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Old 12-01-2006, 12:35 AM
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Nice shafts!! Ive never noticed that those zip ties had metal, of course I dont study zip ties like you[sm=50_50.gif]
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:47 AM
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Ive never noticed that those zip ties had metal, of course I dont study zip ties like you[sm=50_50.gif]
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There's always room for more bling!!

Some Tamiya blue heatsink...
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Heatsinks arent bling[8D]IMO; I mean, bling would be just for show....LOL laugh at me, go ahead!
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Bling can be useful too...
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Old 12-01-2006, 10:55 AM
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What major are you?!

Study, sheesh.. go build the TXT already.... (joke)


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argh. I have the TXT box sitting on the floor but I cant start on it until I finish studying for my test (snowed in so postponed till tomorrow.)
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That's some serious Tamiya gear right there man.

I like the New Era skid plate, looks like they machined it really well.

Does the kit come with a canteliver system or is that a change option? I think canteliver systems give R/C trucks a better and more realistic travel action.

I think you TXT will come out to be the same wieght as my JunFac as it is quite heavy right now. I think our trucks will be fairly even in speed considering the shaft drive vs axel drive. Yours is going to handle better in the long run though.

Can't wait to see the beast.
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BTW, it amazes me that Tamiya is still including MSC with their kits.
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:41 AM
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Actually, for TXT / Clod, I can kind of understand it.. as there's really not that many dual motor ESCs out there.. so a MSC is a cheap way to get people going..

Although, for people who dropped this kind of $$$ on their RCs.. no doubt they will want a high performance ESC.. !!


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BTW, it amazes me that Tamiya is still including MSC with their kits.
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:04 PM
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Yeah, there's actually a gear reduction built into the axle.. (so the shaft goes in, drives another gear, then, the gear drives the diff gear..) This way, I see 2 things happening..

1. it can move the driveshaft higher.. instead of at the center of the diff, it is now on top..
2. it is now applying less torque to the axle.. (but higher rpm) This way, it will take away some of the torque twist associated w/ the typical shaft drive..

Just my speculation..

Cantilever system is standard.. I just change out the canti from plastic ones to nice Tamiya blue..

I think your car will put the power down better (no torque twist issue) but mine will have less unspung weight.. "might" handle slightly better.. (again, just guess..)



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That's some serious Tamiya gear right there man.

I like the New Era skid plate, looks like they machined it really well.

Does the kit come with a canteliver system or is that a change option? I think canteliver systems give R/C trucks a better and more realistic travel action.

I think you TXT will come out to be the same wieght as my JunFac as it is quite heavy right now. I think our trucks will be fairly even in speed considering the shaft drive vs axel drive. Yours is going to handle better in the long run though.

Can't wait to see the beast.
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:13 PM
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I think your car will put the power down better (no torque twist issue) but mine will have less unspung weight.. "might" handle slightly better.. (again, just guess..)
I think it will handle quite well actually.
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We will see... can't wait to run with your monster Clod.. ha ha!!

Wonder when will my buddy get his Clod.. LOL!! He's been talking about it for awhile now!
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I havent put a single hop up on my TXT (except for an ESC of course). That thing is too big, I have considered putting some things on, but the cost would be another R/C car, so I go with the R/C car.....(repeat)
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Old 12-01-2006, 01:28 PM
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Hee hee... I know, the hop-ups are pretty expensive!! Those aluminum cantilevers and the axle holders (will use those during the axle build..) adds up to be easily another Tamiya kit.. LOL!

What ESC are you running?!
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I havent put a single hop up on my TXT (except for an ESC of course). That thing is too big, I have considered putting some things on, but the cost would be another R/C car, so I go with the R/C car.....(repeat)
Ain't that the truth.


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Did you make those sway bars?
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I didn't personally. I believe they are included in the TXT-1 kit.

Basically just really heavy wire, but they work well.
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I didn't personally. I believe they are included in the TXT-1 kit.

Basically just really heavy wire, but they work well.
Hmmm, i need those for my truck.

looks like they are attached with the zip tie and then secure with a hole in the link at the end of the wire?
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Right on, the only thing extra I added was a few pieces of fuel hose to cushion them from the 4-links.

Completely unnecessary, but it gives them a little something to flex against instead of wearing on the metal links.
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Right on, the only thing extra I added was a few pieces of fuel hose to cushion them from the 4-links.

Completely unnecessary, but it gives them a little something to flex against instead of wearing on the metal links.
Can you get a close-up shot for me? Is that spring wire?
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Yeah, give me a minute.

I'm not at home, but I took this from a higher resolution source image, I'll take a real closeup when I get home.

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I modded a Futaba ESC for the while, but Ive finally decided I should get something meant for it-a Novak Superduty, or if not an EVX. I wont run it till I get it, of course, but I skipped one for YET another R/C, so I think quantity is beating me over will anything (big) run?
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TEX, didn't I suggest you doing the same thing for your Clod with this setup in your Clod thread?! You probably didn't see it then... (when you mentioned the lean after your test run..)
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If you are running stock 540 silver can, I am pretty sure any low turn ESC can handle it.. but yeah, SuperDuty XR is probably a better way to go.. I'd suggest you get that over the EVX.. as it is only like $25 or so more..


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I modded a Futaba ESC for the while, but Ive finally decided I should get something meant for it-a Novak Superduty, or if not an EVX. I wont run it till I get it, of course, but I skipped one for YET another R/C, so I think quantity is beating me over will anything (big) run?
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Ya, sorry. I guess I missed that post.
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