R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-24-2007, 03:19 PM   #4381
Tech Elite
 
RCBLUE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 2,081
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Hey fellas, I am an off roader that is looking at doing some stock rubber this winter. I have only ran a couple of packs with a TC3 and was wondering, in your best advise would it be worth it for me to get the TC5 or run a TC3 that is available to me. I would consider myself the be one of the better locals in off road in my area. I know the main difference is belt vs shaft. Is the 5 that much better?
__________________
Don't sweat the petty things...........Pet the sweaty things!!

Serpent America
Lunsford Racing
RCBLUE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2007, 07:46 PM   #4382
Tech Regular
 
Special"ED"'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Deigo
Posts: 416
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Cool A dusty parking lot set-up

I am chasing the set-up on my ride. I run at a made-up dusty parking lot. I tried the reedy race cav set up but it pushed like mad. I run 19brushless and lipo. added 1 oz of weight on back right side and 1 oz on top of battery strap.

ANY IDEAS
__________________
Special "ED "
LOSI SCTE; LOSI-22; XXX CR; Associated 18R; Associated TC5; Asscoaited SC10 4x4;
SDRC Raceway & SDRC-South
RCINSIDER.COM
Special"ED" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2007, 08:06 PM   #4383
Tech Elite
 
Maybell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,109
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1Family Hobbies View Post
I am chasing the set-up on my ride. I run at a made-up dusty parking lot. I tried the reedy race cav set up but it pushed like mad. I run 19brushless and lipo. added 1 oz of weight on back right side and 1 oz on top of battery strap.

ANY IDEAS
do you have the ITF chassis and topdeck on your ride?
__________________
Sean Maybell - Team Associated Region 11 Administrator

AE - Reedy - LRP - Hobby Velocity - XP Digital - JConcepts
Maybell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2007, 09:30 PM   #4384
Tech Master
 
Verndog's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PPDBillet.com USA
Posts: 1,845
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RCBLUE View Post
Hey fellas, I am an off roader that is looking at doing some stock rubber this winter. I have only ran a couple of packs with a TC3 and was wondering, in your best advise would it be worth it for me to get the TC5 or run a TC3 that is available to me. I would consider myself the be one of the better locals in off road in my area. I know the main difference is belt vs shaft. Is the 5 that much better?
Just a hunch, but I'll bet you will quickly "hit the wall" with that TC3 and either drop the on road or wish you'd put together a TC5. If your used to winning, then you best put together a TC5 and have your best shot. Plus from what I've heard on the TC3, way more durable going the TC5 route...mine's taken a beating with very few breakdowns.
__________________
--->Dial-a-Grip for TC6
Kevin -- PPDBillet---TC6---Exoray 008
---Team Hoarders---
Verndog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2007, 09:58 PM   #4385
Tech Regular
 
Special"ED"'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Deigo
Posts: 416
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default no top deck

no and I really don't want to have to buy a new deck.
__________________
Special "ED "
LOSI SCTE; LOSI-22; XXX CR; Associated 18R; Associated TC5; Asscoaited SC10 4x4;
SDRC Raceway & SDRC-South
RCINSIDER.COM
Special"ED" is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2007, 10:40 PM   #4386
Tech Elite
 
RCBLUE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 2,081
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Thanks for the reply verndog.
__________________
Don't sweat the petty things...........Pet the sweaty things!!

Serpent America
Lunsford Racing
RCBLUE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 04:35 AM   #4387
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Arlington, Texas
Posts: 1,052
Trader Rating: 16 (94%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RCBLUE View Post
Hey fellas, I am an off roader that is looking at doing some stock rubber this winter. I have only ran a couple of packs with a TC3 and was wondering, in your best advise would it be worth it for me to get the TC5 or run a TC3 that is available to me. I would consider myself the be one of the better locals in off road in my area. I know the main difference is belt vs shaft. Is the 5 that much better?
You don't want to be racing the TC3 on any track with boards, you will break it in a heartbeat. For Rubber racing, the TC5 will be at home, for carpet foam racing, beware of the cars weaknesses. I will briefly go over a few things about the TC5, other may chime in too about their cars.

The C-HUBS are not very durable. When you hit a board, clinch-up. When they break, they almost always break where the bottom screw goes through to the steering knuckle. I broke probably 5 in the 4-months I drove the TC5, and all broke in the same spot. Buy several extra pairs when you order/buy the TC5, you will need them.

Get some 8mm and 10mm long ball studs, this kit most uses 5mm long ball studs. They have black and silver ball studs. The silver ball studs are taller, requiring less spacers when adjusting your setup. You will want to use the longer ball studs so the threads are fully engaged in the Steering Knuckles and Rear Uprights, ecspecially when using spacers to change roll-center or bumpsteer.

