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Old 01-09-2008, 08:38 PM   #5101
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I bought the EP 4600's and they fit with no problem at all. I think the 4200's and 4600's are the same size. They both fit the TC5. Plus you can probably run two runs with the 4600's or almost.
SWEET! Thanx for the input! We have actually been tossing around the idea of 7 or 8 minute stock TC at our track... a few have shown interest... but not a majority. 4600's are opening doors for electric w/o the issues of LiPo.
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:05 AM   #5102
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do you guys know how much castor is good for a TC5 running foams on low-medium grip carpet...mostly low grip carpet.
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:41 AM   #5103
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4* castor blocks work fine for me but any changes you make to your car has to fit your driving style too. Some people like more turn in and use 6* castor blocks, I prefer the 4* as I said. Experiment with both and see which fit your style of driving best.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:13 AM   #5104
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is this what some of the guys and the novak race were they running the new arms and other parts?
I am sure some were, but I am not sure who or which parts.
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:20 PM   #5105
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do you guys know how much castor is good for a TC5 running foams on low-medium grip carpet...mostly low grip carpet.
Caster is faster. Most everybody runs 6* unless the grip is really high, some will go to 4* to make the car easier to drive.
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What are the benefits of running 1 degree rear hubs opposed to 0 degree rear hubs?


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What are the benefits of running 1 degree rear hubs opposed to 0 degree rear hubs?


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ride height 4.5
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toe hub 1.0, 2* overall toe (this is an aggressive setting, .5 or 0 toe at the hub mellows the car out/reduces rotation, when overall toe is the same)
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Besides the above, you also don't loose/gain length on the wheelbase when you change toe at the hub. It seems most guys use the hub toe on foam cars.
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Hey Rick,

You heard any word on where the Reedy TC race may be held in 08?
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:51 AM   #5109
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had a question about droop. I was looking at Juho Cleveland setup that list fwd 7 and aft 6 of droop. How is this measured? Is it above ride which means to me that with the tires on and on flat surface and measuring when the tires touch. Or it is with the the wheels off using the droop guage. This doesnt seem like alot of droop travel at all or is it the point. Still new at this thanks
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the 7 and 6 are from the associated droop gauge.
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You heard any word on where the Reedy TC race may be held in 08?
Funny, we were trying to finalize this yesterday. We have two good options and are debating which is best for the drivers.

We should announce something shortly.
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is this what some of the guys and the novak race were they running the new arms and other parts?
Shawn,

I believe most of the Foam TC5's that I saw at the Novak were running the stiff suspension components front and rear.

As for myself, I was running the stock arms and caster blocks all week in the rubber tire class. I also ran the ITF chassis and top plate. The car on rubber tires is incredibly balanced, and is easily tuned as the traction comes up (even for a 1/12th guy). One of the things I would have tried if there was more time, was the standard chassis and top plate. With wicked high grip associated with a big race where both rubber and foam tires are being used, I think it could have made the car easier to drive.

In the future, I will most likely keep running the standard suspension components for rubber tire, and use the stiff for any foam races i may attend.

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I put the droop of 6 and 7 on my car but it wouldn't let me get ride height. What was I doing wrong? It would only let me get about 3mm, not the 5 and 5.5 that he has posted.
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:21 AM   #5114
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Nexus Racing now has the TC5 P-Dub Bumpers back in stock! There are not many left, so act fast!

http://nexusracing.net/product_info....oducts_id=1492
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had a question about droop. I was looking at Juho Cleveland setup that list fwd 7 and aft 6 of droop. How is this measured? Is it above ride which means to me that with the tires on and on flat surface and measuring when the tires touch. Or it is with the the wheels off using the droop guage. This doesnt seem like alot of droop travel at all or is it the point. Still new at this thanks
Use the AE droop gauge and measure it at the bottom of the outer hinge pin hole on the a-arms. You can do this (droop 7 and 6) if you have new tires on your car. If your tires have a few runs on them they are a bit shorter and you lose ride height. When you raise your ride height to compensate you lose your droop. If this is the case then move your droop to 6 and 5.

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