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Old 01-03-2003, 01:56 AM   #1006
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I have almost all the parts ready to build my TA04R...all I need is just new pairs of arms, the reinforced rear box, aluminum steering crank, and a lot of time to burn
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Old 01-03-2003, 02:09 AM   #1007
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One thing I should mention with the reinforced rear Bulkheads is that they are not actually the carbon reinforced plastic like the toe in rear uprights and the tub chassis. It is just the standard bulkheads with an aluminium brace just above the diff pulley and the ball bearing belt slap eliminator that screws into the bottom like what you get in the 04R kit already.
So all you are getting that you don't already have in your 04R already is the aluminium brace (post)

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Old 01-03-2003, 09:50 AM   #1008
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Default TA04R and the new GT3 class

Will any fans of the 04R chassis be running the new GT3 TCS class?

I have been trying to find gearing tall enough to compete with the TL01's but have had some problem to date. (final drive is around 5.0)

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Old 01-03-2003, 10:52 AM   #1009
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One thing I should mention with the reinforced rear Bulkheads is that they are not actually the carbon reinforced plastic like the toe in rear uprights and the tub chassis. It is just the standard bulkheads with an aluminium brace just above the diff pulley and the ball bearing belt slap eliminator that screws into the bottom like what you get in the 04R kit already.
So all you are getting that you don't already have in your 04R already is the aluminium brace (post)

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Well..I never had a TA04R, Steve...that's why I'm building it right now
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Old 01-03-2003, 11:54 AM   #1010
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if you switch to 64 pitch gears, you can get well into the 4:1 range
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Old 01-03-2003, 12:09 PM   #1011
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Lot of good stuff, thanks. Looks like Hobbymania is the place to go for parts. I'll be ordering from their and I'll let Andy know you sent me Steevo.

Few hop ups I plan on getting:

(#53460)Front and rear(#53461) CF shock towers
Center one way (#53450)
light weight chassis (#53494)
Alum. Steering (#53478)
Derlin out drives (#53480) 2 sets

Haven't decided if I should get the Hard Suspension Arms or not (#53427) Any benefit?
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Old 01-03-2003, 12:15 PM   #1012
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The hard suspension arms come in the R kit. They are really beefy. I think you'll have a hard time breaking those. I'd worry more about the kingpins than the arms!
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Old 01-03-2003, 12:20 PM   #1013
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OK, thanks. Saved me a few bucks.

I'm running on asphalt, any suggestions? Running in Stock Sedan, 27T 24 degree motors only

I'm saving my 03R for the GT3 race, I'm a put it on 'em

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Old 01-03-2003, 01:09 PM   #1014
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I plan to run my TA04R in GT2 and my TA03FS in GT3. I think the most important stuff is weigh reducing hopups like the delrin ourdrives, ti tierods and screws. I was told that leaving the front belt tensioner and torsion rods off the car are legal mods as well. I ordered the carbon shock towers, but otherwise, by car is pretty much stock. The main reason I ordered the towers was to reduce the flex and have more mounting positions. I have been racing my car with a one-way and it handles well with that. Also, make sure you run one of the lightweight bodies like the F360GT or R34 Skyline. They have the light lexan wings and thinner material that save a lot of weight. The rims also make a difference, so get the lightest ones you can. I was thinking about ordering the new alum universal bones, but they don't fit the kit halfshafts.
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leaving the front belt tensioner and the torsion off, on your...........?

I plan on running the 04R in GT2 as well.

Also, your running both one ways, correct? Have you tried tightening the front diff any. On my TC3 is a plus. It adds more out of corner speed, but you have that already with the one way.

I'll have to remember that about the bodies
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Old 01-03-2003, 01:26 PM   #1016
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I heard that removing the belt tensioner and torsion rods are legal weight reducing mods. I plan to have mine handy just in case, but every little bit helps! Also, I was told that they will be looking for anything non-Tamiya. Even screws, o-rings, etc. so make sure you're all good.

I'm only running the front one-way, but I ordered the mid-one-way as well. Hopefully that will remove some drag. I only ran the car in one qualifier with the front diff and it pushed too much for my liking. I normally race a XXX-S and had a hard time adjusting to the lack of mechanical grip on the TA04. I also noticed that it's very sensitive to tire compounds. I can get away with running 24's on my XXX-S if I really need grip, but I can't use them at all on the TA04. I think that bodes well for using the B2 compound tires, though.
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If I remember corectly the tamiya a compound is closer to a 28 then a 24 the b2's are much harder closer to a 36 I think. I run the a compound for indoors and the b2's when it is hot outside
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Interesting. The Type A tires feel like they would be 20! I haven't run them and compared them to B2's yet. They sure are thin!
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Psycho-Wow looks like they are looking for anything non-Tamiya. How about the shock oil? I kow that the Tamiya oils are color coded. Thought about racing in Newark, but I'll have to see if I can make it TCS legal in time. What type of tires will you be using? I was thinking of the type A or B. Are they the right type of tires to use for colder weather?

If I am reading the TCS rules right, it says that we can use any inserts. So does that mean we can use inserts from other companies?
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I was thinking about ordering the new alum universal bones, but they don't fit the kit halfshafts.
I use the aluminum dogbones on my 414M (which use basically the same TA04 universal driveshafts/axles) without any problems. The 39mm versions should fit on the TA04 when equipped with the universal driveshafts/axles.

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If I am reading the TCS rules right, it says that we can use any inserts. So does that mean we can use inserts from other companies?
Yes any company inserts. Hope to see you at TCS next month!
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