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Old 01-30-2006, 08:37 AM   #2746
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miguel, our lhs does not have the short white springs in stock right now. is your car setup the stock one? did you experience understeer at the 2nd to the last corner before the straight? just wondering, coz mine had heavy understeer at speedzone. but, when i installed the swaybars (swaybar setup of dong), it was replaced with little oversteer. maybe its my tires as i am using cs37s and med inserts.. will try sorex 36s when it wears out. see you at the tracks!
Sup, generally, use sorex 40s during the day and 36s at night with medium inserts. As for the springs, i guess the blue ones all around will work fine. Have you checked your droop settings? it might help to check if they are consistent from left to right, front and rear. That said, I experienced the same thing at first, but then it turned out to be just a case of going too fast too early! thus running outside the racing line.. See you bro!

Westerdude, will do. I will let you know when I try it out!
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LOL So, I did all I knew to do and cut( in Darkseid tradition)
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Darkseid--What is the number for the 6mm hex's? Or doyou mean the aluminum ones? Thanks guys

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I see that TCS rules allow the TRF415 suspension blocks. Other that being aluminum, what's the plus side?
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You can use them to change the inboard toe and front arm sweep. Additionally you can narrow or widen the car's track too.
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:02 PM   #2750
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I see that TCS rules allow the TRF415 suspension blocks. Other that being aluminum, what's the plus side?
Narrowing the rear seems to really help increase the turning speed especially in the rear of the car grips the track. Not sure, but to me it would seem that it would have the opposite affect! The race track proves me wrong! Narrowing the rear increases traction in and out of the turn, just not sure why?
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Yeah, but isn't it sad that this $130 car requires less cutting than my $370 Losi did....

Very true!


Yeah, I was talking about the aluminum ones. But if your son is just running silver can novice, simply cutting the wheels is probably an easier/lighter/cheaper option. But, if you do decide to go with them, the part# is 53569
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Narrowing the rear seems to really help increase the turning speed especially in the rear of the car grips the track. Not sure, but to me it would seem that it would have the opposite affect! The race track proves me wrong! Narrowing the rear increases traction in and out of the turn, just not sure why?
Narrow width means smaller turning radius. Making in wider will make the car more stable but the turning is not as sharp.
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Old 01-30-2006, 02:11 PM   #2753
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Excuse my ignorance, but where is Dongskie's TA05 setup posted? I can't seem to find it with this search engine..

Or, was it just a shared known setup for you at the track? What surface/dimensions is Speedzone?

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Old 01-30-2006, 03:58 PM   #2754
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Narrowing the rear seems to really help increase the turning speed especially in the rear of the car grips the track. Not sure, but to me it would seem that it would have the opposite affect! The race track proves me wrong! Narrowing the rear increases traction in and out of the turn, just not sure why?
Years ago the oval guys went to what they call the super speedway cars, (narrower). They found out that the narrower cars were faster in the corners and had more grip.
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Any word on the Pre-order? (Carbon chassis etc?)
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:21 PM   #2756
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Looks like another new part coming...

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Old 01-30-2006, 06:45 PM   #2757
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And Aluminum Side Brace 53905
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:31 PM   #2758
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Excuse my ignorance, but where is Dongskie's TA05 setup posted? I can't seem to find it with this search engine..

Or, was it just a shared known setup for you at the track? What surface/dimensions is Speedzone?

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hi jam-ehz. the three of us (mflores, migvea and i) race/practice at speedzone (1st pic). the track uses smooth asphalt treated with sugar water (i think). the new track is jp raceway (2nd pic). huge one with a 158ft x 76ft dimension. word of mouth is that the speedzone track is 5meters shorter than jp. oh, jp track is indoor.

as far as i know, dong uses stock setup with white springs all around, 55 or 50 wt oil, yellow swaybars rear and red in front. thats all i know.. maybe dong could post his when he gets to visit this thread.
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With the exception of using hex screws and foam tires, I plan on assembling my TA05 completely stock, then performing upgrades one at a time.

I understand that most people don't use and wouldn't use the stock dampers, but I'd like to know what you guys would suggest for shock oil in them considering I will use them for at least one race day at my local track. I'll be running with foams on Ozite at a 80x40 track that's primarily technical.
I currently run 60wt in the front and 40wt in the rear of my TC3 with FT shocks, but I assume that the plastic dampers would need a thicker oil due to lower tolerances.

Thanks for any help!
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With the exception of using hex screws and foam tires, I plan on assembling my TA05 completely stock, then performing upgrades one at a time.

I understand that most people don't use and wouldn't use the stock dampers, but I'd like to know what you guys would suggest for shock oil in them considering I will use them for at least one race day at my local track. I'll be running with foams on Ozite at a 80x40 track that's primarily technical.
I currently run 60wt in the front and 40wt in the rear of my TC3 with FT shocks, but I assume that the plastic dampers would need a thicker oil due to lower tolerances.

Thanks for any help!
My son and I ran 60wt in the stock shocks this past weekend. With the stock springs the dampening was still light. With a change in springs the 60 may have been even better. Hope this helps.

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