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Old 02-23-2013, 08:53 AM
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Thanks for the help, yes it does help as I did not find the official spec for the trf lenght, but I did read they replaced pretty much any touring car shock, and tamiya touring cars apparently have 55mm.

I ordered the trf anyways, as they are good shocks and I see in the kit pictures there are two different rod ends you can choose from to thread on the shock shaft, longer and shorter. Hopefully 55mm is the shorter one and the longer one is like 5mm more. Anybody can confirm that?

If that is not high enough I'll find even longer rod ends or try to make a custom shock tower with aluminium.

Cant wait to see how the escort body will look with my fake tall sidewall rims/tires and long suspensionn arm set !





kind of like this real life one:


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Old 02-23-2013, 08:59 AM
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I have found someone saying the trf shocks are 55mm when using the shorter rod ends which is great news for me, see post 10:
http://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=51958


Edit : I just bought soft trf springs too, I want the escort to behave like the real escort with plenty of body roll, squat and dive
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:01 PM
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Good deal man, glad you're finding the info you need. It's tough, as there are several "TRF dampers", so finding a measurement on one vs. another takes a bit of homework sometimes.
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Just received the trf shocks, along with tamiya 2 piece wheels and wide rear tires. Not that my stock powered tb-01 needs wider rears, it's just for fun. The two pieces wheels are nice, you can mount them 2 ways as the chromed part is asymmetrical. One way is +2 mm offset everywhere, and the other way is +4 front and +10 rear. Which means I can mount the wider tires in the rear without them sticking out (+2 all around).











I mistakenly got the short version of the soft tamiya springs. They work but I am already *****g out the adjustment just to be normal ride height. I already ordered the normal ones to replace.

i think the wide rear wheels and tires will be nice with the escort mk2 body.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:43 PM
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Those are very wide tires!! Looks good!
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:34 PM
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Sweet, those look nice! So Tamiya sells those wheels and tires?
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Sweet, those look nice! So Tamiya sells those wheels and tires?
Yes Tamiya makes these wheels, part number 50673 is the wide rear and 50672 is the normal width front. They also make another different pattern, more like gold center bbs mesh type. I'll try to find a picture of the wheels disassembled and in high offset setting.

the tires are HPI. Tamia makes some wide tires too but I liked the threads better on the HPI for more versatility (tamiyas are either slicks or semi slicks).

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:09 PM
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This is as high as I can go with the trf shocks, short springs and long shock rod ends. With that setting I just barely have any droop. Will probably run it slightly lower and get a bit more droop.

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:28 PM
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Would be great if the rear can be raised up a little bit!
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Yeah.. For some reason the tb-01 always seems to have the saggy butt

Hopefully I'll have more range of adjustment with longer springs. Maybe I'll have to go with harder springs, but with the shocks at a greater angle to increase usable travel...
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:20 PM
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Fon anybody willing to fork out like 100$ there is a long arm suspension set on ebay right now. See item number 290870253711
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:24 PM
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Can you all recommend a motor, esc, and batteries? I am building a TB01 and need to get these items. I do not need the fastest set up, just letting my boy and his friends bash around. Also, I need a gear as well. I have the aluminum motor mount.

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Old 10-17-2013, 06:28 PM
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It all comes down to how much you want to spend! Brushless setup are pretty reasonably priced nowadays, so if you are willing to spend some money up front (so you don't have to worry about maintenance later) and want pretty good performance, a entry level brushless setup would be a good way to go!
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:59 PM
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I am thinking for sure brushless.

What sort of turn motor, or KV?
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:05 PM
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It depends on how fast you want to go, how much you want to spend, etc. In general, I prefer sensored setup, but that's just a personal preference..
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There is a long suspension arm set on ebay right now, at 70$ it is better priced than the last ones which were like 100$ lol

Search for item 191019656797

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Some snow fun not much space though!

http://youtu.be/V9mEpWnSxvQ
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Ha! Nice vid Fred !
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Thanks Preston! Could have been better if I knew of the slow motion 120 fps feature of my camera at the time I took the video! There is no more snow now so I guess the next slow mo movie will be either a tarmac or drift one
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Hey Fred, you seen this yet? Looks pretty sweet!

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=77661
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Looks great!! Need a bigger place to run, though!! Ha!!
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Hey Fred, you seen this yet? Looks pretty sweet!

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=77661
No I had not seen it! That looks like it will be a killer scratch build!!

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Looks great!! Need a bigger place to run, though!! Ha!!
Yes haha for most of the winter my receiver was in the lunchbox so I did not use the tb-01 much. Just installed it couple weeks ago and the winter was pretty much over, just a thin layer on the patio that melt the same day.
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I am bringing it back from the dead. I searched ebay for ever to find the right kit. And now I have it, the 2001 Subaru Impreza WRC prototype TB-01.
You know you love your car when you search for months to find the same model in RC lol.
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Did you buy it NIB or used?
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NIB, broke the seal on the box last night and just looked at all the parts. Its going to be a shelf queen, all stock, at least that is my plan for now lol. Will see how it progresses. Pics will follow
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