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TA05 Drifter

Postby Gdzilr » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:10 am

Hey guys!

Long story short, I started off with RC years ago because it was nice to have. Since then my cars have been on and off the shelf. Last year I bought a TT-01 and then the search for a new house began and the car ended up in a box. A few months ago I discovered my car and decided to get serious. I sold the TT and bought a secondhand TA05 from a racer. This turned out to be the worst thing I could have done. I would have been better off buying a new chassis.

I got it and had to replace the diff cups. The car was really dirty and looked terrible. Over a period of time I bought a brushless system and everything that goes with it. I replaced a few things here and there and I was eventually ready to start drifting. I have to say thanx to Moolz because he helped me out a lot! I attended a practice session and things were going fine. Not wonderful, just fine.

Last weekend I decided to enter into a comp. It was painful! The suspension didn't work, the car was running skew, I couldn't hold a drift. I was ready to either sell the car immediately or drive over it with the biggest truck I could find. I few guys tried to help but it was so late in the day and the whole setup of the car changed. I'm still a newbie and I couldn't just pick up and go from there. After the comp it was suggested that I strip the car and start rebuilding it from scratch. I did that.

Before:
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After:
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Whilst putting it together, I decided to do the parallel steering mod. I still have to fine tune, but it works like a charm!
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My car is now running 2.8% CS and from here I'm slowly going to increase it. It's like starting off with a new car and I have to get a lot of practice in.
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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby tatmanfish » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:00 pm

2.8? Thats really high. Ive only seen a couple people run that high and even fewer run higher than that.

Thats 180%. most people run somewhere between 60-100%. I run a 123% or 2.23 and thats kind of high.
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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby R&B DRIFT » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:34 pm

I think he means 1,028 because 2,8% ;) You can also look at the pullies, they are almost all standard.
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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby stuffcc » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:53 pm

You've done a bad thing on your pitman steering, it add a strut bar effect too, the ball joints on the pivot blocks have to be free.
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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby dencio1976 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:31 pm

you should use ball ends. even the upper shock mount looks like they're impeded.
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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby Gdzilr » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:31 pm

R&B DRIFT wrote:I think he means 1,028 because 2,8% ;) You can also look at the pullies, they are almost all standard.


On the CS Calculator App it works out to 2.8% which is virtually nothing. Both centre pulleys are 16T, 37T in the front and 36T in the back. I'm actually starting off with 50/50. I just happen to have the pulleys and used them. I know it's still a far way to go but I only started a few months ago and I only got the car running properly very recently.
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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby Gdzilr » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:33 pm

stuffcc wrote:You've done a bad thing on your pitman steering, it add a strut bar effect too, the ball joints on the pivot blocks have to be free.


A bad thing you say? Could you clarify what you mean, please?

I know the mod is not perfect. It's my first attempt at something like this and I'm quite impressed because it works, although not perfect. I had to give it a go to see if it will give me the effect I was looking for. There is still some work to be done.
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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby Gdzilr » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:34 pm

dencio1976 wrote:you should use ball ends. even the upper shock mount looks like they're impeded.


Could you explain a little more, please?
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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby Gdzilr » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:37 pm

I made a change to my steering mod:

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It seems to be working a lot better, but I'm still looking at the drawing board to make it better. I'd like to change the "uprights" to something a little more solid and use ball connectors.

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Also keep in mind that we don't get a lot of parts in South Africa. We get bottom of the barrel stuff unless we import parts ourselves which tends to be a bit pricey.
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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby stuffcc » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:53 am

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This isn't free, you should replace them by ball ends. ;)
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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby Gdzilr » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:27 am

I sorted the steering mod:

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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby dencio1976 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:25 am

there's a slight problem with a pitman style steering.

the bumpsteer is uneven with left and right front suspension/assembly.


if you try pushing and lifting your kit up at the front, check out the alignment. ^_^
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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby Sk8 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:14 pm

you should try to get the eagle racing grt conversion i have a ta-05 v2 that im gonna pimp with that kit gonna loook like a vdf and way cheaper... after it will drift a lot better my opinion hehe
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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby AwDamn » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:03 pm

one thinh that helped me with my steering was including a front chassis brace im at the airport about to board when i get home ill post a pic (my first!). I attached it from the upper part of the bulk head to the screw mount for thr cover for the trans cover.
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.......and they aren't even the good ones.
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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby AwDamn » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:17 pm

Sorry, I was beat when I got in. Here is the brace I did after I sow some others on here.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x46 ... CN0569.jpg
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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby Gdzilr » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:49 am

What was the effect of adding the chassis brace? Was there a big improvement?
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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby AwDamn » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:00 pm

For me the biggest difference it made was making the one wheel not move when the suspension flexed and it also made it so the I could keep the belt tension consistant. It was like having the front brace on.
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Re: TA05 Drifter

Postby Gdzilr » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:41 pm

I looked at your picture again and I have done the same. The flex in the chassis is reduced to the one side, but to the other side there is still some flex. I am going to make another modification to my pitman mod to bring the parallel bar down. Then I'll add another brace which would allow for no flex as per OEM specifications.

I'll update as soon as it's done.
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