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Old 08-17-2021, 05:37 PM
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Old 08-17-2021, 06:46 PM
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Not sure if its against any rules, but I just cut the ribs out on the tub and use my existing race packs. Dont want to pay for another pack or 2 when I have perfectly working ones on hand.
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Old 08-17-2021, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by disaster999
Not sure if its against any rules, but I just cut the ribs out on the tub and use my existing race packs. Dont want to pay for another pack or 2 when I have perfectly working ones on hand.
It's going to depend on the track but that is against the official TCS rules.
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Old 08-17-2021, 10:46 PM
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Thanks Guys.
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Old 08-18-2021, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by sugs
It's going to depend on the track but that is against the official TCS rules.
Ah, ic. Thats good to know

I dont plan on entering any TCS races...or race this truck at all anyways. Its more just for fun with the guys on the track when we are bored.

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Old 08-19-2021, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by disaster999
Not sure if its against any rules, but I just cut the ribs out on the tub and use my existing race packs. Dont want to pay for another pack or 2 when I have perfectly working ones on hand.
Rectangular 2s hard case lipos will fit into a TT-01e stock without modifying the stock chassis. I prefer use longer screws on the 2 battery posts so they can sit up a bit taller, but the stock screws will work. Obviously the battery won't sit down into the battery slot as well, which will affect the center of gravity. But we are really only talking about a few mm, so it really won't affect the handling of the car. I will post a few photos.

Personally I have just purchased a dedicated "stick" lipo pack for my Eurotruck. The battery I am using is made by Protek, but there are a few manufacturers that make "stick" lipo batteries. Here are few links...
https://www.amainhobbies.com/protek-...hoCFHQQAvD_BwE
https://www.associatedelectrics.com/...0mah_35c_7_4v/
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Old 08-19-2021, 12:37 PM
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Below are a few pics I just took of my TCS legal TT-01e Eurotruck with a rectangular and rounded battery instaled. The only change I made was to loosen the screws holding the battery posts a little bit to secure the rectangular battery (without bending the plastic battery mounting bar).

I should add that the rectangular battery can pivot around its centerline a bit, but it is secure and cannot fall out.



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Old 09-02-2021, 12:23 AM
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What are people using to lube the shocks? Running dry?
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Old 09-02-2021, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by RRto997
What are people using to lube the shocks? Running dry?
Mine are packed with AW grease.
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Old 09-02-2021, 09:20 AM
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Anyone know where I can find a copy of the Tamiya Mercedes Tankpool body manual?
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Old 09-02-2021, 09:33 AM
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Here is a link on Tamiya USA's website for the Tamiya 51654 Mercedes-Benz Eurotruck body
https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/190mm...-truck-actros/

You should see a red circle with a down arrow inside it for downloading the manual for the body.
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Old 09-03-2021, 04:36 PM
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Almost finished my Buggyra and I must say, Tamiya sure knows how to make a person learn patience. What is the best tip/trick for a faster and better handling truck?
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Old 09-05-2021, 03:22 PM
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So Iíve been hearing a lot of hype about how the new Mercedes body is the best one for this class. But judging from its numbers against Buggyra, I donít understand how.

The Buggyra should be 20g lighter, overall shorter for less moment of inertia, and lowest overall. The only thing I can think of is that the cab style bodies would place more weight over the front wheels, but that was never really the shortcoming on the trucks.

so any more objective feedback on which is the best body to get?
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Buggyra's seem to be dominating lately at our track. Can't remember the last time another body has won.
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Old 09-06-2021, 09:35 AM
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This week-end i work on my Truck and i show you my car and setup paper
i think is ready for French races



and i make a little movie come near
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