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Old 03-07-2003, 03:24 PM   #4291
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Never Enough :


Or you can get the aluminum outdrives from:
Robinson racing, IRS, or Hardcore

alot lighter than the stock steal ones...but do wear out faster.
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Old 03-07-2003, 03:30 PM   #4292
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I think you will still need the other parts. i know the irs ones are made to use the steel outdrive parts. (everything but the asc3912)
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Old 03-07-2003, 03:32 PM   #4293
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I think you will still need the other parts. i know the irs ones are made to use the steel outdrive parts. (everything but the asc3912)
yea..you still need the steel outdrive parts...


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how's the Xray? get a chance to race it yet?
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Old 03-07-2003, 03:40 PM   #4294
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have yet to run it. Races called last weekend, and I am running my 1:1 car this weekend. So I will have to wait til next. Wish there was an indoor in dallas.

I have started to take it apart so I know how to tinker with it. I picked up some spring steel hubs, but looks like with the c-hub conversion I needed 2 sets of the rears instead of a front and rear.
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Old 03-07-2003, 03:44 PM   #4295
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have yet to run it. Races called last weekend, and I am running my 1:1 car this weekend. So I will have to wait til next. Wish there was an indoor in dallas.

I have started to take it apart so I know how to tinker with it. I picked up some spring steel hubs, but looks like with the c-hub conversion I needed 2 sets of the rears instead of a front and rear.
yea it's kinda miss leading on how they packaged those spring steel hubs...you'll definately need 2 sets of the rears to do the whole car.... expensive but worth every cent.
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Old 03-07-2003, 04:55 PM   #4296
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TC3 conversations here, guys, TC3's!!!

Y'all can take your fancy European cars elsewhere!
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Old 03-07-2003, 06:46 PM   #4297
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SORRY DAVE!!!!!! I corrected that 'typo'!!!!

New pix up....photos with the Drag Wing installed!!!! Thought it looked sick before.....

http://ebiz.netopia.com/competitionx/aetc3dragracer/

Ok, to answer some of the questions:

The sidedams are really there for two reasons. One, I velcroed the body to them. This will help prevent the body from 'fluttering' at high speed and possibly catching and diverting air INTO the body. Second, not sure if you can see it, but the side dams are not straight. The angle out toward the rear of the car. This helps divert air out and around the rear tires. That's the idea, anyway!

The Accord body. Well, we only have a few 'free' body types laying around the shop. This was a first attempt and setting some sort of record. If all goes well, a more advanced version of this car will be built, including a MUCH more aerodynamic body. I also wanted to keep it somewhat 'touring car' looking....

ARP is Ames Racing Products. This guys does some incredible machine work. He made a couple of these for me for use at the Reedy race this year. I have posted some pix of them on the same page...check 'em out!!!

rc-zombies: The outdrive cups are actually AE units. Early on in the production of the Nitro TC3, we played with some gear diffs. These are the cups used WITH the gear diff. Once that diff was scrapped in favor of the ball diff, these basically sit in the warehouse collecting dust. Except for these pair....
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TONY! You know you cant have all the goodies without sharing em man! Sweet car tho... id hate to be the one to sweep up the graphite powder if it hit anything!! Good luck on the run...
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Old 03-07-2003, 09:26 PM   #4300
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My tc3 is broken . I was racing tuesday at socal, and some guy hit my car REALLY hard cuz I was on teh side waiting for the fast guys to pass. My car started traveling to the left a lot, but I thought it was st trim settings. Anyway...after the night was over, I found out that my from left A-Arm like ripped off the hingepin and my hinge pin bent. I am defiantely getting the RPM bumper and trinity foam, but are Ti hingepins worth it?

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Old 03-07-2003, 10:22 PM   #4301
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I've ripped a half dozen arms off my car in the last year and have yet to bend one of my Ti pins.
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Associated,


The Ti hingepins are NOT worth it.
They also bent quite easily.
I also tried the Bud's, but they aren't much stronger either.
You either by the Yokomo ones, they're slightly better, or the originals (because they pretty cheap) and exchange them from time to time.

The RPM bumper and large foam (fi Trinity's) are definate DO's.
This package really protects the arms...


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Old 03-08-2003, 03:44 AM   #4303
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Don't waste your money on the Ti hinge pins. Buy the Bud's (BRP)hardened hinge pin set for $4. They work great & are available everywhere. Every guy at our track with a TC3 uses them. Also, if you don't already have them get his (BRP) nerf bars & rear bumper, also cheep & work great. I would tell you to get his front bumper too, but I see your getting the RPM, which is an excellent investment. You will break alot less with these parts installed.
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The Brp rear bumper adds close to 25 grams of weight, not worth it. I have also found the brp hinge not any stronger than the stock either, the yokomo ones are awesome though.
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Old 03-08-2003, 05:51 AM   #4305
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If anyone is bending Buds hingepins they are seriously doing some bad driving, those things are incredibally tough.
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