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Old 02-01-2006, 09:11 AM   #2791
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Gary: Here I thought you were testing a new version of the double secret TA05 DRIFT Chassis!!! Seriously, there was a collective "OOOH NOOO!!!" from the crowd when that happened!!!!
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:20 AM   #2792
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$200-250. in hop-ups ? who are you trying to kid?
I have my son's TA05, + all TCS legal hopups.
When I added it all up (major mistake on my part) from Ti screw set to LWsusp, shocks, Ti turnbuckles. ceramic diff balls, but without the sway bar set the total came out to $514. at Speedtechs prices. And that does not include the price of the kit!
Now we have 2 of those cars, mine doesn't have all the hop-ups yet, and now probably wont.
I bought a new Xray FK05 for $400 for the kit and all it needed for add ons was a battery strap and multi diff for $91.
The TA05-- $673.
The FK05---$491.
I like the TA05's but it ain't no Xray.
After 3, 2day race + club races the FK05 total cost of replacing broken parts: 0,
nada, nothing broken--PRICELESS!
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:26 AM   #2793
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Do you REALY need the LW suspension, mine works fine without it.

Only thing I got on mine at the mo is the TRF shocks, 48dp spur and CVD's all round, was happy enough with them just on the front though.

I think people get it into their minds that they HAVE to have these things when they realy don't.
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:35 AM   #2794
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Ok, here's how I get to $200-$250

LW Arms- $70
Front One-way- $50
Center one-way: 40
Aluminum CVD's- $40
TRF Shocks- $50

That is $250 by my math. That's basically all my car had on it at Nationals. Thinking back I didn't even have the low friction belts and I know I ran the plastic towers because I almost bought a set off of Steve Wang on site. And like I said, I used recycled Evo 3 suspension mounts. Dan loaned me the Center and front one way, and I stripped the LW arms and shocks off my 04. But now I have loaded the car up with the Ti screws, Ti turnbuckles, graphite towers, low friction belts, etc.
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:38 AM   #2795
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The LW suspension set is "1" ounce lighter! Add all the lighter parts together and it makes a lot of difference. Why have all those hop-ups available if you dont need them?
We got the car a few days before the nats, got one practice run on it before the trip. Tom did manage to get 4th in the GT2 B main. Plans on doing better this year!
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:42 AM   #2796
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OK, so now it is more than $200 in hop-ups
I'm not bad mouthing the car, but it does cost a ton to bring it up.
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:54 AM   #2797
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Ever thought outside the box and come to the conclusion that the reason a lot of things are released is that they KNOW people will buy them, not realy need them, I can understand the CVD's and the TRF shocks, but much after that, it won't make that much difference for average racers.
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:57 AM   #2798
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Ever thought outside the box and come to the conclusion that the reason a lot of things are released is that they KNOW people will buy them, not realy need them, I can understand the CVD's and the TRF shocks, but much after that, it won't make that much difference for average racers.
Mabey thats what it takes to get past being "an avarage racer"
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The one-ways make a huge difference in the way the car drives. There's almost $90 right there for 2 parts...
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Old 02-01-2006, 10:01 AM   #2800
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I think I just tickled Gary's funny bone
You gonna make it out to SIR in April ?
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OK, so now it is more than $200 in hop-ups
I'm not bad mouthing the car, but it does cost a ton to bring it up.
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I have to agree with C_Ojones, I have alrady spent a ton to where I want it to be, meaning the way that i can drive it. Indeed it's a nice car and good right out of the box, but will not be at par with the box stock of Xray's and the like. my .02 cents
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Which is all i've been saying...
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Old 02-01-2006, 10:05 AM   #2803
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Just to divert you guys out of the topic a bit, will a 0 offdet wheels be OK(will not hit anything) to be installed with the 05 or do you have to stick with a 2 degree offset?
BTW its a medium wheel dish with a 0 degree offset.
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Old 02-01-2006, 10:41 AM   #2804
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I think the car box stock can and does keep up with FKs-Jrxs etc. The only real hop up I had to start with my car was the TRF shocks, and the only reason they were put on was for the convenience of ride height adjustment. They are not NEEDED. I have added some other small things, but the only part I have added that made any real difference was the TECH upper deck. My lap times dropped .3-.5 per lap with only that change. I do not have uni-s, no aramid belts, no LW suspension and this car is hands down the best handling car I've owned...and I've owned them all!
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I moutned "0" offset dishes on mine with no problem...but I do have the 6mm hexes on it.
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