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Old 12-27-2005, 08:33 AM   #2371
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hey guys....
still having having weight issues (r/c and me lol) I've got xenon chassis... and standard tamiya stuff... and I don't have batt bar, I'm using tape but still RTR is 1550!!!!!
How much weight savings would I get by switching to Ti screws???

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Old 12-27-2005, 08:49 AM   #2372
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Start with around 45wt shock oil all round, and go for the TRF shocks, they are stronger, lighter and more consistent to use. Otherwise use the kit settings all round for camber and shocks, 5mm ride height at the front and 5.5mm at the rear, give 1mm of droop front and 1.5mm rear. Use swaybars, red.
Which shock pistons?? 3 hole?

I found a possible replacement for the thrust bearings assembly, just not TCS legal.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:44 AM   #2373
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hey guys....
still having having weight issues (r/c and me lol) I've got xenon chassis... and standard tamiya stuff... and I don't have batt bar, I'm using tape but still RTR is 1550!!!!!
How much weight savings would I get by switching to Ti screws???

thanx guys
Ti-Screws will help. For every 30 screws you change out, you'll save roughly 10 grams. Universals components will help too. Ti-Axles are about half the weight (9 grams) of the Steel ones (18 grams). Also, the ball studs and the ball nut on the cars are all steel and switching those to either blue anodized aluminum or FL coated aluminum ones helps too. Lastly, the turnbuckles are steel and switching those to either Ti or Alum. will reduce the weight even further

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Ti-Screws will help. For every 30 screws you change out, you'll save roughly 10 grams. Universals components will help too. Ti-Axles are about half the weight (9 grams) of the Steel ones (18 grams). Also, the ball studs and the ball nut on the cars are all steel and switching those to either blue anodized aluminum or FL coated aluminum ones helps too. Lastly, the turnbuckles are steel and switching those to either Ti or Alum. will reduce the weight even further

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Steve,

How strong are the Aluminum turnbuckles? Any idea when you'll get some more TA05s (kits) back in stock?

Thanks!
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Old 12-27-2005, 11:06 AM   #2375
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thanks for the quick reply steve........

BTW.. thanx for the quick and painless transaction of my xenon and many other items!!!!!!!!!!
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Kufman, 2 hole pistons I found worked best.
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Steve,

How strong are the Aluminum turnbuckles? Any idea when you'll get some more TA05s (kits) back in stock?

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I would only use the Aluminum turnbuckles for the camber links. If you use them for steering, a wrong hit will snap them in two. I would use Ti ones for steering. Just my 2cents...
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Old 12-27-2005, 02:39 PM   #2378
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Which shock pistons?? 3 hole?

I found a possible replacement for the thrust bearings assembly, just not TCS legal.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting
That is an awesome idea! I might try some out.

Now I have seen the pic you posted on here and on RCZone of your thrust bearing. I have no idea how you did that. I've never had that kind of trouble. Even when running on carpet/foams. Did you build the diff according to the instructions? Tons of grease in the thrust bearing? Or no grease? Too tight of a diff?
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Is the kit servo saver any good? If not, which one are you using?
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So I finished building my TA05. I had some spare universal axles and had some 42mm swing shafts (from my 415) so, I put them together and installed them on my TA05. Looks OK. I did a search on this forum and the messages said that it would not work. But, it "looks" like it should.

I will be ordering some parts and wondering if I would be alright with the 42mm swing shafts or should I buy some of the suggested 48mm swing shafts.
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the 42s look like they will work, but more than likely, itll break the diff outdrive. just doesnt engage enough.

well, it probably depends also on what toe blocks you are using.. the narrow x-seires blocks might be ok...

i had been using the 46mm ones from my Evo IV... they worked just fine with the 1st gen suspension....
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Thanks for the reply. I need to buy some spare 46mm swing shafts anyways so, I'll replace the ones I have for the TA05. For future reference for other TA05 owners, here is what 42mm swing shafts will look on a TA05 with standard (non-X series) suspension blocks.


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Hi guys, there are some upgrade parts from Tamiya that you guys have been waiting for:

Carbon Reinforced A-parts
Carbon Reinforced K-parts
Aramid BLUE Drive Belt
Carbon Reinforced Lower Deck

http://tamiya.com/japan/news/news0602/news1.htm (This is in Japanese)

hmm, i wonder if the carbon reinforced parts will weigh less?
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Thanks for the reply. I need to buy some spare 46mm swing shafts anyways so, I'll replace the ones I have for the TA05. For future reference for other TA05 owners, here is what 42mm swing shafts will look on a TA05 with standard (non-X series) suspension blocks.
the kit outdrives are a bit weaker so they may not hold up as well at the ends (but will prob work ok). anyone have a photo of the 42mm bones with the precision outdrives? those have a retainer ring
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Ti-Screws will help. For every 30 screws you change out, you'll save roughly 10 grams. Universals components will help too. Ti-Axles are about half the weight (9 grams) of the Steel ones (18 grams). Also, the ball studs and the ball nut on the cars are all steel and switching those to either blue anodized aluminum or FL coated aluminum ones helps too. Lastly, the turnbuckles are steel and switching those to either Ti or Alum. will reduce the weight even further

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Steve,
what is the aluminum part # for the short ball nut (inside upper camber links)?
and does it come in FL coated, or just blue?
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