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Old 08-17-2006, 01:29 AM   #871
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Does the tf-5 come with phillips or hex screw? Should I get any extra's or hopups that would make the kit more user friendly.
Ti turnbuckles ....the std ones are

Then the usual tuning options + arms etc.

Thats what I have ordered anyway.
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:33 AM   #872
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- ti turnbuckles
- ti screws if, like me, you need bling on an already underweight car..
- but the #1 option to have are carbide balls for the rear diff if you run mod.. really needed
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:39 AM   #873
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- does anyone know if front onboard toe-out works well for this car on carpet (rubbers). Probably a bit early for that question
I know this is a setting often used with good results but i was wondering if it applied to the TF5 ?
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Old 08-17-2006, 05:15 AM   #874
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Ti turnbuckles ....the std ones are
I was thinking Adrian that if you didn't use them then you could've made some big money by putting them up on ebay. I can see the heading now:

"NIP Vintage Optima Turnbuckles"

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Old 08-17-2006, 07:22 AM   #875
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Steve,

I will give you a call. Luckily we have only had watches and warnings...haven't seen one yet! We have been racing and testing like crazy...getting ready for the truck nats.

Indoor season is coming soon...can't wait to wheel the new sedan!
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Old 08-19-2006, 01:42 PM   #876
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I already have a full spring set from my xray, so I should be good there. Plus a bunch of parts from my zx-5. I should get some arms though. Is there a turnbuckle set that would work for the tf-5.

Does anyone want to share a setup for rubbers on carpet. Or is the kit setup a good place to start.

Should be getting the kit this week. I really wanted the belt drive car, but man that is a bit much for me to pay, since my racing will be limited this season.

Thanks guys,
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Old 08-20-2006, 04:10 AM   #877
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stock setup on carpet (rubber tires) is quite good, but you might want to stiffen up the springs a bit vs the front version...
try also running without swaybars on carpet, especially if you stiffen up the srpings..
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...I would have thought that the TF-5 would be like most other cars running rubber on carpet...Softer on the springs and running the sway bars...Lets you run a harder compound tire...
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Good day at the track with the TF-5 shafty, tried running a little less rear toe-in (D in the forward mount instead of E), tried the #32 yellow spring in the rear. Both seemed to free the back end up a little. Favourite comment from a fellow racer was "where did you get that Scalextric car from!", pretty hooked up basically.

The suspension layout does seem to generate a lot of grip, and a lot of corner speed. Looking forward to trying the belt version (Kyosho Europe cars a bit delayed unfortunately).
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I have now had 2 meetings with the Stallion on 2 completely different tracks. Track 1 concrete, Track 2 asphalt. As I am still waiting on springs etc to arrive I opted to run the car with the kit set up at both tracks. The performance of the car has been excellent. Very consistant with very good corner speed and lots of grip. Cant wait to get the tuning options.

I know a few people on here have expressed their concerns about the moulded bulkheads, but I have yet to have any dramas with them and the car has shown no signs of tweak.

Looking forward to the next meeting

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if you dont wanna wait for the extra kyosho springs, HPI springs fit just fine over the shocks... (but not tamiyas)
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wait? wait for what, the spring are in stock.
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wait? wait for what, the spring are in stock.
I know....I am waiting for them to arrive
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wait? wait for what, the spring are in stock.
and the red lightweight diffs that can take blades on the outdrives, are they in stock too ???

It s really the only thing i d like to see on the stallion, other than that..
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The Stallions should be shipping at the end of the week for the USA market
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