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Old 06-21-2010, 10:58 PM   #46
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great job on the car....i notice ya shocks are those tamiya 15mm big bores?
They are. The springs are wayyyyy too soft. Going to try the Losi L8 model springs.. I heard they fit the 15 mm bodies. Hopefully they will be offer a firmer alternative.. otherwise I will have to use the Kyosho shocks. I have nothing against them.. but the Tamiyas look so darn nice.
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notice the pinion holder on my car, its short so it give you more positioning options, I don't have a pic of the Fine Design option on my computer but I can take one if you really want to see what it looks like.



Very clean install. Similar to JS05815. I think he is running the 2 speed as well.
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Oh I forgot to mention that I've done away with the tekno motor mount and mounting plates, and I've gone with the center diff mount for the motor. this was just a mock up, the only thing that is actually mounted is the transmission, front/rear diffs with all that's attached to them (arms/body mounts etc..)
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I can't take the credit for this 1, I bought the roller from a guy on here, minus the electronics, because I had my own setup. I have to mount the motor mount, servo mount, battery tray, esc mount, and a few other pieces.
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They are. The springs are wayyyyy too soft. Going to try the Losi L8 model springs.. I heard they fit the 15 mm bodies. Hopefully they will be offer a firmer alternative.. otherwise I will have to use the Kyosho shocks. I have nothing against them.. but the Tamiyas look so darn nice.
cool i was thinking about switching to the jammin big bores 16mm for dm-1'
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Problem is I think these Tamiya dampers are bigger than 16 mm unless that's the inner diameter. The outer diameter is around 18 mm.

So hopefully those Losi L8s are the same as the 8ight buggy
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Problem is I think these Tamiya dampers are bigger than 16 mm unless that's the inner diameter. The outer diameter is around 18 mm.

So hopefully those Losi L8s are the same as the 8ight buggy
i beleive losi is 15mm
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cool i was thinking about switching to the jammin big bores 16mm for dm-1'
I wouldn't go with the 16mm no need plus no springs that is hard enough
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I can make a lot of carbon for this car that will really set it off.
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Raman, how we doing on this one bro? Let me know if you need anything as I have a stash of parts that might be of help for you.
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Just need to install battery tray, buy a pinion and I'm ready to roll


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Well I finally drove it yesterday and it drove fantastic. I was blown away. I'm no expert at set ups.. so I basically used the same settings I had on my Kyosho IGT.

Shock oil / spring:
90W front kyosho IGT Silver
80W rear Kyosho IGT Black

(I ended up using the plastic shocks from an IGT since I have yet to find firm spring rates for stock TRF shocks. Going to look into Losi L8 Ovals soon)

Diffs:
Front Xray Active Diff
Rear Stock diff with mix of 3000 weight silicone and Mobil 1 synthetic axle grease
Centre: Filled with Mobil 1 synthetic axle grease.

Camber
Front 0
Rear 2 degree

Toe in:
Front +1
Rear - 2

Ride height and droop were eye balled, more droop in front then rear. Rear higher than front.

I had punch control off on the Tekin RX8 and when I pulled the trigger it would light up all four and correct itself and dart straight as a nail. Turn in a low and high speed was dead on.. night and day difference over the IGT I used to have.

As for tyres, I was running PMTs 20 front and 10 rear that are probably 3 years old and I forgot how good these tyres are. They warmed up after one pass and car was glued.

Batteries: I'm running 5 cell LiFePo4 and they're quite heavy, so if I decide to continue this route, I will have to re balance left and right.. or add weight to the right side
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Hey guys, just subscribing to this thread so I can follow it. I am interested in getting a GT car at some point. If I am correct these are basically off-road buggy's converted to on-road?

Are there other cars besides the DM1? I am assuming to get electric you still have to convert, correct?

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Old 08-21-2010, 12:38 PM   #60
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Hi there,

This thread is for converting a Tamiya Trf801. The main thread for electric gt is

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-electric.html

With exception of DM-1.. The rest of kits need to be converted
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