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Old 08-12-2003, 02:23 PM   #5776
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Try this for perfect TC3 shocks... First, soak the little foam compensators in shock oil before you install them. Don't just immerse them, hold them in the oil and squeeze em a few times each. Before you assemble the parts, go over each and every one of those plastic parts with an Xacto knife and make SURE there is NO mold flashing left over. It's better to remove a bit of the part than to leave ANY flash.

Once the shocks are assembled, fill the bodies with oil to the top. Work the pistons up and down a few times slowly to untrap any air underneath them. Add a bit more oil to each shock to get them to the top again. I like the oil to make a little "dome" sticking up past the top of the body.

Now put the shocks in a rack and go away for a while to let any remaining tiny air bubbles to slowly work their way up. After they've sat for a while, grab a shock, fill a cap with oil, and quickly screw the cap on to the body. Be careful to not cross thread the cap. Tighten the cap all the way hand tight and see if you can push the shaft all the way in. If you can, you didn't get enough oil in there. Remove the cap, add more oil to the body, refill the cap, and try again. If it won't go all the way, You're in good shape.

Loosen the cap one turn, push the shaft all the way in, count to three, then tighten the cap and let go of the shaft. Now check to see if you can push the shaft all the way in. You should be able to, and it should come back out most or all of the way on its own. Repeat for the other three shocks.

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Old 08-12-2003, 06:27 PM   #5777
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Hey Mike....i think you were pitted across from me a the Nats.
Hey, yeah, you are the guy with the sweet drivetrain right? Yeah, how's it going? I got picked up by AE, so I'm using your advice.
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Old 08-13-2003, 06:08 AM   #5778
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Hey, yeah, you are the guy with the sweet drivetrain right? Yeah, how's it going? I got picked up by AE, so I'm using your advice.
Heh, its pretty good Been kinda busy lately...have only raced once since the Nats. Congrats on the ride!
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Old 08-13-2003, 07:19 AM   #5779
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Thanks on the chassis. They are $85 shipped in the USA.
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Old 08-13-2003, 07:27 AM   #5780
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Ray,

Did you get my e-mail about the outdrives?
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Old 08-13-2003, 08:02 AM   #5781
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Default IRS Lite Drives.

Dave-I sure did. I responded already. They are $30pr. (maybe a little less). YOu need the parts from the Steel Diffs to complete an IRS diff. YOu need the bearings, thrustwashers, etc.
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Old 08-13-2003, 11:28 PM   #5782
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Default Removing bearing seals

I just received a TC3 from someone who removed all the bearing seals. The car is noticably faster than stock.

Does anyone have suggestions on maintaining them? All bearings except the steering rack have the bearing seal removed.

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Dirtman, all you have to do is blast with motor spray and re-oil, they are easy to clean, but they do become dirty faster....
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Old 08-14-2003, 10:10 AM   #5784
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yeah, they are easy to clean, or you could find some seals for them, and all I ever do on my TCs is just take out the seals that arent exposed, keeps the bearings clean for a long time like normal, and increases efficiecy

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Old 08-15-2003, 06:46 AM   #5785
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Looking to pick up a set pf spur and pinion gears for my Electris TC3, Any recommendations?
Any warnings?

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Old 08-15-2003, 07:41 AM   #5786
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Ya, what do you guys run, 64 or 48 pitch?
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Ya, what do you guys run, 64 or 48 pitch?
If it isn't offroad, I don't see a need to use 48 pitch.
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hey guys, thought i'd pop in here and show ya my killer speedo setup...im in the process of getting it ready for the rug. im using the mtroniks cube speedo, i like it so far. no problems yet. i ditched the huge factory cap for two smaller caps that are about equal to the novak cap on the gt7. i also got rid of the switch by shorting the switch tabs with a short length of wire. lemme know what you guys think.
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Old 08-15-2003, 08:52 AM   #5789
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two more
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last one...i got everything to slip right under the shaft...and it will stay there, its not goin anywhere
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