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Old 09-02-2008, 07:08 AM   #9616
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hey, guess what's coming for me in the post

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You may want to order a pair of TRF shocks, CF steering link, CVD's for the front, and a spring kit. Just thought i would throw that out there.
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:34 PM   #9618
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You may want to order a pair of TRF shocks, CF steering link, CVD's for the front, and a spring kit. Just thought i would throw that out there.
I haven't got any more money left lol.
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I haven't got any more money left lol.
Don't worry about it. The TA-05 is great right out of the box up through mid-level club racing. All I've done to mine is add a front spool and the front CVDs and it's going strong in 13.5 sportsman class. I can certainly see the benefit of the TRF shocks though and they're next on my list. The stock plastic shocks are getting worn out and leaky and I'd like to have threaded collars. They've done their job up to this point though!
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I am very loosly thinking about trying the tamiya carpet car. I'm somewhat concerned with the mid-motor mount and the overall design being intended for rubber tire.

I'll be running 13.5 foam carpet on moderate to large tracks with medium to high bite.

wondering which setup sheets I should be reviewing and also wondering how much the car relies upon 'one off' techniques like shimed bulkheads or some other little nifty trick the drivers have come up with. Any 2.5 toe left, 2.1 toe right to offset mid motor or something equally as mystifying to me?

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Don't worry about it. The TA-05 is great right out of the box up through mid-level club racing. All I've done to mine is add a front spool and the front CVDs and it's going strong in 13.5 sportsman class. I can certainly see the benefit of the TRF shocks though and they're next on my list. The stock plastic shocks are getting worn out and leaky and I'd like to have threaded collars. They've done their job up to this point though!
somehow I think my driving is more of a problem than the car.

I was racing an E10 before though...

this car is good! i can tell that from driving round my living room (damn 2 inches of rain in 24 hours means I can't test it outside).

what ratio am I looking at for a 27t motor on a very large outdoor track?
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You may want to order a pair of TRF shocks, CF steering link, CVD's for the front, and a spring kit. Just thought i would throw that out there.
and i would reccomedi exchanging the outdrives to the reinforced version
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You may want to order a pair of TRF shocks, CF steering link, CVD's for the front, and a spring kit. Just thought i would throw that out there.
Is the CF steering link significantly better than the stock one?
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Is the CF steering link significantly better than the stock one?
It's stiffer. Will you be able to tell the difference, it's up to the level you drive at but generally, no. Get the bearings for the steering it helps smooth things out and increases the longevity. The CF link will not eliminate any slop, that comes from the ball cups.
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what ratio am I looking at for a 27t motor on a very large outdoor track?
6.75 is a good ratio for a medium sized carpet track for a monster stock, so if you can keep the corner speed up, anywhere between 6.75 and 6.4 would be about right.

It all depends on how much speed you can carry through the corner- if you cant and the motor has to pull a large pinion to get back up to its top speed, combined with throttle jamming, it will cook the commutator and brushes very quickly...

Your best bet is to ask the A main what the run, then run a 1 to 2 teeth less to start with. if its too slow on the straight then add a tooth or two to the pinion size

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personally i never saw the point in the carbon steering link..
you're much better off with the alu. steering set w/ bearings, for its smooth running goodness
sure you could get the carbon link for the bling value, but its kind of pointless as its pretty much all hidden under the front stiffener plate!
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I am very loosly thinking about trying the tamiya carpet car. I'm somewhat concerned with the mid-motor mount and the overall design being intended for rubber tire.

I'll be running 13.5 foam carpet on moderate to large tracks with medium to high bite.

wondering which setup sheets I should be reviewing and also wondering how much the car relies upon 'one off' techniques like shimed bulkheads or some other little nifty trick the drivers have come up with. Any 2.5 toe left, 2.1 toe right to offset mid motor or something equally as mystifying to me?

thanks for any responses
i wouldnt bother with setup sheets other than you're own..

you're best bet is to start off with the setup found in the manual and work from there to suit both you're own personal driving preferences and the track you run on
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personally i never saw the point in the carbon steering link..
you're much better off with the alu. steering set w/ bearings, for its smooth running goodness
sure you could get the carbon link for the bling value, but its kind of pointless as its pretty much all hidden under the front stiffener plate!
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In other words, there is insignificant performance improvement from it?
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and i would reccomedi exchanging the outdrives to the reinforced version
agreed! ...i've needed to change to the alu. outdrives on the diffs as i put more power through my car.. i actually melted the stock plastic and high precision diff joints when i put a 3.5T brushless into it :P
from my experience, i would say the plastic outdrives are only really good for 540/novice and stock classes, but when you move to super stock or modified you need the strength the alu. outdrives provided.
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