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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 05-18-2016, 05:16 AM   #1636
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Hey guys what kind of battery connectors does the Tekno team use? I'm currently using traxxas and have no issues just curious as to what the pros are using these days?
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Any chance there will be a an updated rear diff from Tekno to accomplish this?
It's MY opinion that we won't see this.

It's a tuning option. If we change the molds to 'add the shim' then we're removing the option part of it. And if you've been following along, there are clearly some people who don't prefer it for their track conditions / setup / driving style.

Not to mention the enormous costs of new molds seems unjustified if we can just use the shims.

Again, this is purely my opinion, not the company's. With that said, I never rule anything out.

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Hey guys what kind of battery connectors does the Tekno team use? I'm currently using traxxas and have no issues just curious as to what the pros are using these days?
No idea what the other guys use but I use EC5. I started using them when the guys I raced with switched. It just made it easier to all have the same thing.
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No idea what the other guys use but I use EC5. I started using them when the guys I raced with switched. It just made it easier to all have the same thing.
+1 on ec5's
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:02 PM   #1640
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Any particular brand of ec5 I'm sure there are some cheesy versions
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I want to say mine were Horizon but the truth is I've had them now for a few years so I don't remember
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The EC5 plugs that are the good ones are available on SMC's site. They are a plug not the bird cage style.
I used to use them, but they are very difficult to separate. I was worried that I was going to pull a post off my RX8 I had to pull so hard, then they released suddenly. Switched to Traxxas and am happy with them even though they are from the often reviled "T" company.
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what about shiming the EC5 ? I heard you get more binding.

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The EC5 plugs that are the good ones are available on SMC's site. They are a plug not the bird cage style.
I used to use them, but they are very difficult to separate. I was worried that I was going to pull a post off my RX8 I had to pull so hard, then they released suddenly. Switched to Traxxas and am happy with them even though they are from the often reviled "T" company.
lol just pull the actual ec5 plugs or even the wires on both sides.. don't yank it off from the battery side and hope the esc hold up. Hard to come off equals hard to come off, you don't ever lose a race from a bad connection Traxxas are not bad connectors.. but you have just a single side of your wire like the deans soldered to it.. any heavy resistance and these will separate well before a bullet can come off. They do get loose much faster over time than an ec5 as well.
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I use XT90 for connectors.

As for the diff shim, the point of raising it is to increase the angle of the CVD and change the plunge of the dogbone to the outdrive. Combined together, these cause more of a bind that tends to stiffen up the rear by having the drive line push the tires down on power for more traction. There's a lot of physics I haven't 100% looked into that will fully explain it, but that's the short version of it.
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I also use XT90. The only and I mean ONLY thing I don't like is they take a lot of space (Tekno is sooo tight inside). Never failed me, super easy to solder, no chance for disconnection during race and no chance to make a mistake with plus and minus. Very durable also.
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Hello everyone, new to the Tekno community. My e-buggy kit just arrived and I am wondering which set up to use. I have heard the wicked weekend and southern Nats set ups are good starting points and in looking at the track description on the sheet the king hobbies track looks a lot like the one I race on.

The track I will be on is a medium size, outdoor club track that is relatively smooth, hard packed with a little dust/loam on top. No big air, fairly technical with several 90 and 180 degree turns. Tires of choice are calibers when dry and calibers or impacts when they water it.

A couple of questions. 1. Which set up do you think would work best for what I described and 2. Are there any additional parts/tuning options that I need to buy (I already ordered diff shims but plan to try a baseline set up before using them). Thanks in advance guys.
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Try the Southern Nats setup first. Make sure you have pink front springs and red rear. The team uses PT Racing oils, which is quite a bit thinner than AE or TLR. I suggest the TiNi shock shafts and delrin shock inserts. Other than that, everything you need is included
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Thanks for the reply, are the pink and red springs Tekno parts and are they what comes in the kit by any chance?

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