Convert 236mm to 230mm wheelbase on TA02SW


model  84431:  Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 Jägermeister    [ click here for more Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 Jägermeisters ]
status  How To Guide
date entered  10/17/2016 3:48:06 PM
description  Hi everyone, I'm currently halfway building my Porsche 934 Jägermeister. I thought of sharing my idea on modifying a TA02SW 236mm to 230mm wheelbase. To me, the 40th anniversary body (or recycled 30th anniversary) doesn't really fit well on the TA02SW chassis. The wheelbase appears stretch and the wheel arch gaps are not balanced. So I decided to experiment the possibilities to fit the shell better. These simple mods works best for me. You'll need 10x 2.5mm plastic spacers, V plastic spacers no. 11 cva shock parts. Any other spacers will do too. 2x 18mm self tapping screws to replace 15mm screws for front lower shock mount. Firstly, trim off 3mm from the lower arms. Do refer to the pics. After all the trimming, fit the spacers on the lower shafts, lower front shock mounts, and upper arms. Finally readjust the steering tie rods till the front wheels appear neutral without toe-in or out. Conclusion, the car looks far better. it looks right and proportionate. Mechanically, all drive shafts, suspension movement, steering works fine and smoothly. No binding. Hope this tutorial helps. Enjoy building.
 
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Front & rear lower arms
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Used arms are great for mods
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Comparison
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Before
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40th Anniversary complete

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hammer10  1/5/2017 5:07:04 AM
Thank you for sharing! Will use this for mounting the 40th anniversary 934 body on another TA-02SW chassis and mount a 911 GT2 body on the 40th anniversary chassis. Can't bring myself to do any hacking on the 40th anniversary chassis

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BeppeITA  11/19/2016 10:02:04 AM
Great !

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Dojo Dave  11/4/2016 9:14:04 AM
I was thinking of doing the same thing just yesterday nice to see it works thank you It stinks when you get a hairbrained idea and start hacking and grinding, only to have to order new parts.

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casethejoint  10/30/2016 11:57:39 AM
Awesome tutorial! Thanks for taking the time to detail that, will save me a lot of time working out what to do

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marcod13  10/25/2016 1:51:40 AM
FANTASTIC! Good stuff here!

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RC4x4  10/24/2016 2:45:39 AM
Why didn't Tamiya think of this? Thanks for sharing.

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kalsh  10/18/2016 8:09:33 AM
Appreciate the sharing of this great idea.

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salvine  10/18/2016 5:15:49 AM
Thanks for this. I was planning to do similar to mine but now the hard part is done!

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emspjay  10/18/2016 1:28:46 AM
Great work and tutorial!! I regret selling my 30th and plan on buying one of these 40th additions.

dr.roberts  10/17/2016 4:03:32 AM
You are welcome.
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pininy  10/17/2016 3:55:27 AM
That's good info Thanks!

 

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