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Old 12-09-2008, 10:09 AM   #8026
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You can drop all kinds of money on a bearing kit and go thru the bearings just as quickly. Consider bearings an expendable part. I buy a pack of the panther bearings 10 for $10. Replace them as soon as they start feeling a little gritty. Touring cars are EXTREMELY hard in bearings. There are untold amounts of forces being applied to them when you're racing. I always keep at least 8 bearings with me when i'm racing. That way i've got enough to replace all the bearings at each corner if need be.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:28 PM   #8027
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Can a few of you recomend a good bearing kit for the tc5. My stock bearings are slowly going bad and I am considering replacing all of them with a quality kit.

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Depends how much you wanna spend. http://www.bocabearings.com/main1.as...earchkit&cat=1
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:31 PM   #8028
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Can a few of you recomend a good bearing kit for the tc5. My stock bearings are slowly going bad and I am considering replacing all of them with a quality kit.

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Old 12-09-2008, 03:37 PM   #8029
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:36 AM   #8031
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For the TC5R on asphlat, do you use all 8 of the o-rings / washers, or only the four in the back of the top plate? Also, generally how much do you tighten the scews for the top deck? Thanks!
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:08 AM   #8032
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After some testing with my PPD setup plate that eliminates tweak, I found it best to only use the four in the rear to keep tweak out of the chassis. I don't use the o-rings as I have enough grip/flex with the ITF parts, just the countersunk washers. On the setup plate I loosen the bottom and top deck from the bulkheads after pulling the shocks off. Then loosen the shock towers and after I tighten them back up and tighten all the screws from the main chassis to the bulkheads, I apply equal pressure to the shock towers down the centerline and tighten up the top deck starting with the front in a star pattern and then doing the rear 4 with the countersunk washers. No tweak and the rear four have enough play to keep from generating tweak by tightening down the top deck using the machined countersinks in the top plate. This is with all ITF components and a relatively new chassis that is nice and flat.
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:26 PM   #8033
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Hi guys, im having a heat problem in my TC5, i have a Mamba max 7700kv combo and i was with my friends in a parking lot yesterday and the temp. was 220 for the ESC and 180 for the motor, im running with 87t spur and 18t pinion, i changed the pinion to a 16t but still gets hot, do i need a fan for the motor and esc, or am i gearing it wrong?? the car was reving up a lot because there was a poor tracktion, would that be the problem?? any help would be great!!

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Old 12-10-2008, 05:40 PM   #8034
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Hi guys, im having a heat problem in my TC5, i have a Mamba max 7700kv combo and i was with my friends in a parking lot yesterday and the temp. was 220 for the ESC and 180 for the motor, im running with 87t spur and 18t pinion, i changed the pinion to a 16t but still gets hot, do i need a fan for the motor and esc, or am i gearing it wrong?? the car was reving up a lot because there was a poor tracktion, would that be the problem?? any help would be great!!

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I'm running a 7700 in a 007 and your gearing with the 16T pinion is close. The tire spin is not going to help matters, you'll really need to use throttle control with that much power even with good grip.

220 and 180 is toward the top end of what a Mamba can run at, but they will run that hot without issue. Things to try for lowered temp, lowest timing, some punch control 30% or so, reduce drag brake. That should help, a fan shouldn't be necessary.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:17 PM   #8035
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A fan shouldn't be needed but can be a good thing. Keep in mind that you can get fans for both the motor and another one for the ESC. The clip on's for the motors are pretty cheap, like $10 or so. Cheap investment. Keep the same gearing and run a fan on the motor.

Just an opinion though.

And like Verndog said, try those adjustments. It sounds like you have more friction type heat with over reving the motor if it's that low of traction.
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:52 PM   #8036
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Triton: You also might want to check and make sure that your drivetrain is completely free. Check for worn bearings, overly tight belts, etc, etc
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:55 PM   #8037
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Hi everyone.

Raced the car at Carpet Wars today here in the UK. Had a great days racing, qualified 2nd in the 13.5 class. Car was great by the end, had a good start to the final and was leading until I made a stupid mistake and took off a front corner

Started off three days ago on Josh's setup he posted here. Went round in a big circle through testing at my track on the Friday night, testing at the venue on the Saturday and through race day on Sunday. Basically changes were to the rear roll centre, rear roll bar, bodyshell as well as playing with a spool. Anyway, setup I ran in the final was almost 100% back where I had started! Tires were the Xenon 28's. Additive was Jack the Gripper with no warmers.


Thats great to hear Oli..........I'm glad the setup worked for you.
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Here is somthing I hope you guys can help with.

Ok, Chasiss is balanced left/right perfectly. Spring collars are exactly the same left/right. Drop is perfect. Put it on a tweak board and it's all set BUT.....when I check ride height the right side of the car is .5mm higher ?!?!?!?!?!

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Old 12-11-2008, 06:29 PM   #8039
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The spring collars most of the time won't be the same. Check to see if one shock has more rebound then the other. Most when I set ride height my collars are not the same left to right, one is always slightly higher or lower than the other.
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Here is somthing I hope you guys can help with.

Ok, Chasiss is balanced left/right perfectly. Spring collars are exactly the same left/right. Drop is perfect. Put it on a tweak board and it's all set BUT.....when I check ride height the right side of the car is .5mm higher ?!?!?!?!?!

Any idea's ?

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ride height is more important than spring collars being even thats y there adjustable so if ur balanced side to side then just set ur ride heigth and u should b fine
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