavy hunk of crap.
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