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Old 03-12-2009, 06:24 PM   #9016
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Are you polishing the rings? I'm doing that and setting the diff to a medium, medium/loose setting but I'm worried that I'm not doing enough to keep them in better shape.
nope straight out of package and i seen the thread the tc5 diffs are great so save ur money ive replaced diff parts twice in almost 2 years maintenance is the key
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:25 PM   #9017
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Since I started with 48 pitch I stayed with it I used 72t spur for pinion 35,37,39 & 41 depending on track layout.
the only diffrence in 48 and 64 is noise less with 64 but i find the teeth on 48 are much more durable
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:16 PM   #9018
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I AM LOOKING TO GET INTO ONROAD RC I HAVE BEEN RACING OFFROAD RC FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS NOW SO I KNOW THAT RC IS ALL ABOUT GETTING THE BEST BANG FOR UR BUCK. SO I SAID ALL THAT TO ASK THIS QUESTION WHAT IS THE DIFFRENCE BETWEEN THE FT TC5 AN THE FT TC5R? AN IS IT WIRTH ME PAYING THE EXTRA 100.00 DOLLARS FOR THE FT TC5R OR SHOULD I JUST BUY THE REGULER FT? I NEED YA'LLS HELP THANKS
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the only diffrence in 48 and 64 is noise less with 64 but i find the teeth on 48 are much more durable
Plus 64 dp gives you a more direct feeling while driving. That's because you've got around 1,5 times more teeth on your gears than when you use 48dp. This means throttle and brake will be more directive because it can transfer the movement sooner. Downside is that 64dp is more likely to damage when something comes between your spur and pinion.

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I AM LOOKING TO GET INTO ONROAD RC I HAVE BEEN RACING OFFROAD RC FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS NOW SO I KNOW THAT RC IS ALL ABOUT GETTING THE BEST BANG FOR UR BUCK. SO I SAID ALL THAT TO ASK THIS QUESTION WHAT IS THE DIFFRENCE BETWEEN THE FT TC5 AN THE FT TC5R? AN IS IT WIRTH ME PAYING THE EXTRA 100.00 DOLLARS FOR THE FT TC5R OR SHOULD I JUST BUY THE REGULER FT? I NEED YA'LLS HELP THANKS
The TC5 is with a normal topdeck and chassis. The TC5 has got the ITF chassis and topdeck, which are a bit thinner and better for rubber/asphalt racing. Furthermore with the R you've got the solid axle, in stead of a diff. If you will go racing on rubber/asphalt you'd better take the TC5R, if you will go racing on carpet/foam take the TC5 of TC5F
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:18 AM   #9020
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Which chassis is recommended for rubber on carpet?
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:31 AM   #9021
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Which chassis is recommended for rubber on carpet?
ITF. Or the TC5R car.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:13 AM   #9022
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Plus 64 dp gives you a more direct feeling while driving. That's because you've got around 1,5 times more teeth on your gears than when you use 48dp. This means throttle and brake will be more directive because it can transfer the movement sooner. Downside is that 64dp is more likely to damage when something comes between your spur and pinion.

I have raced motorcycles for years and when I hear people say " I could feel this or that" I laugh. I thought I was never going to get "that special feel" they had. then when I started beating them I realized they were full of it.

the best example was the 2003 Kawasaki ZX6R ZXRR. there was a 1.4 mm difference is stroke and a magazine guy attributed the RRs better turn in to reduce crankshaft enertia. well it was the same blank offset ground, same mass. I rode both and I new the chassis specs were the different (I couldn't feel that either). He was pulling it out his arse trying to sound smart.

Not that you are doing the same but I know I wouldn't "feel" the difference. I am just trying not to hit the boards right now.

I know I would hear the difference though. I hear the 1/8th scale electric with 32 pitch and they sound a box of bolts going by.
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ITF. Or the TC5R car.
u want ft tc5 it has thicker chassis or even the tc5 f the tc5 r has the itf chassis
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u want ft tc5 it has thicker chassis or even the tc5 f the tc5 r has the itf chassis
wouldnt you want the tc5r rubber tire car with the itf chassis on carpet and dosent that car come with the itf chassis? or you want the thick chassi on carpet to take some flex out of the car . im new to the tc5 cars
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wouldnt you want the tc5r rubber tire car with the itf chassis on carpet and dosent that car come with the itf chassis? or you want the thick chassi on carpet to take some flex out of the car . im new to the tc5 cars
The FT TC5R kit. Call your LHS and have them order one!
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... WHAT IS THE DIFFRENCE BETWEEN THE FT TC5 AN THE FT TC5R? ...
if u gona run rubber go for the TC5R

with the R you get updated belts ( much smoother then stock TC5 ), new diff cam holders, aluminium diff outdrives ( tc5 has plastic ) and ITF chassis plates which make the car easier to drive.

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Furthermore with the R you've got the solid axle, in stead of a diff.
Actualy YOU have the option to build it as a limited slip spool or a diff, all parts are included.
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Thanks for the comments!

I have a used early 2.5 chassis I haven't even driven yet. I'm setting it up for VTA on carpet & trying to decide if I want to blow the money on the new chassis plates. I put the rubber setup on it & I'll see how that does. I have spent enough on getting to this point & I still need the 21.5 motor yet. lol
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wouldnt you want the tc5r rubber tire car with the itf chassis on carpet and dosent that car come with the itf chassis? or you want the thick chassi on carpet to take some flex out of the car . im new to the tc5 cars
for carpet u want the thicker chassis
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When running on carpet with rubber tires the local hot shoes are running the ITF chassis pieces with the hard suspension pieces as that fits the high bite condition.

If you are running foam on carpet then the 5F kit is the one to go with.

If I remember correctly, I found it less expensive to buy the 5R kit and then add the hard suspension pieces. I started with the Caster blocks and then knuckles and then arms.

If you are running low to medium bite traction on carpet with rubber tires you won't have any problems getting the 5R to work.

Unless you are a Pro and can notice a slight change it won't matter which one you get. Just go the track and have some fun.
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Hey guys, I coming from nitro (MTX4R) so forgive me for the stupid questions. I just built a FT TC5 kit and I'm ordering the oneway and spring kit. Are there any other parts that I need for spares or must have upgrades? I plan on running on carpet (170 X 40) with either foam or rubber. My system MM 5700 on 2S. Is there a diff upgrade for the rear?
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