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Old 03-20-2006, 07:25 AM   #3466
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Just run some shims in the front. The axles on the 05 are extra long, so you can put 1.5mm worth of shims on each side and then it should just clear the foams. I also shave just a hair off the outside ball cup for an extra 1/2 mm or so of clearance. I personally don't like cutting down 28mm foams to 26 or 27 to clear it. I run the 6mm aluminum hexes with a 0.5mm shim. The stock plastic hexes are 5mm.
The EVO IV upper ball studs are slightly lower and then cut off the top of the ball cap. You can use foams without the spacers
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:47 AM   #3467
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I went a little crazy on my 415 suspension to skinny up the wheel track. the foams were slowly chewing through the ball cups, so i got out the trusty dremel, and cut off the top of the ballcup, and shaved the top off the ball stud itself. The link hasnt popped off at all, and i had a few incidents, and theres no rubbing on the foams at all. Plus it hasnt effected the movement of the suspension either.
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I'm considering picking up a TA05 and was wondering if some of you could tell me what are considered the "MUST HAVE" hop-ups. Part numbers if you know/have them readily availabel would be great but not necessary. I can do the homework.
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Old 03-20-2006, 11:41 AM   #3469
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It will be fine, anything that makes it slippery, I have even used a little spit down the top of the tube at times, lol.
Man, that just does NOT sound right!
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Old 03-20-2006, 11:46 AM   #3470
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Awesome darkseid. I thought about that, but is there any chance that the shock oil could interfere with the radio reception?
Nope, you'll be all good.

Also, an old school trick I forgot to mention is to run a line of sewing thread down the tube, then tie it(with as small a knot as possible) to the antenna, feed the antenna into the tube a little, the pull it through with the thread.

Either way works, but simply making the antenna slippery is much easier.
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Nope, you'll be all good.

Also, an old school trick I forgot to mention is to run a line of sewing thread down the tube, then tie it(with as small a knot as possible) to the antenna, feed the antenna into the tube a little, the pull it through with the thread.

Either way works, but simply making the antenna slippery is much easier.
Associated green slime or stealth lube has always been my choice for sticky antennae tubes.
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Either way works, but simply making the antenna slippery is much easier.
That could just go SOOO wrong off-topic....
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Nope, you'll be all good.

Also, an old school trick I forgot to mention is to run a line of sewing thread down the tube, then tie it (with as small a knot as possible)feed into the tube a little, the pull it through with the thread.

Either way works, but slippery is much easier.
go wrong like this quote above?

just messin with you Darkseid.
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I finished building my TA05 today (yay), but am in some trouble. I have found that the car doesnt really acclerate much, and also when the cars on an incline, the drivetrain will move, but the wheels do not. What's wrong with it? This is my first car.
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I finished building my TA05 today (yay), but am in some trouble. I have found that the car doesnt really acclerate much, and also when the cars on an incline, the drivetrain will move, but the wheels do not. What's wrong with it? This is my first car.

well seatbelt, congrats on the build!!! first time building a kit? first of all , what motor , esc , rx , did you use? this way, the gurus will have a clearer picture. my first guess is you built the diffs too loose / tight. take em out and have a check. they should be tightened just right.
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Ordered my TA05 last night and would like some info on the necessary hop-ups in your opinions PLEASE. Thanks!!!!
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Ordered my TA05 last night and would like some info on the necessary hop-ups in your opinions PLEASE. Thanks!!!!

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