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Old 11-17-2002, 03:19 AM   #31
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Hi there,
This is what I use on my TL01
1. Carbon propeller shaft and carbon gear shaft.
2. Speed tuned gear
3. TA03 ball diff at the rear and front one way
4. Long Arm suspension set
5. TRF damper set with 3 O ring in the piston to limit the down stop droop as the car does not have droop screws
6. Full bearings
7. A special molded bumper

The first thing that you have to get will be the long arm suspension set and the bearings as well as the carbon shaft and speed tuned gear. It makes a hell lot of difference to the weight, speed and stability. Next you have to put 3 O ring in the damper piston to limit the droop. Of cos if you want more droop put less O rings. It does help the car a lot in terms of handling. I guess u better not put too hot of a turn motor in that car as it tends to get hot in the gear box.
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Old 11-18-2002, 10:41 AM   #32
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I use 4mm silicon tubing for my droop, same spot; at the shock's shaft. Is TA03 Balldiff usable for front and rear TL01? thanks.
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Old 11-18-2002, 03:12 PM   #33
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Sengming;

I've owned so many HPI cars and the plastic parts tree for the shocks always comes with a ton of spacers. Someone may sell a package of shock spacers seperately.
(Thought!)
Associated sells a shock rebuild kit that has o-rings and spacers. Use the o-rings for a future rebuild and the spacers to set your shock length, Hows that!
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Old 11-18-2002, 03:20 PM   #34
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My other thought on the gearshafts is..... that if they did turn with the gears. Wouldn't they wear out the hole that they sit in very quickly. Also the inner race of the bearings would eat into the shafts if they spin on them. Has anyone seen this on their cars.
I'm using this as a second car for my sons to race with and don't want to cause alot more maintenance to be needed.
If you could save a few ounces of sprung weight, then I can see the benefit of the shafts.

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Old 11-19-2002, 06:12 AM   #35
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Yes... TA03 ball diffs fit nicely on TL01. You might wanna use a front one way.
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Uhm, okie thanks.
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Old 11-19-2002, 04:06 PM   #37
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how's teh front one way?
is it a big difference with/ with-out it?
how big is your area you play your tl01 on? i herd that the one-way system is most useful for big long high speed corners, so how is it during braking? small tracks? performence?

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Old 11-27-2002, 06:39 AM   #38
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It handles like those of the TA04 series. But the best is to use full time 4 wheel if the track is small. better acceleration since the car has torque steer.
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Old 11-27-2002, 09:59 AM   #39
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I just thought I would let everyone know that I am the proud new owner of TL01 Racers (John's) Audi TL01 attached on the first post.

Im glad he posted this too all your info has been very valuable!

I've got a long list of parts and eye candy lined up for it. hehe
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Old 11-28-2002, 01:09 AM   #40
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Yo Retro,
Would a TA03 dogbones/univs fit nicely on Long arms?
I still can use the original C-hubs rite? Thx!
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Old 11-28-2002, 08:45 PM   #41
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TA03 Universals will only fit the long arm kit in the rear if you use the original axle carriers. Otherwise they're about 5mm too long. You can use them in the front if you use the original TL01 rear arms on the front.
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Old 11-29-2002, 01:13 AM   #42
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thanks weissjim,
the thing is I got my LA arms set and tried them out. The uprights can fit only at the rear arms. So I guess I need to replace them as well. I use 03 Al dogbones at the rear and it fits the axle carrier (a bit of slogging but OK). I need to get a longer (tie rod?) to hold the upright as well. The arm short shafts also need to be replaced.
I guess I need more than just the arm set...
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Good point, I forgot about the camber links. The TA02 set works, but the "optional" TL01 set will be short. I cobbled mine together from a combination of TA02 parts, the long arm kit and some threaded rod.
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Darn! I just bought the TL01 camber links....Oh well, back to the shop.
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Old 11-30-2002, 07:28 AM   #45
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this is my tlo1 with the usual hop-ups.i sold this one already.
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