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Old 04-02-2006, 08:43 PM   #3661
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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.
Hehe, you're right. I just considered the fact that the tao5 is the best car with the price range and handles excellent stock compared to what I spent on a tbo2 to get it r spec and then still just handling as good as a stock tao5, I just want that lightweight chassis to be a good buy like the tao5 kit.
So how many people run the new chassis on asphalt? Is it any good for asphalt?
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:02 PM   #3662
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Yes the graphite chassis works well on asphalt..............
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:15 PM   #3663
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Like I said, I haven't seen whats so special about the 415. At least not on the local level. I have no doubt that the Tamiya team drivers could do just as well/if not better, with a nicely equiped TA05 as they do with their 415.

But considering Tamiya sells one for $130 and the other for $400 plus, I doubt there will ever be a chance to see that theory proven.
Yes, I agree with you.
Tamiya is really clever. They want to grab all market, not just the mid-high level but also the mid-low level.
I believe that all well-equipped car will do the same (more or les).
Depend on your hand/skill
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:25 PM   #3664
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Hehe, you're right. I just considered the fact that the tao5 is the best car with the price range and handles excellent stock compared to what I spent on a tbo2 to get it r spec and then still just handling as good as a stock tao5, I just want that lightweight chassis to be a good buy like the tao5 kit.
So how many people run the new chassis on asphalt? Is it any good for asphalt?
I think I'll wait for the "R" version, then compare the components with the available option. I'll buy all the options that are not in the "R" version.
I think it'll be cheaper... but the issue is "when will it be released ?"
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Old 04-03-2006, 01:24 AM   #3665
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for those that do not believe in the potential and capability of the TA05 with the new carbon pieces... or complaining about having a "significant" weight savings...

during this past weekend's TCS. my carboned out TA05 was driven side by side with a TRF415 MSX. (during the practice session, i was always within reach of the MSX.)

but.. the MSX was driven by a current TRF Driver and past TCS National champion. then i had him try my car. his TRF415MSX and a CO27 motor were clicking off an average of 9.6-9.8 laptimes. he then drove my TA05 with a CO27 and clicked off an average of 9.9-10.1 laptimes.

here's the kicker for those that dont believe. the MSX was on sorex tires. my TA05 was on Tamiya B3 tires.
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Old 04-03-2006, 01:28 AM   #3666
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Chris do you have anypics of your car?> What setup are you running at Tamiya?


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Old 04-03-2006, 01:37 AM   #3667
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Chris do you have anypics of your car?> What setup are you running at Tamiya?


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Heck Chris went out of state to a TCS race (first time ever)
and He forgot his camera
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Old 04-03-2006, 01:44 AM   #3668
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Chris do you have anypics of your car?> What setup are you running at Tamiya?


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drew.... i havent worked on my set up at tamiya yet. traction is barely coming back since we've had rain
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Old 04-03-2006, 04:44 AM   #3669
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I just got my stabilizer set and got stuck fitting the front end as my car has the reversible suspension. I think I need the ball cups that will fit the moulded ball thingys in the front suspension. They are a tad smaller the 5mm. Does anyone have the part number for them?
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:54 AM   #3670
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Just want to shoot some props out to Tamiya America customer service.

After I tapped and re-tapped the holes in my carbon chassis, I still managed to snap the threads of one of the blue post that came with my battery strap. I contacted Tamiya america to see if I could buy a replacement. The people at Tamiya simply had me send in the broken one and hooked me up with replacements...for FREE!

Much props to them...thats what I call customer service.
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they are pretty good guys....

i got the 4mm chassis for my 415 last week, and the hingepins werent in the pack. called, left message, gary called me back and said they were going to mail them right away. pretty cool, i thought.
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Got new pics of my car now with stabilizer and th carbon upper deck thingy.
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Car looks OK but the batteries look fantastic
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Old 04-03-2006, 04:42 PM   #3674
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Here's my TA05 with carbon tub and TechRacing 18t pulley/belt set.
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Here's my TA05 with carbon tub and TechRacing 18t pulley/belt set.
Does the drive train feel any smoother? more free?
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