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Old 03-09-2007, 11:54 PM   #6781
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I'm no set up expert(although the TA05 can make you feel like you are), but I'll take a shot at answering this for you.

1. The droop effects how much the car can roll in corners. If you have a lot of droop, the car will roll more. What effect does this have on handling... well in my experience, the more drop you have at one end of the car, the more traction you have at that end. So if you add more droop to the rear, you will have more traction at the rear. But too much droop, and you'll start rubbing your chassis at the sides as you corner. Up front, with the TA05, you generally keep the droop less than what you have in the rear. The car steers so hard as is, that most people don't want any more traction up front. At least when running on carpet.

2. How sensitive is it... well again, that depends on whether your running on asphault or carpet. On asphault, almost ever setting seems to be less sensitive that it is on carpet. That doesn't mean you can not set stuff right, it just means that it wont kill your handling if your slightly off. On carpet with foams on the other hand, you MUST make sure that if nothing else, your droop is equal side to side. Other wise, your look at a car that will steer better to one side than the other. And from what I've seen with my car, this setting is VERY sensitive. I check mine after ever race when racing carpet on foams.


Now as I said, I'm no expert, but this is my understanding of how this stuff works. Anyone with any better info, please feel free to chime in.
dark.. doesnt droop also affect weight transfer from rear to front...and vice versa? since if you have more droop in the rear.. when braking, the chassis will lift up more thus transferring the weight forward? (thats how i understand it from the XXX Main set up book)
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:19 AM   #6782
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:39 AM   #6783
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dark.. doesnt droop also affect weight transfer from rear to front...and vice versa? since if you have more droop in the rear.. when braking, the chassis will lift up more thus transferring the weight forward? (thats how i understand it from the XXX Main set up book)
Yep, Core Creations covered that right after my post.
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:20 AM   #6784
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Will running little to no grease on the diff balls preserve them from dirt getting attracted by grease?
You don't need that much to begin with... I run on a parking lot too (in Egypt, where the dust is really fine). Just be careful not to spill any lube over the sides, or use something thicker as a lube (I use this Synco Super Lube thing that's thicker than the Stealth lube). I don't know why but I've gone through almost a season without even cleaning my diff (still smooth)...when I use that Synco lube. The stealth-lubed diffs on my TB-02 goes gritty more quickly for some odd reasons...
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:18 PM   #6785
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You don't need that much to begin with... I run on a parking lot too (in Egypt, where the dust is really fine). Just be careful not to spill any lube over the sides, or use something thicker as a lube (I use this Synco Super Lube thing that's thicker than the Stealth lube). I don't know why but I've gone through almost a season without even cleaning my diff (still smooth)...when I use that Synco lube. The stealth-lubed diffs on my TB-02 goes gritty more quickly for some odd reasons...
In that environment would some of the put on and let dry teflon lubricants work? I know they help keep dust and grit out of my cvd's.
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:41 PM   #6786
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The inside balls and rings need very very little...regardless of where you race the thrust bearing needs to be packed to the gills with heavy thick grease. If you put the red foam in after (your supposed to) it keeps most of the crap out. If you try and run the thrust with little or thin grease it will fail prematurely. And at $5 a bearing I'd say just be safe and pack it!
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:07 PM   #6787
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you sure you want some? (see you in five days. it'll be fun to finally race with/against you. )

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Yep, Core Creations covered that right after my post.
oops. i missed his post. at least that confirms that i read the xxx main book correctly
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:23 PM   #6788
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In that environment would some of the put on and let dry teflon lubricants work? I know they help keep dust and grit out of my cvd's.
what's a commonly used put on and let dry lube? (really, I'm asking 'cause I don't know...)
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id just like to put up aw arning for ppl that are thinking of getting topcad ta05 cvd's i broke 3 out of 4 of mine in the first 3 weeks of using them and i was only drifting so there wasnt even any strain on them. also the bearings were a extremely tight fit so just be wary of them.
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:14 AM   #6790
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what's a commonly used put on and let dry lube? (really, I'm asking 'cause I don't know...)
White Lightning is what I've used. They're designed for use on bicycles but work pretty well in RC cars also. I have never tried them in a dif though.
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Don't even bother with aftermarket CVD's Buy the Tamiya's it WILL work out cheaper in the long run!
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Can anyone give me a list of bearings you need to fully ballrace a TA05. I've left my destructions at home and work get nasty if I surf all day

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Can anyone give me a list of bearings you need to fully ballrace a TA05. I've left my destructions at home and work get nasty if I surf all day

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4 x 15mm x 10mm Diff supports

2 x 8mm x 4mm Spur supports

4 x 8mm x 5mm inside diff

8 x 11mm x 5mm wheels (stock suspension)
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White Lightning is what I've used. They're designed for use on bicycles but work pretty well in RC cars also. I have never tried them in a dif though.
Oh...yeah I use something similar for the gears on my TB-02, although I think it's too slippery for the diff. Although while spraying the gears some of the stuff did get into the diff, and the diff didn't slip...don't want to risk any diff parts trying that out
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I'm not exactly sure of the theory behind lowering or raisng the axles within the C carrier...but I understand thats what it does. With them inverted (opposite of the manual) it raises the axle within the carrier. For me it made the car both more aggressive and consistent.
Thanks for the info, it helps a lot

I'm using stock suspension arm set (not the Lt. Wt. Reversible)
How about caster, have you ever measured ?

ANd also, what about anti-squat by adding suspension mount spacer on the front part of front susp. block ?? Do we need this ? What's the effect ?

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