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Old 10-09-2003, 03:32 PM   #6376
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i did not ever use the losi c hubs, just the knuckles and that would give more throw than the stock knuckles, but when you use the c hubs that takes away throw, then you should just be running the stock components
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Old 10-09-2003, 11:35 PM   #6377
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Yeah i dont think you should run the losi c hubs, they made my car push a little but id go for the ae c hubs and losi knuckles.
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Old 10-09-2003, 11:45 PM   #6378
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Hi guys

I new here.

What kind of special mods did you do on your tc3??? Any improvments???

Are you racing carpet or asphalt?

Check out my website as well. There are some pictures of Jonas Kaerups Tc3, from the euros and a more up to date, shot from this weekend. I'll also post some of his setups soon, if your interessed.

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Old 10-10-2003, 09:28 AM   #6379
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i've used the losi steering knuckles & uprights, i ditched the steering knuckles and kept the losi front uprights, i like how the whole assembly fits with the losi part better the the fit compared to the ae upright.

using the losi rear uprights can give unlimited rear toe options, i've used them to take the rear toe on the TC3 down to 1/2 degree!
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Old 10-10-2003, 09:36 AM   #6380
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wanted to give an update on the defective alm shock caps i had received (if anyone remembers or cares) to make a long story short, i ended up with two sets of blua alm shock caps (8 caps total) and only 2 caps would fit well enough to seal the shocks (threaded bodies with fresh o-rings) talked to ae and customer service asked me to send the parts in for inspection.

in the end they called me up, said something was wrong with the parts & were kind enough to send a FT Body Reamer for my troubles

thanks ae for great costomer service!
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Old 10-10-2003, 10:03 AM   #6381
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I've had the same experience with the blue aluminum shock caps. The threads weren't deep enough to shoulder out when threaded on. If you tried to force them it would damage the threads (gall) on the shock body. I know exactly what you are talking about. From now on I only use the Yokomo bladder caps. Better quality and easier to get your shock uniformly setup. IMHO
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Old 10-10-2003, 10:50 AM   #6382
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Just don't hit the boards with those aluminum a-arms. You'll end up breaking or tweeking a $40 chassis instead of a $4 arm.

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I new here.

What kind of special mods did you do on your tc3??? Any improvments???

Are you racing carpet or asphalt?

Check out my website as well. There are some pictures of Jonas Kaerups Tc3, from the euros and a more up to date, shot from this weekend. I'll also post some of his setups soon, if your interessed.

Take care
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Old 10-10-2003, 01:24 PM   #6383
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Just don't hit the boards with those aluminum a-arms. You'll end up breaking or tweeking a $40 chassis instead of a $4 arm.

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Yes, I know. The trick is not to hit the boards

I always keep the stock ones in my box, so that I can always change them if it fells to insecure at the track.

So I was well aware of the fact, but thanks anyway.

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Old 10-10-2003, 01:27 PM   #6384
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I've had the same experience with the blue aluminum shock caps. The threads weren't deep enough to shoulder out when threaded on. If you tried to force them it would damage the threads (gall) on the shock body. I know exactly what you are talking about. From now on I only use the Yokomo bladder caps. Better quality and easier to get your shock uniformly setup. IMHO
I got mine from CML, they fit fine. Were yours crooked, or was it the inner thread? And where did you get them?

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are any of you guys using the composite cvd,s>
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speedxl- I would not run them in mod, since they do twist and thus create an odd handling condition (as well as breaking), however in stock they should be fine. I run IRS big dawg bones (they also have four holes drilled out for the pin that connects the axle to the bone instead of two like the AE ones, so you dont have to replace them as often when you wear the holes, which in stock isnt bad, but in mod you have to replace them every month or two, espically with the insane motors everyone runs today, lol).
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speedxl i try to run full composite cvds but then i broke my front ones and then i just put alluminum ones in front and left my plastic cvds in the back. for mod i would run anything other than plastic cvds though, i guess for stock it is just fine.
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i was the inner threads, not tapped right or machined right or something. i got the first set from tower, called ae to tell them there was a problem, the guy in warranty though i was stupid but sent out another set . they were bad as well, just not as bad as the first set. i'll stick with the plastic ones, they have lasted 3 years and are still sealing well
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speedxl- I run the composites in the rear and alu's up front. The composites break easily if they are up front.
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Actually, when running a one-way, I've broken just as many aluminum CVD's as I have composite ones, so I pretty much stick to the composites(can't beat them for the price)....
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