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Old 07-05-2006, 09:25 PM   #4516
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yea lol i also had a look at richards on the HD forums. The ta05 needs a bit more room for mounting esc's i had to remove some of the plastic to fit my G10
better give me back my old esc,
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:28 PM   #4517
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yea ill give it to you mabey tommorow if not on saturday
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Dear All...

I have just finished a TCS in Asia and I really enjoyed running the 4WD GT class with the TA05, it performed awesome.

On the other issue, the car weighed approx 1600grams last weekend and really wanting to decrease the amount of fat thats on the car. The car is a fully hopped up version TA05 using all Tamiya parts and Ti screws already.

I really wanted to get the Carbon Chasis kit and some aluminium bulkheads to save some weight but doing so will eliminate me from attending the Tamiya Races.

Anybody know when or if there will be a TRF spec'd chasis / TA05 release in the near future? I don't really want to get a non-tamiya chasis conversion kit and the next morning found out the TRF released their own one.
If your car is 1600 grams after fully hopping it up, then theres something wrong. My car didn't weigh that much when it was bone stock, and certainly not after I added the lightweight components like the chassis and braces and alum. screws.

You may want to take a look at some of your hop ups, and if many of them are alloy, then you may want to go back to the stock peices. All that alloy may add *bling*, and its debatable as to weather it adds strength or simply transfers weakness to another area, but one things for sure, it rarely saves weight. Thats the ONLY way I can figure that a TA05 can get to 1600 grams after hop ups.
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Please excuse Hebiki... his mind is always wandering... or in this case, wondering! Remember Izzy's infamous "SS suspension on a TB02" escapade with Mayo? I see something like this coming with that "new steering rack" proposal...

SS arms should never have been allowed on the TB...not listed on the header...

BTW...Mayo?
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:32 PM   #4520
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Ok People...I asked in Feb, but when the hell is a TA-05R version coming out?!?!?!?

I'd buy one the SECOND it was up for sale...
Like most manufacturers they would only come out with an upgraded version once demand for the std kit dies off. With the TA05 i cant see it happening anytime in the immediate future.

I did get word that the local disty had been asked how many 415 Rheinhard editions he would like? so i would say a revised 415 is in the works.
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Thanks everybody for the tips on mounting the cap. I'll just put it on top like everybody else
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If your car is 1600 grams after fully hopping it up, then theres something wrong. My car didn't weigh that much when it was bone stock, and certainly not after I added the lightweight components like the chassis and braces and alum. screws.

You may want to take a look at some of your hop ups, and if many of them are alloy, then you may want to go back to the stock peices. All that alloy may add *bling*, and its debatable as to weather it adds strength or simply transfers weakness to another area, but one things for sure, it rarely saves weight. Thats the ONLY way I can figure that a TA05 can get to 1600 grams after hop ups.
My car is 1595 with pretty much all hop ups, the only thing which i can think of would save weight, is that i am running the LRP BL, with a fan on speedie, and TA05 heatsink on motor. I also have 3 racing alloy bulkheads, i have not done a weight comparison, but i would say maye 10-20 grams difference max for the pair. That is with IB4200's BTW.
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If your car is 1600 grams after fully hopping it up, then theres something wrong. My car didn't weigh that much when it was bone stock, and certainly not after I added the lightweight components like the chassis and braces and alum. screws.

You may want to take a look at some of your hop ups, and if many of them are alloy, then you may want to go back to the stock peices. All that alloy may add *bling*, and its debatable as to weather it adds strength or simply transfers weakness to another area, but one things for sure, it rarely saves weight. Thats the ONLY way I can figure that a TA05 can get to 1600 grams after hop ups.
Hi, the car's weight was measured by the marshalls straight after the race, and due to the ruling of the TCS here, we had to run the BIG transponders which weighed quite abit.... and i was using 4200batts which could've also explained for the huge fat increase. During my normal club races, when i was using my own PT, the car's weight is around 1560grams fully equipped. Still interested in getting some of the fats off the car though.
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:40 AM   #4524
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I can get down to our minimum 1525 with a stock/19T motor, 3300's and double-diffs. Add 30-40g for the 3800's, and 10 for a front one-way.

I have all-graphite parts, Ti bottom/Al top screws, Al ball connectors, Ti Turnbuckles, TRF shocks, heatsink, rear aluminum axles, reg. suspension.

Since the steering parts came in graphite, I swapped that with the aluminum steering rack, seems just as solid with the graphite link, and lighter.

It mainly depends on which batts and body I use.. my stratus 2 is 98g, but my old practice beater is 150g with all its goop repairs, easily pushing it all over 1600.

Our TCS spec 2400 batts with a black can and F430 body goes down to 1430g for GT2..

I wonder how heavy the aluminum diffs will be.. I'm getting the hollow spur shaft anyway, maybe the blue pulley..then I am literally a motor mount, a diff and a set of shocks away from a whole extra TA05 stocker..

Does anyone know the total weight savings for putting in the LWS? The bearings for those are tiny...
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I will be sticking with plastic where I can, or the graphite, as alloy is always heavier.
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Personally I think spending less $$$ to lighten the car 5 grams and more time on setup and driving is the way to go. This car can literally clean the track right out of the box.

I ran my T2 and my TA05 back to back on the same track, same day with all the same equiptment...and there is no question the TA05 was consistenly faster...and the T2 is more than 100 grams lighter! Don't worry too much about the weight, just drive the wheels off it!
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TRF Shock Question!!!!

There is an O-ring that goes under the piston (I guess it's a spacers of some kind) and then an O-ring that goes at the base of the shock body to seal the shock.

Do I use the black or clear O-rings at the bottom of the shock to seal it?

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Use the clear ones for the bottom seal.. they're silicone, much better than the black rubber..
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TRF Shock Question!!!!

There is an O-ring that goes under the piston (I guess it's a spacers of some kind) and then an O-ring that goes at the base of the shock body to seal the shock.

Do I use the black or clear O-rings at the bottom of the shock to seal it?

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you only use the O-ring underneath the piston if you want to limit the travel and set ride height on your car. Mini Cooper guys do this on their shocks. for touring car, you do not need the o-ring underneath the piston.

shock seal.. i do what the guys posted before me. clear o-ring
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