Tamiya TB04 Pro

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  • Quote: Anyone taking this car to TA today?
    I would if I could, but I can't, so I won't

    Quote: I've had the kit for about two hours, and I'm no longer sweating gear.
    Nice work Craig. My dremel has already seen action with this chassis I installed a TB03 ball diff and spool into the car to help with FDR as well as reduce rotational weight. It drops in but the top of the TB03's small bevel gear had to be dremeled a bit to get the e-clip to snap on.

    In any event, here's a sneak peak of a step by step build I'm doing for the mothership:


    Tamiya TB04 Pro-tb04_parts2a.jpg  

  • FWIW, Our local "Tamiya guy" here in Indy won our VTA class with his TB04 on his first night out with his new car.

    He's running his own special motor/gear thingy to get the FDR right for our track (3.70ish).

    Hate to see him when he gets it dialed in.
  • I race with Crispy, and the guy running his TB-04 basically made a spacer which moved the motor to the left. This allowed him to run a FDR close to 3.6 in VTA. After chatting with him today, he mentioned that he liked one of the solutions/pictures that someone already posted on his thread.

    Overall he really liked how the car handled and especially likes how many parts he can share between his other Tamiya cars.
  • May I ask what Spur Gear you guys are using? Is it still the kit spur?
  • Quote: May I ask what Spur Gear you guys are using? Is it still the kit spur?
    CRC 72 tooth 64 pitch. PRS are the best, but they are a little too good and they don't make them anymore because they never wore out.
  • Has anyone actually raced their car yet? Im thinking of getting one and was wondering about how it handles, how much it weighs, and weaknesses in the car
  • Quote: Has anyone actually raced their car yet? Im thinking of getting one and was wondering about how it handles, how much it weighs, and weaknesses in the car
    I haven't even got it built yet! So far, it's standard Tamiya. They put a HUGE hole in the RH side of the chassis to make adjusting the pinion easier. My least favorite part of my TB03.

    Does anyone ever run the stock arms and hubs? I've always used the carbon reinforced ones, and have almost enough parts to build a whole other car...
  • Quote: I would if I could, but I can't, so I won't



    Nice work Craig. My dremel has already seen action with this chassis I installed a TB03 ball diff and spool into the car to help with FDR as well as reduce rotational weight. It drops in but the top of the TB03's small bevel gear had to be dremeled a bit to get the e-clip to snap on.

    In any event, here's a sneak peak of a step by step build I'm doing for the mothership:

    too much work. ill just get a PS4 instead of this car to go along with the XBox One.

    See you on Ghosts?
  • found a vid with TB-04 in action. FDR was limited to 5.0, but the handling in the infield looked really good. Once he does the FDR mods, the car would be very competitive.

    + YouTube Video
    ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
  • 1570 grams or 1470grams ???
  • Quote: too much work.
    Seriously? You can't afford to work on the piece for ninety seconds?
  • In other news:

    The short shocks and short shock tower up front need to be a little bit shorter (I put one on my TB-03). I had to use the aluminum -1mm damper retainers to get the ride height to 5mm.
  • What is the internal ratio for the TB04?
  • The I.R is 2.5
  • Quote: found a vid with TB-04 in action. FDR was limited to 5.0, but the handling in the infield looked really good. Once he does the FDR mods, the car would be very competitive.

    + YouTube Video
    ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
    that's our track!