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Old 06-30-2009, 07:25 PM   #10036
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Is there a chance that you would sell the lipo weights and the brackets separate? I would love to install just those items on my ITF chassis.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:35 PM   #10037
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I like the new chassis setup. After I run my TC5 the next two weekends and see how it runs with the changes I have made and my lipo tray I have now to try out. If I don't need to spend 100 bucks I won't but at least I know a really nice setup is available as an option.
So whatcha think of the new Tc5? Im gearing up for the NATS at the Coliseum... all i have is the Tc3 and Tc4. Im lookin at the Mi4 also...
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:38 PM   #10038
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I thought I'd post a few pics and some comments about the new TC5 bulkheads from the UK discussed a few pages back. Received them last Thursday, took about a week to arrive, but can't complain about the $5 shipping charge.

I ran them last Sunday in three heats and a main and I am already very impressed. I estimate that moving the motor closer to center has shifted at least .5oz from the LH side to the center of the chassis. Driving, the car feels more balanced and responsive from side to side and very well centered on the straights. I'll be tweaking my set-up to further to hopefuly take advantage of the bulkhead's improved design.

As noted before, they are being sold on Ebay by greig-76, he' a great guy and answered all of my questions promptly. I paid $68 +$5 shipping. There were a few modifications made during installation, most of which were my personal preferences. PM me if you have any questions or need any specific details.

It would be great to see these in "blue", but I'll leave that up to the guys at AE.
Hey Valkman, I'm curious to know what you have to mod on the chassis. From what I'm looking at from your pics, it looks like the motormount on the new bulkhead isn't screwed to the chassis. I can see the holes in the chassis where the factory mount would go. Also, are the A and B holes drilled for the roll center? And finally, can you pm me the info for this guy on ebay. Thanks, I appreciate any help you can give me.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:44 PM   #10039
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Hi Valkman

I got your pm, in my infinite wisdom just never replied, my bad.

I honestly can't comment on what I changed setup wise as I never ran my car with the factory bulkheads, I just put Greigs bulkheads on straight away.

The not using the holes in the rear of the bulkhead just allow the car to flex that little bit more, which i've noticed makes a big difference at the start of a race if you don't use tire wamers.

Personally I use all screws to help minimize tweak in a big crash, as these cars are notorious for coming off track like a banana if you give them a knock!
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:26 PM   #10040
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Hi Valkman

I got your pm, in my infinite wisdom just never replied, my bad.

I honestly can't comment on what I changed setup wise as I never ran my car with the factory bulkheads, I just put Greigs bulkheads on straight away.

The not using the holes in the rear of the bulkhead just allow the car to flex that little bit more, which i've noticed makes a big difference at the start of a race if you don't use tire wamers.

Personally I use all screws to help minimize tweak in a big crash, as these cars are notorious for coming off track like a banana if you give them a knock!
Thanks Nick - just wanted to make sure my PM made it "over the pond". I've got an extra ITF top deck, so I may lop off the rear portion and give two screws a try.

Thanks again - Say Hi to Greig for me !!!
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:16 PM   #10041
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So whatcha think of the new Tc5? Im gearing up for the NATS at the Coliseum... all i have is the Tc3 and Tc4. Im lookin at the Mi4 also...
Hey Dave. Its taking me alittle time to get use the the TC5 as it does seem to steer more than most of the other cars I have had plus it is really taking me sometime to get use to the Jaco blues that will be handed out at the Nats. The Mi4 is a very nice looking car.

I like the TC5 because parts are super cheap.
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[QUOTE=Valkman;6006860]I ran them last Sunday in three heats and a main and I am already very impressed. I estimate that moving the motor closer to center has shifted at least .5oz from the LH side to the center of the chassis. Driving, the car feels more balanced and responsive from side to side and very well centered on the straights. I'll be tweaking my set-up to further to hopefuly take advantage of the bulkhead's improved design.


Valkman,

One thing you need to do is to raise either the front or the rear bearing caps/shock tower. For this I used washers from an old brushed motor. You do not need to raise both ends just one or the other. This will stop the rear bearing caps/shock tower compressing and fouling the rear diff.

