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Old 02-01-2007, 11:27 AM   #6496
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What exactly is the LWS, and what is it supposed to do to improve the handling characteristics of the TA05 chassis?

I'm not looking to put more $$$ into my TA05 other than universals and alloy shocks, but all the discussion has made me curious?

Any photos of the LWS?
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:27 PM   #6497
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I just saw the tamiya part number for the TA05R , Ive been waiting for 2 years. Last time I built up a tbo2 to almost TB02r spec. big mistake for the same price you get way more in the r version. and the tbo2 diffs suck canal water.
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What exactly is the LWS, and what is it supposed to do to improve the handling characteristics of the TA05 chassis?

I'm not looking to put more $$$ into my TA05 other than universals and alloy shocks, but all the discussion has made me curious?

Any photos of the LWS?
there are two versions of the LightWeight Suspension. one is the 415MSX version. the other is the EvoV. the evoV LWS is 1mm shorter with the inner most shock holes removed. it only has 4 arm shock hole positions instead of the 5 that the MSX version has. i say version because this is what the cars come with

its basically called the Lightweight Suspension. and the Short Lightweight suspension

i have a preference for it because it does feel more precise and i like it better. just like "my preference" for the carbon deck over the stock deck. (what tweak? )

breakage isnt as much of a problem when you race on such a beautiful facility.

and Darkseid is right... not everyone is lucky enough to race at the Tamiya track like some of us
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i have a preference for it because it does feel more precise and i like it better. just like "my preference" for the carbon deck over the stock deck. (what tweak? )

breakage isnt as much of a problem when you race on such a beautiful facility.

and Darkseid is right... not everyone is lucky enough to race at the Tamiya track like some of us
AMEN to all of that brutha'...
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there are two versions of the LightWeight Suspension. one is the 415MSX version. the other is the EvoV. the evoV LWS is 1mm shorter with the inner most shock holes removed. it only has 4 arm shock hole positions instead of the 5 that the MSX version has. i say version because this is what the cars come with

its basically called the Lightweight Suspension. and the Short Lightweight suspension
However the 415MS MRE came out with the short arm from the EvoV.

I wonder which lenght arm will come with the TA-05R.

A complete list of whats in the L/W set box is here
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53899

Is does not come with swing shafts because every car that the kit fits uses different length swing shafts.

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I just edit'd the the link in previous post. I got the wrong set.
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Old 02-01-2007, 09:29 PM   #6502
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However the 415MS MRE came out with the short arm from the EvoV.

I wonder which lenght arm will come with the TA-05R.

A complete list of whats in the L/W set box is here
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53899

Is does not come with swing shafts because every car that the kit fits uses different length swing shafts.
Um NO NO NO NO, the MRE had the regular LW suspension arms. Not the EVO V arm.
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I only run basic Sports Tuned locally but so far don't have lightweight suspension, and I don't see that much of a race difference between me and the people running the LW suspension, even with a poor set up last week from trying out a centre one way, I still scammed a race win.

I was about to buy it (like this week!) but will now wait on the TA05R
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Building my first TA05. Have the drivetrain put together and put a motor on it. The drivetrain seems awfully "chatty". Is that normal with this car?
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Some pics of my Open Interface SC...work in progress. Loving the TA-05.
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When will the ta05-r be out and does anyone have a link to pictures or info ?
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When will the ta05-r be out and does anyone have a link to pictures or info ?
looks like march 22nd is the tenative Japan release.
here is a link.
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=49418
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:11 AM   #6508
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hi guys, tinking of changing my TA05 some of my parts to evo5 parts.

1. front and rear suspension arm
2. rear hub
3. front C-hub
4. front steering knuckle...


will it fit ta05?
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Building my first TA05. Have the drivetrain put together and put a motor on it. The drivetrain seems awfully "chatty". Is that normal with this car?
are the belts tight enough? they shouldnt be very tight,but they should be relatively tight.
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are the belts tight enough? they shouldnt be very tight,but they should be relatively tight.
I put a different spur gear on and it got lots better. I think I assumed the spur was 48P but it isnt (at least not the same 48p).
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