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Old 05-20-2006, 02:52 AM
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Originally Posted by rccardr
I was wondering if it was for a SHORT TA05....
Doc.... do you need a pitspot underneath an ez-up? let me know.. ill bring mine up when i drive up.
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Old 05-20-2006, 08:20 AM
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Appreciate the offer, Chris. I sunburn pretty easily (as seen in Memphis a few weeks ago), plus some of that mighty LIMSPEED might rub off on me...
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Appreciate the offer, Chris. I sunburn pretty easily (as seen in Memphis a few weeks ago), plus some of that mighty LIMSPEED might rub off on me...
more like LAMESPEED. consider it done.
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Appreciate the offer, Chris. I sunburn pretty easily (as seen in Memphis a few weeks ago), plus some of that mighty LIMSPEED might rub off on me...
If we are able to do Memphis next year, I do have room under my ezup. Although you might have to hang a curton so all your speed secrets don't rub off on me. . You need to save the lobstering for Joes Crabshack don't get fried again...
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I think they were out of that too
Things are looking good for the Nats!!!!!!!
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Old 05-23-2006, 04:55 AM
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Default Questions about tires and bodies..etc.

The issue of grinding chassis on ta04 to fit 3800/3700 seems grey in the post listed...has anyone confirmed if this will be legal? Does anyone have contact info for Fred to confirm this?

I am gearing up for the Maryland tcs race in july and it has been a couple of years since I have run...what is the body of choice for gt1,2,3 and what are the tires of choice?

I still have a bunch of type a...any other suggestions?

I am really looking forward to the race.

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Jamie-
Beveling the top of the sides of the chassis to fit the larger cells is legal per Fred, and was approved at the Nats last year. Done it myself, seen others do it, no sweat. Use B3's if it's above 85 degrees in Laurel, A's if it's cooler than that. Either way, traction wil be at a premium (geez, I wish the county would seal that asphalt...) but the competition will be fierce! Should be tons-o-fun.

Body of choice these days for any GT class seems to be either the NSX, the Skyline or the Ferrari 430. I prefer the NSX, Casey Young (who always does well) likes the Altezza.

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Thanks Doc,

I am also trying to confirm if a tamiya spool from another model will fit in the ta04...I would rather do that crank down on diff screw.

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Originally Posted by senna555
Thanks Doc,

I am also trying to confirm if a tamiya spool from another model will fit in the ta04...I would rather do that crank down on diff screw.

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Jamie, not to rain on your parade, but that'll be deemed illegal. better off cranking a diff super tight. then get DQ'ed.

Doc, you're all set for Fremont.
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I agree, Chris (and thanks for the EZ-up shade).

Tamiya never made a spool to fit a TA04, as they only recently got into spools on the 415 and 05. But a 'spiff' works just as well in GT2 and GT3- just tighten that puppy up and you'll be fine. Done properly, it won't permanently damage the diff, either. Just make sure it's correctly lubed and clean inside. And as cheap as TA04 parts are these days, it wouldn't cost much (actually less than buying a spool) to buy a TA04 ball diff setup and, um, "forget" to put any lube in there...

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Thanks for the info.

I guess I will track down another diff assembly on ebay to make a spiff!?! lol.

Would you guys mind posting a general starting setup or any links for general setup for the ta04. I am very limited on testing time at my local track as it is setup only once a week...any info would be extremely helpful.

I searched the forum but I really didnt find much info
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Believe it or not, the best baseline setup is just following the measurements in the assembly manual. You can go to any outdoor track in the country with a TA04 built according to the manual and it will handle well enough to be competitive in stock or GT3. It's when we try to 'improve' the setup that we tend to screw everything up...

Use the baseline setup in Laurel and bring a set of mounted Type A's and a set of mounted B3's. Use a Tamiya Blue or Green insert or a Yokomo Y37M in all of them and you'll be in the ball park- close enough to make the show if you can drive and have halfway decent motors and batteries.

The thing about Laurel is that, unless you race there beforehand to get an idea of the track surface, you only have an hour or so of practice, and that's with people ini different types of cars running all over the place- which makes it hard to clip off an additional tenth or two just with setup. So get it neutral and drive that thang.

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any news on what the 3rd trip to japan class is going to be?
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any news on what the 3rd trip to japan class is going to be?
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I hope so!!!!!!
cause that is what i'm racing!
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