Monday, January 20, 2014

New short shocks for TA06 (maybe others)

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Just finished building the new TRF Short Damper #42273. From Tamiya: “These TRF Short Dampers are fitted as standard equipment in Item 84339 TB-04 PRO Chassis Kit. They are now available as a separate Hop-Up-Option for any Tamiya touring or M-chassis car. Users will find them particularly beneficial on high-grip, twisty circuits, as they give exceptionally fast response when cornering.”

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Above on left #42102 (TRF Works Damper), middle #42273 (TRF short) and right #54000 (M Chassis Alum Damper). The spring on the right is overly compressed from me trying to get more ride height on my m-four before switching to (full length) TRF works (I should have returned the collar to top before taking the picture). I’ll have to take #84318 (TRF Works M-Chassis) off one of these days and compare all four.

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From the back of the box it shows that these shocks are 4mm shorter than the regular works edition. Car has not been on track yet so I can’t yet say how it changes the car for me.

6 comments:

  1. Can you measure the overall lenght of all 3 shocks?
    Meaning the maximum lenght.
    Thanks

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    1. 61mm #42102 (TRF Works Damper)
      57mm #42273 (TRF short)
      55mm #54000 (M Chassis Alum Damper)

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  2. Do your M chassis shocks have spacers inside?

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  3. Do your M chassis shocks have spacers inside?

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  4. I usually build them according to the manual and the 54000 set calls for one O-ring. I have an old post here http://www.rctech.net/forum/13330360-post21228.html where I got totally confused by how different all the manuals were showing how to build the dampers :)

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  5. do all of the dampers have one o-ring on the shaft?

    i want to be sure before i purchase the set.

    if they all don't, the i can approximate the same length with one o-ring. i never build my dampers with a ring on the inside, so that i can get the full amount of travel. i rally the chassis on and off road, so the most travel is the most important.

    thanks for the excellent pics!

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