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Old 07-13-2006, 10:21 PM   #4711
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By special mods, do you mean like other than bolting on premade hop ups?


I don't think too many people are making special mods to their TA05 cause it would make them illegal for TCS. I've modded my carbon graphite chassis slightly to get my Platinum LiPo to fit. But even that mod wont be neccesary in about a month when Orion releases their new version.

So other than that, it doesn't seem that there is much to mod. It seems that unlike some cars (cough...cough...JRXS) Tamiya got things right with the car from the get go. So hand fitting and modding aren't needed.
Thanks, i run the sotck plastic chasis, i think i need to upgrade for a molded graphite chasis..
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Hey Racenut, I think Arluck ran the stock chassis... the carbon isn't all that more rigid. it's nice to have,but more show than go. Just my opinion--Al
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i think i need to upgrade for a molded graphite chasis..
Thats an interesting word you used there, "need" to upgrade...

I really didn't get mine cause I "needed" it. It was more...like big al said...for show. Yeah it weighs less and is a little bit more rigid, but to be honest, I got mine cause I liked the way it looked. And I bought the rest of the graphite composite pieces because I was already getting the chassis, so I figured 'why not'. I haven't noticed much difference between these peices and the stock pieces as far as handling goes.

There really aren't many things in the hop up area that would qualify for the word "need" when your talking about the TA05.

Thats something that makes this car really special.
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Old 07-14-2006, 02:22 PM   #4715
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Building a new TAO5 for TCS. Should I start with the complete kit setup or ????? any suggestions. I actually have a oil, spring, piston + swaybar combo that I'm might use. I'm looking for roll center points + suspension mounts.

Example: Suspension Mounts stock.
Rear setting 2 degrees
Front setting 0 degrees.
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Building a new TAO5 for TCS. Should I start with the complete kit setup or ????? any suggestions. I actually have a oil, spring, piston + swaybar combo that I'm might use. I'm looking for roll center points + suspension mounts.

Example: Suspension Mounts stock.
Rear setting 2 degrees
Front setting 0 degrees.
its a little late to build a ta05 for tcs but the first thing you would want to do is build it box stock and add the trf shocks and sway bars but u need to run the car in until the drive train is very free. that could mean 4-6 hours on a old motor at 2.0 vold and oil the drive train constantly
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Building a new TAO5 for TCS. Should I start with the complete kit setup or ????? any suggestions. I actually have a oil, spring, piston + swaybar combo that I'm might use. I'm looking for roll center points + suspension mounts.

Example: Suspension Mounts stock.
Rear setting 2 degrees
Front setting 0 degrees.
Mike, sent you a PM. what body are you thinking of using for GT2?
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:56 PM   #4718
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Thats an interesting word you used there, "need" to upgrade...

I really didn't get mine cause I "needed" it. It was more...like big al said...for show. Yeah it weighs less and is a little bit more rigid, but to be honest, I got mine cause I liked the way it looked. And I bought the rest of the graphite composite pieces because I was already getting the chassis, so I figured 'why not'. I haven't noticed much difference between these peices and the stock pieces as far as handling goes.

There really aren't many things in the hop up area that would qualify for the word "need" when your talking about the TA05.

Thats something that makes this car really special.
I see... in my experience in my old TAO4, i used graphite chasis with carbon fiber upper deck. The car are so stiff.. i like the way it runs. just wondring that maybe i can apply the same concept of my tao4 to my tao5..
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Building a new TAO5 for TCS. Should I start with the complete kit setup or ????? any suggestions. I actually have a oil, spring, piston + swaybar combo that I'm might use. I'm looking for roll center points + suspension mounts.

Example: Suspension Mounts stock.
Rear setting 2 degrees
Front setting 0 degrees.

I always start with the kits stock set-up and work from there..
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Tried the car for the first time today. Wow....worked great.
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Tried the car for the first time today. Wow....worked great.
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Wish I could report the same.... still, no grip
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:35 PM   #4723
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yeah. nice kit considering mine is bone stock..
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Old 07-15-2006, 08:47 PM   #4724
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Been really satisfied running sport tuned in mod.

I just wish there were more black canned guys to run with. I would run GT3 but I don't want to discourage guys from running in it with my monster mabuchi TA05.
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Bone stock TA05 - 1647 grams!!! only differences I have are Aramid belts, GT Tuned motor, MC330CR esc (a very small one!) S9151 servo Kit NSX shell and IB4200 stick packs, oh and my AMB transponder.

Got two weeks till TCS here in West Aus, where do we start culling the weight?
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