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Old 04-03-2022, 04:00 AM
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An old Schumacher Mi4 has a new lease of life with an updated front suspension setup. I went this route because the Mi4 front carbon shock tower was too tall and wouldn't allow for HD bodies to rest on the body posts properly. Now this new setup allows for
HD bodies to be mounted without any issues and luckily for me all the parts are used from the Mi4 and required no fabricating or grinding of any materials.



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Nice.....It will perform better....
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Finally, the re-engineered TB04 takes on our modified champion winning Xray T4 2018. Both ran the same tires, body, electronics and 5.5T motors. My driver was very happy today

P.S. Reviving the shaft vs belt, beating a dead horse debate hahaha. Seems shaft can be really fast even in modified class.

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[QUOTE=rccartips;15894831]Finally, the re-engineered TB04 takes on our modified champion winning Xray T4 2018. Both ran the same tires, body, electronics and 5.5T motors. My driver was very happy today

P.S. Reviving the shaft vs belt, beating a dead horse debate hahaha. Seems shaft can be really fast even in modified class./QUOTE]

I always like your videos and your insights, thanks for posting. Your daughter is a great driver.
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Old 04-15-2022, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by rccartips View Post
Finally, the re-engineered TB04 takes on our modified champion winning Xray T4 2018. Both ran the same tires, body, electronics and 5.5T motors. My driver was very happy today

P.S. Reviving the shaft vs belt, beating a dead horse debate hahaha. Seems shaft can be really fast even in modified class.
Pretty cool video. Looks like a 5.5 is a bit too much for the available traction at that facility.
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Project OVA T4 is ready for testing.






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Old 04-26-2022, 08:24 AM
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daaayyyymn EDWARD2003 some fantastic builds here!!! I remember lusting after the OVA a couple of decades ago....still looks very sexy!
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First shakedown of our TA05 with the inboard rear shock modification. It works really well and hopefully this gives our old TA05 a little more speed to defend its 21.5T blinky title.

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Tamiya TA05 with inboard shock modification wins our Modified Class.



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It shows what a good mechanic / setup job and driving skill can do.
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Originally Posted by rccartips View Post
Tamiya TA05 with inboard shock modification wins our Modified Class.


that car has reversible arms. Why not just reverse the rear arms for the same affect?

congrats on the win
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Originally Posted by Juan Aveytia View Post
that car has reversible arms. Why not just reverse the rear arms for the same affect?
congrats on the win
Wanted to put the shock weight between the wheels. Was too lazy to reverse and just put the shocks where the sway bar went. It handled well and just kept it that way

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Thanks Lonestar,

I've been working on this chassis for the past year adding and changing bits and pieces. There are few things I would like to add to the chassis such as battery holder system, ball cups, turnbuckles and a nice bumper.

I really enjoy tinkering around with these vintage chassis bring them up to current performance levels and allow for newer body shells to be used.


Went back to the original dampers because it looked out of place with anything else.

I did manage to lower the front towers with some carbon pieces laying around. The damper angles are not far off from the stock damper tower. Those are bearings behind the locknut to accurately locate the shock towers since there is only one screw mounting hole.


Rear tower os still original

Flipped the transmission so ESC wiring will be cleaner.

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Currently working on a TRF 415 with a 3mm chassis, but with modifications to allow for some flex
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Originally Posted by EDWARD2003 View Post
Currently working on a TRF 415 with a 3mm chassis, but with modifications to allow for some flex
Why not the original with a thicker upper deck?
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