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Old 05-05-2014, 05:36 PM   #1
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Hi I recently purchased a Tamiya TT02 from my local hobby store and I love it. What upgrades do you guys recommend doing first, best value best bang for the buck upgrades. THANKS!
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Depends on what you want to do with it, but I wouldn't sink too much money into a TT. Bearing set is probably something you would want in it. I don't believe those come with a full set of metal bearings.

Changing the friction shocks to oil filled dampers will make it handle better, but that is a rather costly upgrade compared to the price of the entire car.

It's great you are enjoying your new car. I think you should just keep having fun with it as it is now or until you start to break or wear things out.

Think about whether you want to get into racing. If you do eventually want to race, you'll probably want to save up some money for a car that is designed for competitive racing instead of upgrading your current car. Have fun with it, but rather than spending piles of money on performance hopups for it (which is easy to do), just put that money aside for your next car. If you are loving this one, there will be more in your future, no doubt.
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Thanks for the info! I will look into buying the bearings. I am just looking for some minor mods to have some fun with. Not too many tracks here in hawaii so I probably will not be able to race it competitively. Anything else you would recommend to maybe get a little more speed out of it?
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Thanks for the info! I will look into buying the bearings. I am just looking for some minor mods to have some fun with. Not too many tracks here in hawaii so I probably will not be able to race it competitively. Anything else you would recommend to maybe get a little more speed out of it?
A nice 17.5t or 21.5t Hobbywing Justock esc/motor combo it'll be much better than the stock kit.

Try to add/purchase things that can be continued to be used when you eventually upgrade your chassis in order to race perhaps in the future!
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Not sure if I'm ready to take the dive into a new motor and Esc yet but is their any other upgrades to get more performance out of the car?
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bearings and oil shocks are what you need.
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bearing and shocks and tire foams is all you need for a tt02, everything else won't really improve your car

If your want your steering to be more precise, a better servo saver and some shims will help
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Yep as above, Bearings and oil shocks (Tamiya Super mini CVA's are the right size for onroad and are cheap) Also a nice Servo saver is good.

Then if racing you will want to have more gearing options so get this

http://www.thercracer.com/2013/07/ta...-gear-set.html

which allows you to change your spur gear (So you can move to 64dp etc)

And

http://www.thercracer.com/2013/09/ye...tor-mount.html

This allows you to fit any pinion size, and it also acts as a heatsink for the motor.

With just these few upgrades you can race in 21.5 or 17.5 blinky races and have fun.

Here is how I set my TT02 up to run low FDR's for blinky.

http://www.thercracer.com/2014/04/ta...ta-blinky.html

To be honest I think the TT02 is a great little car. I have managed some quite surprising results at my local club with mine.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:37 PM   #9
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I am Running a 7.4v lipo in there now. I have an 11.1v Lipo am I able to run that with the stock ESC and Motor?
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