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Old 04-10-2023, 02:25 PM
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I've had the "pitch-fork" shaped retainer come loose before, but it rarely happens. The few times I had an issue with the friction dampers usually coincided with some type of large crash/incident that happened on track.

I would recommend that anyone racing the TT-01e kit purchase spares such as Tamiya TT-01 B Parts - # 51003 (https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/spare...tt-01-b-parts/). The B Parts include 4 plastic dampers (minus the springs). Having extra dampers can come in handy if you do loose a part or they get damaged during an on track incident.

I rarely have broken any parts when racing TT-01E kits, but occasionally I have had someone step on my car and break/damage a body post. The B Parts #51003 also includes body posts as well. The added benefit of extra body posts is that you can cut down the ones being used on your Euro Truck, then swap to new ones if you should change to a different body on the vehicle.
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Originally Posted by Djohnalyn
Not sure about the name of the part, but how is everyone keeping the pitch-fork shaped spring retainers in place on their shocks?
I've seen guys put a small zip tie around the top. I've lost 1 in the two years i have been running it.
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Old 04-10-2023, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by angrymelon
I've never had one come out, nor have I ever disassembled the shocks after I built them years ago. Are you having a problem keeping them in place?
we have a rough and tumble ET class where blocking, joker laps, and general foolishness is not only allowed, but encouraged. Letís just say we laugh a lot! But, I had those pieces pop out twice already on different corners. I wrapped some mini zip ties around them and it hadnít happened again, but I just donít feel good about them. Was considering CA gluing them in place, was hoping maybe someone else has tried this approach.
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Old 04-10-2023, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by IndyRC_Racer
I've had the "pitch-fork" shaped retainer come loose before, but it rarely happens. The few times I had an issue with the friction dampers usually coincided with some type of large crash/incident that happened on track.

I would recommend that anyone racing the TT-01e kit purchase spares such as Tamiya TT-01 B Parts - # 51003 (https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/spare...tt-01-b-parts/). The B Parts include 4 plastic dampers (minus the springs). Having extra dampers can come in handy if you do loose a part or they get damaged during an on track incident.

I rarely have broken any parts when racing TT-01E kits, but occasionally I have had someone step on my car and break/damage a body post. The B Parts #51003 also includes body posts as well. The added benefit of extra body posts is that you can cut down the ones being used on your Euro Truck, then swap to new ones if you should change to a different body on the vehicle.
great call on the B parts tree! I didnít know they were availableÖordering some now!
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Originally Posted by Djohnalyn
Not sure about the name of the part, but how is everyone keeping the pitch-fork shaped spring retainers in place on their shocks?
When you put the shock on the truck, I place them so that the only way that pitch-fork piece is going is towards the shock tower. This way they can't really come off.
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Old 04-11-2023, 08:12 AM
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When we run EuroTruck , you smile or laugh every lap.

The essence of RC!
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precisely! 🤣

Originally Posted by AMZ
When we run EuroTruck , you smile or laugh every lap.

The essence of RC!
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Does anyone have a source for the stock Tamiya 61 tooth spur gear? Have not had gear luck with the white aftermarket gears.
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Originally Posted by Poor_Boy
Does anyone have a source for the stock Tamiya 61 tooth spur gear? Have not had gear luck with the white aftermarket gears.
Its part of the Tamiya 51004 parts set:
https://www.amainhobbies.com/tamiya-...m51004/p124254
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Anyone know how the race trucks get transported to the tracks in real life? Do they have specialized race haulers like a lot of types of race cars?
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It's a rc car. You throw it in the trunk or back seat.
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Originally Posted by IndyRC_Racer
Anyone know how the race trucks get transported to the tracks in real life? Do they have specialized race haulers like a lot of types of race cars?
The trucks that bring the (race) trucks! | Official Site of FIA European Truck Racing Championship
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Thanks for the link on the real haulers.

Here is a link to a website with several links to youtube video of scale Euro Truck haulers.

https://www.trucksattracks.com/stori...e-transporters
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We are gonna run them this Sunday at Hobbytown, just a fun exhibition run after the mains.


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Originally Posted by Poor_Boy
Running on the old grey carpet (I assume ETS) we are gluing sidewalls.
Do you use insert in the tyres?
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