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Old 01-21-2006, 08:17 AM
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That Audi body looks like it wouldbe pretty neutral...like the older R-34 Skyline...
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:14 PM
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Any word on WOH practicing on Sat before the TCS race and what time?
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:42 PM
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The track should be set-up and open for practice that saturday from 10am to 9pm.

What's the benifit of the LW susp. on the standard 415?
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Old 01-24-2006, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR
Generally, if they are not marked with an offset, they are the standard 26mm rims. If they are the 24mm (Medium-Narrow as Tamiya likes to call them), they will have +0 or +2 marked in them as part of the mold.

Here is what the real Tamiya body looks like.......
Man-I dont know. Body looks good, but its doesnt have that Mean DTM look anymore. Maybe I'll stick with the NSX. Thanks for posting the pic!!!
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Old 01-24-2006, 12:46 PM
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Ray i send you an email and pm let me know whats up
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Old 01-24-2006, 12:54 PM
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I think the ta05 Supra has just been released for the U.S market. There is a guy in Aliso V. selling 1 on e-bay.
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Old 01-25-2006, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Slotmachine
I think the ta05 Supra has just been released for the U.S market. There is a guy in Aliso V. selling 1 on e-bay.
It's a Japan only release becuase of license agreements with Esso Oils. However, that is not stopping people in HK, Europe, and the good 'ol USA from ordering from Japan direct.
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Old 01-25-2006, 06:53 PM
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is there any difference in this car kit compared to the other ta05 kits ? and is the supra body tcs legal. i was looking at getting this kit so i could run in the tcs series. Any help would be great. Also what are the hop ups i would need to get this ta05 working very well
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Old 01-25-2006, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by wallstreet
is there any difference in this car kit compared to the other ta05 kits ? and is the supra body tcs legal. i was looking at getting this kit so i could run in the tcs series. Any help would be great. Also what are the hop ups i would need to get this ta05 working very well
Only difference between ANY of the TA05 kits is the rims and bodies only. Even the manual is the same. Generic chassis picture only on the cover with a seperate added sheet for body painting and stickering.

As for the body, that will need a Fred Medel answer. Since it is in reality a Japan only release (but easily available stateside), it could go either way. If it is legal for US, then GT-1 is not a question. However, will it meet the new "sedan" (no two seater) rule for GT-2 Nationals only. (FRED - Any help on this is appreciated !). Worse case, if Sir Fred says no, you will just need to get a different body.

Ask ten people what hop-ups to get, you will get ten different answers, Depends on what your budget allows. Most people start with the aluminum TRF shocks and go from there......................
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Old 01-25-2006, 07:13 PM
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yeah i figured i'd get shocks but just wondering what you thought might be a couple must have hop ups for racing in tcs... what are a few you would put on the car. Budget will not allow me everything, but i'd still like to have a few that would really help out the car
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Old 01-26-2006, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by wallstreet
yeah i figured i'd get shocks but just wondering what you thought might be a couple must have hop ups for racing in tcs... what are a few you would put on the car. Budget will not allow me everything, but i'd still like to have a few that would really help out the car
Actually I am finally getting mine Sat.

In addition to what Kevin said on differences of each kit, the tires are different as well, from kit to kit.

Key hopups I am looking at are TRF shocks, front universals and swaybars.

I think out of the box the car is pretty hot, especially for the price.

Alternate hopups I would like to get are stiffer shock towers and 1-ways.
Before the first TCS races I may not.
Come summer mine might look more TRF-ish hopup wise.

I think the "key" hopups you will need. The "Alternate" hopups you can probably get away from having right away.

Hope that helps.....
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Old 01-26-2006, 05:22 PM
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Does anyone know if the Tamiya race is still a go at RCO in March, with everything that is going on and all.
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Old 01-28-2006, 09:23 PM
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Less than 30 days away to TCS 2006!
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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR
As for the body, that will need a Fred Medel answer. Since it is in reality a Japan only release (but easily available stateside), it could go either way. If it is legal for US, then GT-1 is not a question. However, will it meet the new "sedan" (no two seater) rule for GT-2 Nationals only. (FRED - Any help on this is appreciated !). Worse case, if Sir Fred says no, you will just need to get a different body.
Technically, the Supra body itself qualifies to be in GT1 per se based on the old TL01 Castrol Supra though the Esso Supra has been updated with a new rear wing a a pair of front splitter up front. I'm 99% positive it qualifies with the 1% factors in to the sticker/sponsorship of the car combined with the unavailability of the car/body in the US. Otherwise, it's a full go.
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Old 01-29-2006, 08:35 PM
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Wallstreet...stop playing on this thread :P
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