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Tamiya - TRF511X

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Having taken a closer look at it whilst having my 501 in front of me, the changes are actually pretty major, and all look like they are following the touring direction they've gone in, eg more symmetrical, and more flex. Changes I've spotted:

1. Centre Bulkhead only goes as far back as the spur, the whole section and cross brace behind that seems to have gone.

2. Rear upper deck no longer goes under the rear top bulkhead, again more flex!

3. motor mount/centre bulkhead changed, and looks more symettrical (much more metal on the side opposite the motor)

4. Front upper bulkheads redesigned, hard to tell how, looks like maybe more flex again

5. rear top deck has less "centre piece", more flex again

6. Looks like rear hinge pins are mounted differently?

7. Front hub carriers look different, maybe like they are protecting the joint on the driveshafts

8. The chassis itself is different, Slightly different shape around the back, looks like batteries maybe moved forward.

9. New bodyshell/wing (basing that on the part number on a canadian site!)

10 New belts (presumably lower friction)

If the bulkheads are as they look by the way, diff access will probably be MUCH easier than on the 501!

All in all, actually a lot more change than it looks at first glance (probably becasue the general shape is similar and looks like the shock towers are too), probably enough to be worth having a new name.

Its part 42139, due 20th March.

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salut reporter, tu écrit dans le titre TRF501X Updated mais comme tu as aussi du le voir, c'est écrit en bas a droite de la première image, TRF511...

tu en sait plus? update ou nouveau châssis?

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tout serait nouveau, issu du site tamiya trf:

- New suspension arms (high traction) - #54141, #54142

- New Belts - #54140

- New Body and Under Cowl - #54133

- New Low Mounted Wing - #54134

- New battery position

- New Bulkheads for easy maintenance

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pouah, ils ont gardé les vis merdiques d'origine.... :(

Par contre, le flex a l'air bien plus important & surtout les diffs beaucoup plus accessibles! Gros plus egalement que ces chappes fixées sur les cellules plutot que sur un support indépendant!

Bref, mieux, tjrs aussi beau, mais certainement encore perfectible

seb

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RC High Traction Lower Arm - DB01 Rear - Item #54142

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RC High Traction Lower Arm - DB01 Front - Item #54141

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# The newly designed lower arm features a new geometry that enables better flexibility for ground-hugging performance.

# This lower arm is lighter and thinner compared with previous lower arms.

# The carbon fiber reinforced nylon resin provides enhanced strength.

# Can be used with any DB01 chassis and TRF501X WE and TRF511 machines.

# DB01 High-Traction Lower Arm (Rear) x 2pcs.

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Magnifiquissime, mais commercialement, je ne pense pas que ça marchera fort....

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Montage des caches optimized products sur le TRF511X

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Et est-il difficile à régler ? A monter ? Facile à trouver en magasin?

Merci d'avance.

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Pour ce qui est de le trouver en magasin, c'est deja fait, mais les piéces detaché???

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Bonjour, tu l'as trouvé en France ?

Pour les pièces détachées, je pense que ça peut poser problème en effet.

Je trouve cette caisse chère, mais tellement belle, et puis sa carte de visite parle pour elle.

Pour la caro, un seul modèle s'adapte ?

Pour les lipos, quel type peut-on installer ?

Merci d'avance. Dommages qu'il n'y ait pas plus de soutien au niveau commercial, pour moi, 2 caisses se détachent actuellement du lot, et une des 2 me semble se vendre comme des petits pains.

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quel marque de pneus as tu et le modele!!!

merci

pete68

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montage des amortisseurs par lee martin

Shocks

Here is some helpful tips and hints when building your TRF 511 shocks.

Once you have all of the required parts, my first tip is to use a reamer to slightly increase the hole size in the plastic seal retainer as below picture. This allows the shock to run smoothly as slight imperfections can cause the shock to become stiff.

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Once you have completed this step, check that the shock shafts runs freely in the retainer.

When placing the seals into the retainer i would advise that you use a grease to allow the seal to be most effective producing less friction on the shock shaft.

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Once this is complete and the shock is fully assembled - build as normal. I personally use the shock bleed screw system to fill the shock, this is how...

Firstly create the bleed hole by slowly drilling by hand a small hole vertically in the cap to link with the existing horizontal hole as below and get the bleed screw ready.

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Then top the oil up to just below the top of the shock body and pump the shock to free excess bubbles. Once completed allow the shock to stand until the bubbles have completely disappeared. Once they have, top up the oil until its domed over the top of the shock, apply the cap with the screw removed while shaft is fully extended.

Slowly push the shaft up to the top of the shock (the oil should be bleeding through the hole at this point). Once its fully compressed, screw the bleed screw back into the cap - Clean your shock and get ready to rock!

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