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Old 07-10-2010, 10:23 AM
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Hobby shop has a ton of foam tire but no rubber......Me being a person who tries to support the local hobby shop...Well.. I buy the foams.......But from what I have seen I think the rubbers are faster.....Could you tell me what is a good fast rubber tire with long traction life.......My track is between 90-130 degrees hot.
Ahhh - I hear yah. Mounted foams have one advantage over rubber; they're either glued or taped to the entire rim, which means you don't have to break out the CA glue every other run or heat.

I have foams on my mini cars, and it seems that they wear easier than most rubber tires. Those would be my vintage tamtech 1/24 scale racers, and now the only replacement tires I can find are 1/24 slot car foams.

That's a hot track!!!! I agree with the A compound tire (Tamiya), or Super compound tire (HPI) yes with medium inserts.

I bought the HPI pro compound tires again b/c they seem to work best for me, but they wear out much faster than the same tires in a D compound that I use as practice and parking lot fun.

After I burn out those I will also try the A compound or anything equivalent to that as well.
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:06 AM
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Hi,

I just got a question regarding mounting posts.

I know that the TA05 have the same front mounting post locations as the TRF416, but the rear is different as the 416 is wider and abit further back.

If I got the rear carbon shock tower for the TA05, would this make the rear mounting locations the same as the TRF416?

Thanks!
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:51 AM
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Hi guys,
Thanks for earlier respond. I would lile to know why my car spinout after i turn a corner and punch out. My setup is front blue springs & back yellow spring. Antiroll bar yellow front & back. Toe block -rear A1 & D. Am i having too much toe in for tar road wz rubber tyre ? any respond welcome. Tks
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:04 PM
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Well....another good weekend at the track........I put on my new aluminium sespension mounts and while doing this found out that one of my screws in the rear mount was not tight....All this time I thought my chassie was warped....Tighten down everything good and tight....put on some new tires adjusted my droop and the car handled just great.....I raced the serpent guy in three 10 lap races and beat him 2 out of 3 .............Should have won all three but in the first race he ram me from the back and took me out......But still I tame the serpent if only for a day.........Feel as if this car just get better and better.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:59 PM
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Default TA05-R uprgades almost complete

I almost have the car completely rebuilt, along with more Tamiya upgrades.

My 7700kV motor has melted two rear ball diffs, so I got a regular TA05 diff pulley for the rear and also installed my acer ceramic nitride 3mm diff balls.

I also added alot of Tamiya blue bling on the car; aluminum motor brace/ chassis brace, blue aluminum 5x5mm ball connectors, and front/ rear stab bar holders.

I was super impressed at this tamiya upgrade - the black aluminum outdrives. The stock ones on my kit had these blue rings that "retained" my outdrives but I've already snapped three or four of them. The new outdrives come with these cool "blade" inserts that I snapped onto the ends of the outdrives, and no more metal - on metal!!!! very nice I need to loosen up both diffs though after the rebuild, as I have learned that past tight settings result in a horrific meltdown. The second meltdown cost me a past diff upgrade and the tungsten carbide diff balls fused into the pulley, which also fused one of the outdrives to it, also trapping the diff ring/ plate. My TC5FT has no diff issues, and that's stock so I need to get my R's diffs in the same butter zone

Also I grabbed up the lightweight carbon reinf. lower deck.

Other replacement parts; all the rear hub bearings, belts (god they lasted way longer than I expected), and plastic suspension spacers.

Other detail mods include the 49.7mm titanium suspension shafts, new RR 64P pinion/ spur, and rear 3Racing orange springs.

PS - the tamiya titanium TA05 screw set is a year old - sorry for the scratches

Hope to beat my speed record this summer!!!


Six sets of the new belted radials - (last set not shown)



BLADES on the diff outdrives -

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Old 07-14-2010, 11:45 PM
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You need to check the drive shaft blades every couple of runs for wear, when they start wearing the aluminum diff outdrive will start wearing too.
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:55 AM
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Nice looking car man......With some nice upgrades.....That 7700Kv motor seem like a real beast......Do you do much racing or just try to break speed records....How are the 3racing springs.....Some people dont like 3racing products but so far I've had good luck...Also have you ever had a bearing go bad or do you just change then every so often.......Need to get my camera back up and going again.....Haven't took much pictures since the plane and jet days.
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Finished - yay finally I had to go to the post office today to get the rear hub bearings - I got em from hong kong.


