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Old 03-15-2007, 06:41 PM   #6826
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Good point, for someone wanting to get into the 05, yeah the 05R is a good choice, but for those of us already with an 05, too late! We've hopped it up already! Only hop up I'm missing is the LW Suspension (Asphalt track, harsh turns with limestone walls, it's a durability thing) and the alloy side brace (Now thats just blatent bling!)
Same here. The LW suspension is the only thing that I have left that I would even consider. I'm waiting to see how Core Creations does with it on his car come local outdoor season. If it holds up for him while sharing practice with the local nitro cars , and it holds some kind of benefit to performance, then I might try it.

I might also pick up a couple extra suspension blocks to add toe to the rear. But thats about it....I can't really see anything else I want.
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:52 PM   #6827
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In the UK, 163 for a TA05R, Cyclone S is 155, so for anyone looking at a club car, or a decent tourer, they are on a winner.
what is that in US DOLLARS.
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:52 PM   #6828
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I'm getting back into racing after being away for about four years, and am considering the TA05 and the xray T2R. Any thoughts on how the two compare for carpet racing? I would like to stick to a budget of about $250.00.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:08 PM   #6829
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BigB11:

Hi,

155= $300.358 USD
163= $315.834 USD

as of 1 am 03.16.07

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Old 03-16-2007, 01:32 AM   #6830
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anyone have the 05r already?
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:04 AM   #6831
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I'm getting back into racing after being away for about four years, and am considering the TA05 and the xray T2R. Any thoughts on how the two compare for carpet racing? I would like to stick to a budget of about $250.00.
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I cant speak for the T2R, but the ta05 is a very durable car and a good price for what you get.

Later on you can upgrade to CVD's and TRF shocks, for very little money if you shop at the right places

I have put a graphite chassis and shock towers on mine, with a spring set. The stock chassis is OK, but it does flex a bit and adds to the weight of the car.

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Old 03-16-2007, 03:25 AM   #6832
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Oh, as for prices...

the standard kit was $112.00
the chassis and shock towers were $120.00
then the shipping was about $30 or $40 to the uk.

got it all from rc-mart
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:54 PM   #6833
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Tc3Team,

Thanks for the input- I think I'm going to go with the TA05- I have always liked building Tamiya kits. I may wait until the Ta05 r comes out- looks like a good deal.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:10 PM   #6834
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I'm getting back into racing after being away for about four years, and am considering the TA05 and the xray T2R. Any thoughts on how the two compare for carpet racing? I would like to stick to a budget of about $250.00.
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Looks like Tower will have it soon.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXRLB6&P=7
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Old 03-17-2007, 06:07 AM   #6835
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Thanks for the input- I think I'm going to go with the TA05- I have always liked building Tamiya kits. I may wait until the Ta05 r comes out- looks like a good deal.
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Guys if anyone interested have my spare TA05 for sale (just bought a 415msx as a carpet car)
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Does anyone know if there is still a tweak issue with the new/current batch of carbon lightweight tub chassis #53893?

I bought one a few months ago and it was tweaked. Have made it work, but want it get it corrected as soon as possible. My understanding is that up to that point in time, all of them Tamiya part number #53893 had a tweak.

Do not want to order a replacement until I'm sure that it will be correct.

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Does anyone know if there is still a tweak issue with the new/current batch of carbon lightweight tub chassis #53893?

I bought one a few months ago and it was tweaked. Have made it work, but want it get it corrected as soon as possible. My understanding is that up to that point in time, all of them Tamiya part number #53893 had a tweak.

Do not want to order a replacement until I'm sure that it will be correct.

Thanks in advance
I don't believe there is a way to correct it. Team Associated, who has been making these carbon tubs for quite a while don't seem to think that there is a way to make a perfectly flat, non-tweaked carbon tub.

And as you said, all the first batch of Tamiya's carbon tubs had a tweak. So I have to assume that they haven't figured out a way to do it either.
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:38 AM   #6839
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One question- What is the best servo saver for the TA 05

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One question- What is the best servo saver for the TA 05

Thanks Rod
I am using a small kimbrough one on my futaba 9550 and its been working fine, you need to thread out the holes though for the ball end thread to fit into it though.
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