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  1. I've just figured out the issue. I indeed had installed the shorter eyelets instead of the longer eyelets as suggested earlier. Poor instruction reading on my part. Rookie error! I've swapped to the longer eyelets and all is good now (although I will admit, I liked the way the buggy looked with the low front-end). Thanks for the help everyone!
  2. According to the instructions, the front dampers are supposed to use the short eyelet, not the long eyelet (the long eyelet is used on the rear dampers). I've measured the front dampers on my Racing Fighter and I get an overall length of 70mm. Centre of eyelet to center of eyelet is 63mm. As for adding collars, I've tried that and it doesn't seem to increase the front ride height at all.
  3. Hello all, I've recently completed the build of my Racing Fighter (for those who want to check it out, I'll leave a link to the video below). The car turned out great and I'm very pleased with the results, however the front end sits a bit low. I need to adjust the length of the CVA dampers that came with my kit, however I can't find anywhere in the instructions what the damper length should be. Does anyone know the correct damper lengths, particularly the front dampers? I've checked Tamiyabase.com and they don't have the information. Thanks very much in advance. Cheers!
  4. I've been looking at the DF-03 Alloy Damper Set the last few days. Expensive. But I do believe it's probably the best option for this buggie. Just trying to convince myself that it's ok to spend that money on an entry-level car. Never considered the GMade offerings. I'll have to check them out. Cheers!
  5. Hi all, I'm looking for damper suggestions for my DT-03 Racing Fighter build. The Racing Fighter kit I have came with the CVA dampers and I also have the Tamiya Spring Set Hop-Up option #53832. However, I'd like to upgrade the plastic CVAs with alloy dampers instead. I tend to prefer using genuine Tamiya hop-up options (or TRF if budget allows) however I haven't found any direct replacements for the CVAs that came with this kit. As such, I've been looking at either going with a set of GPM dampers or a set from Yeah Racing. But before I pull the trigger on either of those, I wanted to ask here if anyone here has any suggestions for dampers. Thanks in advance for any help. Cheers!
  6. That's exactly what I was afraid of. Crap. I guess I'll have to order the correct Tamiya Hop Up item. The good news is I didn't have to wait for the GPM part to arrive to find this out. Thanks for letting me know and thanks for confirming. I appreciate it. Cheers!
  7. Just so I'm clear, you're saying the GPM Steel CVD kit #DT3264SC will NOT work with the DT-02 ball differential drive cups? I did recently notice the ball diff instructions mention to use Tamiya Hop-Up DF-02 Universal Shaft Assembly #53791. I'm just hoping the GPM steel CVD kit is a direct replacement/equivalent for the Tamiya DF-02 Hop-Up kit.
  8. Fantastic! Thanks for replying and for verifying. Now I just have to wait for it to arrive.
  9. Hi all, I've recently started my DT-03 Racing Fighter build, and I'm incorporating a number a Tamiya and after-market Hop-Up options (as one does). One such upgrade is the Tamiya DT-02 Ball Differential Set (#53863); despite being designated for a DT-02, this is listed as a upgrade for the DT-03 chassis. After assembling the diff itself and installing it into the gearbox assembly, I noticed the drive cups that came with the ball diff set were considerably smaller than the kit supplied drive cups. I've attached a photo below to illustrate this. The trouble is, this make it impossible to use the kit supplied dog bones (they simply won't fit in the small drive cups), and I can't swap the larger kit supplied drive cups as the interface to the differential itself is completely different. Now, I do have on order a set if steel alloy CVD drive shafts from GPM (part number DT3264SC), which I purchased prior to starting this build. The reason is because I will be running a 10.5T brushless motor with a 2S LiPo in this car and it's my understanding the stock plastic drive cups and dog bones become a weak point when power goes up. However, in light of this recent discovery, my question is will the GPM CVD drive shaft set work with the smaller drive cups of this ball differential? If not, what CVDs do I need to source that will fit these smaller drive cups? Should I be looking to replace the small drive cups with something larger instead? Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Cheers! Michael
  10. Thank you again for the info. The search now begins for a correct heat sink, and carb. Cheers!
  11. Thanks so much for the link! Very valuable information there. Cheers!
  12. Thank you very much good sir! At least this gives me something to go on in order to hunt down a carb and appropriate heatsink. Cheers! BTW - any ideas what engine the heatsink is from? It certainly looks like a Tamiya unit and not some aftermarket one.
  13. Since this is the case, do you think you can you help me identify this Tamiya nitro engine? I bought it off eBay not too long ago, and it arrived today. It was cheap so I figured what's the harm? The seller had it listed as a vx .16 engine, which I believe is a mistake. Obviously it's missing a carb, and there's no glow plug and the pull-starter isn't a genuine Tamiya unit (like hens teeth those things). But it spins freely when I pull the pull-start cord so I won't have to deal with the pain of getting it spinning. But I'd really like to know what engine this is. That way I can spend MORE money to find a car to put it in. You know, the a$$-backwards way?
  14. Hi All, Just curious if any of you here have ditched the 4 "AA" 6V battery holders used to power the servos and receiver on Nitro cars in favor of running a small, comparably sized LiPo pack? If so, what brand/spec/size/etc... do you use? I'm partial to Venom Power batteries, but not married to them if there are better/less expensive options that are a direct fit. And do you also use a LiPo alarm to avoid dropping below 3.5V or is that not much of an issue given the small power draw? Michael
  15. And I'm completely fine with this potential problem...LOL!!
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