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Old 11-30-2003, 01:31 AM   #7021
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Is it a coincidence or ?
I just notice that my TC3 front block carriers are exactly identical. Being so the left one is leaning towards backside of the arm,
and the right one is leaning towards frontside of the arm.
I can see the steering throw is not symetrical between left and right because of this.

Thinking it is wrong and need correction, I get myself a new pair of Front Block Carriers p/n 3869 0 Graphite.
To my surprise, they are identical as well....is this normal?
Else I have to sand them.
This is normal, and you do not NEED to sand anything, you just need to use dual rate on your transmitter, and make the car turn right identical to it turning left. Personally, I use steering knuckles with the "stopper" dremeled off, so the steering rack can slide from bushing to bushing.
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Old 11-30-2003, 07:33 AM   #7022
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Is it a coincidence or ?
I just notice that my TC3 front block carriers are exactly identical. Being so the left one is leaning towards backside of the arm,
and the right one is leaning towards frontside of the arm.
I can see the steering throw is not symetrical between left and right because of this.

Thinking it is wrong and need correction, I get myself a new pair of Front Block Carriers p/n 3869 0 Graphite.
To my surprise, they are identical as well....is this normal?
Else I have to sand them.
it sounds more like you're talking about the caster than toe, is this correct? if this is the case, you are correct that is not normal. i'd be looking at the inner pivot blocks, or possibly a bent inner hinge pin. there are also some previous posts which might explain the problem (defective mold, wrong parts in bag, etc).
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Old 11-30-2003, 08:31 AM   #7023
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Well after all these years I'm finally going to get a FT TC3. I have tried everything else but I decided to run all Associated stuff from now on and no more odd ball stuff for me anymore. I have ben running non main stream stuff for 17 years and have done great but now it is time to get a TC3. The car speaks for itself.
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Old 11-30-2003, 02:38 PM   #7024
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Default The New wheel adaptors?

I am looking for a place to buy the new aluminum Blue clamp style hex wheel adaptors for my electric TC3.What company is making them or who is carring the part.Part number whould be great.
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Old 11-30-2003, 04:05 PM   #7025
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Default TC3 Carpet Setup

ANyone have a good carpet setup: shocks, tires(compounf and 26mm or 30mm), stabilizers, etc. Also heard that some people are running losi rear blocks???

Any help woulds be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 11-30-2003, 04:49 PM   #7026
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I am looking for a place to buy the new aluminum Blue clamp style hex wheel adaptors for my electric TC3.What company is making them or who is carring the part.Part number whould be great.
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I'm not totally sure they're still selling them, but I know that Yokomo has made some of those for the TC3(in fact, I have a set of them on mine right now). But I don't remember what the art number for them was, so it might be best to have a look at Yok's website & see if you can find them....
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Old 11-30-2003, 05:22 PM   #7027
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associated is selling some under the 'factory team' label. do not recall availability.
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Old 11-30-2003, 06:00 PM   #7028
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I am looking for a place to buy the new aluminum Blue clamp style hex wheel adaptors for my electric TC3.What company is making them or who is carring the part.Part number whould be great.
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Yokomo has them (Assoc ones might be these rebranded, dunno). The yok part # is SP-3950C. Speedtech carries them, but they're out right now.
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I will be ordering some things from them tomorrow, clamping hexes is one of those things, I will tell you guys the availability tomorrow
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you don't need to sand them...it's fine and the car works fine with it. that has been discussed tons of times on this and other TC3 threads. that is how they are designed.

besides you don't need full 100% steering throw at race speeds. i run a bone stock FT TC3 with no milling, sanding, shimming, ect. and have won and placed consistantly in the A Main at my track.
OK, thanks.
Still think it's a bit awkward on why AE don't do mirror image.
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This is normal, and you do not NEED to sand anything, you just need to use dual rate on your transmitter, and make the car turn right identical to it turning left. Personally, I use steering knuckles with the "stopper" dremeled off, so the steering rack can slide from bushing to bushing.
dremmeling it out, won't it make the steering arm lose some of its strength? I dun mind trying it out tho as long as it is ok reliability wise.
I assume you cutoff the 'stopper' straight as the rest of the arm?
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Old 11-30-2003, 06:51 PM   #7032
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Default A main!

i just finished the last race of the season.

i just qualified 2nd and got 1st place in the a main!

next season (January) i'll bump up a class. i'm running a tc3 rtr with every upgrade except alluminum shocks, a TiR Titainum screw kit and stock motor. i'd post a picture if my digital camera worked.

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it sounds more like you're talking about the caster than toe, is this correct? if this is the case, you are correct that is not normal. i'd be looking at the inner pivot blocks, or possibly a bent inner hinge pin. there are also some previous posts which might explain the problem (defective mold, wrong parts in bag, etc).
Nope, caster remains the same, it's just one of the block (C hub) is more forward than the other.
So if I measure the wheelbase, it won't be the same left side and the right side.
Anyway, if it is the way they designed it...they should be a reason.
Thanks for the insight, tho.
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Old 11-30-2003, 07:22 PM   #7034
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if I measure the wheelbase, it won't be the same left side and the right side
something sounds weird...i think you are talking about something different then most of us. can you take a digital pic of your car?


if you measure front axle to rear axle the distand should be the same on both sides.
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I don't have a digi cam currently.
That was an assumption I made, the LF & RF arm is symetrical left to right but the C hubs aren't. Thats why I think they are different L to R wheelbase.
I will have a closer look and probably measure up axle to axle later when I go back frm work.
It could well be different stopping position for the steering arm but same symetrical LF & LR axles...thanks for pointing that out.
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