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Old 02-04-2003, 04:18 PM   #3916
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Hey scrad, give this set up a try next time. It's almost identical to yours.

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rear shock tower up front
blue springs
50 wt (trinity)
middle hole in shock tower
outer hole in ver.2 arms
1.5 degrees camber
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sorex 28's w/hpi green insert

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40wt. (trinity)outer hole on shock tower
1.5 degrees camber
Stock hole on rear arm
Sorex 24's w/hpi green insert

If you find that car wants to traction roll try camber at 2 and then 2.5 degrees. almost all the tc3 drivers use this basic set up out here on our carpet track. Oil weights range from 50/40 to 70/60. Strangely enough,this set up also works well on low traction outdoor tracks. I'm assuming you're running stock class!! good luck--Al
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Old 02-04-2003, 04:22 PM   #3917
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Almost forgot....f+2 and r+3+2,short wheelbase,long links,batts at rear!!
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Old 02-04-2003, 05:44 PM   #3918
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If I run heavier oil then it would hook up worse correct. You want lighter oil and springs to make the car hook up. It could be rolling too much though... My droop is the same as when you build the car.

Anyone run the Sorex 24s on carpet?
If I can try to analyze the problem just a touch -

With weight transferring forward (braking) you're fine.

With weight transferring back (off brakes and on throttle) you're oversteering.

It may be that you're transferring weight to the rear faster than your tires and suspension can handle, thus breaking you loose.

Try putting a bit thicker oil in the rear. Oil only controls the SPEED of weight transfer, the springs control the amount, so if you want to slow the weight transfer down a touch, thicken the oil and you shouldn't transfer weight back so quickly and you should, hopefully, get a bit more control back there.

Tell me if my reasoning sounds, ummm, reasonable!
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Old 02-04-2003, 05:45 PM   #3919
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Have you guys seen the new drive shaft from Yokomo for the TC3? Combination graphite and aluminum... best of both worlds.
Wasn't the original shaft CF?

Aww cr@p i spelled my name wrong...

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Old 02-04-2003, 05:53 PM   #3920
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I just got the replacement Associated shaft for $6.25. It sure seems lighter than the original graphite shaft...and prettier too.
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Thats weird that aluminum would be lighter then Graphite.
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Old 02-04-2003, 06:22 PM   #3922
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I'll give it a try. It can't hurt to try it and I can always go back. You run 24's in the rear and 28's in front? Thats kinda weird, but if it works. Its also close to what I have so that will be fine to change. What caster do you use?
Thanks for the replies guys.

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The new AE shaft is definitely prettier and definitely more straight. However, the graphite weighs 6 grams while the new aluminum one weights 10 grams. So the new one is heavier, but not by very much.
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Old 02-04-2003, 07:14 PM   #3924
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Hey scrad, I just use the f+2 mount and 0 deg. castor blocks. let me know how it goes. maybe we can find a really good set up. I'm gonna try and get to the track this weekend and try a few tweaks--Al
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Ok I have the f+0 block with 4 caster block. I'm going to try that first. Because I don't want change it just yet. Plus carpet is smooth and I like the aggressive steering that it gives. Do you run a shim under the ball stud? I won't get to the track for 2 weeks. We have some friends visiting from out of state and I plan on going snowboarding. But let me know how your tweaking goes.
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Whatever became of running the nitro TC3 conversion, is it worth doing?
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Old 02-04-2003, 10:08 PM   #3927
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We are trying to send some pics of the WARPSPEED CHASSIS,
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