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Old 01-18-2009, 08:00 PM   #8521
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:47 PM   #8522
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I hate to ask a ton of questions but what are a few pros and cons of using straps and tape? What type of tape is generally used?
It's battery tape similar to the some packing tape w/ strong fibers running the length of the tape so it doesn't stretch much. LHS should have or be able to get some. I used it at first cause it was lighter than posts and straps. Now w/ lipos it can be used where the straps don't fit right. cons can be it can rub and get cut if you don't sand/smooth the chassis edges. Also the battery can shift if you don't get tight.

I also used it to tape a half of front bumper for some protection on the exposed side of my lipo.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:48 PM   #8523
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thanks...I have been thinking of putting the battery posts from the B44 behind where actual battery post mount and use washers or lead wieghts with holes to easily adjust the weight balance...if I do, I will post pics...
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:24 PM   #8524
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To help secure the lipo from moving around you could also glue weights along the outer edge of the battery. I had about 3 that I glued down the center of the chassis to keep the battery from sliding into the belt.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:55 PM   #8525
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if u guys have acces to a cnc machine i found a guy local that machined me a batterry tray out of never rott pvc lumber u can get at home depot it works beautifully i can post a pic if u guys are interested
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:49 PM   #8526
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if u guys have acces to a cnc machine i found a guy local that machined me a batterry tray out of never rott pvc lumber u can get at home depot it works beautifully i can post a pic if u guys are interested
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:20 PM   #8527
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i thought i read somewhere you guys were having problems with the stock wheel nuts coming loose.

what is the alternative you guys came up with.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:41 PM   #8528
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I use a EP 5200 with a lipo plate on my TC5 and it works great. There is just enough clearance to get the battery in and out and you have to pull the balance wire through but otherwise it's good to go. You use the factory strap to hold the battery down and don't over tighten the thumb screw's or you will tweak the chassis.
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:17 AM   #8529
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I know Cyclone and Xray still offer them. Apparently AE doesn't feel the need.
Any thoughts on whether or not they would fiton a tc5? even with a litltle bit of help?
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:34 AM   #8530
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Hey there, have had TC5 for a few months now , had problems with the rear end stepping out, searched through this thread and found the answers, raced last weekend at our local track, car was awesome, TQ'd and won the day, thanks to all for the input.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:53 AM   #8531
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Any thoughts on whether or not they would fiton a tc5? even with a litltle bit of help?
I don't think so pully size, shaft diameter are different ...... but then again, never say never !
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:50 PM   #8532
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What overall shock length is being ran on the car?

I ask because I apperently arent running enough because at full travel its about the right droop that keven suggested to start at. any help would be great.
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Hey Guys - Sorry if this is posted previously. Went back a number of pages but didn't see anything. I'm running the TC5R on asphalt, and we are going to racing stock (17.5 Brushless). Gearing on this motor is in the rage of FDR 3.5. Anyone have any suggestions on spur pinion combination that will achieve this FDR? Can the center pulley be changed to a larger one so the Spur/pinion sizes aren't so ridiculous?

I've found spur pinion combos in 64p that will work, barely, but nothing in 48p. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Thanks for any help. We were racing 10.5 and just switched, and I'm having a hard time finding sources for spur/pinion to get a 3.5 fdr.

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Look at gearchart.com I think 40/70 will work if you can find a pinion that big.


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Hey Guys - Sorry if this is posted previously. Went back a number of pages but didn't see anything. I'm running the TC5R on asphalt, and we are going to racing stock (17.5 Brushless). Gearing on this motor is in the rage of FDR 3.5. Anyone have any suggestions on spur pinion combination that will achieve this FDR? Can the center pulley be changed to a larger one so the Spur/pinion sizes aren't so ridiculous?

I've found spur pinion combos in 64p that will work, barely, but nothing in 48p. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Thanks for any help. We were racing 10.5 and just switched, and I'm having a hard time finding sources for spur/pinion to get a 3.5 fdr.

Thanks
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One of the problems I've had is finding 48p pinions that big. I find them up to about 35 and no larger. Anyone know of a source for large 48p pinions?

This would be so much easier if there was an option for center pulley to go from a 20t to a 23t, but guess that means there would be a problem with belt length...

Thanks for the feedback...
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