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Old 07-15-2005, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by dugrant153
The Tamiya TT01 kit, as far as I know, comes with 26mm tires and rims. Or atleast, my kit did. 24mm comes with the more "intermeditate kits" and up (TB02, etc.)

I'll be using Type A's this Sunday :P (borrowed). If there is a rally class, I'll be running semi-slicks.
You're right. My friends tt01 xsara has 26mm radial tires. I think the 350z xanavi has 24mm slicks. Weird that Tamiya will phase out 26mm inserts. They must have overstocked 26mm tires.



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Old 07-16-2005, 02:30 AM
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So would 24 mm inserts worked with 26 mm rims? TCS rules in our country specifys we must run TT-01 rims (26mm) but any inserts are allowed, as for rubbers, Type A or Bs (again 26mm)
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Old 07-16-2005, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by danjoy25
So would 24 mm inserts worked with 26 mm rims? TCS rules in our country specifys we must run TT-01 rims (26mm) but any inserts are allowed, as for rubbers, Type A or Bs (again 26mm)
They will fit but tire wear will be uneven. TIre wall will also be soft and might get ripped easily since there's no support.



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Originally Posted by rayman
They will fit but tire wear will be uneven. TIre wall will also be soft and might get ripped easily since there's no support.
True that. You can find the foams on ebay, I believe. I would go 24mm simply because of less rotating mass. Some Tamiya tires are 24mm now.
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Old 07-17-2005, 11:21 PM
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Hey folks,

So I ran the TT01 in TCS today. I didn't do so well, but that's mainly because the car didn't have any sway bars (I took the carbon fiber frame off thinking it was an illegal hopup in GT2 class... not true!!!).

Some things I want to note:

a) Tires can change handling DRAMATICALLY. I tested with semi-radials with one suspension setup before TCS, and ran the car with Type A tires. With so much grip, the car ended up hooking like CRAZY. Had to stiffen up the front and and loosen up the rear end to get it to handle even remotely well!

b) Driver skill is a MUST HAVE. I think if my driving skills were a bit better, (and if I was MORE relaxed), I would've realized that I'd have to let go of the throttle. However, my setup was really bad anyways, so setup change was still needed, despite my driving skill increasing by each qualifier.

c) Transponders add weight and affect handling!! I didn't know this until my car hooked like crazy :P Then I was like "OH!... added weight!"

d) Get a good motor and batteries. And clean out the drivetrain. And GEARING is important too. I think I was geared way way too low for the black can sport tuned. The car didn't accelerate as fast I as I wanted. Definitely need to get higher gearing for it.

That being said, I believe that the TT01 is still a good car. I just didn't have all the right elements for TCS racing :P

On the other hand, I just got a TB02!!! I'll stick around this area to answer questions, but looks like I'll be racing my TB02
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Originally Posted by dugrant153
On the other hand, I just got a TB02!!! I'll stick around this area to answer questions, but looks like I'll be racing my TB02
Heh, starting to feel limited by the TT-01 huh? The car's slowly getting to me, but we'll see how it runs with the new hop-ups after I get all that stuff installed. If it still performs less than well, then I'll sell it off and that'll be funds to enhance my other touring cars.
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So everyone is starting to sell their tt-01 That's too bad. I haven't sold a tamiya touring car since I started the switch 5 years ago to tamiya touring car coming from offroad. I just keep them and put a nice Tamiya racing car body and put it on display.

dugrant153- thats a good race kit you have now. just get used to the weight of the car and you'll see the difference in hanlding between that and a tt-01. Just make sure the set up is basic like blue springs front, yellow spring rear, etc.




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Originally Posted by rayman
dugrant153- thats a good race kit you have now. just get used to the weight of the car and you'll see the difference in hanlding between that and a tt-01. Just make sure the set up is basic like blue springs front, yellow spring rear, etc.
Thanks, rayman. I'm still possibly thinking of keeping the TT-01 for a possible WRC class next year. Or even a drift car. However, it would be nice to sell it and get a better ESC... *Sigh*, decisions decisions.
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Hi Guys,

Just want to check what is the ride height of your tt-01?

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Hi Guys,

Just want to check what is the ride height of your tt-01?

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Stock, I was running about 1cm ride height (10mm). I added spacers into my shock to lower it a bit to about 0.6mm on average.
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Finally finished with the stage one of the TT-01: Crucial/Must-have upgrades. Here's a pic of it sitting next to my FT TC3:



The upper deck and shocks really helped out the car on the carpet track. It seems to handle the corners a lot better now. It's a keeper. So here are my plans for it:

Stage 2: Drivetrain work
-Front one-way
-Rear ball differential
-Universal drveshafts (4)
-New pinion/spur ratio (Not sure what to go with yet for stock motor)
-Red wheel hexes

Stage 3: Suspension work
-Adjustable arms
-Red hubs/knuckles
-Front/Rear swaybars

And here's my new pride n' joy

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Is that a TA05?!

WHOA!!!
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Originally Posted by dugrant153
Is that a TA05?!

WHOA!!!
Yes sir. She's still a track virgin because I'm waiting for that LRP Pro Sport ESC I bought to come in...until then the TT-01 may have to run this Thursday.
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Old 07-19-2005, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by dugrant153
Stock, I was running about 1cm ride height (10mm). I added spacers into my shock to lower it a bit to about 0.6mm on average.
6mm u mean?
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Nice TA05 you have there. Has is been hopped up?
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