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Old 09-16-2002, 08:52 PM   #2506
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ok, I got that part and that would explain the new front arms but why are there new rear arms too? I would assume that the rear shock tower is mounted as per normal in the rear, Right?

BTW are you racing indoor in MPLS? could you give me directions to the track with landmarks? I hope to go to a conference in a couple of weeks and plan to come out on thursday night.
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Old 09-17-2002, 01:35 PM   #2507
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OK guyz

Whats everyone using for wheel nutz on the factory tc3 cause the ones that come with it well they suck!!lol
Keep losing wheels.... anyone have a part number for the thinner ones that i hear people talking about?
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Old 09-17-2002, 02:04 PM   #2508
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The new rear arms have an extra hole towards the inside of the arm. I haven't seen anyone use it yet, but it's always good to have the option.
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Old 09-17-2002, 02:23 PM   #2509
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TRL- Custom Works makes 8-32 locknuts that fit the FTTC3. They are half the size of the standard locknuts that come with the car, so they are recessed into the wheel and won't get caught on boards. I personally was given some to try this past weekend (courtesy of Rich Maupin of Ruby Motors), and they worked great (had a slight problem, lost two different wheels off the car on different corners during practice before using the Custom Works units). They give you at least 8 in the package. Here is the part number and contact info:

5206 Aluminum Locknut 8-32 /D,E*,I* $6.00
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Old 09-17-2002, 08:39 PM   #2510
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Default shock positions

Guys,

what would be the effect of having the inclined shocks position ?
I was out of the tc scene for about 6 months as I was busy offroading the 1/8th. The last time (6 mos ago) I tried inclined shock pos (both front and rear) the car seemed to be more direct in chicanes. But a few days ago, when I tried the same setup on the same track, the car seems to be loose at corners.
I wonder why as I got 10 different answers from 5 racers that I asked.

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Old 09-18-2002, 08:20 AM   #2511
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I have heard Associated will release an improved oneway with larger bearings. Anybody knows about it?
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Old 09-18-2002, 10:02 AM   #2512
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

V12.

Yokomo have recently done that and the new front one way works great, and stays that way. i now have one in mine.

I don't know that people have had problems with the Associated front one way, except for snapped outputs. However I'm sure bigger bearings can only help to make it stronger.

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The system is supposed to be that the more you incline the shocks, the softer your springing - all a question of leverages. Also with a more inclined shock the shock piston itself has to travel a greater distance for the car to move from a given ride height to another, which means that the shock pistons are working through a larger volume of oil.

That's the theory of course. You'll just have to try it for yourself and see what happens. We run my son's TC3 with both front and rear shocks on the top inner hole, and very soft springs, with 40 oil all round. It works great on our track. But that doesn't mean it will work on your track.

I'm afraid it's a question of "suck it and see"1

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Old 09-18-2002, 11:49 AM   #2513
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Is the Yokomo oneway the same as the Associated one with larger bearings or are there any differences?
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Old 09-19-2002, 12:24 AM   #2514
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V12. Greetings from Malta.

The main difference between the Yoke and Asso front one ways is the size of the external bearings. Yoke use metric sizes like everybody else, Asso use imperial sizes, like other US manufacturers.

You can get round it, but it is fiddly. I had gone the other way. When my Yoke started breaking expensive front one ways as often as I eat breakfasts, I looked at a solution, and found it by modifying a TC3 front one way. I got round the bearing problem by shimming them up.

But going the other way could be even easier, for the TC3 bearings are smaller, so all you will need to do is machine the 2 ends of the Yokomo one way unit on a lathe, to fit TC3 bearings. Fiddly, but the only solution I can think of.

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Old 09-19-2002, 01:02 AM   #2515
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Yokomo's one way bearings are 6mm in diameter and so is Tech Racing. The Associated One way bearings are 4mm in diameter.

4mm is smoother than 6mm. 6mm is more durable than the 4mm.

Some people told me to use Black grease at the one way bearing of Associated and this should solve the one way bearing problem.
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Old 09-19-2002, 03:38 AM   #2516
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Little off topic, but I thought you would also know this. How much sideplates in bodies' wings affect handling and how you attach them on?
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Old 09-19-2002, 07:27 AM   #2517
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You can attach them with servo tape. Some people screw them together but it's not necessary...unless you crash alot.

The sideplates help stabilize the car in corners. Give it a try. Run a battery without, then tape them on. Should feel quite a difference.
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Old 09-19-2002, 07:43 AM   #2518
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Are those the same with "nerf bars"???


If its the Plastic "thingy" you attach near the rear tires, then it does give some sort of protection, But does it serve any other purpose aside from protectingthe rear tires from getting cought in the barriers?

Just made mine from thick plastic boxes (tupperware etc.) since I crash a lot! hehehehehe
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Are those the same with "nerf bars"???
No, these are the small pieces of lexan that are attached to the sides of the rear wing - they provide more stability to the rear end of the car under speed.

I attach mine with ShoeGoo. Usually holds really well.
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