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Old 05-04-2009, 12:26 AM   #9406
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Some problems with my TC5R:

-Stock aluminum outdrives started to show some wear.
Im expecting the blades to wear off first. Would a composite
diff be durable? My TA05R High Precision plastic outdrives hasnt
shown any wear since 2007 compared to my TC5R which just
started running last March.

-Stock settings of belt tension is tight and causing drivetrain drag.
Will this loosen up after 20 runs more or should I loosen the tension now?
Or can I use better belts from other kits?

Any suggestions?
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:33 AM   #9407
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Some problems with my TC5R:

-Stock aluminum outdrives started to show some wear.
Im expecting the blades to wear off first. Would a composite
diff be durable? My TA05R High Precision plastic outdrives hasnt
shown any wear since 2007 compared to my TC5R which just
started running last March.
Hm, I have question, do you hit something on track ?
Blades go away when you hit, I change solid axle to slipper spool and
problem disappear :-)
Composite diff when is set to loose, can got hot and mesh ... but if you
have it in good health, composite works too.


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-Stock settings of belt tension is tight and causing drivetrain drag.
Will this loosen up after 20 runs more or should I loosen the tension now?
Or can I use better belts from other kits?

Any suggestions?
For belts you should look there:
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Team Bomber (#TB20022) Front Drive Belt For BD
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BD FRONT DRIVE BELT BD516L.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:01 AM   #9408
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Anyone have any suggestions on gearing for a TC5 with an spx on power mode 8 and a 13.5?

Thanks in advance
Yesterday I ran a 5.2 fdr with spx on profile 7 using a Duo and 10* of timing on profile 8 i would try 5.6 to 5.8 and temp motor after a couple minutes
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:12 AM   #9409
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anybody try these bearings ---> beaing
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:14 PM   #9410
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Some problems with my TC5R:

-Stock aluminum outdrives started to show some wear.
Im expecting the blades to wear off first. Would a composite
diff be durable? My TA05R High Precision plastic outdrives hasnt
shown any wear since 2007 compared to my TC5R which just
started running last March.

-Stock settings of belt tension is tight and causing drivetrain drag.
Will this loosen up after 20 runs more or should I loosen the tension now?
Or can I use better belts from other kits?

Any suggestions?
The aluminum outdrives will wear. The blades wear too, but it's not as noticeable since most are tight to start with. The plastic diffs are fine if you are racing stock/17.5/13.5 motors. Some guys didn't like them with mod.

Look at your belts, they should say either "UG" or "UK" on the belt. I can't remember for sure right now, but I think "UG" is the lower friction belt?? Anyone??
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:36 PM   #9411
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Some problems with my TC5R:

-Stock settings of belt tension is tight and causing drivetrain drag.
Will this loosen up after 20 runs more or should I loosen the tension now?
Or can I use better belts from other kits?

Any suggestions?
imho, I would loosen them now. It has been my experience that the supplied belts don't loosen enough with use.
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:43 PM   #9412
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imho, I would loosen them now. It has been my experience that the supplied belts don't loosen enough with use.
My experience also. I'll look at the other tc5 belts when they are shot.
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:30 PM   #9413
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... I can't remember for sure right now, but I think "UG" is the lower friction belt?? Anyone??
The newer "low friction belt" say UG. I personally didn't notice a huge difference (compared to a worn in original at least).
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:13 PM   #9414
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Thank you for your suggestions

Last night Ive re-tightened and cleaned the aluminum diffs and I
could see wear ha ha ha. Will order the FT Plastic Diff Outdrives
soon.

I also serviced my diff holder bearings and loosen the belt tension.
will try run in tomorrow.
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what are the best and most durable 6x10x3 wheel bearings that i can get for this car?
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what are the best and most durable 6x10x3 wheel bearings that i can get for this car?
Can't go wrong with Avid bearings at a $1 a piece or $5 each for ceramics
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+1 on avid bearings they work great and customer service is great!
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:29 AM   #9418
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I was also looking into buying some bearings since a few of mine have seized.

I got the sizes from the manual and the steering hub bearings are 6x10x4.
I was going to buy Avid since they seem to be cheap and quality, however Avid do not sell 6x10x4, so what are you guys with Avid bearings doing? shimming them, leaving them or simply not using Avid for the hubs?

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I have been down this road. That was a typo, the bearings are 6x10x3.

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I was also looking into buying some bearings since a few of mine have seized.

I got the sizes from the manual and the steering hub bearings are 6x10x4.
I was going to buy Avid since they seem to be cheap and quality, however Avid do not sell 6x10x4, so what are you guys with Avid bearings doing? shimming them, leaving them or simply not using Avid for the hubs?

Thanks

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I have been down this road. That was a typo, the bearings are 6x10x3.
Aha, come to think of it, I remember them being a little thinner than 4mm now that I think about it.

Thanks, I shall be ordering some now then, do you recommend the rubber or metal type, or the revolution type?

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