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Old 05-07-2010, 10:15 PM   #12301
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well, I ended up getting the new diggity designs lipo tray and it totally allowed me to reduce my weight by 114g and completely balanced at 1390-no brace, just tape.
I farted around with weights and tape until I got the Diggity piece. It's a lot of dough for not much, but it does the job. Mine balances perfectly with an epic 5000 at about 1300 grams. I have a zippy 4000 and an Orion 3800 and they are about 50 grams lighter, so I'd have to throw some weight on to get it up to weight and to balance it. My body weighs 150, so I'm close to on the money.
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Old 05-08-2010, 03:43 PM   #12302
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Is this right for rear toe... small clip + med clip + 0 deg. rear hubs = 2.5 deg. total toe???

What are you supposed to use for hub spacing?
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Is this right for rear toe... small clip + med clip + 0 deg. rear hubs = 2.5 deg. total toe???

What are you supposed to use for hub spacing?
that would be 3 per side total of 6 across the back if you want a good hint for the rear mount get rid of those plastic shims get longer screws and use the aluminum shims they dont crush when u tighten the screw if you are on low traction track dont be afraid to go 3.5 per side or 7.0 total you will be surprised wat a half a mm makes
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:29 AM   #12304
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I didnt like using the plastic toe shims so i ended up using the front bulkhead sims off the RC12r5.1 (part No #4617) these are alloy blue and different thickness and dont compress.
Now back to those stupid front bone blades.
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Yeah, don't use the plastic shims. I use the blue 1mm and 2mm aluminum shims and even the small king pin shims from the 12r5 to get the exact rear toe I need.
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I didnt like using the plastic toe shims so i ended up using the front bulkhead sims off the RC12r5.1 (part No #4617) these are alloy blue and different thickness and dont compress.
Now back to those stupid front bone blades.
T.O.P. makes a solid steel spool for the TC5 that doesnt need the plastic blades.
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:52 AM   #12307
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I have used that solid steel top spool, I don't like it. It wears out very fast.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:32 AM   #12308
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I didnt like using the plastic toe shims so i ended up using the front bulkhead sims off the RC12r5.1 (part No #4617) these are alloy blue and different thickness and dont compress.
Now back to those stupid front bone blades.
Try the slipper spool, since using it I haven't had a problem with the bone blades in the front. I was doing 1-2 blades a meet at one stage, but no longer.
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:49 PM   #12309
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i wasjust wondering if anyone has a dialed mod parking lot set-up for the tc5. the outdoor tracks here are in parking lots with good traction but was wondering what the hot set-up others are using. i am running the exotek chassis and topdeck also milled inline bulkhead and milled front bulkheads . at the moment i am running the 2008 bangkok worlds set-up. and the tires are sweep 36's that i am using .
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:58 AM   #12310
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Hi!

And question is what problem you have with chassis
under or oversteer?

I usually have same setup on asphalt and only change front drop (downstop
value) if I want more grip at front or less.



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Old 05-10-2010, 12:08 PM   #12311
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i am running juho's bangkok set-up and the front end feels nervous at turn in and the rear end needs more grip as it tends to wash out when turning on power.
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i am running juho's bangkok set-up and the front end feels nervous at turn in and the rear end needs more grip as it tends to wash out when turning on power.

Hmmm, you have +1 deg toe-out and the front end feels nervous...weird. Usually a little toe-out settles the front end down and makes it track nice and straight.

Sounds like you either have 1) too much steering or 2) a loose back end. You'll want to concentrate on either the front end or the rear end and not both at the same time.

To calm the front end down, try shimming the front end out on both side by 1mm. That may take a little of the bite out of the front end.

To get more traction in the rear, try -3 deg toe-in. The more toe-in you have in the rear, the more traction you will have.

There are alot of things you can do. Try one thing at a time. And, I'm sure you know but, just know that a setup that a driver uses on one track doesn't necessarily mean that it will work for another driver on a different track.
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Hmmm, you have +1 deg toe-out and the front end feels nervous...weird. Usually a little toe-out settles the front end down and makes it track nice and straight.
You have that backwards. Toe out makes the car aggresive on turn in, Toe in makes the car more stable on turn in
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You have that backwards. Toe out makes the car aggresive on turn in, Toe in makes the car more stable on turn in
Your right, my bad. I'm just always used to driving with it either at zero toe or toe out that I've gotten used to it.
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I forgot to mention that I am running -3 deg of rear toe.
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