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Old 08-07-2003, 08:33 PM   #5716
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Thanks for the replies. I like competition, so I'm looking forwards to it. I know I won't make the A but it will be a learning experience. A change from the local track every weekend.
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Old 08-07-2003, 10:53 PM   #5717
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Sorry if this question has been answered before. What companies make a spool diff for the TC3? I thought IRS did but I could not find it on their website.
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Old 08-07-2003, 10:59 PM   #5718
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Sorry if this question has been answered before. What companies make a spool diff for the TC3? I thought IRS did but I could not find it on their website.
IRS Spool Third one from the bottom.
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Old 08-08-2003, 12:23 AM   #5719
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also another follow up question about spools, does anybody know the website of "ready-to-run". i think i saw this is one of the issues (i think its april) of rcca, company of mike dumas or somthing (not sure if its mike dumas)? he was saying that they produce delrin hop-ups for tc3 like spools and arm mounts/caster blocks. or any website/company that sells these items? does rainbow ten sell these items too? thanks!
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Old 08-08-2003, 12:57 PM   #5720
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You think the delrin spool would be lighter than IRS's alum spool?
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Old 08-08-2003, 01:21 PM   #5721
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TC3MIKE - it may be lighter but I think in the long run, the Alum, will last longer.

I have the IRS, no running it in my TC3. I went back to the Locked diff.
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Old 08-08-2003, 01:22 PM   #5722
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What type of surface do you race on? I just wonder if I could go alittle faster with a spool instead of a diff.
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Old 08-08-2003, 01:25 PM   #5723
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hey guys are the composite VCS shocks anygood?

Would they be satisfactory for club level racing?
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It will work just as good as a threaded shock. If you dont mind using spacers.
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What type of surface do you race on? I just wonder if I could go alittle faster with a spool instead of a diff.
asphalt. It's hard on CVD's, the solid axles is. Maybe it's harder on cvd's on asphalt, not sure
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Well, I race on a small tight carpet track. I have IRS pin cushioned molded cvds so I dont think it would hurt them at all since IRS did recommended them for their spool.

Heres the track:

http://www.fastrackhobbies.com/pics.html
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The pin cushions are a must with the aluminum outdrives of the IRS spool. Before I ran the spool, I had the same FT Al cvd's for over a year with no problems. After the spool, the fronts bent at the slightest touch, not even a wreck, just a brush. The composites would just snap with the same type of hit.

I upgraded to the IRS Big Dawgs for the front. Haven't tried them yet...
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Let me know how well they hold up.
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The pin cushions are a must with the aluminum outdrives of the IRS spool. Before I ran the spool, I had the same FT Al cvd's for over a year with no problems. After the spool, the fronts bent at the slightest touch, not even a wreck, just a brush. The composites would just snap with the same type of hit.
that's exactly what happened to mine
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I upgraded to the IRS Big Dawgs for the front. Haven't tried them yet...
I had a pair and they bent, maybe because I did not have the pin cushions.
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I was afraid someone would say that!

The cushions are really there to save the outdrives. They work pretty well with the light plastic outdrives.

I don't know what the solution for the spool is though. I know there are ppl using the spool on the X-Rays, I wonder if the belt system helps take in some of the shock of the impact?
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