Originally Posted by Victory Side
What are some good upgrades for the TC5. I have aluminum c hubs and steering spindles. Diggity Lipo tray. Are there some other good pieces out there. Someone turned me on to exotic (it think) lower bearing carriers for spur. Just curious to know what else is out there.
What springs work on TC5?
I will start with the easy question first, springs. You obviously can use the Associated springs. Some of the older Losi touring springs, not the 10mm ones will work as well (note I have not tried the 10mm Losi springs so they might work). It seems that shocks are getting to be almost all the same size so probably most springs from other manufacturers will work. If you do use the Associated springs it will be easier to compare setup's as most of them posted here use them.
As for Aluminum pieces, Diggity, Integy, and TiRacing make different parts for the car. Although I haven't seen any myself I can't comment on the quality.
From what Rick H. has said on the boards is that you would benefit from having a stronger caster blocks.
People have mentioned about breaking the steering knuckles but I myself haven't broken any. If you get a P-Dub front bumper that should reduce the risk of breakage of any part on the front end.
I tried the Exotek pieces and found that the pair I got required some work to get the assembly to spin like I wanted it. With myself having little patience that day I put the stock pieces back in.
Integy also makes some rear hub carriers and the Steering Servo Saver piece but I have no comment on them because I haven't seen or used them.
As with anything aluminum, it can bend in crashes or it could cause something else to fail. What you decide is up to you but I have found the stock pieces to work just fine for myself and for my son who is just learning how to drive on a track.