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Old 10-21-2006, 09:51 PM   #5596
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Dirtchambers:

Hi,

you can run foams on the TA-05 without any problems with rubbing. I have two of them setup for foam. and they are great. I did go fro the graphite composite parts and TRF shocks. and graphite shock towers. I'm running Parma Magentas/Cyans.

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you can run foams on the TA-05 without any problems with rubbing. I have two of them setup for foam. and they are great. I did go fro the graphite composite parts and TRF shocks. and graphite shock towers. I'm running Parma Magentas/Cyans.

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Agreed, I haven't tried foams on mine yet, but from what I can see with rubber tires there's plenty of room for most any foam tires to fit without rubbing. And while I'm at it, I have to say that I'm truly a convert now, finally ran mine for the first time tonight(wanted to take my time setting up electronics in it, but my TC4 was just totally worthless tonight, so I pressed it into duty between the qualifiers & mains, didn't even have to time to check the trims or anything, just set it up, throw it down & run), & it ran BEAUTIFULLY, so smooth & consistent, so easy to drive it was almost scary, I think I'll keep her(& thanks again, CIVIC91, you set it up excellently).......
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Old 10-22-2006, 02:29 AM   #5598
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hey guys, i just got a TA05. I have a KO VFS-1. Where do u guys mount the switch?
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Old 10-22-2006, 03:29 AM   #5599
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hey guys, i just got a TA05. I have a KO VFS-1. Where do u guys mount the switch?
We always cutt off the swich,
it is an extra weak link.

You only need it when you solder your batterys to the ESC instead of using gold connectors.
( common habbit by pro's )
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:10 AM   #5600
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uh, I wouldn't cut it off as it also has the setup button on it. I mount mine right behind it either in the esc area or right above it on the rear chassis brace.
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We always cutt off the swich,
it is an extra weak link.

You only need it when you solder your batterys to the ESC instead of using gold connectors.
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Glad you like it...the TA05 proved once again here locally to be dominant...taking TQ and winning the main by almost a full lap! Anyone that says this car flexes too much to run foam/carpet needs to try it...this car kicks!
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civic can you post some details of setting thhis car up for carpet foams?
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What class are you running? Mod...stock..19t?
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OscarF1:

Hi,

I mounted mine next to my KO speedo. I just took a piece of thick lexan and used double sided tape. I'll post pics in a bit.
don't cut off the switch. you'll need it to program your speedo.


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What class are you running? Mod...stock..19t?
Looking to run stock and 19turn same chassis same day. foam carpet
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Yeah, now that I'm commiting to this car, I'm also getting curious about some extra goodies. For example, how does the LW suspension set affect the way the car drives? Also, I'm wondering which universals I need for it(it came with all dogbones, which was ok, but I'd prefer the universals as soon as I can get some), does the 46mm ones belong to the regular setup & the 48mm ones go to the LW setup(or could it be the other way around)?
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If the bit of rubbing the link has on your tire is bothering you, you can use the Evo IV kingpins from the LWS on the standard suspension.. they have the cool hex-head, and the ball sits lower into the C-hub, below the wheel.. Of course it's made for the LWS, thus a wee bit shorter, so I used a larger drill bit (one step larger than the kingpin collar's diameter, maybe 1/4"), to shave off the edge of the top hole of the hub. VERY little needs to be drilled out, just enough so the ring recesses right into the hub and doesn't bind. A drill press helps immensely.

I kept the TA04 lower kingpin though.. works well enough for me

46mm shafts are fine for standard suspension, and should work well with the LWS too, though they recommend 48mm so the end is further in the diff.. If you get the precision or aluminum diffs, 46 will do fine.. stock diffs might split with high pressure at the ends of the cups.

I use XB/XC/XD mounts, so they actually position the axles inwards enough to not need them, 48's would probably be too long. If you use the C/D mounts, however, you'll probably need the 48mm ones.
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OscarF1:

Hi,

here are a couple of pics of my switch mounted. hope it helps.







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If the bit of rubbing the link has on your tire is bothering you, you can use the Evo IV kingpins from the LWS on the standard suspension.. they have the cool hex-head, and the ball sits lower into the C-hub, below the wheel.. Of course it's made for the LWS, thus a wee bit shorter, so I used a larger drill bit (one step larger than the kingpin collar's diameter, maybe 1/4"), to shave off the edge of the top hole of the hub. VERY little needs to be drilled out, just enough so the ring recesses right into the hub and doesn't bind. A drill press helps immensely.

I kept the TA04 lower kingpin though.. works well enough for me

46mm shafts are fine for standard suspension, and should work well with the LWS too, though they recommend 48mm so the end is further in the diff.. If you get the precision or aluminum diffs, 46 will do fine.. stock diffs might split with high pressure at the ends of the cups.

I use XB/XC/XD mounts, so they actually position the axles inwards enough to not need them, 48's would probably be too long. If you use the C/D mounts, however, you'll probably need the 48mm ones.
I appreciate the heads-up on the universals, but I'm still wondering about my first question, about the LW suspension, any thoughts on it(I mean, it can be a little pricey, so I can't help but wonder if it's really worth it)?
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Anyone who switched to the new pulleys: Wanna help out a homeboy, slip one of the old ones into an envelope, slap a few stamps on it and send it to me? I hosed my pulley and am broke as all heck at the moment

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