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Old 08-03-2009, 09:20 PM   #10501
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Boy, too bad you're switching brands. It took me awhile to really get comfortable with the TC5 (especially after driving Cyclones and Tamiyas for a long time) but once I made some key changes the car really came alive for me last year. The turn in and cornerspeed of the TC5 just amazes me.
So what brand are you switching to?

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I hear/read that a lot. My tc5 drives good, but I would not call it great. I also don't drive great either.

As far as the splitting, again I don't drive great, it could have been a crash. I don't know. It really is not that bad. But for hacks like me, I'm going to need a new chassis sooner than others. Any plans to sell the chassis alone?

No I haven't *fixed* the angled steering link. Again, no binding at all. My steering is very free. The only way to free it up more would be to take the servo out. I'll fix it one day, but its on the back of the list as of now.

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My ball cups keep poppong off, i would like to replace them. Is there a better brand to use instead of the associated? any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:25 PM   #10503
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Check this thread out.

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Old 08-03-2009, 09:27 PM   #10504
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I never had a ballcup fall off except when I would adjust the toe. I replaced the ballcups on the steering rods with the black RPM cups.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:54 PM   #10505
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I noticed that the belts that came with my kit are actually shorter then the ones a bought as spares, so I swapped them and put in the R cam carriers in the high position which seemed to loosen the belts quite nicely. Hopefully loosening the belts will help me gain the .5-1 seconds that I need per lap.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:30 PM   #10506
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No I haven't *fixed* the angled steering link. Again, no binding at all. My steering is very free. The only way to free it up more would be to take the servo out. I'll fix it one day, but its on the back of the list as of now.

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The angled steering link with the Futaba 9550 servo can be remedied with the Racer's edge black servo horn.
http://www.racers-edge.com/product_p/rce10380bk.htm
The horn will need to be shaved slightly at an angle to avoid hitting the top deck as it twists. I placed a black ball stud onto the front side of the servo horn and attached the linkage.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:54 AM   #10507
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is it remedied by allowing the horn to be closer to the servo? How long have you been using it? Do you also not use a screw like normal to hold the servo down? Photo?

I like it, I'll probably order that horn.

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Old 08-04-2009, 07:33 AM   #10508
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I have been using the horn since I purchased my TC5 in February. The horn is secured by screws on the sides as opposed to a single screw directly in the center. The design works as well as your typical servo horn mounting method.



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...so I swapped them and put in the R cam carriers in the high position which seemed to loosen the belts quite nicely. Hopefully loosening the belts will help me gain the .5-1 seconds that I need per lap.
Moving the the rear diff to the high position is quite a setup change, it will make the car feel quite different on and off power, it is not due to the belt tension it is to do with the driveshaft angle.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:46 PM   #10510
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could u explane. further on that about the height change on the diffs ,what would it do?
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My ball cups keep poppong off, i would like to replace them. Is there a better brand to use instead of the associated? any help would be appreciated.
Losa 6017 for the type r perfect fit.
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I'm using the 008 xray ball cups on mine. I heard RPM makes a good ones too the short version. What I did on mine before is drill a hole on top of the ball cup big enough for my hex driver to go through and not popping the cup out of the ball everytime I'm making changes.
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Moving the the rear diff to the high position is quite a setup change, it will make the car feel quite different on and off power, it is not due to the belt tension it is to do with the driveshaft angle.
I noticed between the low and high positions that the belts were actually slightly looser in the high position compared to the low position, and I don't like how low the diffs are as they are almost poking the holes underneath the diffs which means the pullys and belts could get damaged by ashphalt. But I do like the angle of the drive shafts being near level when the car is sitting under its own weight.
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Well this is what I did today.
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I have been using the horn since I purchased my TC5 in February. The horn is secured by screws on the sides as opposed to a single screw directly in the center. The design works as well as your typical servo horn mounting method.



How much space is there between your servo and front bulk head? I know it is hard to see, in my photos, but mine is right against the bulkheads. Yours looks like there is a good amount of space. I could definitely straiten mine out just by moving it out. I have mine more in because I want more of the weight in the center. I know this probably doesn't help huge amounts, but my rack is also very free.

I thought that with the horn you have, you would have been able to put the horn on the other way. But from the looks of your photo, you can not.

I don't know if that makes sense to anyone else, but I need a horn that has the arm closer to the body of the servo. If I could find one, I would definitely be able to straiten my arm.

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Old 08-04-2009, 07:52 PM   #10515
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The servo is maybe 1.5mm from the bulkhead. The heatsink and fan that you have hanging on your motor will have a greater effect than the servo being placed right against the bulkhead.

The battery side on my car is the heavier side anyway.
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