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Old 04-23-2008, 02:36 PM   #5746
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Hey,

I will be running (or trying to run at least) at SV raceway.
What foams you all using out there?
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Old 04-26-2008, 05:33 PM   #5747
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Have you guys seen this, i have not been around much lately so i might have missed it.

http://www.redrc.net/2008/04/team-as...c5r/#more-9027
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:28 PM   #5748
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Nope those are new. It now gives the customer a choice to buy a full blown foam kit or a full blown rubber tire kit.

I want to see aluminum CVAs instead of steel.
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:49 PM   #5749
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Have you guys seen this, i have not been around much lately so i might have missed it.

http://www.redrc.net/2008/04/team-as...c5r/#more-9027
Very cool. One of the criticisms of Associated was that you had to buy extra stuff for runner tire racing. Good move on there part!
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:53 PM   #5750
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Hey,

I will be running (or trying to run at least) at SV raceway.
What foams you all using out there?
It is probably best to ask on their forum. My guess is there is a VERY limited number of electric kits out there as it is a nitro onroad track. Big enough that even 8th scales top out on it! You will probably have to do your own testing to find out what works best. Good luck, and hopefully I will run into you some time out there. I plan on bringing my TC5 with me when I run offroad at SV in the near future.
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:41 AM   #5751
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Default Inboard or outboard toe?

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Can someone please tell me the benefits or drawbacks of inboard and outboard toe?

Im really trying hard to sort out this badly handling car I have just built

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Can someone please tell me the benefits or drawbacks of inboard and outboard toe?

Im really trying hard to sort out this badly handling car I have just built

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What is the car doing that makes you think it handles poorly? I know when I got mine it took a few days at the track to figure out how to make it turn. Im sure we can help.

Rear toe will make the rear stable. Front toe in will help coming out of the corner and toe out will help with going into the corner.

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Old 04-27-2008, 01:50 PM   #5753
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thanks

Yes i know about toe theory ...

On the TC5 rear toe can be adjusted at the hinge pin (inboard) or at the hub (outboard)

My question is .. what are the benefits of adjusting it either in board or out board?

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Old 04-27-2008, 01:55 PM   #5754
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when does the tc5r and tc5f come out?
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when does the tc5r and tc5f come out?
shouldn't be long. Every part they are putting in these kits are already parts that have been in production, they are just 'bundling' them in a kit differently.

Tower has the sku on their website already, but price is still the 550 msrp. Means they dont have a date, or an invoice price yet for them.

I'd be very surprised if you couldn't pick one of these up before the end of may.
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:39 PM   #5756
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Yes i know about toe theory ...

On the TC5 rear toe can be adjusted at the hinge pin (inboard) or at the hub (outboard)

My question is .. what are the benefits of adjusting it either in board or out board?

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong...

Outboard toe will soften up you rear suspension compared to using only inboard toe. This is due to the angle of the arms in relation to the shocks. Inboard toe causes more friction on the shock shaft making it feel stiffer. When using outboard toe the arms are straighter and the shocks are at less of an angle which causes less friction making it feel softer.
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:24 PM   #5757
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can someone tell me the differiences between the new tc5r and the original
tc5???? i saw that someone posted that the tc5r was for rubber and the tc5 was for foam?? i was plannin on running the reg tc5 foam, and i already bought it and built it, what do i have to do do make it a rubber tire car??? if i have to do anything??

im sorry im new to electric

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can someone tell me the differiences between the new tc5r and the original
tc5???? i saw that someone posted that the tc5r was for rubber and the tc5 was for foam?? i was plannin on running the reg tc5 foam, and i already bought it and built it, what do i have to do do make it a rubber tire car??? if i have to do anything??

im sorry im new to electric

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Well a lot of rubber tire drivers use the ITF chassis and one-way or spool. For the most part that is what the TC5R includes along with softer springs. If you want to convert what you have you can buy those options. But many just use softer springs with the original chassis and it works OK.
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thanks

Yes i know about toe theory ...

On the TC5 rear toe can be adjusted at the hinge pin (inboard) or at the hub (outboard)

My question is .. what are the benefits of adjusting it either in board or out board?

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Toe at the hub tends to make the car more aggressive. Toe at the hinge pin is more mellow. I think the straighter arms lets the weight dump onto the nose easier with hub toe. Foam tends to be more toe at the hub, and rubber at the hinge pin, but you may want to fool with this to your taste.
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:16 PM   #5760
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Hi Guys, almost finished assembly of my TC5.
I was wondering, anything wrong in installing the radio received on top of the servo?
My ESC is a Mamba and I'd like to leave room on the chassis to plug the USB port for the software..I'm thinking of installing the radio receiver on top of the Servo and the ESC on the chassis..
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