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Old 08-21-2007, 02:55 AM   #8281
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So it is likely that they will have one weight of shock oil and several spring rates since this is also an "R" kit.

Can anyone who has a TA05-R tell me what I get in kit in the way of shock oils and springs?
i tihnk you get tamiya "soft oil" not sure and i tihnk red white blue and yellow springs
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:08 AM   #8282
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So it is likely that they will have one weight of shock oil and several spring rates since this is also an "R" kit.

Can anyone who has a TA05-R tell me what I get in kit in the way of shock oils and springs?

White springs with a dab of yellow on them(med)and 350 wt oil I think. I found it too soft out of the box.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:25 AM   #8283
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Thanks man. I will buy some springs with different rates and a couple of extra shock oils.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:28 AM   #8284
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Thanks man. I will buy some springs with different rates and a couple of extra shock oils.
TA05R comes with tamiya yellow oil which is rated as "400". its "supposed" to be equivalent to 40wt oil.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:44 AM   #8285
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I was discussing the TA05 and the TA05IFS this weekend at the track with a few racers. One of them was saying that the TA05 is not competitive foam on carpet. Do you agree?
Depends on who are you racing against.........and how light is your TA05. If you are talking about bone stock TA05 (even TA05R) race against sponcered drivers @ A-main....yes, TA05 should not be competitive to WIN. But I am sure TA05 is capable to HANG with them.....

I am talking apple to apple....this is a touchy question that has 1000 different answers from 100 ppl.
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Depends on who are you racing against.........and how light is your TA05. If you are talking about bone stock TA05 (even TA05R) race against sponcered drivers @ A-main....yes, TA05 should not be competitive to WIN. But I am sure TA05 is capable to HANG with them.....

I am talking apple to apple....this is a touchy question that has 1000 different answers from 100 ppl.
Ta05 with Penguin chassis is nice on carpet. Ive seen it hang and beat sponsored drivers (by another sponsored driver)
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:53 AM   #8287
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How do I increase ride height using the basic kit?

My chassis is rubbing against the road that I run on and caused a lot a lot of scratches under the car.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:05 AM   #8288
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Tecrix- you will get some C shaped plastic parts on a sprue with the kit, the same size as the shock body, they come on the same sprue as the top mount of the suspension and are of various sizes depending on how high or low you want to make the suspension. You just clip them on the shock body inbetween the top of the suspension (below the screw top joint) and the spring collar.

I think come in 1,3 and 5mm in size with the kit from what I remember.

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Old 08-22-2007, 11:07 AM   #8289
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Hi guys,

My TA05R seem to have bent hinge pins pretty often. Those pins are usually bent at the section where it supposed to stuff in quite a few spacers before the suspension ball end.

It was mentioned in this thread earlier that the stock TA04 arms are much tougher than the LW reversable arms that come with TA05R and the arms take up more of the entire hinge pins with lesser spacers required. I am seriously considering to replace the entire suspension section with the TA04 parts.

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Appreciated.

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Old 08-23-2007, 04:03 AM   #8290
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I am relatively new to all of this, and find that my TA-05R with a silver can motor spins out whenever I go around a corner or put on almost full lock.... I have been mucking around with diff tensions etc to try and overcome it, but wonder if anyone has had a similar experience. I am running TO27 tyres???
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:08 AM   #8291
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Tyres are THE most important tuning tool for handling.

If you have the wrong tyres for the place youre using your car, it can very easily spin out,or just understeer. No amount of differential resetting will change that.

All I can suggest you do is take the suspension off each corner and see if each arm is moving up and down freely. If one is jamming up the chances are your hinge pin is bent and needs replacing, that could help things.

If not that, try different tyres and take it from there.

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Does anyone know the spring weight compression for Tamiya's super hard and ultra hard shock springs? Which one is stiffer? Where do they fall in with the other spring rates?

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Does anyone know the spring weight compression for Tamiya's super hard and ultra hard shock springs? Which one is stiffer? Where do they fall in with the other spring rates?

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Carl,

here is an old chart I have with the spring rates.

Purple (ultra hard) is the stiffest Tamiya spring
Gray (super hard) is the second stiffest spring
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Carl,

here is an old chart I have with the spring rates.

Purple (ultra hard) is the stiffest Tamiya spring
Gray (super hard) is the second stiffest spring
Thats a very useful chart, ta However, i've never managed to find out anywhere how hard/soft the kit springs are on the '05. Does anyone know?

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Thats a very useful chart, ta However, i've never managed to find out anywhere how hard/soft the kit springs are on the '05. Does anyone know?

Ta
If I am not wrong, the silver kit spring falls between the yellow and blue spring.
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