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Old 06-24-2009, 03:21 AM   #9916
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I use the battery strap but I'm running lipo with the Diggity Design lipo tray holder. I went with the offset version as it helps balance the car better and keeps my parks from flying out. I will never go back to strapping tape to hold my packs in again. The lipo tray holder in it is virtually impossible to have you pack fly out if you put the tray on properly.
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if ur breakin rear belt they are way too tight ive run tc5 for 2 yrs now and havent broke a belt yet
Actually I started snapping rear belts when I ran them loose. So I retightened it up a bit. The pulleys are too big that it catches some street debris. I wanted to try the Yokomo pulleys so I can use their belts which is almost half the price AE belts. Anyone here know the part numbers of the stuffs that I need?
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:21 AM   #9918
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How are you balancing the weight front to back on the TC5? I have the Hudy posts for balancing side to side just wondering what people are using for back to front balancing.
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:50 PM   #9919
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:53 PM   #9920
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How are you balancing the weight front to back on the TC5? I have the Hudy posts for balancing side to side just wondering what people are using for back to front balancing.
if u have a harbor freight where u live i bought 4 postal scales they go up to 500 grams and they work great im able to get all 4 corners within 5 grams
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:34 PM   #9921
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Thanks for information. I do have a Harbor Freight right down the street I will pick the scales up and go that route.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:33 PM   #9922
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Why are you guys balancing them fron to back? I thought you wanted to balance them side by side with weights either in the front or back depending on what the car was doing? I have most of the extra balancing weight in the front to help keep weight on the front wheels to help with push...
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:37 PM   #9923
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:06 PM   #9924
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Trd we are both balancing side to side but I wanted to know how people were measuring weight balance back to front for on and off steering weight distribution. I want the rear to be a bit heavier then front so when I go into a corner hard and brake the weight gets transferred to the front giving me more steering. I just needed a way to do it so it was accurate. After buying the digital scales tonight I was surprised how far off even my side to side balance was off even though I've been using balancing points made by Hudy It will be interesting to see how much easier the car handles now that I have the car balanced.

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How are you balancing the weight front to back on the TC5?
I bought 4 scales for < $30 total off Ebay.
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I use the battery strap but I'm running lipo with the Diggity Design lipo tray holder.
How tight are you guys screwing down the battery strap? Just enough to make contact? Maybe I had mine too tight and that's why it got yanked out.
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How tight are you guys screwing down the battery strap? Just enough to make contact? Maybe I had mine too tight and that's why it got yanked out.
enough that when the battery is in you see the screw reaching through the top of the thumb screw when screwed in. hope that made sense.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:01 PM   #9928
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How tight are you guys screwing down the battery strap? Just enough to make contact? Maybe I had mine too tight and that's why it got yanked out.
I screw it down pretty tight.
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I tape it to the strap, then tighten down strap.
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I've been using the offset lipo holder by ddesigns and I ended putting a lock nut on one of the posts. Even with blue screws tightened down I've had one loosen up and throw battery during a race.
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