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Old 06-09-2006, 03:16 PM   #4306
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will they notice aftermarket shocks? Do they check thuroughly?
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will they notice aftermarket shocks? Do they check thuroughly?
Yes. Things like aftermarket shocks are easy to spot and they will call you on it. At the regional level they don't do a complete teardown to make sure every single piece is within the rules, but they do check for obvious things like that.

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Old 06-09-2006, 03:24 PM   #4308
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Well if you do well, you can be sure that they will notice any violations. I've heard that when people do well, the cars are pretty much gone over with a fine tooth comb. Checking for everything from proper parts, to making sure chassis' haven't be shaved or modified.

Its best just to assume that anything that should be noticed....will be.
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will they notice aftermarket shocks? Do they check thuroughly?
In California, they pretech closely all cars before every race. But the bigger question is, why use aftermarket shocks ? The Tamiya aluminum shocks are the best.
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Old 06-09-2006, 03:36 PM   #4310
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Theyre too pricey and i have a perfect set of topcads.
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Old 06-09-2006, 05:40 PM   #4311
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Yes, they will notice.

Plus there are usually a dozen fellow racers overlooking the tech persons shoulder just in case he misses something..lol
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:47 PM   #4312
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Civic91/Darkseid:

Hi,

I just got my first box of parts for our Ta05. interesting my graphite composite chassis really isn't tweaked side to side but is bowed in the centre (just a little). and so far all the other bits look great. (all the graphite compostie bits and the graphite centre brace for the motor/layshaft mount.

what are you guys running for diffs??? these??? TAM53849: TA05 High Precision Diff Joints
or is there something else. we plan to mostly run 27/19 and maybe some 4300/5800 and the outside chance of a few runs with a 3.5/4.5/5.5

I really don't have any TCS races close to where I live but for now I would like to stay with mostly Tamiya parts........

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Old 06-09-2006, 11:54 PM   #4313
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if you do try it.. any TCS veteran here will tell you, the tech crew can and will tear your car down within 10 mins (tops)..and leave it to you to rebuild. this was done a few years back at the regionals at Aliso.

so no point in trying to use non-Tamiya aftermarket parts.
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Old 06-10-2006, 12:05 AM   #4314
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Hebiki:

Hi,

Have you tried the new Low Profile KO servo yet???? I have one coming for my Ta05.
Nice to see you back around again!!!!!!

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Theyre too pricey and i have a perfect set of topcads.
How do you like the Topcad's? They look very close to the TRF's from pics online. Are they a direct, effortless fit? Unless I hear bad about them, I'll get some before the summer ends

I'm going to hop up my car a little bit with some TopCad/3Racing stuff. One of the reasons I bought this car, the non-Tamiya hop-ups are cheap because a lot of people are worried about TCS legality (I got a mini for TCS, the '05 is just for regular club racing)
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Have you tried the new Low Profile KO servo yet???? I have one coming for my Ta05.
Nice to see you back around again!!!!!!

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Tim! thanks dude. long time no talk.

i got my two Ko Propo low profile servos today... one goes into my evoV..the other into my TA05. and my other servo will be retired into my F103GT!
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Old 06-10-2006, 12:59 AM   #4317
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btw guys is the space for electronics tight on this thing??? coz i have ko helios receiver,normal ko digital servo n planning to buy LRP A.I. Automatic Super Reverse Digital.so can fit on the car ?
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TIMXLB: I personally ran the precision diffs in mine. Darkseid has the stock ones on and he hasn't had any real trouble. We have only put 19t power through the cars. I did run a 10x1 once and the front diff roasted, but it was a little loose and I forgot to check it...so that was my fault. I think either the stock or precision diffs are fine for anything up to a 10 wind. They should be fine for the 4300/5800 too. If you plan on running the 4.5-6.5, I would wait and pick up the aluminum diffs from Tamiya. Thau should be available very soon. I would bet that RC CHAMP will be the first to get them.
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if you do try it.. any TCS veteran here will tell you, the tech crew can and will tear your car down within 10 mins (tops)..and leave it to you to rebuild. this was done a few years back at the regionals at Aliso.

so no point in trying to use non-Tamiya aftermarket parts.
So they'd even do that if it wasn't regionals? And are they just as strict in Canada?

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How do you like the Topcad's? They look very close to the TRF's from pics online. Are they a direct, effortless fit? Unless I hear bad about them, I'll get some before the summer ends
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...ducts_id=16982
If you're planning on getting these, then use harder springs cause when i mounted them on my TA-05 the chassis was touching the ground. I got the red set.

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Old 06-10-2006, 11:04 AM   #4320
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just wanna ask ur guys opinion,which one should i go with,the ferrari f430 or the merc c class dtm???both look damn nice but i'm having a VERY hard time to decide
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