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Old 08-31-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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In the short wheelbase chassis, what made it shorter? Was it the main tub? I want to build a 911 body car but need to figure out the chassis issue.
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In the short wheelbase chassis, what made it shorter? Was it the main tub? I want to build a 911 body car but need to figure out the chassis issue.
The rear arms specific to the TA02-SW made it shorter. Used same tub chassis as the regular. You may want to consider the Altamira Porsche 911 GT-3 body set. I believe it fits on a regular wheelbase chassis. A few years ago, that was the required body to use for FF03 class at the Tamiya Nationals. It was a fun Porsche Cup theme.

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Thanks. Ill look for an arm set then. I have the older GT2 body I really like.
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The rear arms specific to the TA02-SW made it shorter. Used same tub chassis as the regular. You may want to consider the Altamira Porsche 911 GT-3 body set. I believe it fits on a regular wheelbase chassis. A few years ago, that was the required body to use for FF03 class at the Tamiya Nationals. It was a fun Porsche Cup theme.

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Am I incorrect or are the rear arms reversible? Looking at pics of the chassis it almost looks like they can be flipped to shorten the wheelbase.
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The Taisan Porsche chassis uses the TA02 chassis and front end, with TA01 rear arms to reduce the wheelbase. It uses the TA02 rear uprights, the only part that's changed are the rear wishbones and upper links. The extra width is created by the wider offset wheels.

If you aren't bothered about having the correct chassis under it, then it will also fit a TA03RS, and I believe on a TA05 using TA04SS rear arms and reversible suspension arms in the front.
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Am I incorrect or are the rear arms reversible? Looking at pics of the chassis it almost looks like they can be flipped to shorten the wheelbase.
Yes, the rear arms are reversible. Tamiya uses the TA02 arms reversed on their TA01 based trucks to give a 250mm wheelbase.

Flipping TA02 arms on a TA02 chassis will give you a 230mm wheelbase. The Taisan Porsche needs a 237mm wheelbase chassis.
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