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Old 07-17-2008, 10:22 PM   #6586
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what do u need to do to convert a regular FT tc5 into a FT tc5R? was thinking of buying used tc5 on 3bay and converting into the R
Perhaps to get a TC5R kit will be more value for $ with slipped spool, ITF bits etc.
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what do u need to do to convert a regular FT tc5 into a FT tc5R? was thinking of buying used tc5 on 3bay and converting into the R
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Anyone have a good rubber tire setup for carpet running super stock?

I see the setups from IIC last year, but not sure how well they work. A
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:27 AM   #6589
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After driving a half a year with my TC5 it still is a wonderfull car. No problem with parts. For example the shockss where easy to build, didn't leak at all. and don't loose a lot of rebound. Fantastic car!

Now my TC5R is in, again no problems with the parts, or not?
The shocks where a compleet nightmare. When you build them the bladders seem to be to big, and the shock has a lot of rebound. When you try to leave some oil out of the shock the shock cap lifts up the bladder and gets some air in the shock. After 3 days fighting with them and asking other people the were good enough. Not that much rebound, and no air. But 2 shock's didnt feel so good when going in the house.

I tried to drive with the shocks, but the car was a compleet mess. no stability at all. Also after one round driving three of the shocks where leaking like sh*t... I Changed the shocks for my TC5 shocks and the car was SuperB.

When you look at the manual there is no difference in the numbers of the TC5 - TC5R Shocks. So they should be the same. But mine are not!

I Think, like I said, that the bladders are wrong. the seem to be to big, and won't fit the shock housing.

Did one of you guys had this problem to? Does Associated know this? Did Associated made a mistake with the bladders?

Greetings Robert
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Yeah, the shocks are a pain to build, you almost have to stuff the sponge into the bladder first, then seat the bladder and try to jam it closed with the shock full of oil. Can be done, but not the easiest ones available.
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Is there away to adjust the diff without dismantling the car?
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To adjust the diff just pop off the camber link on the side with the adjustment screw, let the arm drop and the CVD slide out of the outdrive, and make your adjustments. Doesn't take long at all...
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Try Tamiya / HB shock bladder
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The shocks where a compleet nightmare. When you build them the bladders seem to be to big, and the shock has a lot of rebound. When you try to leave some oil out of the shock the shock cap lifts up the bladder and gets some air in the shock. After 3 days fighting with them and asking other people the were good enough. Not that much rebound, and no air. But 2 shock's didnt feel so good when going in the house.

I tried to drive with the shocks, but the car was a compleet mess. no stability at all. Also after one round driving three of the shocks where leaking like sh*t... I Changed the shocks for my TC5 shocks and the car was SuperB.

When you look at the manual there is no difference in the numbers of the TC5 - TC5R Shocks. So they should be the same. But mine are not!

I Think, like I said, that the bladders are wrong. the seem to be to big, and won't fit the shock housing.

Did one of you guys had this problem to? Does Associated know this? Did Associated made a mistake with the bladders?

Greetings Robert
My shocks from the TC5R actually went together better than my standard kit. I don't use any of the foam rebound spacers.
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hi people! well i have some questions?

hmmm i have the money to buy my tc5!!! but I'm going to use it in a smooth parking lot/street. and maybe race.

but witch one should i get?

#1 is the tc5, tc5 ft, tc5r all rubber tire kits? could i buy anyone and enjoy?

#2 does habbypeople carrie the tc5r? lol

#3 is there any DOWN side to the car? anything i have to mod?

I'm going to use stick packs with johnson 540 also brushless.

thanx to anyone that doesn't get annoyed lol
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hi people! well i have some questions?

hmmm i have the money to buy my tc5!!! but I'm going to use it in a smooth parking lot/street. and maybe race.

but witch one should i get?

#1 is the tc5, tc5 ft, tc5r all rubber tire kits? could i buy anyone and enjoy?

#2 does habbypeople carrie the tc5r? lol

#3 is there any DOWN side to the car? anything i have to mod?

I'm going to use stick packs with johnson 540 also brushless.

thanx to anyone that doesn't get annoyed lol
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:47 PM   #6597
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does anyone know a good site i could get a good deal on the tc5 in socal?

i just lost a auction on one
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does anyone know a good site i could get a good deal on the tc5 in socal?

i just lost a auction on one
New or used? Used you can usually find better deals on the for sale forums here then on ebay.
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yeah on here? ill check it out.

i looking for a site that would sell new. tc5 ft or tc5r!

the one i was bidding on was new in the box sealed tc5ft. sold for $270. (



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yeah on here? ill check it out.

i looking for a site that would sell new. tc5 ft or tc5r!

the one i was bidding on was new in the box sealed tc5ft. sold for $270.



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