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Old 05-31-2007, 09:43 PM   #2626
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Hey Juan,

They are mounted on the inside but its a piece of cake to change them out. The bulkheads are designed so that you can get to each screw from 2-3 different angles with a ball end wrench. I thought at first it would be hard but its easy.

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Yah....just get a 2mm ball driver and it shouldnt be a problem....
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:47 PM   #2627
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They are mounted on the inside but its a piece of cake to change them out. The bulkheads are designed so that you can get to each screw from 2-3 different angles with a ball end wrench. I thought at first it would be hard but its easy.

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Eric,

Thanks for the info man! Really thinking about getting this car. Just signed up for Vegas and would like something fresh Looking to get back into racing. Have you ran this in foam yet? If so how was it?

Hope all is well.

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Old 05-31-2007, 09:50 PM   #2628
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:52 PM   #2629
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Eric,

Thanks for the info man! Really thinking about getting this car. Just signed up for Vegas and would like something fresh Looking to get back into racing. Have you ran this in foam yet? If so how was it?

Hope all is well.

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I ran the prototype on carpet a few times and it was very good. This car generates a lot of rear traction so its pretty easy to drive. I think with the production car it will be even better on carpet. There were some small changes from the last prototype car to the production car that improved it. Look at the lap times from the snowbirds...Juho was one of the fastest cars there but just made some mistakes and some bad luck.

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Old 05-31-2007, 09:59 PM   #2630
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Eric,

Sounds great... should have one soon

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Old 05-31-2007, 10:40 PM   #2631
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What would you guys suggest running for stock high grip asphalt... spool or oneway?

the tc5 is gonna be one kick ass car!
I would say that it mostly depends on your track layout. So Cal Raceway was pretty high grip and usually the one-way was faster, but if there were heavy braking areas or lots of 180's the spool was faster.

We are hoping to get spools and one-ways in stock within 2 weeks (yea...yea, I know, 2 weeks).
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:56 PM   #2632
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OK i'm a noob to onroad. Will i muck up my tc5 if i race it on asphalt out of the box?
Short answer, no. From a box stock TC5, the best investments you can make for asphalt racing are:
Gold Springs #3944 x 1
Blue Springs #3943 x 1
Silver Springs #3942 x 1
O-rings #5407 x 1
8 Washers #7336 x 2
M3x6 BHCS #31531 x 2

Start with this setup:
http://www.rc10.com/racerhub/setup/r...yrace_2007.pdf

With the stock chassis, running the o-rings on the top deck should provide more than enough flex to generate the proper traction on asphalt. However, the car may tweak a bit easier due to the lack of fixed top deck attachments. There are photos around the sites of how to install the o-rings.

Just ask if you have questions. Have fun!
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:05 PM   #2633
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I finished the car last night and took it for a test drive. It drives pretty nice, but I think I need to find a shorter servo horn. I had to turn my steering down to 50% to keep it from going to full lock in both directions. If i use a shorter servo horn I will be able to use more of the servos travel and get some of the torque back.
Please don't change the servo horn. The steering geometry has been maximized for the included standard Associated servo horns. Just because your EPAs are ~50% doesn't mean you are getting any less steering throw or torque. Just set your endpoints so the spindle bottoms out on the caster block with your dual rate set at 100%. Then back down your dual rate to about 95%. I also run about -10% expo on the steering to take some twitch out of the car...it also helps you to go in a straight line easier with a spool.
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:09 PM   #2634
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Can someone from AE post Timmy Heisers setup from the novak race and his setup from the carpet nats? Both races the car had good A Main showings.
We have uploaded some setups from the Reedy Race and I have some more from the carpet races that we will be uploading either Friday or early next week. Sorry for the delay.
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Hi Brent,

i am TeamDriver for Thunder Tiger in Germany, can u please send me some pictures, how i can install the O-Rings perfect?

U have a Idea how can make a Spool with the Front Diff, use SandPaper or a good glue :-)

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We have uploaded some setups from the Reedy Race and I have some more from the carpet races that we will be uploading either Friday or early next week. Sorry for the delay.

Thanks for the info..... Its good to have the involved with the car answering questions.
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Just a quick question regarding spare parts... rear arms and front arms listed at tower are like $6.99 is that for 1 arm ? gonna order some extra spares and wanted to know how many to order. Also caster blocks and rear hubs... are they sold in pairs or as a single piece.


Also there has been talk about pistons for the shocks do the standard ae shock pistons from like the tc3/4 work?

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Eric,

Sounds great... should have one soon

thanks,
Juan,

Let me know when you get the car. I just got mine and will be putting it together over the weekend.


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I received my TC5 from Tower Hobbies Reno location yesterday. I spent 6 hours builing last night and I have some questions about the shocks. I will use this car on carpet with foam tires. I used both the large and small blue foam pieces above the shock diaphram as the kit instructions called for. This gave me a LOT of rebound, more that I have ever seen with any shock before. When I look at Juho's set up sheet on the Associated site it indicates that he did not use rebound foam. It also says 25% rebound. Since there are no foam tire set ups on the Associated site I am asking for help.

So here are my questions:
1. Does 25% rebound mean that the shock rebounds 25% of the travel?
2. Should I use rebound foam for foam tire carpet application?
3. What effect does rebound have anyway? I would think it is just like adding spring rate.

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Just a quick question regarding spare parts... rear arms and front arms listed at tower are like $6.99 is that for 1 arm ? gonna order some extra spares and wanted to know how many to order. Also caster blocks and rear hubs... are they sold in pairs or as a single piece.


Also there has been talk about pistons for the shocks do the standard ae shock pistons from like the tc3/4 work?
Thats for 2 arms. Caster blocks and hubs are in pairs as well.

You can use pistons from the TC3/4. Thats what all the team guys were using at the Reedy race.....#2's.

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