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Old 05-25-2007, 12:00 PM   #7651
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I bought a Tamiya ride height/droop guage. I've figured out how to measure droop. But where do you guys measure ride height? From the front/back of the chasis? The side in front/behind the wheels?

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Centrally at the front/rear of the chassis.
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Old 05-25-2007, 12:51 PM   #7652
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Do 28mm foams fit on this car? I am thinking of running this during the winter carpet season?

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Thanks again. These things don't come with instructions on how to use them!
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:36 PM   #7654
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Do 28mm foams fit on this car? I am thinking of running this during the winter carpet season?

Depends on the offset of the rims....I was using the "R" outdoor for mod foams and using NITRO car's foams tires (Ellegi/Nitro shoes...etc) With 0mm offset 26mm front rims (typical front rims for most Nitro TC except Kyosho and Mugen)...I have to add about 2mm shims after the standard 5mm hex to clear the steering knuckle's (the arm of the knuckles are the problem, not the upper link ball studs or other parts)...again, that was only the typical front Nitro TC 26mm wide rim...

28mm Electric TC foams might not fit unless you are using the +2mm off set rims...which I am not sure there is such things. I do have 28mm foams from GQ and Parma, but I was not planning to use the "R" for indoor foams so I have not try that...
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If you want to use foams go with the stock 05 suspension. You can fit any 28mm carpet foam made with no clearence problems. No special wheels, hubs etc needed. And it's much tougher than the lightweight suspension.

You can use the lightweight suspension but you must use some HPI Pro 4 knuckles and carriers to get clearence.
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Old 05-25-2007, 06:57 PM   #7656
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I am looking at getting back into on road racing and I would like to know what the big difference is between the 2 cars. If I do go with the TA05R is there any type of hop ups I would need? I will be club racing indoors with rubber tires in stock class. I look forward to hearing you replies. Thanks!
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Darkseid: maybe noboby @ this forum knows the exact formula for this case, but the truth is that microprocessors or other electrical components together with static electricity is bad combination...
I guess its possible. I know I've noticed some pretty impressive static on my chassis after a carpet race.
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:13 PM   #7658
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I am looking at getting back into on road racing and I would like to know what the big difference is between the 2 cars. If I do go with the TA05R is there any type of hop ups I would need? I will be club racing indoors with rubber tires in stock class. I look forward to hearing you replies. Thanks!
The biggest difference is that the 05R comes with the lightweight suspension, which is a pretty expensive option for the 05. Other than that, it just comes with the hop ups that people tend to add anyway.

Basically, if you plan to buy an 05, and add any hop ups to it at all, its probably a better value to just get an 05R. Because as anyone here can attest, NO BODY can stop at just one hop up for a Tamiya car.

Not that you need them, its just that once you start adding stuff, its so much fun to keep doing it.
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So I put rubber tires on my car for the first time. Im using the graphite Tamiya shock towers and aluminum TRF shocks. I have the small end on the shock. I cant seem to get less then 6.5mm ride height. What could I be doing wrong? This is only on the front and my shocks are in the outer hole on the bottom and the second hold from the middle on the top. Sorex premount tires.
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Are you using Tamiya's short springs. If not, you wont be able to get your ride height down low enough on rubber tires.
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Are you using Tamiya's short springs. If not, you wont be able to get your ride height down low enough on rubber tires.
I didnt know there were shorts springs. Im using 53440 On-Road Tuned Hard Spring Set. Is there another brand I can use that will work?
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Assuming you have a standard 05 and not the R...Take your knuckles and swap them right to left and flip them over. So instead of using the C1 on the LEFT and the C2 on the right. Swap sides and flip them...opposite of the manual. Not only will this lower the car about 1.5-2mm, it handles a little better too. This is the easiest way to lower the front of the car.

Yes, there are short versions of the white,red, yellow and blue springs that also help. The spring set you have is the standard height versions. You can also get different aluminum shock retainers that lower the car 1mm...but all these require buying more stuff.
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I didnt know there were shorts springs. Im using 53440 On-Road Tuned Hard Spring Set. Is there another brand I can use that will work?
That should be the right set, but if your using that set, you should be able to hit any ride height your looking for.
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So if I understand this correct if you want to use rubber tires you have to buy the short spring and shock towers other then what comes with the kit to get your ride height? So what is a good ride height these days? Is it still 5MM? If so can you give me the part numbers I will need to get? Sorry for all the questions but I am just getting back into the hobby after being out of it for the past 3 years.
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You don't need different shock towers. The stock ones will work just fine. 5mm is pretty much where most people start.

And yes, if you haven't already bought springs, just get the short versions when you do. They are not sold in a set. You have to buy them in pairs.
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