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Old 06-27-2006, 10:36 PM   #1966
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Hey just wanted to say thanks to the guys posting in this thread. I spent all last night looking at what gears and other setup tips you could offer for this chassis. I took the car on its last run today and it ran perfect! As I just said, this is the last time I am going to run my TA04R chassis since I will be moving up to the 415MSX next week.
Good for you, but for me, i'll have to stick with my good old tao4 trf...
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Old 06-28-2006, 10:33 AM   #1967
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The car is still fast, but it just seems the TA05 is enough faster to make the 04R feel old..... My setup almost never changed from blue fronts, yellow rears and yellow sways all around with B3's and felt dead on if not perfect everytime out.

I went from the TA03 to the TA04R, and it seemed like any setup I put in the 04 felt decent at worst, whereas the 03 you could drift out of control if your setup was off.

You run what you got man, and it is by no means a bad car. When I get the 415 sorted out, I may come back to the 04R and give it a run at GT3. And if I fail miserably with GT1..........I will wait for the new TA05R and go back to GT2. Maybe its not the 04 thats slow, just the driver
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Old 06-28-2006, 10:21 PM   #1968
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The car is still fast, but it just seems the TA05 is enough faster to make the 04R feel old..... My setup almost never changed from blue fronts, yellow rears and yellow sways all around with B3's and felt dead on if not perfect everytime out.

I went from the TA03 to the TA04R, and it seemed like any setup I put in the 04 felt decent at worst, whereas the 03 you could drift out of control if your setup was off.

You run what you got man, and it is by no means a bad car. When I get the 415 sorted out, I may come back to the 04R and give it a run at GT3. And if I fail miserably with GT1..........I will wait for the new TA05R and go back to GT2. Maybe its not the 04 thats slow, just the driver
I got Tao3 trf, Tao4trf and a bone stock tao5(aside from lightweight dogbones i cannibalized from my tao3. I also like the handling of tao5, Very stable even in stock form, but i stick with my good old tao4 trf....
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I just picked up a TAo4R tuned chassis kit from japan. would this be a good car for GT2 or GT3? what do I have to do to it to make it handle.

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Old 07-11-2006, 07:57 PM   #1970
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Hey, i just bought a TA04-TRF off eBay, (After owning a TA04-S with alot of mods though) and i have read good things in the topic. One thing though, it doesn't come with Aluminium Steering Arms? I thought that was unusual. I'll post again in here when i recieve the car.
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I just picked up a TAo4R tuned chassis kit from japan. would this be a good car for GT2 or GT3? what do I have to do to it to make it handle.

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Where did you get this chassis in Japan. I also think about TA04-TRF NIB.
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Hey, i just bought a TA04-TRF off eBay, (After owning a TA04-S with alot of mods though) and i have read good things in the topic. One thing though, it doesn't come with Aluminium Steering Arms? I thought that was unusual. I'll post again in here when i recieve the car.
Tamiya never made aluminum steering arms for the TA-04. The car came with hard plastic mixed with graphite. There are aftermarket companies that make aluminum steering arms but then it won't be TCS legal! I don't know if this matters to you! Did it come with a graphite chassis or the tub chassis?
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Tamiya never made aluminum steering arms for the TA-04. The car came with hard plastic mixed with graphite. There are aftermarket companies that make aluminum steering arms but then it won't be TCS legal! I don't know if this matters to you! Did it come with a graphite chassis or the tub chassis?
Yes they do.. Tamiya part 53478 is the silver colored ones. You can also get it in blue anodized. What tamiya didn't make were aluminium steering knuckles if thats what you meant..
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Need to know what a good body for my 04R would be. I'm running GT3 at our local track and it has one long straight and alot of inside turns, with a couple of hair pins. Also I'm not running the SS, so hopefully I can get some ideas.

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AKUHON, I bought two kits from stellamodels. one I plan to race and the other is still in bubble wrap. I also got two Tao4-trf kits but sold them both.
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AKUHON, I bought two kits from stellamodels. one I plan to race and the other is still in bubble wrap. I also got two Tao4-trf kits but sold them both.
Stellamodels is not in Japan. It's HK shops (stellamodels.net) .... Are you sure it's in Japan ?
I have bad experience with HK shops. Sometimes they don;t put orig. tamiya parts.

BTW, thx for the info.
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I just picked up a TAo4R tuned chassis kit from japan. would this be a good car for GT2 or GT3? what do I have to do to it to make it handle.

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You play with it as much as you can, by this youll get used in driving your tao4, Settings and hop-ups follows...
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:19 PM   #1978
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Tamiya never made aluminum steering arms for the TA-04. The car came with hard plastic mixed with graphite. There are aftermarket companies that make aluminum steering arms but then it won't be TCS legal! I don't know if this matters to you! Did it come with a graphite chassis or the tub chassis?

they already did, since tao3 days they they made alloy steering arm..
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Yes they do.. Tamiya part 53478 is the silver colored ones. You can also get it in blue anodized. What tamiya didn't make were aluminium steering knuckles if thats what you meant..
Could you be able to find out more on the blue ones? They seem very very rare... i actually don't know what i want to know about them i just want some lol.
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hey Jimmy
I think Tamiya guys stop producing that part, It comes in Tamiya TAO4 blue collection kit. I just dont know if they sell it as optional part, and yes its a really Eye Candy!!!
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