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Old 12-09-2007, 10:12 PM   #4786
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itf top deck is more movement loosens up car for asphalt and rubber tire running
stiif for foam
loser for rubber
is what I was explained
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the ITF topdeck creates more chassis flex and therefore more grip....often popular for rubber-tire racing...if you add the o-ring trick that increases that effect..
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:03 AM   #4787
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Is there a part# for these orings or are they the std. shock orings? I got my car used so they were missing. The shock orings seem too big and bind up the oneway a bit not letting it freewheel like it should.
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:29 AM   #4788
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You can use the small blue foams that are provided as options for the shock bladders. I think these might work a bit better, because they break in after a few runs. Otherwise you can use the red o-rings for the shocks. They should also break in after a few runs.

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You can use the small blue foams that are provided as options for the shock bladders. I think these might work a bit better, because they break in after a few runs. Otherwise you can use the red o-rings for the shocks. They should also break in after a few runs.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:12 PM   #4791
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Is there a difference in oil weight between the older smaller shock oil bottles and the newer taller bottles. Wanted to check what I heard at the track.
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Is there a difference in oil weight between the older smaller shock oil bottles and the newer taller bottles. Wanted to check what I heard at the track.
I believe there is

I wanted to go up in oil weight at the track sat night and i pulled out an 80wt bottle ( new design ) and the oil looked like it was 60 wt. So i ended up not making the switch and a buddy brought 80 wt ( older bottle ) and it was alot thicker than the 80 i had
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:27 PM   #4793
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Is there a part# for these orings or are they the std. shock orings? I got my car used so they were missing. The shock orings seem too big and bind up the oneway a bit not letting it freewheel like it should.
Don't even use the orings in the oneway, it binds up the front end during suspension travel. Doesn't hurt anything not to use them, they won't bottom out.
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Would someone explain the difference between the ITF chassis and the standard kit chassis?
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Would someone explain the difference between the ITF chassis and the standard kit chassis?
they look the same but the ITF is 2mm instead of 2.5mm. The top deck in the ITF is cut down the middle.
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what is the functional difference, just allows more flex?
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Since the ITF question is in the air, does anyone know whether we can expect an ITF rubber tire kit soon ? The cheaper TC5 thing sort of evaporates with the purchase of decks and one-ways/spools. With the '008 out, the TRF416 coming, and a very interesting Serpent to consider, it would be a shame to see AE surrender the "value" initiative on the rubber tire side.
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there is still alot of value in the tc5

Parts cost is amazing . even though you may have to get the rubber tire stuff... the cost is far less than any other company.
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AE TC5 $348.95 @ Stormer
ITF chassis 39.95
One way 44.99
total 433.89

Corally phi EU kit 479.99
Andy Moore Cyclone 449.95
Above prices from Stormer
Tamiya TRF416 $439.99
Xray T2 008 EU-Rubber Spec 6-cell Competition TC $449.99
above from speedtech rc

The TC5 is still cheaper than all those cars, and you don't have to shell out the dough all at once. Not to mention parts are available anywhere (name a shop that can't get AE within 2 days in the US). Also, I am doubting the TC5 will be replaced next year....

I realize that they could do a kit for rubber, but I'm just pointing out the car is still a deal.
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if you do spend the extra money on itf parts, then you have a great setup for both carpet and asphalt
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