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Old 07-02-2002, 04:16 PM   #2056
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I'm confused are the new front arms out yet or not?
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thanks tony ill give em a try, also what ballpark ratio would you guys recommend for a p2k on a tight asphalt track.
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Sorry everyone. I went to my LHS yesterday and checked. Apparently the new arms ARE out!!!!! I called AE back and told them and they said that they are out. They thought I asked if they'd been included in kits. I guess not yet.

So, yes, the new arms are out. DOH!!!

tfrahm: Ya, you might try it, but it's a big expense if you don't like it. It does require you to learn a different driving style. More of a flowing style than a full-punched style. If you get used to it, it's great!!!

FTD Racing: Typical of ALL roller style one-ways. What happens is that one side gets abused more than the other, especially on high-traction banked tracks where ALOT of g-forces are put on the car. This causes one side of the roller bearings to go out of whack. How to fix it??? Well, there is no 'fix', but you can help alleviate the problem by removing the one-way, spraying it out REALLY good with motor spray, and putting the RED label grease in it. You don't need to pack it in, but make sure you get enough in to coat all the rollers. This should help out, but won't prevent it from happening again.

spaz456: P2K users are about 1 or 3 teeth higher than MVP users, depending on track size. I would say (if you are using the stock 72T spur) start with 26-28p.
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Old 07-03-2002, 06:32 AM   #2059
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It's just the front arms that are new, right? why I'm asking is people have been asking me if I have the new front and rear arms. I knew the front ones were being worked on, is there anything coming out "new" for the rear?
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The rear a-arms one have changed too. If you look at the set-up sheets for Baker (reedy race & worlds) the rear arms now have two holes as well.
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Old 07-03-2002, 09:20 AM   #2061
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Thanks, I guess I never noticed that
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ya i had the 26 and 72 andthat seemed to have good bottom end and good speed all around the track but the motor was really hot. my gear mesh is ok so im not sure whats up.
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Old 07-03-2002, 12:53 PM   #2063
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Is there a new part number for the new a-arms?
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Old 07-03-2002, 02:05 PM   #2064
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I don't think so, it's just a running change
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Old 07-03-2002, 04:08 PM   #2065
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Right, I'm sure it's just like the previous running change when they added the droop screws. the part number never changed so you had to look closely to tell it was the new one.....
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TP > Which LHS? I need to pick some up When and Where are you racing next?
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Old 07-04-2002, 06:39 AM   #2067
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Default Base TC3 Setup with foams

Hey guys,

I did a quick search on this forum without success.

I am looking for a base setup for FT TC3 with foam tires on a small, technical, high bite asphalt track.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

You can email it to me if you do not want to post a duplicate here (that I may have missed).

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Old 07-04-2002, 07:22 AM   #2068
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Hi everyone. I replaced the front and rear transmission cases this week, went from the 'old' style graphite ones to the 'new' style graphite ones, the ones with the extra holes in for the N-TC3 bumper/shock mount. I did this because most of the threads were stripped.
The problem is that after changing the cases over the drivetrain is a LOT noisier than it was before.
Will it quieten down once its had a few runs, or does the mesh need altering at all for these new cases?
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Thanks for the information -- it helps explain a few things... Oddly enough, now that you mention it, the TC3 that set the track record DID have a front one-way (I had forgotten that until you mentioned it)... My TC3 still has the standard front diff, so that might be a modification to consider...?
Yes, get the front oneway, you'll have tons of steering and better lap time.
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Wolf: This weekend bud!!! Riverside HP!!!! Let me know if you are going. I need some powa!!!! LHS is HP. They have the arms.

che: My site has ALOT of different TC3 setups...from polished wood floor tracks to hi-bite-carpet. Should be something on there for you to try.

blueboy. Shouldn't have caused a problem. Might want to make sure the pinion/diff gear spacing didn't change. You might have to re-shim it (although I would't think you'd have to.

Ok. Now, everyone don't flame me here. I know I caused a cardinal sin yesterday on the 4th. (If I owned another brand of vehicle, it would have been the recipient of this attack!!!!!). Let's just say, what do you think happens when you combine a used, no-longer-raceable TC3 with 2 M-80's???? Well, if I had my digital camera with me, I could have shown you. So, here's the setup. Car. Used. Many MANY races on it. Pretty worn out. Old Stratus body. OLD electronics. Strapped one M-80 to the rear tower and one to the front. Added more fuse so that both would (ideally) blow at the same time. Have someone light it and drive it (FAST) away. Roughly, oh, 8 seconds later...BOOOOM 1/2 second BOOOOM!!!!!! heh heh. Can you say shapnel???? Not kidding, even thought it was about 60-70 yards away, pieces landed BEHIND ME!!!!!!! Coolest thing I've ever seen. I have some more M-80's and M-100's, but I think I build up something for next year. I'll get that on video....
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