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Old 11-05-2011, 12:46 PM   #12976
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very clean body, i like. my ntc3 came with the same one i think but 200mm. quite sharp.
I wish we ran gt. wanna run scale bodies.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:33 PM   #12977
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Well, I had a very good look while I took my TC6 and TC5 appart at the same time, the idea was to see how to move the TC5 motor inboard using TC6 parts, by cutting the bulkhead part holding the spur gear/bearing assembly, it is possible to replace this with the new TC6 spur gear holders and motor mount.
New holes will have to be drilled.

There is then the issue of differentials to sort out, I do believe now that we could fit a geardiff in the rear and front, because of the spur gear being in the middle between the small 20 teeth gears, with shims there is enough space to make it fit as needed, right or left, but I need to look into this again to see if a TC6 diff is a better fit than TC5's.

Is someone interested in this mod or not? If you are I will carry on to investigate the possibility.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:26 PM   #12978
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Here's my new body I just airbrushed last night. Its an HPI Nissan 350Z. 190mm version. Turned out nice.

Faskolor metallic blue with a fake carbon fiber hood. Neon red perimeter stripe. Fits the TC5 chassis and front foam bumper really well. I will run it in USGT with a 21.5 at my local track R/CAR Association. www.RCARIndy.com

looks great!!
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:28 PM   #12979
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Anyone have a good base set-up for VTA for the tc5r?
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:54 PM   #12980
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took the tc5 out tonight for some practice laps and DAMN that carpet is slippery.
gonna need some advice on setting the car up for low-medium traction carpet.
pretty much running rick howarts iic 2009 setup but the car was very slick. im sure the tires were too firm, cs32s, but we will be running jako blues for our big race which im told aren't much softer.
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:44 AM   #12981
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I am putting a 21.5 Ballistic in my Associated TC5. Can anyone suggest a good starting point for pinion and spur?
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:18 PM   #12982
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I am putting a 21.5 Ballistic in my Associated TC5. Can anyone suggest a good starting point for pinion and spur?
Lots of variables in that question. Size of track being very important. Best way would be to ask some locals what they're running for FDR then look here. Hope that helps.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:08 AM   #12983
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Lots of variables in that question. Size of track being very important. Best way would be to ask some locals what they're running for FDR then look here. Hope that helps.
Thanks for the link and advice.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:03 PM   #12984
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I ended up with an 86 spur and 41 pinion. That puts me at an FDR of 4.29. Guess that's good enough to start with but some at my track are down around 3.5 with fans. I'll get some track time shortly to know if it was a good choice.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:42 PM   #12985
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I have (2) TC5 cars, and even when they were new, the ball cups were sloppy!
Just changed all the ends to the newer TC6 cups, and all slop is gone!
Part # 31305 Turnbuckle Eyelet, One pack, enough for the entire car.
In fact, they are so snug, I put a drop of shock oil on each. They will still need a break in period...so if you have a cheap servo, you might have centering issues....in which case, change out only a few at a time, otherwise, your steering might be too tight.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:41 AM   #12986
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I have (2) TC5 cars, and even when they were new, the ball cups were sloppy!
Just changed all the ends to the newer TC6 cups, and all slop is gone!
Part # 31305 Turnbuckle Eyelet, One pack, enough for the entire car.
In fact, they are so snug, I put a drop of shock oil on each. They will still need a break in period...so if you have a cheap servo, you might have centering issues....in which case, change out only a few at a time, otherwise, your steering might be too tight.
Not a good idea, oil, it keeps dirt in ballcups and gets gritty, the way to loose the TC6 cups is to press gently on all side with a pliers when ballcup is on ball.

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sacrifice a metal ball, with a cutting (wire/cable) pliers make two grooves in the ball (vertically) then put ball on drill and run your ballcups through it, this is the way I do.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:35 AM   #12987
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I ended up with an 86 spur and 41 pinion. That puts me at an FDR of 4.29. Guess that's good enough to start with but some at my track are down around 3.5 with fans. I'll get some track time shortly to know if it was a good choice.
I'm down to a 3.75 FDR now and still temps are only at 115-120...so more to go.

This a body I painted a while ago, but never mounted. Just now got it mounted on the Associated TC5 carpet beast. Its HPI's "Stiletto" body. Faskolor Key Lime Green with faux carbon fibre airbrushed on.

I can put 6mm offsets to pull out the rear tires in the wells a little, but I like that they are tucked under for racing. Running this one at www.RCARIndy.com in our USGT class.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:36 PM   #12989
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Anyone know if the spec-r tc6 gear diff will fit the tc5? or if spec-r make one for the tc5.
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Anyone know if the spec-r tc6 gear diff will fit the tc5? or if spec-r make one for the tc5.
Different width's between the bulkheads.

The TC5 is now 2 kits old with the TC6 having replaced it and the TC6.1 having replaced both of them. Chances of anyone investing R&D and production $ for new parts in a chassis that was always a marginal performer in the TC world and now so completely outdated is slim, at best.
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