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Old 09-23-2002, 07:45 PM   #2521
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Old 09-24-2002, 07:32 AM   #2522
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Guys, how much steering travel (EPA/ATV) should be set on the radio ? The more the better or the other way around ?
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Old 09-24-2002, 07:42 AM   #2523
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redsand,

The answer is just enough. The end point is used to adjust the steering servos to the car, thats it. to set it up, turn on the radio and slowly turn the steering wheel until the front wheels reach the end of their travel. then adjust your end point until you just reach that point. If you have more than that you will either burn out your servos or break your linkage.

If your radio has a dual rate that is the adjustment to use to decrease steering for conditions.
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Old 09-24-2002, 01:30 PM   #2524
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Hi Im using foam tires from jaco on my tc3 and was wondering if anyone has the same problem when I tighten the wheels my wrench only tightens it up so far and then I need to use needle nose..even tried wrench that comes with kit no luck is there another wrench to use or just use good old needle nose!!

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Old 09-24-2002, 01:56 PM   #2525
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Trinity Kinwald pocket wrench, its a little pricey but it works great...
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Old 09-24-2002, 07:29 PM   #2526
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Eagle-racing #1546 and integy also make a wheel wrench for the TC3.
Works a treat and it's well priced.

http://www.eaglemodel.com/en/cont08/menu08.html
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Old 09-25-2002, 10:49 AM   #2527
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I use the poor man's solution to this problem. Just flip the wheel nut over so the plastic insert is threaded on first. Actually first thing you do is remove a wheel and thread the nut on normally and make sure it completely cuts threads in the nylon insert. Then remove it and replace the wheel and thread it on insert first. Then you shouldn't have any problems tightening it completely down with a normal wheel wrench. I just use a craftsman one from Sears.
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Old 09-25-2002, 07:44 PM   #2528
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Is that a wrech or just the end socket piece that you have shown?If its just the socket will it fit on another wrench?
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Old 09-25-2002, 08:16 PM   #2529
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Thats the whole wrench. The coarse looking part is big enough to get a good grip so you don't need anything else.
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Old 09-25-2002, 11:54 PM   #2530
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what parts break easily on the tc3? what parts should i stock? do the hinge pin mounts break easily? how about the outdrives plastic , aluminum or steel?
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Old 09-26-2002, 06:41 AM   #2531
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Default Parts that break easily!

The hinge pin holder breaks easily!

The knuckle arms strip

the arms also!!!

From my previous post on other sites, they all say don't crash so no breakage but I'm only a novice driver so.....

I changed the knuckle arms and rear hub carier to Alum, and the hinge pins that came with the FT are weak so I changed to hardened SS by Yokomo!

I also made bumpers out of THICK light slippers available here!

and made NERF bars to protect the rear arms!!
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LEM2,

thanks for the info man. so, what happened after you put in all those hop-ups? are you still breaking parts?
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Old 09-26-2002, 09:19 AM   #2533
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My kit is fairly new raced it only twice and I managed to break the Nerf bars in those two races! So it seems effective! hehehehe

Actually, my fellow racers here say that if your car breaks easily, you will become a better driver, because you will lose your affinity to those unfriendly bariers 'cause parts are not cheap!!!! and you will know which lines to take! thus becoming a better driver in the end!!! hehehehe


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just my .02 cents but I don't think the parts break easy. With any kit if hit just right something will break.

On the TC3 yes, some parts strip but place a drop of crazy glue and let it dry a little bit and rethread the ball stud in and your back in business.

I think the TC3 is one of the best if not the best car kits in the market today and has been for 3 years. Longevity sure says something about the car and the quality of it. Sure, Associated had issue when it first came out but which newly design car kit hasn't. Hmmmm the HPI pro 3 comes to mind.

I agree that the hinge pins on the FTTC3 are less than desireable but can be easily replaced with BRP or the Yoks that you mentioned.
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I actually agree with ya Mike . . . I've owned a number of cars now and haven't found the TC3 to be, really, any more or less fragile than any of the others - and they don't call me Boomer for nothin, as our race director just LOVES to say. . .

I would say, though, that the hinge pin holders, both front and rear, are fairly weak and the holes tend to become elongated giving this wonderful "variable toe" effect. . .would love to have alum or adjustable ones. . .

Also the hinge pins need to be stronger. . .

The only other thing that I just don't like, so much, is the steering rack. I would love to find someone who has replaced it with a bellcrank system. . . <hint hint>
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