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Plastic rear hubs at the Belgium GP race, Lee?

Best of luck at the Worlds in a couple weeks!
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Lee,

Some TRF201 questions:

Do you run the battery in front or rear?
Which chassis do you use? (stock or the optional)
Same question for the front arms?

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Default TRF511 optional front shock tower?

Hello Lee, I too must join the choir that sings your praise for giving so much advice to us less experienced! It is much appreciated!

I have a question about the TRF511, what front shock tower do you use? I have managed to write off a couple of stock towers (edges wet sanded and CA glued). I know about Tech Racing, but I have only managed to find their rear 4mm shock towers and they have discontinued all 511 parts. Fibre Lyte makes a 4 mm tower, but I would prefer something that is easier to find. Is there perhaps a Tamiya part in the pipeline?

Best of luck to you and the rest of the team in Finland!

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Plastic rear hubs at the Belgium GP race, Lee?

Best of luck at the Worlds in a couple weeks!
Yeh, i have found them to be working well!!! more rear traction
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Lee,

Some TRF201 questions:

Do you run the battery in front or rear?
Which chassis do you use? (stock or the optional)
Same question for the front arms?

Chris
Batteries in the rear,
i use Optional chassis
Standard arms
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Hello Lee, I too must join the choir that sings your praise for giving so much advice to us less experienced! It is much appreciated!

I have a question about the TRF511, what front shock tower do you use? I have managed to write off a couple of stock towers (edges wet sanded and CA glued). I know about Tech Racing, but I have only managed to find their rear 4mm shock towers and they have discontinued all 511 parts. Fibre Lyte makes a 4 mm tower, but I would prefer something that is easier to find. Is there perhaps a Tamiya part in the pipeline?

Best of luck to you and the rest of the team in Finland!

Thanks,
Andreas
i use the standard ones, and i have broken a couple of them over time. the gluing with not help to make them stronger, its basically something needed to break, so the carbon does rather than the alloy.

you can try the 4mm ones.. it will be stronger of course.

Maybe Fredrik could make something up?

Lee
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Hi Lee,

Are you using any new parts on your 511 in preparation for the worlds.

Thanks

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nothing major...

but have a couple of things to try out...

one proto part which i used at the warm up, but have not used it since
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Hi Lee, have you had a chance to test out the new range of GHD straighteners yet or will you be sticking with the old tried and tested Gold series for the upcoming worlds?

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Thumbs up Thanks for your quick reply!

I will keep using the stock towers untill Fredrik runs out of his stash of Tech Racing towers and is forced to make something up.

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Hallo Lee !
Excellent thread- your my 201 hero !

As my car is brilliant already, here┤s my only question :
What is the X (TRF 201X) that┤s always mentioned in the race reports ?
Is there such a thing ? Is it your speed secret ? Can I buy it ?

All the best for the Worlds !

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I will keep using the stock towers untill Fredrik runs out of his stash of Tech Racing towers and is forced to make something up.
Thing is that I never break anything. Never have time to drive...

Drawing a new front and rear shock tower. Will (hopefully) be stronger than original part.
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I have a question for Lee.

Do you have any influence at Tamiya in actually getting some 511's out there to buy. No-one seems to ever have any in stock (even overseas) and people seem to always be asking about them. I can't afford one now, but want to buy one soon.

Whenever there is a thread about "which 4wd should I buy?", it's always Durango/B44.1/Cat, probably 'cos no-one wants to recommend a car no-one can find.

I'm sure there would be a lot more 511 drivers out there if there were more cars to drive

P.S. Good luck with the Worlds
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Hi Lee, have you had a chance to test out the new range of GHD straighteners yet or will you be sticking with the old tried and tested Gold series for the upcoming worlds?


hahaaaha, awesome!
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Batteries in the rear,
i use Optional chassis
Standard arms

Hi Lee,

Just wondered why you use the standard arms on the TRF201 (part no. 51411) rather than the 'reinforced' front arms (part no. 54265)?

And what difference have you found between the standard and optional chassis?

Ta very much,
Nige

PS - as mentioned in a previous post, when you've got a spare five minutes could you please post up your Kampenhout set up on www.trfracing.com
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Kidderminster national setup pleaseee

Also ive been speakin with your friend Rounde, he said you guys use kyosho o ring that have a kind of groove in them?
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Thing is that I never break anything. Never have time to drive...

Drawing a new front and rear shock tower. Will (hopefully) be stronger than original part.
Please make them the same as the TRF502X towers. The have one hole less and make them stronger. The outside hole is never used (by most of the racers i think).
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Default ARMS so many arms

what is the difference between the following 2 arms

51449, standard 201x arms, but can be used on 511
51279, standard 501x arms

compared to the 511 high traction arms, besides being lighter and more flexible?

and why would you want to use 201x rear arms on the 511, they fit according to the 51449 description.
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Your not alone with confusion regarding arms.

As for front arms, there's high traction (54141), super soft (54283) and the 501 extra-thick arms (51275).

On the rear, you have high traction rear arms (54142), then you have the softer rear arms (51449) followed by the extra thick arms (51279)

Hope this helps.
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I've tried all the arms over time and my none scientific findings have basically been for the arms Jamie mentioned:

Front
51275 = Strongest arm, but when they fail they clean break (eg end of race), and tend to bend the hinge pin with them
54141 = Crack quite easily, but on the plus side tend not to fail completely, so you finish the race! I've also never bent a hinge pin while running them (so far!)
54283 = Don't crack as often as 54141, but like the front 201 arm I have found they bend and twist, so need keeping an eye on as they knock the geometry out!

Rear
51279 = as per 51275
54142 = as per 54141
51449 = per 54283, except I haven't yet found a twisting problem with them. It's also worth noting this arm has a cut out that's required by the 201, which I don't always see on the other rear arm options, so I'd always go for 51449 for the 2wd!!
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