TA05R - now with ER conversion

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Re: TA05R Square CS - Mamba Max powered!

Postby Moolz » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:52 pm

Do you perhaps have pics and measurements of the ackerman steering mod you did?

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Re: TA05R Square CS - Mamba Max powered!

Postby dori » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:47 pm

Hey, sorry I don't have any measurements ATM; car isn't handy.

You'll need to find the shortest turnbuckles you can, then make the drag link to suit those. Also you make the ends go as far forward as you can to match the steering knuckles.


Fingers crossed all going to plan this weekend my chassis will be converted to VDF :D
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Re: TA05R Square CS - Mamba Max powered!

Postby dori » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:58 pm

:D Ordered ER conversion kit Monday afternoon and it was waiting for me at work this morning.
Will prep the CF this weekend and strip down my old chassis ready for the swap.

Ordered a couple belts and pulleys today (should've done that at the same time as the chassis)
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Re: TA05R - now with ER conversion

Postby dori » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:43 pm

All done:

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Front belt was too short to be able to run my 40T front pulley so stuck with the stock TA05 one for now. Though just realised that I may have the front belt layout wrong :x
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Re: TA05R - now with ER conversion

Postby Calzone » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:42 am

yep, you clearly have the front belt setup wrong :lol: :oops: The top of the belt should run under th tensioner and the lower part goes under de upperdeck straight from centrpully to diff pulley ;)

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Re: TA05R - now with ER conversion

Postby snowrider » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:44 am

probably so that the belt is not accosted by turning the lever
or...
the belt is so long that otherwise would not have tensed
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Re: TA05R - now with ER conversion

Postby dori » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:33 pm

Hahaha yeah got it wrong :oops:

With the 40T front pulley on and the belt routed correctly (and a spacer to lift the tensioner up a few mm) the stock front belt is perfect 8-)

Oh and I altered the front diff location (turn the bearing retainers to tension belt on a stock TA05) to give enough clearance to the steering drag link as the belt was just touching it.

EDIT: Ordered some soft and super soft Yokomo/Swift springs. Have also removed both sway bars.
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Re: TA05R - now with ER conversion

Postby dori » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:35 am

Think I'm getting the hang of it. With the softer springs and sway bar removal the cars much nicer to drift. Would like a bit more lock in the front so that's something I'll look into.

Though next will be to remove most of the camber out of the back and also try a different glue on the tyres. Ran the car on Saturday and kept spitting tyres off.

While working on this tonight I decided to chuck some 2-3mm spacers in the front to give it some kick-up.
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Re: TA05R - now with ER conversion

Postby AzNPuLSe » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:10 am

Nice to see another ER conversion on the road. I usually wrap electric tape around the rim to a point where the tape slightly beyond the rims diameter. Then boil tires up in a pot and press them on the rim quick. Once they cool down the tire will shrink around the tape. Taking off the tires shouldn't be too difficult but tight enough for drifting.

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Re: TA05R - now with ER conversion

Postby dori » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:58 pm

No pictures but there is an update!

Removed most of the camber out of the back. Also with the Yokomo/Swift springs they were a fraction larger than the stock Tamiya springs. I bodged up a fix to stop the springs sliding over the seats but wasn't happy with it. So I finally got round to ordering some Yokomo seats last week. Turned up yesterday so put them on and the fitment is perfect!

Hopefully will run the car for the first time in 3 or 4months later this week. Tired of chewing out tires so will stick to polished concrete.
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Re: TA05R - now with ER conversion

Postby Moolz » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:35 pm

Congrats on the upgrade.
The ER chassis is really great - based on the price, build, etc.

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Re: TA05R - now with ER conversion

Postby Moolz » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:41 pm

dori wrote: Would like a bit more lock in the front so that's something I'll look into.


Try a longer servo horn. - worked for me.


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Re: TA05R - now with ER conversion

Postby dori » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:36 pm

Yeah I thought about using a longer steering servo horn but at this stage thats not the issue. The steering is locking up due to the angles of the stock turnbuckles.

To fix it I'll need to change the mounting point locations. Got a couple of ideas which I'll try out.
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Re: TA05R - now with ER conversion

Postby dori » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:57 am

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Re: TA05R - now with ER conversion

Postby dori » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:14 pm

Found that although the rear camber looked to be even soon showed it wasnt. Must be sure its perfect next time as the car would try to turn one way till the rear tyres got some camber wear. Also will set it closer to 0 as it still had quite a bit of bad camber wear.

Also tried a 44tooth pinion gear but think it was just too big. Will go back to the 36 next time.

Got some scales (well one of the four arrived) so will corner weight it
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