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Old 10-24-2008, 10:46 AM   #9796
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If anybody is interested, I'de be willing to sell the chassis upgrade kit I have pictured above. Unfortunately I don't have the money to switch over to lipo for some time, so I can't really use it right now...

And if you don't already have the standard P2020 chassis, I think it only cost another $30 (direct from Penguin) for the rest of the parts to make this a full conversion kit for your tub-chassis TA05.

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Old 10-24-2008, 01:28 PM   #9797
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The IFS-R makes a surprisingly nice companion to the 416, because they share SO many parts.

I read through nearly this entire thread, and I see so many people spending more on these cars than they would on a "top" level sedan. Isn't there a lot of fun in doing more with less? I guess we'll see.

I think the real gem in the whole thread is this post by Ling.
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:53 PM   #9798
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I wonder if that kid is still winning races with his TA05?

Mine started out as a base TA05. I tried all the R parts and the carbon chasis.

Oddly enough, after weeks of testing, I settled on the carbon chasis with the base TA05 stock suspension, TRF shocks w/AE springs (purple/blue), and 48mm swing shafts.

If Tamiya could just somehow include the universals with the base kit AND improve their parts support just a little bit they would probably double their TA05 sales!
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:04 PM   #9799
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The IFS-R makes a surprisingly nice companion to the 416, because they share SO many parts.

I read through nearly this entire thread, and I see so many people spending more on these cars than they would on a "top" level sedan. Isn't there a lot of fun in doing more with less? I guess we'll see.

I think the real gem in the whole thread is this post by Ling.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:22 PM   #9800
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So, TAM53991 is the reinforced "N" parts for the IFS-R. The tree includes a rear shock tower, but obviously not a front one since it's IFS. Is there a front shock tower made from the reinforced plastics? Clearly I can just go to the CF towers, but I was kinda having fun building a CF-free car.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:36 PM   #9801
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Hey Adam! All the plastics that come with the IFS-R are the reinforced stuff. If you want the original style TA05 carbon reinforced front and rear tower (traditional positioning) go with this.. http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=49388
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:22 PM   #9802
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Hey Adam! All the plastics that come with the IFS-R are the reinforced stuff. If you want the original style TA05 carbon reinforced front and rear tower (traditional positioning) go with this.. http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=49388
Awesome, that's exactly what I was after, thanks Charlie. I bought 51209, but it's too soft. I think I'm gonna forego the IFS in the front and just stick with normal shocks for now. I'm really impressed with the IFS-R so far. I'm really interested to see how it compares to my 416.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:22 PM   #9803
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The IFS-R has all carbon reinforced plastic parts (except the tub which is glass reinforced).

The TA05-R has all carbon reinforced plastic parts (except the tub which is glass reinforced) including standard front and rear shock towers. This part can be bought and is a "limited edition" 49xxx part number (I think).

Regular TA05 has ABS plastic parts and a glass reinforced tub...
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dont bother to sand anything. I use an Orion Platinum 4800 and it only sits about 5mm higher than my regular 6-cell Ni-Mh pack. Just flip the battery strap over to the smooth side, raise your battery posts to compensate for the increased height, and you're ready to go. as stated before, the increased center of gravity will be canceled out by the fact that you just shaved off 200+g of weight.
Thanks for all the tips! I ended up with a combination. I didn't want to go through all the work sanding the battery or chassis (I can't imagine how that would look when complete anyway) so I basically did this except instead of raising the battery posts I drilled a small hole in the battery strap for the clip to go through. I tried raising the posts, but was uncomfortable with the minimal amount of threads for the battery posts to the chassis and I didn't want to strip it out. I haven't made it to the track for a test run yet, but I am pretty sure this will work. Thanks again!
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Red face Where can I buy tamiya part ?

I just bought a TA05-R, and it's the first tamiya car.

Is there any tamiya parts shopping mall in US ?

One more question,
Can I use 64 pitch pinion gear for stock 105T tamiya spur gear ?
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I just bought a TA05-R, and it's the first tamiya car.

Is there any tamiya parts shopping mall in US ?

One more question,
Can I use 64 pitch pinion gear for stock 105T tamiya spur gear ?
My suggestion, wait a little longer for parts and order from Japan.

I ordered a front one want and ti screw kit, only took 6 days to receive and costs a lot less. Here's where I bought: http://stores.ebay.com/Rdvtg-Hobbies
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One more question,
Can I use 64 pitch pinion gear for stock 105T tamiya spur gear ?
No, it's not the same.
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No, it's not the same.
Then should I use tamiya pinion ?

If so, could you recommend the other brand 48/64pitch spur gear for TA05-R ?

Thanks.
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Then should I use tamiya pinion ?

If so, could you recommend the other brand 48/64pitch spur gear for TA05-R ?

Thanks.
The TA-05 will accept any standard 48p or 64p spur.
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