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Old 09-24-2001, 04:33 PM   #226
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has anyone ever dyed wheels b4? how do?
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Old 09-25-2001, 06:59 AM   #227
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Johnny,

First off, make sure that the wheels you are going to dye are Nylon! For example, I don't think that Pro-Line touring car wheels are dyeable. If they are, I'd sure like to know! To my knowledge, only RPM wheels and Yokomo's Nylon wheels are dyeable. I also think that OFNA wheels are dyeable as well (Not their Lexan dish wheels). THere may be a few others. THe important thing is that they MUST be Nylon, not plastic.

Choose your favorite Rit Dye color(powder or liquid), which you'll be able to find at your local grocery chain store, or drug/discount store. Also get a cheap sauce pot, because you're not going to want to use any good cookware for this. Finally, get some music wire and cut & bend it so that you can use it to keep the wheels submerged in the dye.

Mix the dye in water as per the directions. Bring the water up to boiling, then lower the heat. slide your wheels on the wire then submerge them in the water. Make sure the wheels are fully submerged to ensure that they are dyed evenly. The longer you keep it submerged, the more the color will take. Most nylon parts will be thoroughly dyed after about 10-15 minutes.

Carefully remove the wheels and set them on a paper towel to cool off. If dyeing the wheels/parts requires breaking them up into batches, keep track of how long the first batch took. You will have to dip all the other batches for the same amount of time to ensure that the color will be more or less the same for all parts.
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Old 09-26-2001, 08:00 AM   #228
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we gettin kinda low. TTT
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Old 09-27-2001, 07:49 AM   #229
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Does anyone have a good low-bite asphalt setup. Ive tried a bunch of things but was curious if somebody has something i havent thought of yet. We race at night and run Yok 206s or Proline S3(good traction but too high of wear).
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Old 09-27-2001, 08:45 AM   #230
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what is your setup at the moment? give us something to go from. what is the ambient temp when you run? track temp? is the track smooth or bumpy? is the surface texture rough or smooth like its been steam rolled?
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Jack- Try a set of Sorex tire's or Take off's. Both of these tire's hokk up at cooler temps and they get great wear. Johnny racer is correct in asking for your current set up. We don't want to give you any info and it turns out to be your current set up...LOL
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Here is my TC3

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Dang.....TC-3 's are a sweet looking ride.I sure love mine.Nice looking car.
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Old 09-28-2001, 09:20 AM   #234
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What is the weight of the oil that the tc3 comes with in the box?
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ok, here is the setup that i ended up with last weekend

Front
60wt #1 piston
blue springs
middle shock mounting hole
F+2
0 deg castor block
1 deg camber
0 deg toe
bottom inner camber link
5.5mm ride height

Rear
50wt #1 piston
green spring
inner shock mounting hole
3+2
1.5 deg camber
bottom inner camber link
5.5mm ride height


Track temp was probably about 75-80 deg
it is a little bit of a course surface with a few large bumps

the car had a good balance with this setup with decent forward bite but needs more side bite

Daryl Silva came up a couple months ago and said it was the worst track he has run on.
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What is the weight of the oil that the tc3 comes with in the box?
40wt. oil
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Old 09-28-2001, 12:16 PM   #237
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THANK YOU, SIR....
Now, can you tell me what is the smallest pinion gear that will fit with the 72 spur? (48 pitch that is)
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Old 09-28-2001, 12:27 PM   #238
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ANY ONE HAVE ANT TIPS ONE HOW TO USE THE IRS 4 SCALE TWEAK BOARD FOR THE TC3? THANKS
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Johnny -- the pinion size will depend on the motor you are running and the proper gearing for it. With a GM3, we run a 24t pinion, but with a P2K we run 27-29t pinion, depending on the track layout.
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Old 09-28-2001, 02:47 PM   #240
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i understand picking the right gears. i want to know the adjustment limits. i run a stock motor on a carpet track that is so tight that a 22 is about ideal. i may try the mod class, but all i have is an 11x3. ae's rec pinion to start is a 21 which translates to around a 15 or 16, maybe smaller. just wanted to know if i was gonna have to goto the 75 spur AND run a 17 pinion. i'd hate to buy gears and then discover they won't work when i get to the track.
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