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Old 08-04-2013, 04:43 AM
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Watching the stream Jilles is racing the Std v5 and Marc the Raceberry.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by CraigM View Post
So you haven't seen the new tamiya motor mount? Chassis? Top deck?

Are you not competitive with your current car? If so do you blame the car? I made RROC and AOC A-mains with this car. There's nothing wrong with it
No I haven't seen it, and if they were on the car of marc and jilles I think they have done a step backward seeing the ugly result of this euro.
I did this year always the a-main In my local and national championship.
Probably in the modified category it is very competitive, and I think that you run in this category., but in blinky is not the same.
I notice a car too much affected from the temperature condition, in qualifying you can do the best time and than 1 hour later in the final you finish in 10th.
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I do not blame the car, if I hadn't loved tamiya I would have changed already my car with an xray (the most competitive and numerous at my local track )
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by syndr0me View Post
Tamiya needs to make a strong move with their next kit, that's for sure.
Agree! They have now tried for years with chassis flex and it is not going forward anymore... now it's time too try to find a bigger step. They need to be innovative. Better suspension, better dampers and lower CG and they will have a winner again...
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:55 AM
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...... BTW..... Someone posted here one time about Kyosho O Rings for the Gear Diff instead of using the kit ones...... Does anyone know the part number??

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Old 08-05-2013, 12:57 PM
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:29 PM
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Tamiya have announced a TB04 pro

http://http://www.rctech.net/forum/e...ro-thread.html

Features low profile shocks, new suspension geometry with 6 deg caster C hubs so expect to see them on the next TRF
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:37 AM
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nice shocks (Left is new TB04 right is old TRF) using what looks like normal length springs..... :

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Old 08-07-2013, 06:22 AM
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nice shocks (Left is new TB04 right is old TRF) using what looks like normal length springs..... :

Not sure they are new shocks. These look like the short bodied TRF mini shocks that have been available for a while.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Smartypants View Post
nice shocks (Left is new TB04 right is old TRF) using what looks like normal length springs..... :

From the CAD picture, shock bodies look the same, but the shaft and top cap are shorter.
Not convinced these will be on the next car though..
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:57 PM
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6 degrees, carved from the same rice cakes. Brilliant.

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Looks like a DCJ will fit through!
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:34 PM
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More caster is usually better for corners, right?
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Burlap View Post
More caster is usually better for corners, right?
It takes away initial steering and calm the car, but stabilize it on power
but I'm not sure
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Originally Posted by Csaari77 View Post
Not sure they are new shocks. These look like the short bodied TRF mini shocks that have been available for a while.
Were you looking at the same photo lol
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Originally Posted by NItrox416 View Post
It takes away initial steering and calm the car, but stabilize it on power
but I'm not sure
correct less initial, but more mid to end of corner.
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