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You need to check the drive shaft blades every couple of runs for wear, when they start wearing the aluminum diff outdrive will start wearing too.
I agree. The instructions said basically the same thing, and after building both sets I ended up with four spare blades
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Nice looking car man......With some nice upgrades.....That 7700Kv motor seem like a real beast......Do you do much racing or just try to break speed records....How are the 3racing springs.....Some people dont like 3racing products but so far I've had good luck...Also have you ever had a bearing go bad or do you just change then every so often.......Need to get my camera back up and going again.....Haven't took much pictures since the plane and jet days.
I had all four rear hub bearings get very crunchy on me, so I replaced them and got a full backup set now. I can bet that was a major factor to melting/ fusing two rear diffs. I haven't had any issues with the 3Racing springs - a simple part in this case, but I've had my headaches with almost all their parts that I used on an MO3-L mini cooper I had. Part failure, misalignment, and in one case, total incompatibility were my major issues.

I stopped racing for this year, but I may eventually want to jump into the fun again. So, in the meantime, I'll be continually tuning this car to beat my own speed record, and hopefully the ones I've seen on youtube.
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sorry if i missed it...but do anybody have a mmp in their ta05...& if so what mods did you do to make it fit if any.....thanks!
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Originally Posted by starrx View Post
sorry if i missed it...but do anybody have a mmp in their ta05...& if so what mods did you do to make it fit if any.....thanks!
Wow, you must not have even bothered to look, because on the page before this, dragnse7en has a [email protected] picture of the cut out he made for his MMP.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/7624513-post10902.html
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If anyone is looking...

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...cgt-setup.html
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sorry if i missed it...but do anybody have a mmp in their ta05...& if so what mods did you do to make it fit if any.....thanks!
I had no flex milling out my stock chassis to get the MMP (huge footprint) to fit in.

After using GP 2X sided tape underneath and sticking the switch to the said of the fan with CA glue, the thing fit snug and beautifully.

I was worried that I would loose strength in the chassis doing this, but I could honestly tell you that I didn't notice any loss. The only trick was to install the rear chassis brace . . .

I had to snake/ shoe in the rear brace in from the right side, and almost thought that I needed to cut it too. Not the case. I laid it flat and slid it in like a boomerang and it fit nice.

PS - be sure you want to commit to a MMP ESC in your TA05. Once you cut, put a smaller ESC in later, I dunno about that.

PM me if you have any questions!!!
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Non Tamiya Parts:

1. Robinson Racing 64p spur & pinion
2. 3Racing shock springs (soft)
3. Acer Racing ceramic nitride 3mm diff balls
4. HPI X-pattern belted radial pro compound tires
5. All electrics, body, battery, etc.

Stock TA05 parts for durability:

1. 50882 TA04 King Pint Set
2. 49360 Titanium Screw Set
3. 53870 49.7mm Titanium Coated Suspension Shaft
4. 53893 Lightweight Crabon Lower Deck
5. 84006 TA05 Aluminum Diff Joint (black)

Bling:

1. 53914 White Dish Wheels 0mm offset
2. 53916 TA05 Aluminum Stabilizer Holder
3. 53905 TA05 Aluminum Side Brace
4. 53876 Aluminum Damper Retainer (1mm down type)
5. 53906 5x5mm Aluminum Hex Head Ball Connector
6. 53884 TA05 Carbon Battery Plate Set
7. 53644 Aluminum Stabilizer End (blue)

Electrics:

1. Radio FM Digital 3ch Team Associated XP3D
2. Standard Futaba servo
3. XP3D 3ch FM receiver
4. Venom Racing 40C 5000mAh 7.4V lipo
5. Castle Creations MMP ESC w/ fan, switch, software, and all USB cables
6. Castle Creations 7700kV MM brushless motor

See you at the race track
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