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Old 02-05-2010, 06:02 AM   #11896
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I know guys that use them and like them. What bumper are you running? usually it's impact that loosens these up over time in which case you just replace the sloppy steering blocks with news ones. This has been an issue with the TC3, TC4 and now the 5 but I will say the beefier screw has seemed to help with the TC5.
I'm currently running the stock TC5 bumper. Are there better ones out there?

If I switched to the Integy Aluminium steering knuckles what happes in a crash? Do they bend or what's the next part that will get damaged if it's not the steering knuckle anymore?

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Old 02-05-2010, 06:34 AM   #11897
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Use the Parma bumper.

http://www.shopatron.com/products/pr...133.22134.0.0?

Direct fit. Strong bumper.

I dont know if PDub is still in business, i have tried to order a couple of bumpers from them before but I never got a response back from them so now i just order parma bumpers from my lhs. Good luck.
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:37 AM   #11898
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Is there any company out there that makes different degrees of aluminum rear hubs and front C hubs for the TC5? I have looked but it seems as they are only available in one type of degree.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:15 AM   #11899
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I'm currently running the stock TC5 bumper. Are there better ones out there?

If I switched to the Integy Aluminium steering knuckles what happes in a crash? Do they bend or what's the next part that will get damaged if it's not the steering knuckle anymore?
Like the man says, The Parma bumper is the way to go, without a doubt. I mean if your a pro that may turn into a board one a month then you will get by with the stock bumper, but the average joe should invest in the Parma bumper or buy stock in Associated to get some return in what you'll spend on caster blocks and steering knuckles. The Parma bumper literally pays for itself.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:16 AM   #11900
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If it is still in the package it still has new on it.
Haha I meant news.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:15 AM   #11901
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Yeah, no doubt. The Parma bumper is a must to cut the cost down on broken Caster and Steering blocks. I should've bought one along time ago and not spend so much money replacing front end parts.





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Like the man says, The Parma bumper is the way to go, without a doubt. I mean if your a pro that may turn into a board one a month then you will get by with the stock bumper, but the average joe should invest in the Parma bumper or buy stock in Associated to get some return in what you'll spend on caster blocks and steering knuckles. The Parma bumper literally pays for itself.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:36 AM   #11902
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Thanks I'll have to order a few of those. I think I've tried to in the past but they were always out of stock wherever I was ordering from at the time.
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C Money - what degree are you looking for ? I saw Integy had a couple of different degrees chubs . Diggity Designs only has 6 deg hubs.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:28 AM   #11904
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Integy has 2 and 4 degree front C hubs but only looks like 0 degree rear hubs according to Tower's site
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...RCH=integy+tc5

Annnnd they're out of stock of the Parma bumpers So is Amain.
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6* I think so I am good there. I was just wondering for tuning options but I think 6 is what most people run at my local track
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:04 AM   #11906
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Just a question on gearing for a 17.5... I ask my local hobby shop and he gave me a ballpark of what people are using.. Would 144 on the spur and 38 on the pinion be a good start or no?

If not what is a good starting point so i wont have to change 100 times to get it to where I want?
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Just a question on gearing for a 17.5... I ask my local hobby shop and he gave me a ballpark of what people are using.. Would 144 on the spur and 38 on the pinion be a good start or no?

If not what is a good starting point so i wont have to change 100 times to get it to where I want?
That's 10.5 gearing. Depends on your speedie on what gearing you'd want.
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Well I just sold my speed control and I am going to be getting the Tekin RS I think. Does that help?
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:39 AM   #11909
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also, another quick question on those RPM rod ends I was asking about a few pages back.. I remember someone saying there was a short and a long version, anyone know a link to where I can buy the short ones? I looked and I cant find anything.
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Well I just sold my speed control and I am going to be getting the Tekin RS I think. Does that help?
What software will you be running on the Tekin RS? If its is out of the box you will need pretty tall gearing. If you are running the v203 software and are running timming boost and turbo you wil need to drop 5-6 teeth on the pinion or you will fry your motor.
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