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TT02 Type S Rally Car Project.

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I've wanted a rally car for some time now. Having looked at various options I settled on the TT02. This will be a rally car, an on road car, and a drift car also.

I spent some time reading up on the TT02 and it seemed to tick all the boxes. I opted for the Type S which has some tasty upgrades over the standard TT02. 

So here we go. I started with the wheels. I'm still waiting on the wheels to put the kit on road tires on to.

 

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I'm sure you've all seen the TT02 chassis a million times before, but I haven't, and i like it. This is my first 4wd car since my 1990 Pro-Cat!

 

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I knocked this little piece up. Any guess as to what it's for?

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A little guard to keep stones out of the steering.

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More coming soon, thanks for looking.

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These are great cars,  you may need to do a little trimming on the arms to get more droop/travel. Probably go for GF-01 alloy damper set for extra travel, these will by far the best option for length vs travel as well as giving solid smooth travel, about 25-30% more than CVA mini.  There’s plenty of room from memory for those shocks.  

You can swap them over to m chassis or 42102, for street duties.

You might like to consider some alloy c hubs, the factory plastic ones flex forwards under compression giving positive caster as the suspension moves through its travel, not what you want off road. You’ll see for yourself as you complete the build. 

That chassis is a great fun setup, I’m sure you’ll get a lot of joy from it for your intended purpose. 

Juls

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On 9/20/2019 at 8:12 AM, novicelad said:

Awesome Scale garage! 

Thanks. Started it a couple of years ago. Needs some weathering next 👍

1 hour ago, Juls1 said:

These are great cars,  you may need to do a little trimming on the arms to get more droop/travel. Probably go for GF-01 alloy damper set for extra travel, these will by far the best option for length vs travel as well as giving solid smooth travel, about 25-30% more than CVA mini.  There’s plenty of room from memory for those shocks.  

You can swap them over to m chassis or 42102, for street duties.

You might like to consider some alloy c hubs, the factory plastic ones flex forwards under compression giving positive caster as the suspension moves through its travel, not what you want off road. You’ll see for yourself as you complete the build. 

That chassis is a great fun setup, I’m sure you’ll get a lot of joy from it for your intended purpose. 

Juls

Thank you. Already trimmed the front arms to get a similar drop to the rear ones.👍I've got the 55mm 42102 shocks which seem the maximum length without using longer shafts so I'll stick with these. I've got 26mm of clearance under the centre of the chassis so I think that'll do. Especially as it will double up as a drift and on road car.

Which alloy c hubs do you recommend? Seems like either the TA05 or TRF416 hubs would fit but not sure enough to order yet. But you're right, the kit ones are super flexy....

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Much appreciated. I'll grab a pair to try 👍I'd forgotten about the FF03 too.

edit* just noticed that those hubs are 4 degree. That ok?

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For your application it’s fine, for rally a bit more would be nice, but I don’t think such a part exists. 

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Going to be following this, on the hunt for a rally car. Was looking at TB-01’s initially however I think your project is inspiring me to have a nosey at the TT02. Nice touch the custom guard for the steering. 👍🏻

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The steering rock shield is genius. Tamiya should make that part and include it in the rally kits. 

Nice garage, too.

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Good thinking with the steering rock guard - I might steal that idea :)

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