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Forum: Tamiya 27-05-2010
Replies: 622
Views: 71,234
Posted By HairySteve
Hobby Co did bring in some TRF511's last year but...

Hobby Co did bring in some TRF511's last year but they were so pigging expensive they couldn't shift them! We had 3 off them on a deal price tail end of last year and sold all of them after the...
Forum: Tamiya 09-04-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By HairySteve
I'm not sure if they're the right size or not but...

I'm not sure if they're the right size or not but CML do some which have small grooves in the centre of the pin with rubber O rings in the grooves, to hold the pin in place. I've not tried using them...
Forum: Tamiya 02-04-2007
Replies: 256
Views: 18,191
Posted By HairySteve
I did the same thing, I was showing off with the...

I did the same thing, I was showing off with the 5.5 brushless cranked up to full power, screaming around the car park at work on some old knackered tyres, and I got a turn wrong and clipped a van...
Forum: Tamiya 31-03-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,692
Posted By HairySteve
Get a Checkpoint in there. I know they do a 10x2...

Get a Checkpoint in there. I know they do a 10x2 off road motor but I think they also do a 12x2. One of my mates borrowed my DF-03 for racing at Canterbury on monday, he stuck a 19 turn Checkpoint in...
Forum: Tamiya 26-03-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By HairySteve
For back garden bashing anything over a 19 turn...

For back garden bashing anything over a 19 turn is probably overkill. One of my mates was running my DF-03 this evening with a 19 turn checkpoint motor and it went really well and surprisingly didn't...
Forum: Tamiya 26-03-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By HairySteve
I had a v2 element 19 turn in mine when it was...

I had a v2 element 19 turn in mine when it was pretty much bog standard at the srs regionals last year, and it was fine. The only thing to watch is the heat of the motor, it's somewhat enclosed at...
Forum: Tamiya 26-03-2007
Replies: 106
Views: 16,809
Posted By HairySteve
I personally prefer the nosram/lrp setups as the...

I personally prefer the nosram/lrp setups as the hall lead isn't hardwired into the back of the motor and isn't a mile long, plus it's all shrouded so it doesn't get tangled up in stuff. Also the...
Forum: Tamiya 26-03-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By HairySteve
Nope, the DF-03 is far tougher than the 02,...

Nope, the DF-03 is far tougher than the 02, almost to the point where you won't have to worry about getting spares for it :D There are a couple of good places on ebay and the net to get spares for...
Forum: Tamiya 26-03-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By HairySteve
I've seen the diff dirt cover rings on one of the...

I've seen the diff dirt cover rings on one of the ebay stores for a couple of $, so they might be available in the uk in a few months for a tenner :rolleyes: I wish they would release all the hopups...
Forum: Tamiya 23-03-2007
Replies: 106
Views: 16,809
Posted By HairySteve
The brushless setup in that car on Tamiya's site...

The brushless setup in that car on Tamiya's site is pretty much identical to mine except the speedo is the other way round (the solder tabs on mine are facing outwards, maybe not the best idea so I...
Forum: Tamiya 20-03-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By HairySteve
Get some Corally long-boss pinion gears from...

Get some Corally long-boss pinion gears from helger racing, the only thing you'll have to do is dremel the pinion grub screw down cos as standard it sticks out of the pinion hub slightly and chews...
Forum: Tamiya 19-03-2007
Replies: 265
Views: 42,915
Posted By HairySteve
I've got Yokomo shafts in the shocks on my TRF,...

I've got Yokomo shafts in the shocks on my TRF, the part numbers are YS-5S-2T for the front and YS-5L-2T rear. I've had some pretty big knocks and not bent or broken any but they're a bit pricey....
Forum: Tamiya 19-03-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By HairySteve
I ran my heavily modified DF-03 last week for the...

I ran my heavily modified DF-03 last week for the first time in ages, and it's nothing like the 501, it was a real struggle to drive it and I only did 13 laps, if I'd had the 501 on the same track I...
Forum: Tamiya 18-03-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 4,176
Posted By HairySteve
Just a thought, might be worth buying a complete...

Just a thought, might be worth buying a complete trf501 kit off ebay and break it up for spares, things like the body shell, wing, undertray, all the plastic parts, drive belts, wheels, pulleys,...
Forum: Tamiya 17-03-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By HairySteve
I've got a set of them in my spares box, or...

I've got a set of them in my spares box, or kawada (i think?) are doing some aluminium ones on t' internet. ;)
-Steve
Forum: Tamiya 17-03-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By HairySteve
DF-03 is a lot tougher than DF-02 and has more...

DF-03 is a lot tougher than DF-02 and has more race orientated upgrades available for it if you decide you want to race it, things like 2 different types of carbon chassis kits, loads of aluminium...
Forum: Tamiya 17-03-2007
Replies: 241
Views: 45,346
Posted By HairySteve
Aargh! I'm soo tempted at that price!! :o Why did...

Aargh! I'm soo tempted at that price!! :o Why did you have to tell us that Omen... ;) Must resist... I've spent too much on my TRF501 and my DF-03 this week already... :D
-Steve
Forum: Tamiya 16-03-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 4,176
Posted By HairySteve
Keep us posted on those braces TRF Tastic, I...

Keep us posted on those braces TRF Tastic, I haven't bent my top lin k mounts yet but I suppose with the outdoor season approaching it's only a matter of time! :D I've just got some parts through...
Forum: Tamiya 16-03-2007
Replies: 241
Views: 45,346
Posted By HairySteve
If I was building another converted DF-03 I'd...

If I was building another converted DF-03 I'd personally go for the KMR chassis unless you're running lithium. I've got a lithium in my 3 racing converted DF-03 and it's pretty much impossible to get...
Forum: Tamiya 16-03-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 3,226
Posted By HairySteve
I got home today to find 2 jiffy bags containing...

I got home today to find 2 jiffy bags containing a set of eccentric tensioners, a set of anti roll bars, 2 sets of wheels and 2 spare belts, which was nice. :) I'm tempted to try dyeing one set of...
Forum: Tamiya 13-03-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By HairySteve
Yeah but I'm impatient and I like modifying stuff...

Yeah but I'm impatient and I like modifying stuff :D also i want to see if it actually works or not :)
-Steve
Forum: Tamiya 13-03-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By HairySteve
I have a TA-05 here and it looks like the centre...

I have a TA-05 here and it looks like the centre pulleys are the same on this and the TRF501. The rear diff pulley is off a TA-05 as well and the front pulley is off a TRF415, as TRF Tastic says. ;)...
Forum: Tamiya 12-03-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By HairySteve
As far as I know the front and rear diffs in the...

As far as I know the front and rear diffs in the 501 kit are identical apart from the pulley. I might be wrong though. ;)
-Steve
Forum: Tamiya 12-03-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By HairySteve
Why do you need to run a TA05 pulley on the...

Why do you need to run a TA05 pulley on the front? If it's to get rid of the overdrive, your best bet is to put what was the front diff (with the black pulley) in the back, and re-gear it slightly on...
Forum: Tamiya 10-03-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By HairySteve
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Jasons-Store but as i...

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Jasons-Store but as i said he doesnt seem to list them any more. Pity. :(
-Steve
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