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Old 11-15-2002, 01:07 PM   #2971
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Old 11-15-2002, 01:52 PM   #2972
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Adjusting your preload will change corner weights but not total left weight or total right weight. Trust me on this.
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Old 11-15-2002, 05:47 PM   #2973
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Well, first runs on those parts....we thought they WOULD be strong enough....oh well.

Eventually we will be working on a new Touring Car. When it does happen I think this is one of the parts that will be revamped BIG TIME!!!! Again, the biggest reason is cost. Figure a street price on Trinity's at around $26.00. Well, that part probably cost, well, for sake of conversation, around $10.00 to produce. For a part, that's not too bad, but for kit production, that's alot. And, that would get translated to kit cost....or possibly $10 more per kit. AT LEAST $10 more per kit. Now that cool FTTC3 is over the $225-$250 price. Not very competitive.

I will keep this in mind on our next car, though.
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Old 11-15-2002, 07:32 PM   #2974
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The only way to do left and right side weight is to replace the shocks with solid rod and put it on scales.Then you can add ballast where u need it.I did that to mine,but didnt notice a difference.Basically you wedge the chassis even.No car is perfect,not even real race cars.Thats why they have adjustable spring tension. Lol

Tony-please make sure WHEN AE does a new car not to get rid of the shaft drive.That just sound cooler then belts when you run it.Kinda race carish.I am waiting for the B4 more then a new touring car.Any updates?

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Old 11-16-2002, 05:09 PM   #2975
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Default aluminum shaft ?

i am going to get an aluminum shaft for my tc3 , but is there any diff between the : niftech,IRS, megatech, or associated ? except price....
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Old 11-16-2002, 06:13 PM   #2976
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Hardcore alu shaft i've seen in silver or blue is the lightest of the aluminum shafts i've weighed and is $22.95
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i recently bought my 6th tc3. i bought it last week. Assosiated is now including a factory blue aluminum shaft, and the chassis is counter sunked more so the bottom screws go in all the way, and those new version 2 arms are killer. I think this is the best kit yet
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Old 11-16-2002, 10:37 PM   #2978
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I'm sure shaft-drive is here to stay with the TC.

B4. Well, it's done as far as the tooling is concerned. Just making the parts now. It's gonna come equipped with something special that AE has yet to do in the offroad forum.... You'll just have to wait to see....
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TonyP......shaft drive? hehe LOL!!!
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Also forgot to pass along the latest quick pit tip. Tired of your fancy blue aluminum or stock battery brace allowing your batteries to go where they may....yes....this only happens in a crash...or a 'racing incident'.......but here is tip #4. CA two stock battery braces together.....after sanding off the AE insignia (sorry AE!!). The double strap is now ambidextrous and will hold your batteries where you put them!
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Oh sure Tony say something like that and just leave us waiting.How cruel.........
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Old 11-17-2002, 06:17 AM   #2982
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Look at my new site for tuning your TC3!

http://mitglied.lycos.de/siebenelch/

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Old 11-17-2002, 11:37 AM   #2983
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i was at a race last weekend and noticed on a associated factory drivers car he had what looked to be rear arms machined out of delrin. whats up with that. is there some new proto type arms or something?
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more than likely they might be the delrin arms from megatech..
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Hi Guys,

I am in the midst of fixing up a FTTC3. I noticed that 3000/3300 NiMh packs with corally plugs soldered direct to the postitive and negative tabs do not fit at all into the chassis. Any pics or suggestions on how to overcome this? I am also open to do some dremeling, but would dremeling the backbone of the chassis like what Barry Baker did make the chassis substantially weaker?... thanks.

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