Apart from that the bulk heads are really good. Make the car much more predictable and consistent with the set up.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:07 AM   #10043
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I ran them last Sunday in three heats and a main and I am already very impressed. I estimate that moving the motor closer to center has shifted at least .5oz from the LH side to the center of the chassis. Driving, the car feels more balanced and responsive from side to side and very well centered on the straights. I'll be tweaking my set-up to further to hopefuly take advantage of the bulkhead's improved design.


Valkman,

One thing you need to do is to raise either the front or the rear bearing caps/shock tower. For this I used washers from an old brushed motor. You do not need to raise both ends just one or the other. This will stop the rear bearing caps/shock tower compressing and fouling the rear diff.

Apart from that the bulk heads are really good. Make the car much more predictable and consistent with the set up.
Hey M and A - thanks for the heads-up, sounds like the rear bearing caps may need a bit more vertical clearance compared to the std. bulkheads.

I'll double check mine this weekend.

Thanks again !!
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I ran my tc5f(yes foam car) with no balance issues car was dialed ran at jackson nj ran my fastest time in the main 25 lap run and still has some more adjustment in it i will be putting the itf on it now so should gain a few tenths and be ready for the east coast challenge(on asphalt with rubber tires)
if any one needs the set up i will post it
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I ran my tc5f(yes foam car) with no balance issues car was dialed ran at jackson nj ran my fastest time in the main 25 lap run and still has some more adjustment in it i will be putting the itf on it now so should gain a few tenths and be ready for the east coast challenge(on asphalt with rubber tires)
if any one needs the set up i will post it
i saw the warrens car this weekend at jackson and the car was def. dialed in, kinda scary he says he can find a few more tenths in it . . .
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:31 AM   #10046
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I ran my tc5f(yes foam car) with no balance issues car was dialed ran at jackson nj ran my fastest time in the main 25 lap run and still has some more adjustment in it i will be putting the itf on it now so should gain a few tenths and be ready for the east coast challenge(on asphalt with rubber tires)
if any one needs the set up i will post it
Warren - Sounds great - post it, I also run rubber tires on asphalt and I'd really like to compare to what your running.

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I ran my tc5f(yes foam car) with no balance issues car was dialed ran at jackson nj ran my fastest time in the main 25 lap run and still has some more adjustment in it i will be putting the itf on it now so should gain a few tenths and be ready for the east coast challenge(on asphalt with rubber tires)
if any one needs the set up i will post it
Care to post that Jackson setup? I think I'm going to try to run the upcoming race Jackson is having on I think the 19th. My plan is to try to run the Saturday night show and then the Sunday race. If funds work out I'm going to try my best to run that weekend with my TC5. My TC5 outdoors have been actually pretty good the 3 times I have ran it but I do struggle some indoors so far at Frederick. Have to get use to the extra traction, the handout Nats tire (Jaco Blues) and the 3 year touring layoff I have had. Plenty of rust!!!!!!!!!!!

Still getting familiar with the TC5R to since coming back to touring along with tryiong to learn all the new brushless stuff.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:06 AM   #10048
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I am looking for a used tc5 to run VTA if you have one for sale let me know, I have the electronics some not so great so if they have the steering servo it's a plus.
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I will definetly post the setup tonight if you need help at jackson i will be there the whole weekend
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Hey Dave. Its taking me alittle time to get use the the TC5 as it does seem to steer more than most of the other cars I have had plus it is really taking me sometime to get use to the Jaco blues that will be handed out at the Nats. The Mi4 is a very nice looking car.

I like the TC5 because parts are super cheap.
Jaco blues... crap. Ive never run those. What preglued tires are being used now... 24's? 28's? I wanna come run on the grip before hand so i can get an idea of what im up against.

I was hooked up with a KO VFS-1 and a Speed Passion motor. I have no idea how they work tho... hahaha

Are there spares on the wall for the Tc5 at the Coliseum? I have bags of parts for the 3 and 4... but from what i understand nothing interchanges with the 5.
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