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Old 03-06-2009, 12:19 AM   #8956
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Hey guys, I need some help here, I just accommodated a FT TC5R brand new in the box. I was puting the diffs togather and found the screw is too short. I have compressed the spring with vise grips then heat heating it up with the torch. Still can't get it to go. I ended up breaking the ears offtrying too press down on it with a screw driver. Any suggestions.
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:39 AM   #8957
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Hey guys, I need some help here, I just accommodated a FT TC5R brand new in the box. I was puting the diffs togather and found the screw is too short. I have compressed the spring with vise grips then heat heating it up with the torch. Still can't get it to go. I ended up breaking the ears offtrying too press down on it with a screw driver. Any suggestions.
This may sound obvious but make sure your nylock nut is seated all the way down in the opposing diff half.

These are quite snug and sometimes take a little persuading to seat all the way in.
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Hey guys, I need some help here, I just accommodated a FT TC5R brand new in the box. I was puting the diffs togather and found the screw is too short. I have compressed the spring with vise grips then heat heating it up with the torch. Still can't get it to go. I ended up breaking the ears offtrying too press down on it with a screw driver. Any suggestions.
go to ur lhs and ask them for a t nut for a rc10 t3 stadium truck never have this problem again
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:40 AM   #8959
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What about the stiction question? Is ride height measured from the car rebounding of bottoming?

is this too stupid a question? I am guessing at the answer with a used car.

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Old 03-06-2009, 08:16 AM   #8960
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is this too stupid a question? I am guessing at the answer with a used car.
It is only a stupid question if...I always pushed down on my car and then measure ride height.
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Is a spool recommended for a small tight track or would a diff be a better choice?
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:19 PM   #8963
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Is a spool recommended for a small tight track or would a diff be a better choice?
If you are running on tarmac with rubber tires, then a spool is better most of the time.
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That would have helped, thanks, Im running sorex's in a P-lot, 7-9 seconds
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That would have helped, thanks, Im running sorex's in a P-lot, 7-9 seconds
Then try a spool for sure...also try #3 roll-center holders, 3.5 deg rear toe(all inboard toe) and soft suspension parts, with the ITF chassis and topdeck. What kit did you buy? TC5R?
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Thanks for the advice...I got the TC5 afew months back and ran it for the first time at BC raceway in California and the spool worked great but the track here in Vegas is super tight and technical...I am running 1.5* of camber and rear toe, no toe in the front...blue springs in front and green in the rear with 35w fluid and the silver sway bar in the front with the ITF top plate...thanks again for the help...off to the races
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Thanks for the advice...I got the TC5 afew months back and ran it for the first time at BC raceway in California and the spool worked great but the track here in Vegas is super tight and technical...I am running 1.5* of camber and rear toe, no toe in the front...blue springs in front and green in the rear with 35w fluid and the silver sway bar in the front with the ITF top plate...thanks again for the help...off to the races
i run same setup but 3 degrees rear toe and 1 degree toe uot on the front that will help u in the turns
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I tell u what I am beginning to hate this TC5R, first it was the diff issue, then one of the turnbuckles for the steering wasn't threaded right, and now the steering bellcrank rod that bolts to the bottom of the chassis wasn't even drilled or tapped. Its sad its a brand new kit. I should've bought a Shuey.
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i run same setup but 3 degrees rear toe and 1 degree toe uot on the front that will help u in the turns
Which helps the turn in the most? I just got back and it was incredible! The only issue I had was a bit of push when entering from high speed dive ins...if I broke, then drove through it didnt happen but im more of a diver...
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The Tamiya blue anodized .5mm and 1mm axle spacers we use are part number 53646 or OP646. They go outside the hex.
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