Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
Tamiya TT02 Thread >

Tamiya TT02 Thread

Like Tree875Likes

Tamiya TT02 Thread

    Hide Wikipost
Old 01-14-2021, 03:44 PM   -   Wikipost
R/C Tech ForumsThread Wiki: Tamiya TT02 Thread
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been a member for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: pparrett
TT02 Wiki - Post your setups, upgrades and home grown ideas here for us to read...

TT02 vs the TT-01
http://www.thercracer.com/2013/01/ta...irst-pics.html
New flat chassis layout - Easier to run LiPOs vs the cutouts in the TT-01s
Revised suspension geometry
Support for std spur gears

MODELS ----------------------------------------------------

Changes that follow are in comparison to the basic kit.
TT02 - Base Kit. Friction Dampers.
TT02D - Drift: Drift Tires, Hardened A-Parts, Oil Shocks
TT02R - Race: Rear Alu 3* Toe In Hubs, Alu Propshaft + Cups, CVA oil Dampers
TT02RR - Race+: TT02R + Adjustable Upper Arms, Oil Filled Diffs, Hardened Blue Chassis
TT02S - Type S: TRF416 arms, FRP shock towers, bearings,
TT02SR - TypeS Race: TT02S + Double cardan front drive shafts, rear lightweight universals, Rear sealed oil differential, front spool
TT02B - Buggy. Offroad: CVA Shocks, Double Wishbone long suspension

HOP UPS ----------------------------------------------------

Bearings:
#54476 Ball Bearing Set TT02: 8x 1050, 4x 1280, 4x 1150

Propshaft:
#54501 Alum Propeller Shaft TT02
#54502 Alum Propeller Joint TT02
Tip:
Put a 3mm piece of well greased silicone hose between the dog bone and the shaft of each wheel to reduce slop.

Motor Mount and Gearing:
#54558 TT02 Aluminum Motor Mount
#54500 High Speed Gear Set
#54875 Oil Gear Differential

Steering:
#54550 Low Friction Step Screws
- Full Upgrade Kit -
#54752 Steering Upgrade Kit, Includes all below.
- Individual Parts -
#54574 Aluminum Steering Set
#54575 Aluminum Steering Bridge
#54799 Hi-Torque Servo Saver or #51000 Servo Saver Black
#54248 Aluminum Turnbuckles 3x23
#50797 5mm Short Adjustable Turnbuckle End


Dog Bones to Universal Joints:
- Standard Steel -
#53792 Universal Shaft Assembly (steel), NOTE: Must also use item 54477 on the TT-02
#54477 Gearbox Joint for Universal Shaft (steel) (2pieces)
- Lightweight -
#53506 Blue Aluminum 39mm Swing Shaft
#53499 Wheel axle for assembly universal
#53681 Titanium wheel axle for assemblu universal (but this is very expensive)
#53500 cross joints for universal
#54477 Gearbox Joint for Universal Shaft (2pieces)
Tip: Run steel in the front, Alu is okay for the rear but the front takes a lot of wear and impact from crashes

Shock Options:
#54753 Super-mini CVA Oil Shocks, comes with med black springs
#42102 TRF 55mm Shocks

Chassis:
#54639 Carbon Damper Stay Front
#54640 Carbon Damper Stay Rear
#47339 Hard Lower Deck Blue
#47340 Hard Lower Deck White
#54926 Hard Lower Deck Black
#54733 Aluminum Rear Uprights, Gives 3* rear toe in for extra stability
#54549 Aluminum Rear Uprights, 2.5* Rear Toe In
#58584 Hardened A-Parts, Uprights, Hub Carriers, Diff Covers, etc

SUGGESTED BASE SETUPS ----------------------------------

Bashing:
Build to the kit instructions and have fun!

Asphalt Parking Lot Racing:
Front Diff: 300k-500k (or Tamiya #42247 Gear differential putty)
Rear Diff: 3K oil in the rear diff for low / medium grip, 5k oil in the rear for medium / high grip

Carpet Indoor Racing:
Front Diff: 300k-500k (or Tamiya #42247 Gear differential putty)
Rear Diff: 7k -10k in the rear diff for very high grip carpet.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES -------------------------------------

TT02 Build and Review here
http://www.thercracer.com/2013/05/ta...nd-review.html

TT02 Tuning and Mods Guide
http://www.thercracer.com/2014/08/ta...-and-tips.html
https://www.rcdriver.com/take-the-versatile-tamiya-tt-02-chassis-to-the-next-level/


Gearing for 17.5t Blinky
http://www.thercracer.com/2013/07/ho...inky-with.html











Print Wikipost

Old 03-23-2016, 11:00 AM
  #841  
MD
Tech Champion
iTrader: (134)
 
MD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Illinois
Posts: 5,701
Trader Rating: 134 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by breyton View Post
Here's my TT-02D Type S that I race at the local Tamiya Series. Handles great, although it's not quite as nimble or quick to react compared to my TA05v2 that has the same servo and motor/esc combo. Any ideas on how to make it quicker to respond to steering inputs?

