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Old 02-10-2008, 08:56 AM   #5311
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Any of you guys running Lipo? Do you really have to add almost 300 grams to get to weight?
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why would you want to use the optional rear hubs (0.5, 1.0 degree), when you can change toe with the shims at the bulkhead?
Running more toe at the hub is:
*More aggressive as you add toe to the hub
*You do not change wheelbase like with toe at the bulkhead
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:02 AM   #5313
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the toe at the hub is supposed to make the rear end rotate better
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:10 AM   #5314
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Any of you guys running Lipo? Do you really have to add almost 300 grams to get to weight?
Are you talking in addition to the lipo your running? You should not have to add that much in addition. Of course this will vary with the electronics your running also. But mine with 13.5, LRP Sphere 2007, PT, and Mazda 6 balanced comes in 34g (1559 gr.) over.

Best thing you can do for your TC5 and balancing a LiPo is add the balancing system listed --HERE--.
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:17 PM   #5315
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Mine is at 1339 with all the electronics? 1550 is minimum with rubber tires right?
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:38 PM   #5316
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My TC5 with Verndogs products :
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:24 PM   #5317
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I forgot about those! Just placed an order. Do you still have stock for the TC5 Verndog?
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Old 02-10-2008, 05:07 PM   #5318
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I know you posted this a while ago, but I built my shocks as per your instructions and they worked out great, thanks Rob.
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Since it sounds like you have a problem with the shock tops-
1. fill with oil as normal

2. place bladder on top of shock, making sure to let out any air trapped under the bladder.

3. Stack plastic shock end on bladder, then the aluminum blue cap over that.

4. Slowly start to screw on the cap, enough to get the threads started. Push the shaft in almost to the threaded portion. Oil/air may come out.

5. Screw on slightly more, making sure the shaft is not rebounding/sliding out. Everything should feel seated correctly. Continue holding the shaft in as you finish screwing on the cap.

6. Check rebound. You may need to partially loosen the cap if the rebound is too fast/too much, and let some oil out. You'll notice the cap gets to a point where you can feel it's not tight, then you can push in the shaft to get some oil out.

I had to play with the shocks a lot, and I also built a TON of shocks to be able to get a good feel for everything. Once you get the feel, it goes together pretty quick. It's not really hard, but if you just play around a bit, you'll get it.
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:31 PM   #5319
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I forgot about those! Just placed an order. Do you still have stock for the TC5 Verndog?
Yes I do...and more coming Wednesday if there is a sudden run...Getting pretty steady orders as it is though.

Yes...1550 is correct...I thought it was 1525 for a moment...I'm still over barely with the EZ LiPo balance by a measly 9 grams. Is your 1339 with something like an Orion 3600?
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I thought it was 1525 for ROAR?
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:58 PM   #5321
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I thought it was 1525 for ROAR?
I read that also, 1525 in the 2007 ROAR, then at the track today I saw GT2 and 13.5BL posted at 1550. Not sure whats up with that. Guess I'm in on both, but I suppose I should read just what the posting at SIR is regulated to.
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Yep, I have a couple 3200's as well though. The 3600 is actually borrowed.
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:21 PM   #5323
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Anyone have a good starting point for gearing for a Novak 10.5 w/lipo on a short & technical asphalt track with rubber tire (Bending Corners in Orange, CA)?
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Just wanted to post to say the TC5 did very well at this past weekends New Zealand Nationals in the mod class, taking 4 out of the top 5 places in the A final, 1st, 3rd, 4th, & 5th.
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Greetings all,

Can anyone tell me the difference in wt. b/t trinity shock oil and associated? many setups use associated oil, but I already own all the trinity oils. What would 30wt associated be equivalent in trinity oil?

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