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Old 04-06-2005, 05:59 PM   #76
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i see a potential of that as a rally. with long arms and shocks of course but look how the steering stuff has a cover over it. not familiar with the ta04 but is that what it looked like? and the diffs are covered from the rear on the rear diff and most likely from the fron on the front one. honey combed tub with it seems the side bottom edges are chamfered or angled in. so what i see is just a simple upper inner body much like the one offered for the tt01 i believe and seems most things will not enter the tub/inner body.
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Tamiya gave up on ralley really awhile ago. They wouldn't design an on-road car with ralley in mind. The front and rear bracing more closely resembles the TB-02 than the 04, but then again the 04 had an actual upper deck too, which this car seems to be lacking.
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Old 04-06-2005, 06:17 PM   #78
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Post center located spur gear?

so is it just me or does the front belt seem to end at the pinky finger on the left hand? (2 screws holding down a lay-shaft)

It also appears that they have a partial cover for the spur gear...

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Old 04-06-2005, 06:19 PM   #79
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I noticed the cover in the front of the spur before. I think you might be right on the spur location, it looks like there's a silver screw holding the spur to the hub
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Old 04-06-2005, 06:27 PM   #80
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Post mid motor TA05???

Gary, think your correct...looks like the speedo will mount behind the motor on this chassis
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Yup, just follow the wires, the battery leads and motor leads all go behind the motor. Looks almost like a XXX-S layout, but with twin belts
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yeah deffently worth a look if it come out at TB02 prices i'll be buying one
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Tamiya gave up on ralley really awhile ago. They wouldn't design an on-road car with ralley in mind. The front and rear bracing more closely resembles the TB-02 than the 04, but then again the 04 had an actual upper deck too, which this car seems to be lacking.
are you sure? i dont know much about tamiya but why not? the spur cover thingy too. well even if its not for rally its meant to be able to run in a uncleared parking lot without hurting anything
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There's a reason why Tamiya dropped the ralley class from TCS Competition. Yes, they still produce rally-style bodies, but look at the TB-02 with the WRX...it doesn't come with ralley block tires. Ralley was a fad from a few years ago that didn't last. AE came out with a ralley conversion for the TC3, but none is planned for the TC4. Losi had the Ralley Weapon off the Street Weapon, yet there is no XXX-S ralley car. And finally there was the HPI Pro 3 Ralley, yet no Pro 4 based ralley. Its too bad because it's really cool, but it was a fad that died out.
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oh darn... pro3 rally conversion? never heard of it. know where i might be able to find it? only rallys i thought hpi made were the super nitro rally and the e-rally which was basically the pro. not 3 but the one before the 2. that sucks theres no more rally.
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You're right, it was Pro 2 based. Like many HPI owners, I prefer to forget about the Pro 3 if possible
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Yeah I think all the manufacturers made rally chassis' because WRC is so popular. But it's probably difficult to find RC tracks specifilly for these cars. Tracks nowadays are either on or off road. I remember way back when the off road tracks weren't about jumps as much and would've been perfect for rally.
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oh. yea never have seen a track where i thought it was a great track for rallying. except for the ones i make myself at construction sites and w/e but lol. local mini-t track serves as a nice clean indoor track for my rally tho. just to play around of course.
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At the Trackside TCS regional, they actually re-did the off road track in the same building so it was "ralley friendly" and it was pretty neat. Things were challenging, but it was pretty cool.
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Originally posted by dsrbltoys So why does it have the OLD suspension???
Cheaper to manufacture I guess, since it has been around for years that setup. I'm sure it would not be too hard to fit EVO IV arms to it, considering the 415 can take both 414/TA04 and EVO IV suspension. Interesting to see what's it's like once it hits the track.

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