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Old 02-13-2003, 01:16 PM   #4051
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Is it possible to adust the gear mesh with the upper deck on the stock chassis or do you have to take it off each time?
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Old 02-13-2003, 03:59 PM   #4052
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Does this mean to keep my TC3 competitive I need a 250 dolaar chassis set?

Is anyone here having success with a stock TC3?
I know I am.
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Old 02-13-2003, 04:05 PM   #4053
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Does this mean to keep my TC3 competitive I need a 250 dolaar chassis set?

Is anyone here having success with a stock TC3?
I know I am.
Heck No! I do fine with my stock TC3, and I've seen people take first and second in the A main with Racer kits. Don't worry about it!
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Old 02-13-2003, 04:18 PM   #4054
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RC Paperboy - You also don't need a 200 hp car to drive 65 mph on the highway... but people still buy them.
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Is it possible to adust the gear mesh with the upper deck on the stock chassis or do you have to take it off each time?

No, you do not need to remove the upperdeck to adjust
gear mesh or to remove the motor.
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Old 02-13-2003, 05:09 PM   #4056
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Thats what I thought
Thanks for the reassurance
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Old 02-13-2003, 06:33 PM   #4057
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When you say "relubed the gears" are you lubing the ring and pinion gears?
Im not sure exactly which ring (the spacers??) you are talking about. This is exactly what i did. The cases seem fine.

I lubed all the spacers (on all three outputs front and back) and both the gears in each gear case with the clear associated lube.

I have heard that white lightening from bike shops works well, would that solve the problem or would the gears still make a lot of noise.

Thanks.
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Old 02-13-2003, 10:14 PM   #4058
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Generally an upper deck will make basically no difference and if the car does flex it doesn't matter greatly anyway. I think an upper deck would be a bad thing in general for the following reasons:

1 Adds weight
2 The weight is up high
3 It will slow down the build, disasaembly process of the car.
4 It will be another cost

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Old 02-14-2003, 01:28 AM   #4059
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Hi Guys. Greetings from Malta.

RC PAPERBOY.

If there is one car that is competitive out of the box, and cheap, it is the TC3. The fact that Associated have not needed to make any major changes in almost 4 years speaks for itself.

You buy some other cars on the market, that already cost twice as much as a TC3 and you have to spend that again to keep them competitive. New, expensive gimicks from the manufacturers each month whose only scope is to line the manufacturers own pockets. They don't really make the cars much faster, as proven by race results.

Yes, the real proof of the pudding is results. Three big races held so far this year - 2 in the states, one in Europe - one winner in all three, the TC3.

There is no doubt in my mind what the best value for money car out of the box is. And I sell them all.

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Joe from sunny Malta.
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Old 02-14-2003, 04:45 AM   #4060
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Default stock tc3

most hop up parts are really for show (pretty). my plain ft tc3 is winning just like it is.. it just takes some tlc in the car to make it do what you want it to do.... just stay w/ the stock ,except get the graphite kit though. but as for the other aluminum, woven graphite, ect... spend your hard earned money on more important items, like a charger,esc,radio,battery,lathe,tweak station,alignment station, motors....these are the important things to have....
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spend your hard earned money on more important items, like a charger,esc,radio,battery,lathe,tweak station,alignment station, motors....these are the important things to have....
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Old 02-14-2003, 08:14 AM   #4062
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Ok I now have a reason for the upper deck and I will order one from warspeed. I milled the webbing in the front of the chassis so I could install the ntc3 steering assembly now I have a little excess flex.
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Old 02-14-2003, 12:49 PM   #4063
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Default Losi rear hubs on TC3...

I've noticed that after installing the Losi rear hubs on my TC3 that the upper camber links are on an angle from the shock tower to the hub. I was able to find a solution to make the camber link more parallel with the CVD's. I have the GPM woven graphite shock tower on my car. By installing it in the back of the mounts..the camber link is now even with the CVD's. I did the same for the front links as well, but moved it forward. Haven't seen any difference in performance after the change ..alignement just looks more correct. you can see what I've done at:

http://groups.msn.com/RCZOMBIES/tc3.msnw?Page=2
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rc-zombies - Nice looking car! The camber link angles do look better. Good work.
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Old 02-15-2003, 04:20 AM   #4065
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How often would i have to rebuild the diffs in a RTR TC3? as i wouldn't be very good at it i dont think! I race an HPI Sprint at the moment but the diffs dont need any mantinence because there sealed
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