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Old 09-15-2001, 09:56 PM
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Just got back from RCO and I got my NEW TA04R HKS Alteeza and the price was a steal!!!!!!! I knew I had to have it!!! If anuone has any TA04 setup tips for RCO that would be great, I'm gonna set it up stock for now, but I am almost certain that the setup won't be the hot one especially concidering that I will only be running the closed endbell silver can 540 (GT3 class)...although it may see stock after the preformance my TC3 had tonight.....
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so how much did you pay for it???? what's RCO anyway???
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RCO= RC Outfitters in Hanover, PA.

I paid $230, compared to $293 at Tower w/o that SWEET alteeza body.

I know "you can get them from Hong Kong for $140", but then you have to pay shipping and handling and import tax and wait half a century to get it.......TOO much hassle if you ask me!!!!
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you said they are selling it in Hong Kong for 140????.... hummmm...... one of these days I will go to hong kong...
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Yup, 140 is a great deal! I can always get my dad to get them for me since he works in HK. The only thing is that i have to wait for him to come... hehe
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I finished building the car around 1pm, started at 1am, worked till 4:30am, slept till 8:00am and only took 2 30 min breaks I must say I am extremly pleased with the quality of the car and the parts used, I did however swap out as many phyllips head screws
with Associated 4-40 stock as possible. I will have pics alittle later on.

Does anyone have any setup tips for the TA04, the manual covers nothing at all to help it's setup.
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Where will you be running your car? Ashphalt or Carpet? Congrats on finishing the car. I love mine as well, extremely hight quality!
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Smooth indoor asphalt, I was told the air temp would be about 70 degres this winter.

I can't wait to run the car, and my wife can't wait to see me run it also.
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What sort of a build was it?? Easy??
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Actually YES, it built very easy from the diffs to the shocks, actually the shocks build easier than Associateds' and the diffs are way smoother than any HPI or Losi I have felt. Just thinking about running the body makes me sick it is also soooo nice....

Only problem is the tires they seem very sticky and I think they will work well, but they also feel quite loose on the rims, and the supplied inserts feel too small... Yokomo inserts seem to fill out the tires better. I am thinking about getting Yok inch up wheels to tighten up the sidewalls too.... any thoughts???

Also who else makes .04 module pinions, and what ratio should I start at with the silver can 540??? Should I probably start with a ratio close to what comes in the 360 modena kit????

I trashed the included shock oil in-favor of trinity 50 weight in the rear with 55 weight in the front, the 50 seems to be about the same thickness as the Tamiya stuff in the kit....
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you can actually mix match it with 64 pitch but they will make some noise. If you have a set of 64 pitch gears - u can use them ....

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Also who else makes .04 module pinions, and what ratio should I start at with the silver can 540??? Should I probably start with a ratio close to what comes in the 360 modena kit????
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Cool thanks for the info IMPACTPLAYR. Sounds like a really nice car. Could you just fit 64 pitch gears on it instead of the stockers?? Thanks.
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Hi,
I'm using Kawada 64 pitch pinions with the original tamiya spurs, no problems. I have a friend running also kawada 64p pinions with kadawa spur gears, pretty ok.

And oh yeah, TA04 R ROCKS!
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Old 09-17-2001, 06:41 AM
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Oh yeah, here's some pictures of my TA04.

Please visit this URL for 'em:
http://www.kimochi3d.com/ta04/
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