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Old 07-04-2007, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by macnkitty2002 View Post
i'm getting my 05R on Thursday, is there anything i should be aware of when building the kit?
See the below notice:

http://www.tamiya.com/english/info/070522.htm

and this post:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showpost...postcount=7707
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Frost99999 View Post
So the stock whites arent super stiff?!

Good to know!
If you look at the end of the -R springs (the white ones), they have a yellow mark on them. They're from the limited edition white spring set...they're just white "yellow" springs.

http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=464&id=6203

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Old 07-05-2007, 12:10 AM
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the TA05 or the TA05R DOES NOT come with super stiff springs. they are either the all silver kit springs (original TA05 kit) or the white colored with yellow dab springs.

the "kit" silver springs fall inbetween yellow and blue on the tamiya scale. the yellow springs (painted all white with the dab of yellow) are PERFECT for asphalt racing. these are the springs that are always included with tamiya kits. the reason they released all "white" springs with dabs of color on the bottom is to hide a driver's set up from other drivers.

as for the kit shock oil. they are tamiya 400 wt oil. they are very similar to 40wt oil. some have said they are equivalent to associated 30wt. but its tamiya's version of 40wt oil.
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:55 AM
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I drew up a couple fo build tips here - http://www.sosidge.com/2007/05/09/ta...-r-build-tips/
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:34 AM
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you're kidding right?

I drew up a couple fo build tips here - http://www.sosidge.com/2007/05/09/ta...-r-build-tips/
thanks for the link. i browsed around some other threads and they are so very helpful. i will keep my computer by my side while building the kit.

thanks for all the help guys, i really appreciate it. my kit comes today, and i can't wait to get started!
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:53 AM
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how the heck are you supposed to tighten the nut that holds the ball diff together? i can't get a needle nose down in there, and i can't get the included X wrench in there either.

also, in step 2, the diagram depicts a part A10 that goes in between the spring and the nut, but i can't find it anywhere. do i forget this part or have i probably overlooked it somewhere obscure?

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Old 07-05-2007, 12:02 PM
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haha nevermind i'm a dummy!
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:24 PM
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The diffs were worrying to assemble for me as well, just because it seemed like the main bolt barely got to screw into the nut on the other side. If I tightened it more than like one thread into the bolt,the diff was too tight and didnt spin smoothly...and if it backed out another half turn, it was completely out of the nut.

I havent actually run my car yet, so Im curious if Im going to have issues with the diffs.
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:32 PM
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You need to crush the spring with pliers before assembly otherwise it will be almost impossible to assemble, I do mention this in my blog build tips referenced above.
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:09 PM
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Check this out....The MS is out....

http://shopping.rcmodel.hk/product_i...71f0e2692468da
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:38 PM
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Crush them like close them completely, or just squeeze them so they are a bit narrower?

My diffs work and are assembled, but like I said, it was hard!

I must have missed that part, I did read some of your blog...Im pretty sure the manual didnt say anything about compressing the springs...seems like something they should mention!
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He means just compress them a few times with pliers to break them in
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:12 PM
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Oh ok. Looks like Im popping my diffs apart tonight
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With all the Tamiya kits I've owned, I have never had to pre-compress a spring to get a diff to work properly. I haved owned several other touring cars from other manufactures and have never had to pre-compress the springs to the those diff either. This discussion about pre-compressing has not convinced me to do so and feel you'll may be misinforming new enthusiasts on proper setup. I think all Tamiya diffs should assembled according to the specific instructions provided!!! Tamiya diffs like other manufacturers diffs need to assembled run then readjusted after the initial run in and then regularly checked as part of your normal inspection and maintance done on the vehicle.
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Im actually considering just running it a few times and seeing what happens. I get my radio this weekend, so Ill let you guys know how it goes
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