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What option parts should I consider buying with a new kit?
None are required but we recommend the following:

Springs:
Low Grip Track:
TKR8772 Yellow Low Frequency Rear Springs and TKR8762 Grey Low Frequency Front Springs

Low to Medium Grip Track:
TKR8773 Orange Low Frequency Rear Springs and TKR8763 Black Low Frequency Front Springs

Medium to High Grip Track:
TKR8774 - Red Low Frequency Rear Springs and TKR8764 - Pink Low Frequency Front Springs

TKR5199B HRC Rear Hubs (L/R, CV or uni, EB/NB/ET/NT48/48.3) - Improves stability of the rear on mid to corner exit. Able to be on power earlier on corner exit.

TKR6146 - CNC Delrin Shock Cartridge Set

TiNi Shock Shafts
-TKR6017T (front)
-TKR6061T (rear)

This car is very durable. Here are the spare parts that I recommend you keep on hand:
TKR5020 Hinge Pins (inner, front/rear)
TKR6061T Rear Shock Shafts w/ TiNi Coating and TKR6017T Front Shock Shafts w/ TiNi Coating
TKR5286 Front Suspension Arms and TKR5184 Rear Suspension Arms
TKR5194 Spindle Carriers
TKR6009 Shock O-Ring and Bladder Set (for 2 shocks)

Tips and Tricks

List of Vehicle Setup Adjustments and Build Tips can be found here. There are several videos and articles detailing the building of shocks, diffs, camber links, etc.

Page 3 Step K-3
Put the screw in upside down so that the head of the screw is in the hex spot that's molded into the spindle. This will aid in clearance in full droop / full steering.

Page 12 Step I-2
Use no less than 4 shims on the steering spindle to limit steering throw. I actually just use one 2mm ball stud washer from my 10th scale stuff since each shim is .5mm.

Setup Sheets:
Setup sheets for all Tekno RC vehicles can be found here.

Warranty Policy:
Tekno RC is the only company in the industry that will give 50% off of parts if returned to them using the General Warranty return policy found on their website. The parts can be lightly used or completely abused, as long as the part is still being produced it's covered!

Piston Drills:
Some of our setups recommend using pistons that are enlarged. For instance 4x1.9 or 3x2.0. To drill the pistons we recommend the following:
GMK Supply Piston Drill Set
16PC Metric Bit Set Metric Sizes 2.00 to 3.00 MM.

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Old 12-09-2016, 07:55 AM   #2641
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I have no idea what he's talking about so I didn't comment. And I'm bored, at work (never a good combo) and happened to hop on here. My shocks are fine. I don't cover them with anything.
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You mean like the trophy race at hillside in late october? 109 entries on october 23rd, and a bunch of new faces. Can't complain 1 bit.

But yeah....4wd sct and prolite for me now. (Although I'm taking this month off.)
we live like 500 miles apart
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we live like 500 miles apart
Yup, and we'll meet in the middle at Motorama to race together 1 weekend a year.
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Any of the shock covers that go on over the spring like that can cause handling issues. You won't find too many racers that can give opinions on them because we simply don't use them.
Ah ok, see I figured they would cause issues.. I don't mind using normal boots. Just I saw people on facebook saying the covers don't cause any binding issues, and some people even said that normal boots cause more issues than the covers? Ill just stick with the boots if that's the case. I've just seen a lot of talk the past few days about the covers so I figured I'd ask. Thanks for the reply!
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Servos: Make sure you are at least at 300oz torque. I prefer closer to 400 if possible. I am not nearly as focused on speed. In fact, my preference is around .11-.14 for speed. Which if you look at alot of the top pros, they run that too. For example, Tessman and Cav run the 2274 from Savox....don't have the specs in front of me, but I think it's like .10 at 370ish torque.

ProTek makes really nice servos as well, so definitely check them out.
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Does anyone use the shock covers from badhorsie.com ? I noticed they have basically every brand aside from Tekno... Was wondering what size would fit Tekno, or if anyone knew of a better option?
I would use the Tekno boots vs. over the spring covers, but if I wasn't me and was going to go with these shock socks, then check out their measuring section here:
http://www.badhorsie.com/faq/shock-s...asurement.html

Tekno has 16mm shock bodies w/ 65-85mm springs. However, I don't know the actual spring diameter, but I suspect that the 'small' springs (for springs 16.5 - 17.5mm, up to 102mm in length) would fit though a quick measure would tell you for sure.
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I've been using these balloons with good luck

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cUlXi6SKseA
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I've been using these balloons with good luck

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cUlXi6SKseA

Yeah ive been using those for awhile. Was curious about the covers since I keep seeing people talk about them, ill keep my balloons I guess tho.. Hah
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Hi, i bought the eb48.3 and i have one question. The front suspension arms have a lot of separation, is normal?
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Hi, i bought the eb48.3 and i have one question. The front suspension arms have a lot of separation, is normal?
Can you post a picture of what your talking about?
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Hi, i bought the eb48.3 and i have one question. The front suspension arms have a lot of separation, is normal?
If you're talking about the play on the hinges then it's normal and should be less as you add sweep/kickup.
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Just wanted to make sure that the new steering components will work on the .3? Can anyone that has ran them give some feedback on their performance.
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Just wanted to make sure that the new steering components will work on the .3? Can anyone that has ran them give some feedback on their performance.
Yes, but you have to use it all. (ackerman, bellcrank, and I believe spindles.) All are in stock at fierceRC.
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Yes, but you have to use it all. (ackerman, bellcrank, and I believe spindles.) All are in stock at fierceRC.
To add to this, you'll also need to trim the front of the mudguards and body for clearance as well as cut your steering turnbuckles down (remove about 3mm from both ends) or buy shorter ones from lunsford.
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To add to this, you'll also need to trim the front of the mudguards and body for clearance as well as cut your steering turnbuckles down (remove about 2mm from both ends) or buy shorter ones from lunsford.
Can you or someone else explain what the new steering stuff is supposed to do? different geometry, what is supposed to be better about it?
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