Your car looks great and the steering uprights are a great improvement. What class did you run it in? Would a servo with more torque make any difference?
MD is offline  
Old 03-23-2016, 11:08 AM
  #842  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 217
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by MD View Post
Your car looks great and the steering uprights are a great improvement. What class did you run it in? Would a servo with more torque make any difference?
Thanks MD! I run it in the TT01/TT02 class. We run 540 silvercan or the Tamiya 16T/15.5T sensored motors. Right now I have a Futaba S9551 in there. My TA05v2 that I run in the GT class has the same servo and motor but it is has more steering and is quicker to react. The TA05 has Tamiya yellow springs all around with spool up front and gear diff at the rear, while the TT02 has yellow sprins at the front and blue rear, gear diffs with 1,000,000 oil in the front diff and just grease inside the rear diff
breyton is offline  
Old 03-23-2016, 11:36 AM
  #843  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 163
Default

Originally Posted by breyton View Post
Here's my TT-02D Type S that I race at the local Tamiya Series. Handles great, although it's not quite as nimble or quick to react compared to my TA05v2 that has the same servo and motor/esc combo. Any ideas on how to make it quicker to respond to steering inputs?

Hmmm, I have the S and also a TA05v2 too and if anything I find the S has more steering and is generally more "pointy" than the 05. My S is on the kit springs (gold) all round which are softer than the blue (hard) fronts I have on my 05 but both have the same shocks and -1 degree front camber, so maybe go down a grade on your front springs. We're not allowed to run anything other than a kit spec diff though.
Mini35 is offline  
Old 03-23-2016, 11:59 AM
  #844  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 217
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Mini35 View Post
Hmmm, I have the S and also a TA05v2 too and if anything I find the S has more steering and is generally more "pointy" than the 05. My S is on the kit springs (gold) all round which are softer than the blue (hard) fronts I have on my 05 but both have the same shocks and -1 degree front camber, so maybe go down a grade on your front springs. We're not allowed to run anything other than a kit spec diff though.
I too have the same shocks (42102) on both cars, although I built the shocks on the S with the 2 hole pistons while the shocks on my 05 have the 3 hole pistons. The springs on my TT02 are also the short type and not the full length ones. I'll try switching the shocks on both cars next time and see if there's a difference. The front diff on my TT02 is the kit one and the 1,000,000 oil leaks ever so slightly so I may have to switch to putty
breyton is offline  
Old 04-01-2016, 02:29 PM
  #845  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 163
Default

Originally Posted by breyton View Post
Here's my TT-02D Type S that I race at the local Tamiya Series. Handles great, although it's not quite as nimble or quick to react compared to my TA05v2 that has the same servo and motor/esc combo. Any ideas on how to make it quicker to respond to steering inputs?

Breyton, very nice FF03 Chassis Upgrade you have there, I never got round to building mine before I sold it to fund an FF03 Evo. How do you find your TT02S handles with the #54651 Upper Arm Mounts compared to the running the top links in the kit position? I've fitted them to the front of mine but haven't had chance to track test it yet and I'm debating whether to put them on the rear also.
Mini35 is offline  
Old 04-01-2016, 09:56 PM
  #846  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 217
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Mini35 View Post
Breyton, very nice FF03 Chassis Upgrade you have there, I never got round to building mine before I sold it to fund an FF03 Evo. How do you find your TT02S handles with the #54651 Upper Arm Mounts compared to the running the top links in the kit position? I've fitted them to the front of mine but haven't had chance to track test it yet and I'm debating whether to put them on the rear also.
Thanks! I think the FF03 Evo is a better car since it has the aluminum rear bulkhead. I haven't driven the TT02 with the new upper arm mounts. I also installed the optional suspension mounts and rebound stoppers so it would be hard me to know if the upper arm mounts alone will have any effect
breyton is offline  
Old 04-02-2016, 02:39 AM
  #847  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 163
Default

