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Old 10-22-2008, 04:08 PM   #7636
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Steering blocks ,Rear Hubs and maybe caster blocks.If Associated did this with there quality it would be awesome.
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Old 10-22-2008, 04:39 PM   #7637
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hello rick. i agree on the spur gear hub, but i think it should be one piece just like the titanium racing one. that's what racers want
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Old 10-22-2008, 04:43 PM   #7638
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+1 on the spur gear hub.

Add to that the arm mount spacer kit in alloy, as the plastic ones tend to pinch bad over time and I've seen variance in toe due to this with equal spacers used.

Also perhaps the battery bar stand offs.

Doubt I'd get aluminum castors, rear carriers or knuckles as I don't have any problems with the stock ones.
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:01 PM   #7639
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Are there any alloy parts TC5 owners would like to see released?
I'd like to see them cut the slots in the alum. diff halves a bit wider then hard coat at least that area. Leaving the slots as raw alum. tends to wear a groove in the diffs from the blades in a pretty short time. I'd pay a bit more for this since I've gone thru several diff halfs for just that reason.
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I'd like to see them cut the slots in the alum. diff halves a bit wider then hard coat at least that area. Leaving the slots as raw alum. tends to wear a groove in the diffs from the blades in a pretty short time. I'd pay a bit more for this since I've gone thru several diff halfs for just that reason.
Totally agree with this as well....do the same for the spool too.
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:31 PM   #7641
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Hey guys. I race my TC5 in the SPEC class.... Only trinity speed spec motor, battery is allowed with Trinity Speed Spec brushes. It has a Novak GTS ESC, DNA-1 body. (new body on the way) anyways... heres a pic! (motor, servo is installed now, super sweet car!!! cant wait to race it!)

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Old 10-22-2008, 06:53 PM   #7642
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Are there any alloy parts TC5 owners would like to see released?
Hubs that take larger (more durable) bearings if possible?

Softer belts while you are at it for making changes
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:11 PM   #7643
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well its time for me to break out the tc5 for the winter season. Havent stayed up to date on the new goodies for the tc5 since march. can someone post or pm me the latest greatest aftermarket goodies available? mainly looking for items that will lighten the car. thanks!
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:10 PM   #7645
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How much lighter do you need. Running a Futaba 9550, Sphere and LRP 13.5, Orion 3600 with a 192g plate, body pins, transponder, body, rubber tires, etc, I am still 5g under underweight.

That's not exactly a lightweight setup and the car is still pretty light.
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cant run lipos in my class and there is no weight rule, I run a 4 cell nimh with an 8.5 motor. has a 3mm LTO main chassis, I run it in the nastruck touring oval class
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Joel's roll centers work pretty well. Juho and I were testing in Thailand for the Worlds and tried this with very good results. We did not try Joel's setup exactly due to lack of time, but it is worth a try. At the very least, try your favorite setup with these roll centers and
I am sure the car will work better.
Thanks Rick.

I've never been happy with my car running rubbers on carpet so I'll throw the whole thing on the car and test it at my club this Friday... I'll let you know how it goes.

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PS Alloy bits - I'm gonna be boring and agree on the spur gear mount too!
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Rick, How much will aluminum dog bones save you over the stock steel pieces? How about the servo saver pieces?

I know I would try some aluminum caster blocks for rubber tire racing. Right now I am a little scared of trying the Integy pieces because of quality control and unfortunately Diggity doesn't make 4 degree blocks.
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Rick, How much will aluminum dog bones save you over the stock steel pieces? How about the servo saver pieces?

I know I would try some aluminum caster blocks for rubber tire racing. Right now I am a little scared of trying the Integy pieces because of quality control and unfortunately Diggity doesn't make 4 degree blocks.
I have the Integy knuckles and steering rack. Those are nice. The rear hubs I got were off.
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:59 PM   #7650
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Questions?? Time to go Brushless...

I'm running my TC5 with 27T brushed stock motors, stock rubber tires (Sorex 28's), on carpet. I just went to LiPo from NiMH, and now it's time to go brushless.

Anyone have suggestions on which ROAR-legal 17.5 to run, given that it will be driven by a Novak XBR ESC?

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