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Old 02-07-2009, 08:16 PM   #8776
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ill be starting to build my TC5R today. goodbye tamiya, Hello Team Associated.
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:40 PM   #8777
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what's up guys, i know a longer wheelbase is better for a stable car at high speed long striaght away tracks, and a short wheelbase car is good for short technickle tracks(sorry for the poor spelling).

but i thought of this for better stearing in low traction tracks? i don't know if I'm the only one who thought of this. but it maybe has been done. or apart of someones tunning setting... not sure.

but if you put spacer on the front hing pins of the front a-arms and then, put spacers on the front of the hing pins in the rear a-arms. meaning... making the rear longer then making the front end shorter... putting more weight on the front wheels giving you better, quicker stearing... would that work?

EDIT: quicker steering on carpet and faster responce? it might throw something off though. not sure.....

I've raced on a very dusty track before couldn't hold my lines at all.... but i think with this adjustment i could've gotten better steering....

someone correct me if my theory is wronge
The more weight you get on the nose, the more lazy the front end will be. It will have more overall steering, but it will not react quickly. Next time you are at the store, throw a case of water at the front of your grocery cart, you will see what I mean.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:47 AM   #8778
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hey everyone

just wondering if many ppl have Tamiya TRF shocks on their TC5s?? i hear bout how good they are so thinking bout putting on mine??
thoughts??

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Old 02-08-2009, 02:57 AM   #8779
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I am having problems inserting the seal retainer inside the shock body? it seems it wont fit. does this requires modification. pls help. thanks
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:37 AM   #8780
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I am having problems inserting the seal retainer inside the shock body? it seems it wont fit. does this requires modification. pls help. thanks
No but they are very tight... If I remember correctly there should be a little tool for this in the kit.
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:48 AM   #8781
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I want to see some 17.5 set-ups posted from the snowbirds.
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:23 AM   #8782
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No but they are very tight... If I remember correctly there should be a little tool for this in the kit.
thanks! I already fitted it. I think i just spent 4 hours building the shocks and the diff. those differentials are hard to build.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:40 AM   #8783
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What is the difference between the Normal TC5 and the TC5R???
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What is the difference between the Normal TC5 and the TC5R???
ITF chassis and top plate, aluminum differential halves, slipper spool pads is the only thing that I can remember that are found on the 5R.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:48 AM   #8785
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ITF chassis and top plate, aluminum differential halves, slipper spool pads is the only thing that I can remember that are found on the 5R.
And springs .. blue and silver in the R.

Although it wouldnt have taken you much effort to look it up ... a little lazy perhaps?
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And springs .. blue and silver in the R.

Although it wouldnt have taken you much effort to look it up ... a little lazy perhaps?
Springs easy to forget. There should be a FAQ between the cars because this question almost always comes up every other week.
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I just built my 2nd tc5 kit. now i got the R version. I am using the futaba low profile servo s9951. I am using the inner holes on the steering blocks and using the 2nd set of holes on the servo saver.

I am hearing some binding from the servo when I turn the steering at 100%. I only have my EPA to 50%. I mad sure my servo horn is centered so I know that couldn't be the problem. I had to sutrn my dual rate down to 60% just to stop the servo from binding. I am using the 3pk.

Is there a step that I am missing or what should I change.
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At least a few times per week...you should have a FAQ link in your Sig...
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I just built my 2nd tc5 kit. now i got the R version. I am using the futaba low profile servo s9951. I am using the inner holes on the steering blocks and using the 2nd set of holes on the servo saver.

I am hearing some binding from the servo when I turn the steering at 100%. I only have my EPA to 50%. I mad sure my servo horn is centered so I know that couldn't be the problem. I had to sutrn my dual rate down to 60% just to stop the servo from binding. I am using the 3pk.

Is there a step that I am missing or what should I change.
Set your radio up this way to begin with. Put the EPA for both Left and Right at 100. Turn your dual rate up to 100%. Go to the EPA for Left on the radio and turn the wheel slowly to the left. When the knuckle reaches the caster block stop turning the wheel. Turn your EPA for the Left down until you can turn the wheel all the way to the left and it stops just before the two plastic pieces meet. Then do the same for turning right.

Use your dual rate to adjust the size of the circle the car turns.

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At least a few times per week...you should have a FAQ link in your Sig...
Nah, I am to lazy.
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Can someone steer me in the right direction. im looking for a FDR for 17.5 and 13.5, big track with 115ft straight
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