Originally Posted by breyton View Post
Thanks! I think the FF03 Evo is a better car since it has the aluminum rear bulkhead. I haven't driven the TT02 with the new upper arm mounts. I also installed the optional suspension mounts and rebound stoppers so it would be hard me to know if the upper arm mounts alone will have any effect
OK, I put the new mounts and stoppers on mine too when they were released (I'm a Hop-Up whore) but I confess I took the stoppers off as they definitely made the car less stable for my driving style.
Mini35 is offline  
Old 04-04-2016, 08:25 PM
  #848  
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 428
Default

I'm a joinin' the TT-02 club! Since who knows what's going on with HPI and the Sport 3's steering system is terrible for my needs, I've chosen the TT-02D Type S kit. I purchased a 190mm Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo body with light buckets off of eBay along with 2 LED kits and a proper wing from Amazon. I have no intentions of using this car for anything other than drifting on less than perfect surfaces and looking sweet while doing it. It may take a couple weeks to round up everything I want to do to it and that doesn't even begin to consider upgrades, of which it will need a few. Not too many, just some basic bulletproofing.

This should be fun. Never had a drift car before. When I want to drift, I just mash the throttle really hard, flick the wheel and I drift. Been doing it that way for many years. Recently I drove a car with hard drift tires and... well... here we are. The third Tamiya kit in my garage and 4th total. My first real RC car was the Hornet some 30 years ago. Now I gotta figure out which car I want to sell. Probably the WR8 3.0. I'm done with nitro.

I know there are other, possibly better equipped drift cars available for less money but those will get mangled where I run and belt driven cars are pretty much useless to me. I need something tough to bash on that doesn't mind the occasional rock getting thrown into the chassis. I don't need a bunch of carbon fiber and aluminum. I just need reliability and fun and Tamiya is pretty good at that.

Last edited by Metal One; 04-05-2016 at 06:37 PM.
Metal One is offline  
Old 04-06-2016, 11:37 AM
  #849  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (82)
 
SuperFastSnail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 956
Trader Rating: 82 (100%+)
Default LiFe Battery

Breyton,

Nice car, that one cost more then a regular TRF. Where did you get the Tamiya LiFe battery from?
SuperFastSnail is offline  
Old 04-07-2016, 09:51 AM
  #850  
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 428
Default

Woot! My Gallardo body arrived 4 days early, my LEDs are here and my TT-02D kit is out for delivery. Of course, storms are heading this way but that always happens when I get a new RC car or plane.
Metal One is offline  
Old 04-10-2016, 10:07 AM
  #851  
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 428
Default

Waiting for wing, mirrors and an assortment of wheels to arrive. Still need to sand wheel arches. Front end is way too soft but I haven't done the final suspension tweak yet anyway. This is what I've done so far.
Attached Thumbnails Tamiya TT02 Thread-img_6026.jpg   Tamiya TT02 Thread-img_6056.jpg   Tamiya TT02 Thread-img_6045.jpg   Tamiya TT02 Thread-img_6047.jpg   Tamiya TT02 Thread-img_6049.jpg  

Metal One is offline  
Old 04-10-2016, 04:10 PM
  #852  
Tech Rookie
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 3
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Thumbs up

Originally Posted by Metal One View Post
Waiting for wing, mirrors and an assortment of wheels to arrive. Still need to sand wheel arches. Front end is way too soft but I haven't done the final suspension tweak yet anyway. This is what I've done so far.
It look wonderful, this is a job well done!
wankel_8 is offline  
Old 04-11-2016, 10:25 AM
  #853  
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 428
Default

Thanks! My wing arrived this morning. Now I just need mirrors.
Attached Thumbnails Tamiya TT02 Thread-img_6076.jpg   Tamiya TT02 Thread-img_6080.jpg   Tamiya TT02 Thread-img_6073.jpg  
Metal One is offline  
Old 04-12-2016, 03:46 PM
  #854  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (82)
 
SuperFastSnail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 956
Trader Rating: 82 (100%+)
Default type S

I installed the new Active aluminum front and rear shock towers for my Type-S and it sure looks nice. Replaced the fiberglass units from stock. The fit and finish is high quality, and it took out whatever flex the stock shock towers had. The body posts are now a lot stronger then before. This is my VTA runner so it is not TCS legal but I needed a VTA runner. I also emailed SPEC-R that there was a need to have sealed gear diffs for the TT-02 chassis and he replied that it is a very wise decision to have those parts available and for us to check back in about 2 months time. Can not wait.







SuperFastSnail is offline  
Old 04-12-2016, 04:03 PM
  #855  
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 370
Default

Were you able to get a big enough pinion that you did not have to cut a hole in the pinion plastic cover? I'm running a 50T on my VTA TT02-S spec.
ic-racer is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.