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Old 01-30-2009, 05:50 PM   #8701
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Forget the Robinson spur...get a Kimbrough.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXS457&P=7
kimbrough all the way wont run anything but
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:50 PM   #8702
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no associated doesnt but i think the xray is the closest car to the tc5


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New product from Greig.. seen as we had lots of interest in the bulkheads but no serious people wanteing to order anything he started making these.







Fits the 2mm and 2.5mm. They weigh 165g.

Get's rid of the awful looking lead weights on the side, made from stainless steel.

They look the nuts!!..

Already had some team drivers put in orders for them after trying them out at a round of carpet masters at stafford over here in England.. made from stainless steel

Price is $36/25 plus postage

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Old 02-02-2009, 02:30 PM   #8704
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How did the associated team do at the snowbirds?
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:39 PM   #8705
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Price is $36/25 plus postage

Looks good for those who look at there car more then race it
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:54 PM   #8706
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I know it was mentioned a while back but would like some up-to-date opinions.

Im looking to replace/upgrade my bearings in my TC5R, has a anyone had really good experience with any after market bearings?

AVID/ACER/others/ where mentioned here. So what are your thoughts?

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Old 02-02-2009, 07:06 PM   #8707
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AVID/ACER/others/ where mentioned here. So what are your thoughts?

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I have avid bearings in my car, and compared to the stock bearings there a TAD smoother. But the biggest thing I've found good, there wayyy more durable.

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Old 02-02-2009, 07:58 PM   #8708
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I have avid bearings in my car, and compared to the stock bearings there a TAD smoother. But the biggest thing I've found good, there wayyy more durable.

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Which AVID bearings did you think are the best to get for smoothness and value for money? (Revolutions, Metal Sheilded, Ceramic...)

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What are some methods often used to free up the drive train besides belt tension? I have noticed on other cars you can pull the belt and the wheels will spin freely.

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Which AVID bearings did you think are the best to get for smoothness and value for money? (Revolutions, Metal Sheilded, Ceramic...)

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I persoanlly got the metal shielded ones, they seemed to free up the car alot. When you first get them take off one of the side covers and spray out the grease from the factory and put a good light weight lube in them and they should be good to go. I tried the revolutions and they are good but I think that the metal shielded ones are smoother.
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What are some methods often used to free up the drive train besides belt tension? I have noticed on other cars you can pull the belt and the wheels will spin freely.

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Soak the belts in wd40 overnight, I have gone as far as cutting every other tooth off both belts, that really helped me, I also used the TiR world cvd's, which you probably cannot get anymore as I have heard bad things about people not getting parts after ordering them. I personally had no problems.
Get a set of good aftermarket bearings, you can read the post above.
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I'm using RC-Devil belts:
http://stores.ebay.nl/rcdevilshop

Like them a lot an the free up the drive train a lot more! Also Using Avid RC Ceramic Bearings.

Soaking the belts in WD40 also makes the tooth weak of the belt's. Wich makes it wore out more.

416 front belt will also fit in a TC5

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I am now running a team bomber belt, works great. Nice and free!
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Looks good for those who look at there car more then race it
What a stupid statement to make, these are designed to bring the car to the weight limit so people CAN RACE
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looking into building a foam car.

what is the most common body people are using?

dna?
alpha?
r-9f?
mohawk?
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