Wheel Bearings is another bad spot on the TC5. AE's choice of using 6x10x3mm wheel bearings was not too thought out in the testing phases. These narrow bearings are so small that they just can handle much abuse for long. I'm sure AE chose a smaller wheel bearing for reduced drag and weight, but at the cost of longevity wasn't practical. So far I've only found one other TC that uses 6x10's for wheel bearings, the Yokomo MR4TC. I recommend you go over to www.avidrc.com and get an extra 20 or so 6x10x3mm Revolutions bearings now, you will need them over several months of racing. Don't waste your money on ceramic wheel bearings in this car, you will toast them too quick, but ceramics in the rest of the drive-train will help free up belt tightness issue.

As with almost all Touring Cars, buy some extra plastic outdrives. If you are going to get the aluminum outdrives and spool or one-way, get about x32 bone blades for your axles when using the Al outdrives. These will bearing out and fall off, causing your axles to eat the Al outdrives.
__________________
KSN
kn7671 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 04:46 AM   #4388
Tech Master
 
BrainTeased's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,342
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

i actually dont have the tight belt issues as i've raised the front diff up.
__________________
www.feralbatteries.com.au
BrainTeased is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 06:13 AM   #4389
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,950
Trader Rating: 69 (100%+)
Default

The 8mm ball studs are use for the rear hub and steering block the 5mm are on the steering rack
__________________
SpeedZone Batteries
steve eaves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 07:36 AM   #4390
Tech Champion
 
robk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Macho Business Donkey Wrestler
Posts: 7,566
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

I see some guys are breaking front end parts and bearings.

http://brpracing.com/6225.html

I put one of these on the front of my car. Basically, you need to enlarge the 3 holes in the bumper to fit on top of the stock bumper, and remove some material from the back. You will be able to smash everything in your path without damage, however
__________________
A mutually re-enforcing cascade of failure

"Failior [sic] crowns enterprise." Robert Goddard

I-Lap Scoring Systems http://www.rclapcounter.com/
robk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 10:21 AM   #4391
Tech Elite
 
K_Spec_RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Powder Springs, Ga
Posts: 2,734
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to K_Spec_RC
Default

Ok guys, im in a pinch... My diff will not tighten any further. I pulled it apart to examine it and found that I had striped the diff nut and broke the holder. Will a TC4 diff nut and holder work?
__________________
HighVelocityRacing.com | TurtleTraxRaceway.com | itFitzDesign.wordpress.com | Misfitz Motorsports | Jconcepts | KO Propo | Tekin | Kyosho RB5 SP | Kyosho Ultima SC
K_Spec_RC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 10:58 AM   #4392
Tech Champion
 
RC MARKET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: HK
Posts: 6,167
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

Use brushless ESC & Motor TC5 Left Right side balance ?
RC MARKET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 02:55 PM   #4393
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Albany, OR
Posts: 244
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

I know at my track tc5 parts are hard to find atm but I did notice last week that the tc4 caster blocks measure out the same except for the hingepin hole. Put the hingepin in your dremel to enlarge it a little and they work great. Just a fix if your shop don't have them.
ManiacMagoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 03:12 PM   #4394
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 227
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to TurboT
Default

I'm very surprised that people are breaking front-end parts! I haven't broken anything on the front end yet! And I don't even run a wide kydex bumper. I'm still using the stock bumper. I have broken a couple rear hubs and one rear hub bearing from trying to hit our tight sweeper a little too hot, but that's it.

This car has been an absolute tank compared to my RDX and is right up there with my old, indestructable, Xray T1R. This car has given me a ton of confidence to be able to take the corners really tight because I'm not afraid of breaking.
__________________
Team Great Hobbies
Team Durango Canada
Exotek
TurboT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 03:13 PM   #4395
Tech Addict
 
dbmartin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ocala, FL
Posts: 641
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by K_Spec_RC View Post
Ok guys, im in a pinch... My diff will not tighten any further. I pulled it apart to examine it and found that I had striped the diff nut and broke the holder. Will a TC4 diff nut and holder work?
You'll have to change the diff bolt as well, the threading is different metric vs standard i believe,
__________________
FSEARA - Top Photon - Jacks Hobbies
dbmartin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Team Losi XXXS G+ with parts!! Team Orion V2 Hitec 5625 cola R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 9 06-18-2008 07:11 PM
BATTERIES - Team Orion 4200 SHO Team Cells (6 cell) packs................... For Sale 2-Bad Australia For Sale/Trade 0 03-21-2008 01:16 AM
New Items for Sale Tamiya F103gt Chassis Kit, Team Much More CTX-D, Novak, Team Orion Tsquare R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 14 04-17-2007 07:29 PM
>>> BRAND STINKING NEW NEVER RAN TEAM JAMMIN FACTORY TEAM FTE RACING BUGGY <<<< mach51 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 5 01-25-2007 08:13 PM
F/S Team Associated Factory Team RC18T with Mamba Comp X Brushless and Extras ZeroCool101 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 7 01-07-2006 12:54 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 09:21 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net