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Old 04-02-2006, 04:21 PM   #3646
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I don't know if I can get it by Saturday. I can try.
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Old 04-02-2006, 05:11 PM   #3647
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Also regarding the carbon components, do you actually need to buy all 3 or just the chassis will do the job<
Depends on what your goal is. If your trying to dump weight, the of course all three sets will be nice. But if your simply trying to add stiffness, then the chassis will get the job done in that area.
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Old 04-02-2006, 05:25 PM   #3648
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Hi everyone.

I just got my TA05 up and running, it's basically stock except for trf special bue dampers (with yellow springs) and a 19 turn motor.

I took it out for the first time this morning and found that no matter what speed the car is doing, if I turn right and give it any throttle, the rear end steps out. It's controlable at lower speeds but at higher speeds it's a bit of an issue. The biggest concern though is that it doesn't do it when turning left.

In fact I can't even get the car to swing doughnuts when turning left, it will understeers unless I on throttle/off throttle/on throttle again.
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Check the alignment of your wheels, toe, camber, etc. Also check the weight on all corners.
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I set up all my control arms/ tie rods as per the manual. I used vernier calipers to measure the arms so I know they are all almost exactly the same length as the other side (within .04mm).

Edit: I didn't check weight distribution. I thought maybe the weight of the battery could be causing it.
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I'd bet it's the droop settings.

I've gone away from using droop guages and just use my ride height guage. So if you want 2 mm of droop, check the setting ride height, then lift on the chassis right at the point the wheels come off the ground and then recheck the ride height holding the car with the wheels just touching still. Whatever the amount subtract your static ride height and thats your droop setting.
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droop?
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When you lift on the chassis and the suspension droops down...this amount is called the DROOP. Make sure it's even left to right.
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I set up all my control arms/ tie rods as per the manual. I used vernier calipers to measure the arms so I know they are all almost exactly the same length as the other side (within .04mm).

Edit: I didn't check weight distribution. I thought maybe the weight of the battery could be causing it.
When it comes to chassis balance you need to invest in a tweak board or 4 digital pocket scales. I know from experience you will not get all 4 corners the same but if you get the rear weights the same the car will drive very equal in both directions.
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ah, thanks. It seems i have less droop on the right than the left. At least at the rear anyway.


hm.. significantly so.
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that's the problem for sure then.
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Depends on what your goal is. If your trying to dump weight, the of course all three sets will be nice. But if your simply trying to add stiffness, then the chassis will get the job done in that area.
Can someone with the carbon parts please weight them before using them:
Im mainly interested in the chassis, f&r stiffeners and bulkheads only as the other parts included wont be used due to other options used already.
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Can someone with the carbon parts please weight them before using them:
Im mainly interested in the chassis, f&r stiffeners and bulkheads only as the other parts included wont be used due to other options used already.
Your probably a bit too late with this request. Most of the people who got the carbon parts have installed them already.
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The carbon chassis is a third the price of a new tao5 kit. Why is it so expensive? Its not even significantly lighter.
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This isn't that unusual. Optional chassis aren't cheap. If you look to a place like RC Champ, the price of the chassis is quite reasonable.

Besides that, most people aren't getting the chassis just for the weight loss, its also to stiffen the car up.
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