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Old 02-28-2008, 09:50 AM   #8971
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I would be interested in your set-up. I need all the help I can get to get my boy's car up to speed.

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The car has been upgraded with a 3racing chassis, shock mounts and trf shocks, as well as a spool upfront, but should still transfer over well to the standard chassis.

I will give you the basics soon but I dont have a setup sheet as such to go by, but it really did feel dialled, even on very used tyres.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:11 AM   #8972
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i just bought a TA05 R and a TA04 IFS i was wondering if the gears are a standard pitch or tamiya's own size teeth

will 48 pitch kimbrough spur gears fit or will i need an adapter

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Old 02-29-2008, 06:05 AM   #8973
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i just bought a TA05 R and a TA04 IFS i was wondering if the gears are a standard pitch or tamiya's own size teeth

will 48 pitch kimbrough spur gears fit or will i need an adapter
Tamiya gears are either .4 or .6 module, not 64 or 48 pitch.

Yes, the Kimbrough spur fits with no adapter as does Robinson.

TA04-IFS?????
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:15 AM   #8974
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TA04-IFS?????
i bought a EBBRO 350R (TA05-IFS) and a TA05 R if i would have relized actualy how many special parts the r version comes with i would have bought two r versions but i have a set of floine shocks and other hopups for the ifs version
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The car has been upgraded with a 3racing chassis, shock mounts and trf shocks, as well as a spool upfront, but should still transfer over well to the standard chassis.

I will give you the basics soon but I dont have a setup sheet as such to go by, but it really did feel dialled, even on very used tyres.
Hey, that would be great. I am running a Penguin chassis and am in the process of up-grading my two boys' car to the 3racing chassis.

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Old 02-29-2008, 07:16 AM   #8976
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Hey, that would be great. I am running a Penguin chassis and am in the process of up-grading my two boys' car to the 3racing chassis.

Thanks Rodney
I have no experience of the Penguin chassis, but the 3racing chassis has been an awesome budget chassis for me, I use the 3racing shock towers too.

The basics to the setup are yellow and blue springs, 2 degrees front toe out, 3 degrees rear toe in, 30 and 35 wt oil, 3 hole pistons all round on the trf shocks, a lot of droop (sorry I am not very technical on droop lol) and 5mm ride height all round, I just cant remember at the moment if it was blue on the front, or rear + if it was 30wt on on front or rear etc. Hopefully that gives you a good idea.

For me, this just seemed to work wonders on carpet. It felt really stable on the infield even when the car was really pushed hard but with the spool I had a hell of a lot of on power steering. It was just magic. I would never run a diff upfront on carpet ever again, it was that good.

It should be a good all round setup too, I am going to see how the car is outdoors on tarmac before changing anything or racing my new 415msxx...

The main thing to acheive on any setup is that the tyres and suspension work in harmony with each other, it is very easy to put new tyres on the car and think the car is handling well, but if the car isnt "diving" into the corners you are in danger of overheating the tyres and your laptimes suffer. The more the car can transition from left to right the more chance you have of a stable and predictable feeling.

Harder suspension settings are typically for foam tyres I have found (im my experience anyway, each to their own though) a softer spring and oil is better for rubber, but dont overdo it or you may find yourself grip rolling as the suspension is hooking up too much

I was lucky enough to get my car on a setup system and dial it in, for me it really helped. Preload is important too if you run IB4200 cells I have found, as they are quite a heavy cell when compared to the other side of the chassis, where I have a rather light servo,esc and reciever.

The motor weight helps a lot to balance it out though.
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I was lucky enough to get my car on a setup system and dial it in, for me it really helped. Preload is important too if you run IB4200 cells I have found, as they are quite a heavy cell when compared to the other side of the chassis, where I have a rather light servo,esc and reciever.
Lipo creates some pretty good balance with such a setup.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:55 AM   #8978
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Yes, lipo is a very good way of balancing the weight out

The flipside though is that you have to find a good place to put weights to bring the car back up to a weight limit if you have to go by one and make sure they stay stuck on or your time is void

Its no biggie though usually
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Yes, lipo is a very good way of balancing the weight out

The flipside though is that you have to find a good place to put weights to bring the car back up to a weight limit if you have to go by one and make sure they stay stuck on or your time is void

Its no biggie though usually
With the Orion Platinum lipo, you can easily stick a few (12 for me, lol) sticky weights onto the inside side of the battery. There is just enough room between the center molded spine of the chassis and the battery to stick your weights. This way, the mass is centrally located for a better COG. Wrap them with electrical tape to keep them from popping off.
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Winner! If it works for you, good on ya Some people like to play around with weight distribution, but for me im dialled for now with nimh

As much as I would like to make the switch to lipo, I need a bigger piggybank
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Winner! If it works for you, good on ya Some people like to play around with weight distribution, but for me im dialled for now with nimh

As much as I would like to make the switch to lipo, I need a bigger piggybank
You actually end up saving money with a Lipo, being that they can get so many cycles out of them.
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Winner! If it works for you, good on ya Some people like to play around with weight distribution, but for me im dialled for now with nimh

As much as I would like to make the switch to lipo, I need a bigger piggybank
Once you go LIPO, you'll never go back.
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Once you go LIPO, you'll never go back.
I am waiting to go brushless first then i'll consider the lipo... Damn why is this hobby all money money money
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I am waiting to go brushless first then i'll consider the lipo... Damn why is this hobby all money money money
Can you name a hobby that isn't?
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Can you name a hobby that isn't?
true, I only say it in jest as ive got a 415msxx to build up and I straight away need a spool for it (kit comes with a one way) then in goes a brushless setup and maybe, eventually a lipo
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