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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Here I am with more tg10 questions.





I called 2 of my local model shops chasing up a tuned pipe for my tg10
and they both said it was impossible to get a Tamiya unit in.





One place said I would need to change the cast piece coming off the
motor so I could adapt a different models tuned pipe (lots of
fiddling). The other place said they had an 'eagle' brand tuned pipe in
stock and it was an aftermarket part for the kyosho RC cars but was a
bolt on to the tg10 motor (ie. no modification), does that sound
accurate?





I also found an auction on ebay Australia selling a Kyosho 1.2HP motor,
in the details it says that it is a direct swap on the tg10 and is
rouhly twice the power (on paper) of the standard Tamiya motor on the
tg10, does that sound accurate? Does this mean that Kyosho and Tamiya
more than likely source their motors from the same place? or is it a
coincidence that they are interchangable? (if this is infact true)





Last of all, is this 'eagle' brand decent and has anyone bought their
stuff before? and is $80 what you would pay roughly for this brand of
tuned pipe?
 
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How is it going man. I have a Tg-10 with a OS 15cvrx and Eagle tuned pipe. I also have a Kyosho V1RR with RB v12 and matching pipe.


Some engines have the same mounting holes and most use the same sought of header and pipe. Now, you can use any type of exhaust you want on a TG10. But the header is what you need to look at. What engine do you have... is it a Tamiya FS12lt. You will need to find a header to match a .12 size engine. I don't think Kyosho and Tamiya engines are interchangable. A cheap conversion for the TG is a Force .12. These make a pretty big difference. An easy way to get speed is a 2 speed. These make big difference. Just remember that when the outlet is facing the left, you will need the feed line from the exhaust to the fuel tank to be on top.


Eagle make pretty good stuff but you might find it hard to get a perfect fit with a TG. My exhaust doesn not fit properly so I did a bogey.





In my opinion, Kyosho makes good cars (the V1 series anyway)... not good engines.
 

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bzchi,


The major problem with the TG10 is that you need a relatively short pipe. The other thing is that the Tamiya small blocks (.12,.15 and .18) have the header screw holes slightly closer together (or further apart - I can't remember) in the block... so what the hell does that all mean..


You can use any side exhaust header, but you may have to run a drill through the header screw holes on the block - scared yet? I had to do it on my TG10 and it is not that scary. Find the drill bit that is the same size as the holes, then go .5mm bigger. Take it easy and run it through. Now pretty much any side exhaust header will fit. You still have to watch the way the header twists and turns from the engine, as you do not have a lot of space to work in.


The pipe itself needs to be short, as above there is not alot of room.


Bottom line, do wat I did, take the chassis down to the hobby store and make them open every packet and check the sizes until you find one that fits. I reckon you should be able to get a pipe and header combo for $50.


Regards,


AUSRC
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I went down today in person because I like to have a good chat, and
they were talking up kyosho and what a great supplier they were etc.
They said that the tuned pipe was 'compatible' so I thought I would
grab it while I was there (I was meant to be buying spares for my real
car but got sidetracked).



I had the chance to fit it tonight and I must admit to me 'compatible'
isn't really how I would explain it. The screw holes line up (so no
drilling) but thats about where it stops! I made up a custom bracket
and have completely fitted (looks like a store bought one lol). I
havent had a chance to see if the car actually runs with it on but it
looks good to me (aesthetically).



I took digi photos of the whole process and I will write up some info
on it in case someone else ends up with the same tuned pipe / engine
combo.



Thanks for going into extra detail AUSRC, much appreciated! photos coming soon!
 

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Mate we need a few more tech tips, particularly in the 1/10 nitro tourer area - not many 1/10th members rides either, so I look forward to the pics.


Regards,


AUSRC
 
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