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Old 06-09-2022, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by F1jet_ View Post
Interesting - did moving the rear shocks inboard help it run better? Could you feel any handling difference with the two top stiffeners? Are your putting any tension or pressure in the top stiffeners?
Yes the inboard rear shocks and front laydown shocks each made the car handle better. The inboard rear faster in transitions and chicanes, the laydown front less front dragging in the corners, more flowing and more steering (due to less weight up front). I use stiff Tamiya gas car springs in the front.

The top stiffener is to prevent chassis bowing, belt loosening, and losing forward acceleration. No pressure.

Chassis is the soft plastic, need the top stiffener tubes. The carbon reinforced tub was too stiff and handling was not good.

Yes Raman, you are correct. The small turnbuckle was to prevent the wire from hitting the belt. The scraped wire was when I forgot to put the turnbuckle. It also helps stiffen the rear a bit from bowing.

All these mods did work and help my daughter win against modern graphite cars.

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Ok...Got it...
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Old 09-04-2022, 07:53 PM
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Default Drive belts for normal ta05

Hey guys I'm sure this has been asked a million times and I have done a fair bit of reading in this forum, but I'm rebuilding my first version ta05 after sitting for 6yrs in the box to race in 21.5 class but need a couple new belts.
I cannot seem to find them anywhere only for ifs-r or ta05 v2 which I believe both versions use longer belts, where is everyone getting their belts from for the early version ta05?
also im from melbourne, Australia.

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For this weekends club race I decided to take TA05 into USGT, with a try GT body, Tamiyas 911 GT2 Taisan Star Card. To run this body you need the TA04 SS arms and a lot of voodoo to make it fit, which I did ages ago. Anyhow, I am happy to report that the car was hanging in there with top 2 drivers, even with that massive abs plastic wing hanging off the back.

Suspension was very soft and I wasn’t running away bars to it was a little bouncy, but had great steering overall. For springs I was running the TRF Mica Blue yellow in front and red in rear. Needed another pair of yellows which I didn’t have.

Does anyone recall if these Mica Blue springs are the same rate as the old fluorescent red yellow white blue that Tamiya sells?
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