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Old 10-16-2015, 12:58 PM   #1156
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Dave,

Like the silver parts you've stripped. What mag cleaner did you use? Think I'm going to do the same.

Have you got Eric Wippler's carbon drive shaft yet? The drive shaft, Exotek's or R1's lightened out drives in the rear really give this chassis a ton of forward bite out of the corner. Both of these items combined will save you 10-12 grams in the drive train. If your going to run 17.5T, try theTB03 aluminum ball diff (54056) too. It holds up great as far as rebuilding with a 17.5T. Another large weight savings in the drive train over the Tamiya gear diff. If you want to stay with a gear diff, try the Spec R (SPR009-TB) Sean @ TQ has both diffs in stock.

Tamiya gear diff - 25 grams
Spec-R gear diff - 19 grams
TB03 Ball Diff - 14 grams

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Dave,

Like the silver parts you've stripped. What mag cleaner did you use? Think I'm going to do the same.

Have you got Eric Wippler's carbon drive shaft yet? The drive shaft, Exotek's or R1's lightened out drives in the rear really give this chassis a ton of forward bite out of the corner. Both of these items combined will save you 10-12 grams in the drive train. If your going to run 17.5T, try theTB03 aluminum ball diff (54056) too. It holds up great as far as rebuilding with a 17.5T. Another large weight savings in the drive train over the Tamiya gear diff. If you want to stay with a gear diff, try the Spec R (SPR009-TB) Sean @ TQ has both diffs in stock.

Tamiya gear diff - 25 grams
Spec-R gear diff - 19 grams
TB03 Ball Diff - 14 grams

Lee
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Tamiya & shafties
Guess I dove into the deep end
Thanks for the tips

Any mag wheel cleaner for "non clear coated" wheels will do
Should only take a few minutes, don't leave it in any longer than necessary

Recommend placing a bearing in the mount while soaking to keep tolerance the same
Rinse with water when blue is gone
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:37 PM   #1158
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Hi guys,

This is my first time building a Tamiya and shaft touring car, and when I started building my Tamiya Evo 6 (stuck at Bag A), I realized that the required metal shims (particularly 5x10x0.1mm and 5x10x0.3mm which will be used in many different parts of the car) are insufficient in Bag A (as indicated in the setup manual). I couldn't find these metal shims in other bags too.

Can you all please advise me as I'm a noob in Tamiya type car and shaft type. Thank you.
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Hi guys,

This is my first time building a Tamiya and shaft touring car, and when I started building my Tamiya Evo 6 (stuck at Bag A), I realized that the required metal shims (particularly 5x10x0.1mm and 5x10x0.3mm which will be used in many different parts of the car) are insufficient in Bag A (as indicated in the setup manual). I couldn't find these metal shims in other bags too.

Can you all please advise me as I'm a noob in Tamiya type car and shaft type. Thank you.
You may have to just buy some shims from your LHS. That's what I did.
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You may have to just buy some shims from your LHS. That's what I did.
Hi Ivan,

Thanks for your prompt reply. So it is normal that Tamiya shortchange small parts like metal shims in its out of the box car kit?

I bought the black version at a discounted price of USD$290 in my LHS, as they are shifting out of the location and having a last new one.

Do you think it is a good car as touring car usually are belt type due to the imbalance swinging and couldn't run straight?

Also, is TB Evo 6 part of the TRF family and does it consider as a pro kit?

Thank you.
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Dave,

Like the silver parts you've stripped. What mag cleaner did you use? Think I'm going to do the same.

Have you got Eric Wippler's carbon drive shaft yet? The drive shaft, Exotek's or R1's lightened out drives in the rear really give this chassis a ton of forward bite out of the corner. Both of these items combined will save you 10-12 grams in the drive train. If your going to run 17.5T, try theTB03 aluminum ball diff (54056) too. It holds up great as far as rebuilding with a 17.5T. Another large weight savings in the drive train over the Tamiya gear diff. If you want to stay with a gear diff, try the Spec R (SPR009-TB) Sean @ TQ has both diffs in stock.

