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Old 06-17-2003, 01:24 PM   #1471
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Coop,
The springs were used. I don't know if age relaxes the spring tension or if use cold works them - increasing spring tension. Those were the only springs I tested.
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Old 06-17-2003, 01:40 PM   #1472
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At the European TCS finals the tech inspection cut open all of the finalist tyres to check if they where not using B-types instead of B2's or A's. Those tires are marked differently on the inside.
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Old 06-18-2003, 10:55 AM   #1473
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Coop,
The springs were used. I don't know if age relaxes the spring tension or if use cold works them - increasing spring tension. Those were the only springs I tested.
I established a bench test using new springs then later a friend tested them in his lab. I think some of my testing was right on with yours and others were a little off. I think springs will relax a little over time. It could also be a batch thing like the Tamiya tires tend to not always be the same using a durometer.

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Old 06-19-2003, 03:50 PM   #1474
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Hey guys, with the TCS race getting closer and closer, I just realized something, I don't have a raceable Tamiya Body. Is the Modena still the body to have? How about the NSX or the Skyline?
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Old 06-19-2003, 04:19 PM   #1475
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At the TA race a couple weeks ago, a lot of guys were putting SS arms on their 04R's and running the Abt Audi TT bodies. In case you're concerned about the rear wing, it's pretty tough.
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Old 06-19-2003, 04:25 PM   #1476
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Jack go Modena or the NSX they are definately the bodies of choice
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Old 06-19-2003, 05:44 PM   #1477
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What body???
It depends on what your car is doing. In GT1 1st qualfier, I ran a Modena and my type-A tires were overheating, causing my car to overrotate on corner exit. I was qualified somewhere midpack in the A.
I swapped to the Skyline body to keep the rear end in check for the 2nd qualifier. Instant TQ and win.
Don't count out that old Skyline.
I didn't have time to paint up a NSX body though.
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Old 06-19-2003, 06:29 PM   #1478
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Post TCS bodies...the saga continues!

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Hey guys, with the TCS race getting closer and closer, I just realized something, I don't have a raceable Tamiya Body. Is the Modena still the body to have? How about the NSX or the Skyline?
I'm a new believer in the NSX (funny what a win will do to change your perception)

Prior to that it was the Modena...but it would be hard to argue with the Linger, as his car looked very balanced in the main.
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Old 06-20-2003, 09:19 AM   #1479
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Thanks a lot guys, now I know what to pick up the next time I go to the LHS, I think I'll get the NSX, plus I'll keep my old skyline or "old reliable" on standby just in case.
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Make sure you get the lightweight
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is there some sort of spring chart for tamiya???

can someone order these from hardest to softest

blue white yellow white

blue and white are pretty close which one is harder?
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Old 06-20-2003, 03:21 PM   #1482
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From soft to hard.
RED
YELLOW
BLEU
WHITE

Between bleu and white there is litlle difference.
Still white is the hardest at this time.
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Make sure you get the lightweight
I sure will Izzy, thanks for the reminder.
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Old 06-21-2003, 07:22 AM   #1484
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I'm having a glitching problem in my 04R and I can't get it to stop. I've change receivers from AM to FM servo's and motors the car still glitches. I 've mounted the receiver on the opposite side of the servo with the antanna wire coming out the middle of the car not all the way in the back by the motor and it still glitches
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I'm having a glitching problem in my 04R and I can't get it to stop. I've change receivers from AM to FM servo's and motors the car still glitches. I 've mounted the receiver on the opposite side of the servo with the antanna wire coming out the middle of the car not all the way in the back by the motor and it still glitches
Clean up your wiring, make sure nothing is touching the chassis and uppper plate. Triple your doublesided tape on your reciever and esc. make sure they are no expose wires. do you have the proper resistors on your motor?
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