RC Truggy Trucks and buggies together make a truggy. Discuss all things truggy right here.

Tamiya TRF 801xt build thread

Reply
Old 03-11-2014, 05:26 AM
  #1
chazz1
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Monroe, MI
Posts: 7
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Tamiya TRF 801xt build thread

Hello. My name is Dennis. This is the 2nd kit that I've got in over a decade in this hobby. My first was a 22-t. I got it about 2 months before last Christmas. I was as excited as a kid on Xmas morning. The build went great, and I put 110% of my effort into it. Making sure every detail was perfect. Soon as I finished it I said " I want to do another one asap". It gave me a great sense of pride knowing I built it from my own hands. Anyway I can't wait to get started on this one. And it's hard to believe how expensive it was when it came out, and how cheap I got mine for. As I look over the parts I see pure quality, and some very strong looking parts. I believe it can still compete with the new truggies out there. Any info on rims, tires, and race setups would be greatly appreciated guys. So fire away. My next post will have pics of the diff build.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20140311_075842.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	2.15 MB
ID:	1977019  
chazz1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 05:53 PM
  #2
nitroexpress
 
nitroexpress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sonoma, CA
Posts: 1,288
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

If racing, you'll need the following.

"Performance Package Version" (item 49497A) The New Performance Package version comes with updated parts to further optimize the TRF801XT. Included in the kit are new front and rear suspension arms that improve durability as well as performance. The new arms narrow the trucks width from 428mm to 422mm. The narrower stance improves handling and responsiveness. Also included in the Performance Package are new universal swing shafts to account for the narrower width of the new suspension arms. As an extra bonus the kit will now include item #1012 (TRF801 HD Upper Shock Mount x2). These new shock mounts are a one piece design, which allows for quicker and easier shock angle adjustment while providing a stronger mount.
All performance parts in item 49497A are also available separately:

1012 TRF801 HD Upper Shock Mount x2
1013 TRF801XT Short Suspension Arms. Note: Must use with #1014 1014 TRF801XT Short Drive Shaft. Note: Must use with #1013 (2pcs)
nitroexpress is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 01:35 PM
  #3
chazz1
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Monroe, MI
Posts: 7
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Ok thanks for the info.
chazz1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2014, 05:45 AM
  #4
chazz1
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Monroe, MI
Posts: 7
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Well I got the front, rear diffs built. Up front I went with 7000k, and 3000k for the rear. I tried to use the stock hardware for the bulkhead, but they don't work very well to put it nicely. So now I'm gonna get the 3.525 cap head screws from dubro. Can anyone tell me how many of those I will need? I planned on Getting two packs. That would give me 8 of them.
chazz1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2014, 08:12 PM
  #5
Eman77
 
Eman77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Batavia, IL
Posts: 10,314
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Are you talking about the really long screws for the bulkheads? I think 8 will be just fine for ya.
Eman77 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 10:53 AM
  #6
HerrSavage
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Irgendwo, GERMANY
Posts: 10,292
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Is there an alternative way to convert this kit to the RC Monster kit, which doesn't involve drilling, cutting, hacking, etc? HPI mount, or RC8.2e, etc? Trays?
HerrSavage is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2014, 11:07 AM
  #7
timberline97
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Little Elm, TX
Posts: 13
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HerrSavage View Post
Is there an alternative way to convert this kit to the RC Monster kit, which doesn't involve drilling, cutting, hacking, etc? HPI mount, or RC8.2e, etc? Trays?
Other than the RC Monster kit?? I think RC Product Designs has a kit for it.
timberline97 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 11:44 AM
  #8
HerrSavage
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Irgendwo, GERMANY
Posts: 10,292
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

I don't want to have to order the RC Monster kit from the States. I have heard here and there for ex. that the RC8.2e or HPI Trophy Flux motor mount fits. One, I don't know if that's %100 true, and two, I don't know what battery tray or servo holder or whatever would fit - without drilling...
HerrSavage is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 12:56 PM
  #9
timberline97
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Little Elm, TX
Posts: 13
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HerrSavage View Post
I don't want to have to order the RC Monster kit from the States. I have heard here and there for ex. that the RC8.2e or HPI Trophy Flux motor mount fits. One, I don't know if that's %100 true, and two, I don't know what battery tray or servo holder or whatever would fit - without drilling...
ahhh, I see what your saying.
timberline97 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:02 AM.