Tamiya gear diff - 25 grams
Spec-R gear diff - 19 grams
TB03 Ball Diff - 14 grams

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Old 10-16-2015, 04:07 PM   #1162
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Hi Ivan,

Thanks for your prompt reply. So it is normal that Tamiya shortchange small parts like metal shims in its out of the box car kit?

I bought the black version at a discounted price of USD$290 in my LHS, as they are shifting out of the location and having a last new one.

Do you think it is a good car as touring car usually are belt type due to the imbalance swinging and couldn't run straight?

Also, is TB Evo 6 part of the TRF family and does it consider as a pro kit?

Thank you.
It is a Pro level kit for stock classes
Every bit as fast as a TRF, if not faster

TRF belt cars are a more obvious choice for mod where efficiency is not an issue
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Old 10-16-2015, 06:54 PM   #1163
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Hi Ivan,

Thanks for your prompt reply. So it is normal that Tamiya shortchange small parts like metal shims in its out of the box car kit?

I bought the black version at a discounted price of USD$290 in my LHS, as they are shifting out of the location and having a last new one.

Do you think it is a good car as touring car usually are belt type due to the imbalance swinging and couldn't run straight?

Also, is TB Evo 6 part of the TRF family and does it consider as a pro kit?

Thank you.
I won't say short change, most all parts are in the kit, I have 419 and EVO 6
and very happy with both kits, I just needed few extra shims...everyone who
I know that has built a quality Pro kit all have extra shims in there tool
case...I just need more at the time. My advice always keep a few extra
shims in your tool case.
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Dave,

Like the silver parts you've stripped. What mag cleaner did you use? Think I'm going to do the same.

Have you got Eric Wippler's carbon drive shaft yet? The drive shaft, Exotek's or R1's lightened out drives in the rear really give this chassis a ton of forward bite out of the corner. Both of these items combined will save you 10-12 grams in the drive train. If your going to run 17.5T, try theTB03 aluminum ball diff (54056) too. It holds up great as far as rebuilding with a 17.5T. Another large weight savings in the drive train over the Tamiya gear diff. If you want to stay with a gear diff, try the Spec R (SPR009-TB) Sean @ TQ has both diffs in stock.

Tamiya gear diff - 25 grams
Spec-R gear diff - 19 grams
TB03 Ball Diff - 14 grams

Lee
Where can we purchase this drive shaft? Link please


Just found it. Thanx
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I won't say short change, most all parts are in the kit, I have 419 and EVO 6
and very happy with both kits, I just needed few extra shims...everyone who
I know that has built a quality Pro kit all have extra shims in there tool
case...I just need more at the time. My advice always keep a few extra
shims in your tool case.
I see. Thanks Ivan and RedBull. :-)
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:38 PM   #1166
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Had a chance to run the new evil-six around our carpet track yesterday

With very little tuning it was quick and fun to drive

Used Yokomo Pink Front, Blue Rear springs
Pos 8 on shock towers Fr & Rr
450 cst

Car was surprisingly quiet too, sounded like a belt car, steel diff gears and all
Needs some tidying up before next outing
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Had a chance to run the new evil-six around our carpet track yesterday

With very little tuning it was quick and fun to drive

Used Yokomo Pink Front, Blue Rear springs
Pos 8 on shock towers Fr & Rr
450 cst

Car was surprisingly quiet too, sounded like a belt car, steel diff gears and all
Needs some tidying up before next outing
sounds great.
can you tell me the part numbers of the yokomo springs?
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sounds great.
can you tell me the part numbers of the yokomo springs?
thanks!
http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=8394

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=8411
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thank you!

but i am just wondering why the original springs seems to be that bad to be needed exchanged...
nevertheless i'm gonna ordering some kokomo springs..
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thank you!

but i am just wondering why the original springs seems to be that bad to be needed exchanged...
nevertheless i'm gonna ordering some kokomo springs..
Tamiya springs may be the best option
Just wanted to start with what I had for comparison to the Yokomo cars I normally run
Next outing will try Tamiya springs
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