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Old 10-23-2001, 04:20 PM   #346
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I received threaded shock bodies as a bonus in a recent trade. The only parts that are missing are the two large O-rings that go inside the collars. I can not find a part number for just the O-rings, only the threaded body set. Can I buy just the O-rings, or is there something else that I can do to keep the collar setting secure?

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Old 10-23-2001, 04:39 PM   #347
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check the associated site www.teamassociated.com. they will probably be in the factory team section if not in the regular tc3 section. if no luck, take the shocks to napa auto parts and go through their o ring assortment. if no napa, try an industrial supply shop or industrial rubber parts dealer. do a search for rubber o rings in an online yellow pages.
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Old 10-23-2001, 07:33 PM   #348
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how does ride height affect handling?
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Old 10-24-2001, 07:55 AM   #349
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I have found that my TC3 is quite sensitive to ride height adjustments, to high the car seems to float or drift to one side on the straight, to low and I scrape the chassis and body. At the track I race at, smooth asphalt, 4.5-5mm in the front and 5mm in the rear seem to work well.
Here are some basic guidelines from a website for RC car handling
http://gallery.uunet.be/heremanss/

Higher The car feels better in bumpy sections.
It can feel tippy, or even flip over in high-grip conditions.

Lower The car feels more direct, and it can potentially corner a bit faster.
It's also harder to flip the car over.

Lowering one end of the car, or putting the other end higher up, gives a little more grip at the lowest end, but try to avoid big differences in ride height between the front and the rear.

Johnny, thanks for info. I have checked on Team Associated's website and talked to my LHS. I will resume my search at NAPA and Home Depot

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Old 10-25-2001, 07:04 PM   #350
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Old 10-25-2001, 07:07 PM   #351
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Not to change the subject but have you seen the clicker shocks for the Tc3 on the CRC website. I wonder if they are like the XRay shocks?

Also, does your main bearing cap seem to cause some friction? Its that little cap right in front of the spur gear. By turning the hubs by hand I can feel a fairly big difference in how free the drivetrain spins with and without the cap on. I tried shaving it down a bit but it didn't seem to make a difference. I might try an aluminum one next. What do you think????
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Arrow Carbon fiber chassis

Since the + and - sides of the battery are exposed onto the side of the carbon fiber chassis, how do you guys protect yourself from a short circuit ?
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Old 10-26-2001, 03:21 AM   #353
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Old 10-26-2001, 08:31 AM   #354
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spongebob- I tighten the cap down and then back off at least 1/2 a turn or until the drivetrain seems free.
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When you're approaching a corner, can you take the same racing line of other car brands ? This doesn't seem a case for me, at one particular corner, I (and other tc3's) gotta approach it wide then take it tight mid corner, gliding it wide exiting it. While others seem to be able to take medium wide, slow tight at the apex then accellerating out of it not too wide.

Since I have to exit the corner wide, this seems to be my weak (or other tc3's) point, others can pass me right at this moment.

What gives ?
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Old 10-30-2001, 06:37 PM   #357
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you are talking about a right-hand corner. right?
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What is the differrence between a diff and a one way.
What are the advantages of each of them.
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Old 10-30-2001, 07:23 PM   #359
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a one way unit lets the front wheels freewheel when you brake or let off the throttle (or go to netural). this usually works in fast, sweeping tracks where you seldom brake. i think there's a thread here discussing 1-way units.
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Old 10-30-2001, 08:53 PM   #360
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