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Old 07-07-2008, 06:20 PM
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DON'T CLICK THOSE LINKS!!!

Um... I am very skeptical as to what those links are...

Anywho, I will be getting a TA-05 chassis soon. Ironically enough, the setup has a center one way and diff in the front. I will definitely be experimenting with the tightness of the front diff, and it's effect on the apparent "handbrake" effect of the one way.
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by minimusprime View Post
is tamiya durability still awesome... it's been a while since i've been involved in rc.
I raced my TA05 competitively for under 9mths and not once did i break anything as a result of a crash or otherwise.. and yeah, some of those crashes were really impressive hehe :P

What I did observe when I started to put more power (modified level) into the car that the plastic diff cups (standard and high precision) would melt together (some completed fused together creating a spool!). This was overcome with replacing the plastic diffs to aluminium ones.

My TA05MS has taken a severe beating and have only managed to snap a front carbon damper stay (able to be repaired and ran it for 2wks), lower arm and a couple of belts. All of these breakages have been attributed to a known cause (universal pins coming out or locking mainly).

I think Tamiya's a very strong, if not stronger than they used to be 20yrs ago. I guess plastics have come a long way!

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Old 07-08-2008, 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by minimusprime View Post
is tamiya durability still awesome... it's been a while since i've been involved in rc.
The ta05 is the most durable car i've ever had... I've raced for 13 years

In 2 years or so of racing mine, ive only bent a hingepin, snapped a rear plastic toe bridge (easily upgradable to the TRF Blue ones) and snapped a diff bolt. Not bad going in my eyes!
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:39 PM
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Will a Novak XBR fit in the 05 with any problems?
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:22 PM
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Yes and no. The solder tabs keep it from fitting all the way in the tub. I took the stock spur gear, trimmed it slightly to fit in the bottom of the tub, stuck it in there with servo tape, and taped the XBR on top of that, Viola, perfect fit!
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Any particular reason for trimming the spur gear? Or did you just get a piece of plastic that was hanging around, to serve as a spacer?

I will need to fit a Mamba Max in a Ta-05 chassis, so I am going to assume that I will need to mount it on something higher as well.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:19 PM
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Okay guys, I currently race the original TRF415 and I've been thinking of upgrading to a TA05-R IFS. My question is... Is this a competative car? Is the IFS front suspension geometry an overall advantage? How does it compare to a HB Cyclone? I've always been a Tamiya fan though. I'll be racing in a 10.5 class with a Speed Passion GT v1.1 and Novak ss10.5 Thanks in advance.

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The IFS is a novelty car to allow you to run very low bodies. If you want to race Tamiya competitively there is only one choice ... the 416
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I was hoping for a competative entry level car...

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The IFS is a novelty car to allow you to run very low bodies. If you want to race Tamiya competitively there is only one choice ... the 416
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Okay guys, I currently race the original TRF415 and I've been thinking of upgrading to a TA05-R IFS. My question is... Is this a competative car? Is the IFS front suspension geometry an overall advantage? How does it compare to a HB Cyclone? I've always been a Tamiya fan though. I'll be racing in a 10.5 class with a Speed Passion GT v1.1 and Novak ss10.5 Thanks in advance.

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Is this the mike huckabee i know?

If so, you should definately get the cyclone (which ever one that would float your boat considering the options hotbodies offers) or the 416. The 415 would be more of a compitition tc than the tao5 in my oppinion.

P.S. what happened to your old 10.5?


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Originally Posted by Mooshu Beef View Post
Any particular reason for trimming the spur gear? Or did you just get a piece of plastic that was hanging around, to serve as a spacer?

I will need to fit a Mamba Max in a Ta-05 chassis, so I am going to assume that I will need to mount it on something higher as well.

IF you can find a peice of plastic to fit, it will work if its think enough. For me, all I had was the spur gear, and trimming it was required just to get a round peg to fit the square hole, so to speak. I don't use the funky metric pitch anyway. It works great however.
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Originally Posted by HUCKMAN View Post
Okay guys, I currently race the original TRF415 and I've been thinking of upgrading to a TA05-R IFS. My question is... Is this a competative car? Is the IFS front suspension geometry an overall advantage? How does it compare to a HB Cyclone? I've always been a Tamiya fan though. I'll be racing in a 10.5 class with a Speed Passion GT v1.1 and Novak ss10.5 Thanks in advance.

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TA05R and IFS models are great under certain circumstances. However, unless you're running the 10.5 on carpet or some other high grip surface, you may find yourself struggling for rear grip.
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okay, another tuning update that i tried last night and ........... i have tried a spool in the front before on the borrowed car i used and didn't like it. but now that i have mine and getting really into it, tried spool again as suggested by one of the fast guys @ SIR last night and man, what a difference it made. I was having issues with on and off power pull with the one-way. changed it to the spool and that went away and it's getting more dialed than ever. Thanks again for all your guys help here and a big thanks to BIG D @ SIR.

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The IFS is a novelty car to allow you to run very low bodies. If you want to race Tamiya competitively there is only one choice ... the 416
Im just curious. Do you have experience with both, or are you just speculating that a car you can get for under $250 can't hang with cars costing $400 and up? Im getting ready to sell my Jrxs-r to get a TA05R-IFs just to show that it can be done.
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