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Old 10-15-2007, 12:59 PM   #4261
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I just got my TC5 2 weeks ago, getting back into the hobby. Of what I remember and of what all my old buds are doing is running 64 pitch. It is a pain in the ass to set up but it is much smoother. I haven't tried it yet myself but will be before the weekend. Of what I'm hearing is that you have to install the pinion gear after the motor is mounted. I've also heard that you have to put a small knotch in the top plate so your wrentch can tighten the pinion. Any of ya guys that have been running 64 pitch confirm this or is there a better way?
Yeah, just take the motor mount plate off of the bulkhead and put the pinion on while the motor is mounted to the plate. It's 3 screws, and 100% less of a pain in the ass.
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if one of the best drivers in the world is recomending something....why question it and bitch about it? not logical....why overthink everything and dial yourself out?

If the best driver in the world is not racing under the same conditions as you are, it is usually of little help. Brandon just said he had problems because he practiced with different tires and compound.
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There's actually a notch in the bottom of the chassis already, just for getting at your pinion screw.
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Just saw these part #'s in RACER mag. Can any team driver verify these? When will they be out?
#31189 TC5 Low-Drag front belt
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Brandon thanks for the setup and answers about the tires and sauce...

I knew there was no way everyone was running a setup from back in the prototype days.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:41 PM   #4266
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Anyone know if the AE V-Type pre-painted bodies fit the TC5??
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Just saw these part #'s in RACER mag. Can any team driver verify these? When will they be out?
#31189 TC5 Low-Drag front belt
#31190 TC5 Low-Drag rear belt
I hope they'll be available soon. My front belt is still too tight. It's not terrible but I'd prefer it to be looser.
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Yeah, just take the motor mount plate off of the bulkhead and put the pinion on while the motor is mounted to the plate. It's 3 screws, and 100% less of a pain in the ass.
turn the car upside down and there's a little slot there to tighten the pinion. No need to take off a motor plate.
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What gearing should I start out with to run a brushed stock motor? I ran a 112 spur and 22 pinion in my mi2ec at our track and ran out of gear 1/8 into the straight while others blew past.
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turn the car upside down and there's a little slot there to tighten the pinion. No need to take off a motor plate.
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Yeah, just take the motor mount plate off of the bulkhead and put the pinion on while the motor is mounted to the plate. It's 3 screws, and 100% less of a pain in the ass.
Convenience or pain in the a$$. Do what works best for you.
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:33 PM   #4271
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turn the car upside down and there's a little slot there to tighten the pinion. No need to take off a motor plate.
And good luck seeing the set screw flat on the shaft thru that small slot once its moved getting the pinion past the belt....I opt for the convenience method...I finish the job a bit calmer that way.
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:35 PM   #4272
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I knew there was no way everyone was running a setup from back in the prototype days.
Well, to tell ya the truth, the set-up could be used at ALOT of places and be close. Not that it's perfect for everyones liking, but a great place to tell anyone to start.

For example, when the RC10GT was dominant, there was "the one" setup that most guys used, sure people would tweak little things to their liking, but for the most part, it was almost right everywhere. Rick probably figures that it's the best thing to tell anyone to get them CLOSE for whatever type of condition they race on.

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Where can I buy a 112 spur gear for the tc5?
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:47 PM   #4274
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Set-up for RP30's using Paragon on tight carpet track 100x36.

Sorry, the scan unclear, it looks like the weight was on L side but it was on R side. Using string to lift up on holes in tower the car was light on battery side.
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:49 PM   #4275
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It has nothing to do with the hole in the chassis. I hate trying to get the gear past the belt, especially if it's a big pinion.
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