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Old 09-10-2001, 08:29 AM   #1
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Cool They said that the Tamiya 03F DJ is too slow.

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I see that some people are wanting to put their 03's up on the shelves.
I still race my 03 on a regular bases. I compare my 03 to my Yokomo MR-4TC pro on the track with a lap counter and the 03 was a full second quicker. My 03 set-up is as follow:
Blue Springs F/R
Torque Splitter F/R (Yes in the rear you will not have any brakes)
80wt Shock oil F/R
03F DJ chassie
Yellow Sway bar F/R
12x1 (Old Reedy) mod motor
Team Integy 2000, 2400 Battery packs
Jaco Green F/ Yellow R tires or Pro-line H13 with Integy Firm Insert
The car is the fastest on the track.

I race at the HobbyTown USA store in Macon GA.

I have some new set-ups that I'm working on for the race this weekend. I let you know how that goes.
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Old 09-10-2001, 05:12 PM   #2
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Nice car...

its still good to see that ppl still uses there old car to race...

let me know the result soon...
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Old 09-11-2001, 06:25 AM   #3
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I will do just that. Did you know that Tamiya is starting there own Forum on their web site.

I'm going to try those Ceramic Diff Balls, they are much lighter.
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Old 09-15-2001, 06:48 AM   #4
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Wish me luck, I'm taking the 03 out to do battle today. If any of you are racing this weekend put a little American Flag decal on your car.
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Old 09-15-2001, 05:08 PM   #5
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I wish you luck...
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Old 09-17-2001, 06:59 AM   #6
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In the field consist of 1 TC3, HPI Pros, Traxxes 4Tex, my 03F and 1 Pan Touring Car.

My 03 took the first qualifier and the main. I would had took all the qualifier but hit the pipe so 1 DNF.

I add some ACER Racing HCCA Ultralite Diff Balls. This made the 03 pull hard on the back stretch. In the first heat the 03 was turning mid-14 sec laps to the next fastest car which was the TC3 which was turning mid 16 sec. laps. most cars where running mild mod motors. I had a 23T pinion on the car at this time.

The sec heat I used a 24T pinion and my lap time dipped into the high 13 sec laps.

In the main the 03 start in the back but my lap five I found my way to the front and never look back.

This make 3 races at HobbyTown USA race 3 A-main wins.

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Congratulations, may you and your 03 continue kicking ass for longer times to come.
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Old 09-17-2001, 04:01 PM   #8
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Default The business end.

Here is a picture a my car after the races.
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Old 09-18-2001, 08:18 PM   #10
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holy sheet...

the DJ still look so good...
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Old 09-25-2001, 07:49 AM   #11
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I have not heard anything from anyone in a while. Tell me about some of the set-ups that you use to use.
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Old 10-14-2001, 06:53 AM   #12
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Thumbs up Another Race another A-main win

To make everything even this time some of the drivers race the same style 19T Spec motors and 2400 and 2000 battery backs. My car was running strong in the first heat but a broken motor wire took me out. I finished 2 laps down.

2 Heat: My only real comp took me out on the back streach of turn two. The impact turn my on/off switch off finished 1 lap down, my 03 and the 19T didn't like the gear ration that I was running.

A. Main was ran because of time. Geared up to a 26 pinion and things where a little better. My comp in his TC-3 was a half a track ahead of me but I was coming. About a 2min mark I had pulled to within 4 car links when the TC-3 hit the pipe and broke.
If he had not of broken I would still caught him because my tires where heating up and I could attact the corners better. Other than that we where about even in every other place on the track.

For those people that talked about the 03 being inefficent. How about running 4min with a 19T motor running 6.72:/ final drive ratio Motor and battery was nowhere being hot and still had about over 2 min of discharge time.
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Old 10-16-2001, 03:02 PM   #13
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so how 'bout some tips on freeing up the drivetrain. i have a 3f pro. with no motor i can feel the drag in the drivetrain when i gently tug the belt. i can whip the belt and the wheels virtually stop spinning as so as i let go of the belt.
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Originally posted by JOHNNY RACER
so how 'bout some tips on freeing up the drivetrain. i have a 3f pro. with no motor i can feel the drag in the drivetrain when i gently tug the belt. i can whip the belt and the wheels virtually stop spinning as so as i let go of the belt.
after you tighten all the screws around the gear box and below the diffs back out around a half turn to make sure no binding inside~ it does make some difference.
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Old 10-17-2001, 01:21 AM   #15
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nice car Maybe I should dig up my ta03 trf and do the dirty thing. It was a nice car in its day.
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