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Old 08-22-2009, 07:40 AM   #10606
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Has anyone tried these? They seem to be very similar in design to the stock tc5 ones. The materials look better. Maybe they are stronger, last longer, less play?

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Lots more steering over the original drive shafts. But with ti racing there is always the quality issue
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or8ital - I like most of what you're thinking, but I'm not too excited about the Integy knuckles & hubs - seems like I heard of some fitment issues (I think it was mostly guys that bought colored pieces). I was thinking of the same "upgrades" to my 5F, but after running it last winter with the stock pieces I never broke one & had no issues. I did invest in X-Ray captured links to replace the ballcups (except the servo link) - reduced tons of slop & stayed consistent all last winter, plus I hate ballcups. I would also get the screws from Tony's Screws - excellent selection & service, and in my experience the screws are way more durable (less bending) than the cheaper stainless from RCScrews.

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Old 08-22-2009, 08:21 AM   #10608
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or8ital - I like most of what you're thinking, but I'm not too excited about the Integy knuckles & hubs - seems like I heard of some fitment issues (I think it was mostly guys that bought colored pieces). I was thinking of the same "upgrades" to my 5F, but after running it last winter with the stock pieces I never broke one & had no issues. I did invest in X-Ray captured links to replace the ballcups (except the servo link) - reduced tons of slop & stayed consistent all last winter, plus I hate ballcups. I would also get the screws from Tony's Screws - excellent selection & service, and in my experience the screws are way more durable (less bending) than the cheaper stainless from RCScrews.

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Yeah I was definately going to do the captured links from Xray. I was going to put Tony's screws in the areas that may bend. I don't think he sells silver screws does he? That was my reasoning for the RcScrews.
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Lots more steering over the original drive shafts. But with ti racing there is always the quality issue
Is the issue fit or durability? or both?
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I just got a 17.5 brushless motor, what final drive should I start with?

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Old 08-22-2009, 09:55 AM   #10611
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I just got a 17.5 brushless motor, what final drive should I start with?

thanks guys.
What ESC and approx track size?
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What could I expect to see from using sway bars compared to not using them with a neutral car with a slight push? Rubber on ashpault. Thanks for any advice.
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What ESC and approx track size?
GTB with a duo-2. track size 130x70
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Is the issue fit or durability? or both?
Fit

I myself have had many products from Ti racing which have had problems which i've had to rectify myself..

for example i've had to drill out driveshafts for the pin to go through, had a spool rip in half, wrong parts sent to me (which took 2 months to rectify and by that time I had sold the car)

Company seems to not really give a shit about the qualify of the products they send out...
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What could I expect to see from using sway bars compared to not using them with a neutral car with a slight push? Rubber on ashpault. Thanks for any advice.
sway bars take away roll so in the end u loose traction aswell but if u run carpet ur gona want them
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This is what I have so far. Missing sway bar kit and ballstuds but think I have just about everything else:

Mfg Prt # Description Qty Needed Street Price Per Each Subtotal
Associated 31182 Associated Factory Team Aluminum Differential Kit TC5 1 $49.99 $49.99
Associated 31146 Associated Factory Team Right Front Bulkhead TC5 1 $25.99 $25.99
Associated 31147 Associated Factory Team Left Front Bulkhead TC5 1 $25.99 $25.99
Associated 31241 Associated Factory Team Servo Saver Tube TC5 1 $7.59 $7.59
Associated 31243 Associated Factory Team Servo Saver Spring TC5 1 $3.79 $3.79
Associated 31242 Associated Factory Team Servo Saver Nut TC5 1 $3.79 $3.79
Associated 31246 Associated Factory Team Servo Mounts TC5 1 $18.59 $18.59
Associated 31187 Associated Factory Team Front Belt TC5 1 $10.29 $10.29
Associated 31188 Associated Factory Team Rear Belt TC5 1 $9.49 $9.49
Associated 31240 Associated Factory Team Steering Post Spacer TC5 1 $4.79 $4.79
Associated 31270 Associated Factory Team Front Bumper TC5 1 $4.79 $4.79
Associated 31271 Associated Factory Team Bumper Brace TC5 1 $4.79 $4.79
Associated 31234 Associated Factory Team Clamping Wheel Hex TC5 1 $22.49 $22.49
Associated 31221 Associated Factory Team Inner Hinge Pin Set TC5 1 $3.79 $3.79
Associated 31222 Associated Factory Team Outer Hinge Pin Set TC5 1 $2.89 $2.89
Associated 31195 Associated Factory Team Arm Mount Set TC5 1 $8.59 $8.59
Associated 31197 Associated Factory Team Arm Mount Nut TC5 1 $11.99 $11.99
Associated 31205 Associated Factory Team Front Suspension Arm TC5 1 $6.69 $6.69
Associated 31206 Associated Factory Team Rear Suspension Arm TC5 1 $6.69 $6.69
Associated 31558 Associated Factory Team Caster Block 6 Degree TC5 1 $5.69 $5.69
Associated 31214 Associated Factory Team Caster Block Bushing TC5 2 $4.79 $9.58
Associated 31142 Associated Factory Team Front Shock Tower TC5 1 $14.99 $14.99
Associated 31143 Associated Factory Team Rear Shock Tower TC5 1 $16.79 $16.79
Associated 31150 Associated Factory Team Bearing Cap A TC5 2 $10.29 $20.58
Associated 31151 Associated Factory Team Bearing Cap B TC5 2 $10.29 $20.58
Associated 31113 Associated Factory Team Antenna Mount TC5 1 $1.99 $1.99
Associated 31161 Associated Factory Team Center Shaft Spacer TC5 1 $2.89 $2.89
Associated 31185 Associated Factory Team Differential Bearing Cam TC5 2 $2.89 $5.78
Associated 31154 Associated Factory Team Spur Gear Hub TC5 1 $2.89 $2.89
Associated 31186 Associated Factory Team Cam Holder Set TC5 1 $5.69 $5.69
Associated 31157 Associated Factory Team Center Pulley 20T TC5 1 $5.69 $5.69
Associated 31175 Associated Factory Team One-Way/Spool Pulley TC5 1 $5.69 $5.69
Associated 31162 Associated Factory Team Axle Shim Kit TC5 1 $3.79 $3.79
Associated 1418 Associated Factory Blue .825" Turnbuckles FT TC5 1 $5.79 $5.79

