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Old 12-21-2007, 06:40 AM   #8731
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i seen the ifs model, but is it not a little gimmicky? lower front shocks just to fit a low profile body?

The IFS kit may look gimmicky but i found through testing it recently (indoors and outdoors) it is a far better setup/layout than the standard TA05. The steering is alot quicker and you can change direction quicker.

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Old 12-21-2007, 12:53 PM   #8732
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yeah, i have the same observations for my IFS as well.

I guess it's not only because the shocks were mounted a little lower (if u put them upside down), but also the mass of the shocks are located more to the center of the car, changing the roll characteristics a little bit.

Being a heavy car, the IFS does feel better than the standard 05. The only thing is that you might need to shim the suspension rocker arms properly to get rid of the slop.

A lot of local racers don't look highly on my IFS because no one knows how to tune it... so I hope more of you experienced IFS owners can share with me your setup tips...

Also, I'll soon convert my IFS to a Kawada CF chassis... I hope it will make the car better this way...

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Old 12-23-2007, 10:42 PM   #8733
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on the ifs conversion or kit, is anyone having a pushing problem? and are you staying with same shock oil and spring setup as the upright setup? looking at adding the IFS to my ta05. looks cooler than h#*#. but don't want to be trying to dial in a snow plow. my ta05 is hooked like a slot car. like it better than the 05R. 05 can take a hit alot better than the 05R.
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Old 12-24-2007, 08:08 AM   #8734
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Mine handles great donesn't push at all. I left the oil/springs the same as the upright setup and it brilliant. the IFS conversion makes the front end softer so you might want to go stiffer on the oil, allthough i didn't have to.

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Old 12-24-2007, 04:15 PM   #8735
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I don't have any experience with the TA05 using upright shocks but I have no push at all with the IFS. I found that it responds better to a stiffer more "upright" configuration than softer "laid down" position.

I do have about ten years experience racing TCs.
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I'm looking to do some upgrades to my TA05. Which is more durable and has a better fit and finish? The 3Racing Motor Mount or the Tamiya Motor Mount? Thanks.
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I'm looking to do some upgrades to my TA05. Which is more durable and has a better fit and finish? The 3Racing Motor Mount or the Tamiya Motor Mount? Thanks.
I've tried both 3Racing and Tamiya motor mount. Like the Tamiya motor mount better since it comes in 1 piece whereas 3Racing comes in 2 pieces. Even TopCad motor mount is better than 3Racing. I'm using TopCad and Tamiya in 2 different TA05 at the moment. Both are great.

Just bear in mind that 3rd party are not TAC legal.
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:02 PM   #8738
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With the revised suspension geometry on the IFS car, I would guess you need to make the front suspension a little harder than the standard 05.

My logic (thats all!) would suggest that because the suspension can compress and rebound easier than the standard '05 you need a little heavier oil on the front end to slow it down a bit. More so on high bite carpet tracks running foams.

The IFS is also heavier, meaning lighter oil and a heavier car will roll it over quickly if its on a high bite track. Body roll will engage quicker I would suspect....

Monkey nuts- you are on my line of thinking too!
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:21 PM   #8739
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Default TA05 & TA05-IFS parts compatible ?

I am about to purchase the following parts for my TA05-IFS

1. Front One Way unit
2. Centre One Way Set
3. High Precision Diff Joint
4. Aluminium Motor Mount
5. "After Market" Aluminium Front & Rear Lower Arm (3 Racing)

Is those parts compatible for TA05IFS ? or strictlyTA05 only ?

Thanks for any input

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I am about to purchase the following parts for my TA05-IFS

1. Front One Way unit
2. Centre One Way Set
3. High Precision Diff Joint
4. Aluminium Motor Mount
5. "After Market" Aluminium Front & Rear Lower Arm (3 Racing)

Is those parts compatible for TA05IFS ? or strictlyTA05 only ?

Thanks for any input
those are all compatible with the IFS and reg. TA05s.
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:20 PM   #8741
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has anybody used the rear steering ball position on the front steering hubs? the stock setup has the ball positioned in the front hole, and so far i have always used it. it looks like the rear hole will give me more steering. are there any other effects?

also, would i be safe to install the lightweight blue driveshafts on the front? i have the LW shafts on the rear and the stock black steel shafts on the front. people say that if you use the LW shafts on the front you run the risk of bending it during a crash.
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:35 PM   #8742
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I have mine on the back ball postions all positive expert that you can brake the cup and the shafts in the front if you crash so depends on your skill level and how fast you are going. That is even when i have the 3racing hardened steel ones (heay duty)
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I recently started to experience a lound and clunkly rear diff. Have taken it apart and put back together, everything seems ok, kit is about 6 mths old, but the noise is still there both on acceleration and stopping, and I get a lot of free spinning before the wheels actually start turning when accerationg. I'm just running the 540 motor it came with.

What is the optimal setting for the rear diff?. Is it best to have the cap thread (part MA7) holding the diff together very tight or what.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 12-29-2007, 03:12 PM   #8744
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I am about to purchase the following parts for my TA05-IFS

1. Front One Way unit
2. Centre One Way Set
3. High Precision Diff Joint
4. Aluminium Motor Mount
5. "After Market" Aluminium Front & Rear Lower Arm (3 Racing)

Is those parts compatible for TA05IFS ? or strictlyTA05 only ?

Thanks for any input

The lowers arms wont fit, unless they are copies of the lightweight reversible suspension set.

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I recently started to experience a lound and clunkly rear diff. Have taken it apart and put back together, everything seems ok, kit is about 6 mths old, but the noise is still there both on acceleration and stopping, and I get a lot of free spinning before the wheels actually start turning when accerationg. I'm just running the 540 motor it came with.

What is the optimal setting for the rear diff?. Is it best to have the cap thread (part MA7) holding the diff together very tight or what.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
what makes you think its its the rear diff thats faulty? if you are using the stock spur and pinion gears they can be noisy in time. Check also the front diff and that nothing is loose there. Also check your belt tension.

hope that helps
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