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Old 01-29-2005, 06:53 PM   #1
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i just picked up a tamiya tl-o1 does anyone have one any what are the best hop up's for it ..
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Might wanna pick up a bearing set and some better tires. Then add a better motor.
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All of the hop ups other than maybe some of the carbon stuff, like the driveshaft and gear shafts will add a noticable amount to the car's performance.

On mine I found that the sway bar kit, the bearing kit, and adjustable camber links had the biggest effect as far as how the car handled and drove.

Don't jump right away and get the speed tuned gears unless your motor warrants them, I found the gear ratio to be too low for most of my stock motors, and you can't really run a 19T or lower in it without warping the motor mount.

#1 best hop up for it IMO is the bearings. Car is noticably faster, runs a little longer, and sounds smoother with them.
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best hopup= sell it quick and get sumthing else.
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best hopup= sell it quick and get sumthing else.
If you're taking it to the races, yeah. As a basher, this car isn't real bad.

Desolas, I of course understand the bearings (the Duratrax kit looks pretty good for half the cost of the official Tamiya kit). Does the stabilizer kit really improve performance all around or is it more personal taste as to the handling?

Also, are the aftermarket aluminum-barrel shocks worth getting right away or should I upgrade when the stock ones wear out?
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it's mostly for bashing but i will race a couple of times . what size bearings are in it i got it for 150.00 never opened up
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I think the bearing dimensions are 11x15x4. If you search for "Bearing TL01" on Tower Hobbies you'll get Tamiya's set ($70 , ouch) and Duratrax's set (a much more affordable $30).

Or, see if you can look elsewhere wholesale for two dozen 11x15x4 teflon-sealed (that's what's in both kits; I'd prefer these to metal-shielded which require more maintenance) bearings. the TL01 chassis unlike some of Tamiya's other chassis uses only one size of bearing, so it's pretty simple. Just take out all the white plastic bushings from the suspension and gear shafts and the pair of metal bushings from the pinion gear shaft and replace each one with a bearing. It requires a pretty thorough teardown of the chassis, but the teflon bearings mean you won't have to tear it down like this again for a LONG time.

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i would get oil dampening shocks personally. i have a TL-01 but it just sits and collects dust now. i kind of made it into a raqlly by raising it and that made it a bit more fun. but now i cant use it even if i wanted to. i dont have stick packs anymore.
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thanks Liko i have a wholesale bearing place 20 min's from me i'll check there tomorrow. i see most tires are 26 mm and the tlo1 has 27mm will the smaller rims fit on the car
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Just get a bunch of 5x11 bearings.

The tire measurment is the width. Almost all rims will fit the car.
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i'm going to see if my 4-tec shocks will work on the car
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i would get oil dampening shocks personally. i have a TL-01 but it just sits and collects dust now. i kind of made it into a raqlly by raising it and that made it a bit more fun. but now i cant use it even if i wanted to. i dont have stick packs anymore.
thats why you should sell those springs to me dead cheap.

and you can mill out a lot of weight from the chassis if you wanted. saw an insanely swiss cheesed tl01 pic on rcdrift.com lotsa people use tl01s there.
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Yeah, I have a lot of fun with mine, I was going to sell it, but my dad has way too much fun with it. What do I need to do to prepare it to handle a 19t motor? It already has an ESC.
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bearings / speed tuned gear set /oil filled shocks . differant tires
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