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Old 09-25-2005, 03:01 AM   #1396
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We run on rubber, and it isn't bad to be honest, I fitted a pair of braces from the gearboxes to the chassis to remove that little bit of flex there. As for it being a porker, it is, there is no way of getting round it, on GP33's the car is well over a 100grammes overweight, and no matter what, that is a lot of extra weight to cary round a flat track.

On carpet though, it is very good, but I ran my chassis stiffer than stock.
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Old 09-25-2005, 06:56 AM   #1397
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I was thinking about purchasing a TA05 and you have now got me thinking.

What is the minimum weight for sedans?
What is actual weight of TA05?
Is there any places to save weight?

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Old 09-25-2005, 07:14 AM   #1398
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In the UK, minimum weight is 1500grammes, all up including shell at the moment is 1610grammes
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Old 09-25-2005, 07:18 AM   #1399
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does any body know what the part# for the Tamiya Turnbuckle ( hop-up) to use on the TA05? The stock ones just keep stripping , all the help will be appreciated, and also for the steering rod too. One more thing will the 6mm. alloy hub be an OK fit ? I've been using spacers in the front because we only raced carpet and most of my wheels are 28mm. If you can see in the picture the front ball cup is almost touching the wheel.
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Old 09-25-2005, 09:42 AM   #1400
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does any body know what the part# for the Tamiya Turnbuckle ( hop-up) to use on the TA05? The stock ones just keep stripping , all the help will be appreciated, and also for the steering rod too. . . . .
I do not know the number, but it probably will not help. The option parts are probably just lighter weight versions of what you have now. Measure how much of the rods are in the ends and see if you have enough room for longer rods, and then, if you have room, buy the longer rods individually.

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One more thing will the 6mm. alloy hub be an OK fit ? I've been using spacers in the front because we only raced carpet and most of my wheels are 28mm. If you can see in the picture the front ball cup is almost touching the wheel.
That depends on the rest of your wheels and tires, suspension and who is measuring your car. The legal limit is 190 mm for *everything.* Most cars I have seen are actually illegal, but the officials will sometimes overlook it if the wheels and tires are within bounds. If you use narrow suspension blocks, and you are not using much camber or toe-in/out, then the hubs can generally be wider. Using 0 offset Kyosho wheels and Shimizu tires with the factory setup (as per the manual) and 5mm hubs, my front is 188 mm, but my back is 189 mm. So in theory, I could put 6 mm in the front, but I would rather have some leeway to change my camber or toe-in settings later. Actually, even if I did use 6mm hubs in the front I do not expect I would be able to tell the difference in handling anyway.

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Old 09-25-2005, 06:00 PM   #1401
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Hey all.

I just bought the TA05 with the Mercedes boby (ony one at hobby shop)
Everything's going smooth I just have a question about the TCS rules on body choices.
I plan to run the Mercedes body for the first few runs while I shop for a new body. I was wondering if I can run the TA04 Corvette body on the 05 and be legal. Also when not running at a TCS track I'm thinking of the Stratus 3.0 or the new Pontiac G6 body. I've herd alot of good thing's about the Stratus but no one has the G6 yet so if anyone out there has the G6 i'd like to here what you think.

And finally....anyone go Brushless yet?
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"And finally....anyone go Brushless yet?"

I did. And some others on here have too! Here is mine! Novak SS Plus/5800.
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Does anyone know of an online store that sells replacement and hop-up parts for the TA05?
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Old 09-26-2005, 06:20 AM   #1405
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Hi, I noticed now, you are selling alloy lower gearbox housings for the TA05, something that I have been thinking about, is it possible to make a rear gearbox housing, so the eccentric bearing mouldnings can be fitted up normal, or inverted, this would give two diff heights??

Is it possible?

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Did anyone run the TA05 at Vegas on foam tires?
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Does anyone know of an online store that sells replacement and hop-up parts for the TA05?

Towerhobbies.com
Thercshack.com- you can actually pre-order any parts from them, just give them the part number that you need , they are Illinois base.
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. . . Also when not running at a TCS track I'm thinking of the Stratus 3.0 or the new Pontiac G6 body. I've herd alot of good thing's about the Stratus but no one has the G6 yet so if anyone out there has the G6 i'd like to here what you think. . . .
The only videos from the Las Vegas IIC race were pretty unclear but I think I saw at least 1 Pontiac G6 in one race. I expect we will hear more about it soon.
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Anyone know where the TECHRACING parts can be had?
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Anyone know where the TECHRACING parts can be had?
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