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Old 12-27-2002, 04:34 PM   #3556
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Default FT TC3 ??

Just picked up my FT TC3 and was curious to know if all the kits come with the blue alum. main shaft as std. or is it just on the FT.

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Old 12-27-2002, 04:46 PM   #3557
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I think only the FT comes with the Blue midshaft now.
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Old 12-27-2002, 05:39 PM   #3558
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Yep, mine came with a blue shaft too.
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Old 12-27-2002, 05:58 PM   #3559
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Default griphite chassie,alum. main drive shaft,GT7, matched cells?

I have a TC3 and i got 200 bucks for christmas and i dont have a futaba MC230CR ESC.i have a compsite chassie, and aluminem threaded shocks.what should i get with the money?
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Old 12-27-2002, 06:01 PM   #3560
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DUH sorry i was half asleep i have a futaba MC230CR ESC
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Old 12-27-2002, 06:09 PM   #3561
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If you have a complete car, ESC, & threaded shocks, I would concentrate on these items:

- a good stock or modified motor, depending on what you want to run & what your ESC can handle

- a good servo

- a good set of matched battaries

This will consume all of your money, maybe more, but your car will be done, and race ready. I would skip all the eye candy and go racing. All the hop-ups can wait until you get the extra cash, and you can do them in steps, while your racing!
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Old 12-27-2002, 06:55 PM   #3562
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Default Re: griphite chassie,alum. main drive shaft,GT7, matched cells?

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I have a TC3 and i got 200 bucks for christmas and i dont have a futaba MC230CR ESC.i have a compsite chassie, and aluminem threaded shocks.what should i get with the money?
Right, Nut - the drive shaft is probably a waste of money, at least compared with a good ESC, motors, matched batteries. . .
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Old 12-27-2002, 07:21 PM   #3563
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thanx guys i cant get matched cells till i move up into the stock class i have a digital servo. i have a airtronics mx-3 radio i was looking at the novak gt7 esc what do u guys think of that ESC?
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Old 12-28-2002, 05:19 AM   #3564
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just checking, this mike dumas winner in cleveland sedan mod?

does he have a web site, or do u have to email him personally?

and what parts does he make?

thanks!
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thanx guys i cant get matched cells till i move up into the stock class i have a digital servo. i have a airtronics mx-3 radio i was looking at the novak gt7 esc what do u guys think of that ESC?
Happy New Year!!
Actualy if you plan on racing stock ur ESC is good enough, but the added (profiles of a GT7) is also a plus!!

if I wer you, i would get: batteries, sets of tires, pinions and spares for the TC3, the front RPM Bumper is also a must to prevent breakig those front arms!! and motors

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I am installing Losi front spindles on my TC3, in ther hope that they are a little more durable than the stockers. I've heard that it's best to use the AE "C" hub carriers, as they are better than the losi parts. Is this true?

I've noticed that the part of the spindle that sticks out for the steering ball stud is shorter when compared to the stock piece. Does this effect anything, or do I just re-adjust the turnbuckles and go with it?

And finally, the anodized Fadtory Team drive shaft is 9 bucks, and the other brands are like $20. Any benifit from spending the additional money?

Thanks a bunch!
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Old 12-28-2002, 11:12 AM   #3567
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I have the Losi spindles in use. The shorter arm will give the car a little more throw and a little more Ackerman (I think...)

I installed the Losi spindles mostly for this reason, not so much durability. I used the stock c hubs as well. The Losi's are not a direct fit and I found them a little tricky to mill down properly. Too easy to go too far.

I haven't seen the new associated shaft for sale anywhere yet. Where did you find one?

Couldn't tell you the difference at this point. I believe Associated replaced the graphite one due to some defects, and all the team drivers made the switch.
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Old 12-28-2002, 11:41 AM   #3568
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hi,
are you talking about the blue prop shaft?
if so then some of the factory guys over here have been using the IRS one, and so have I. didnt know anything about a factory one
havenet found anything different in performance except that it looks so good but it is a little heavier.
also got the IRS ally diffs, fastrax blue braces, RPM blue ball joints and all the factory team stuff as well.
I am getting so bored of blue,

see yah

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just checking, this mike dumas winner in cleveland sedan mod?

does he have a web site, or do u have to email him personally?

and what parts does he make?

thanks!
yes he is the a main sedan mod winner in cleveland.

his website is www.readytorunrc.com you can find his email there.

as for the parts he makes. he has front and rear arms and front and rear knuckles that he machines from nylotron, which is in the delrin family. i have seen the arms in person and they look indestructable. the front knuckles have more steering throw than stock and also have more equal steering throw left to right. definatly some nice stuff.
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Old 12-28-2002, 05:37 PM   #3570
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I have the Losi steering knuckles and c-hubs up front, and carriers in the rear. All where a direct fit, with no mods needed. The only thing I needed to do was install an extra shim in the rear on each side, the rear carriers are a little narrower than the original AE pieces. The car has an even throw, as well as a longer throw up front, and I can now adj. toe in the rear. Everything worked great.
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