Associated Kit Parts subtotal $361.42

BOCA Bearings #05-210C-YZ Ceramic Bearings 1 $79.95 $79.95
Exotek Racing TC5X Lipo Chassis 1 $79.95 $79.95
Exotek Racing LIPO CARBON BATTERY STRAP* 1 $17.95 $17.95
HPI HPI Diff Screw & Nut $-
Integy T7134SILVER Integy Heavy Duty Steerng Servo Saver Silver AE TC5 1 $24.29 $24.29
Integy T7131SILVER Integy Heavy Duty Rear Hub Carrier Silver AE TC5 1 $24.29 $24.29
Integy T7133SILVER Integy Heavy Duty Steering Block Silver AE TC5 1 $24.29 $24.29
JAAD JAAD Thrust Bearing $-
Lunsford 1063 Lunsford Racing Turnbuckles 1-1/4" (2) 1 $11.39 $11.39
Lunsford 1064 Lunsford Racing Turnbuckles 1-3/8" (2) 1 $11.39 $11.39
Lunsford 1066 Lunsford Racing Turnbuckles 1-5/8" (2) 1 $11.39 $11.39
Parma 8032 Parma Ultimate Front Bumper TC5 1 $10.29 $10.29
RcScrewz ASS026 RC Screwz Stainless Steel Screw Kit TC5 1 $18.99 $18.99
Rommel Chassis Protector 1 $19.99 $19.99
Tamiya 84008 Tamiya TRF Special Damper Hard Coat Black 1 $63.99 $63.99
Ti Racing TC5 F1 Stealth CVD - Full CVD (pair) 1 $34.99 $34.99
Ti Racing Associated TC5 Worlds Edition CVD - Full CVD (pair) 1 $34.99 $34.99
Ti Racing Pro Competition Spool TC5R - Complete Unit 1 $28.99 $28.99
Ti Racing Pro Competition Spool TC5R - Replacement Delrin Cups TC5R 1 $9.49 $9.49
Ti Racing Llightweight lay shaft 1 $15.99 $15.99
Xray Ball Cups $-
Xray Countersunk Washer $-
Take-Off Aluminum Shims $-
Tony's Screws Cap Screws for Arm Mounts $-
?? Ceramic Diff Balls $-

Upgrades Parts subtotal $522.60

Total for Ultimate TC5 $884.02

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What we're working on over here has produced lap times more consistent and a best lap faster by .2 of a second over the exotek chassis.

Don't throw away your money yet

(better still get an mi4)
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Working on a new chassis? hmmmm

The Mi4 is nice looking but I've heard it's not a great car. Looking at the price of the ultimate tc5 project though Im not sure.
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Having driven an mi4 I can tell you they are far superior to a tc5!

For a start the mi4 doesn't have free play/slop in any parts as standard like the tc5
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Having driven an mi4 I can tell you they are far superior to a tc5!

For a start the mi4 doesn't have free play/slop in any parts as standard like the tc5
so u mean to tell me uve been pimpin tc5 parts on here 4 months now and ur gona get on a tc5 thread and say mi4 is better than a tc5 wow thats ballsy any car over time will get slop in it its a little thing called friction have u heard of it well i suggest u go to the mi4 thread and leave all of us sloppy car drivers on this thread have a great day
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