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Old 12-09-2003, 10:16 AM   #7156
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when u get the threaded shock bodies they come as just the body and collar. would using the stock caps, shafts, pistons etc, be detrimental to preformance, or would alluminum caps and coated shafts make much of a difference?
Performance wise, probably not. However, from a maintenance standpoint, especially for a new person, the Yokomo bladder shock caps are hard to beat. It's not easy to get identically matched shocks using Associated caps, either aluminum or plastic, and the assembly method recommended in the manual.

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Old 12-09-2003, 10:18 AM   #7157
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Default bladder caps.

I agree, Bladder caps makes shock building consistancy much easier. Another tip would be to make sure all 4 shocks are the same lenth. When I 1st put my car together (rookie move) I screwed on the ball cups in further on some shocks then others. When I rebuild them the next time, I took calpiers and made sure that when fully extended, they were the same length from end to end.
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Old 12-09-2003, 10:28 AM   #7158
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tc3rookie.

unless your running at the highest pro level IMO you won't notice a difference with the coated shafts. as far as the caps...run the black plastic one's...even the sponsored racers are using them.


i'm about to post my shocks and some other tc3 parts in the forsale section if you are interested.
I need a complete set of threaded FT shocks for my spare Demon. I will be happy to take yours off your hands!!! e-mail me w/ a price please!!!
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I also need another NTC3 steering rack w/ bearings and some wheel bearings. Got those too?
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Old 12-09-2003, 10:58 AM   #7159
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The coated shafts are not soo much a performance part, although AE will tell you it is, it is the fact they will last SOOOO MUCH longer, i doubt anybody can tell the diference between a pair of new steel shafts and coated shafts. I ran steel for a while, and while nothing was wrong with it, i just had to replace more shafts due to the micro scratches from dirt and dust. My unbotainium shafts still look like new from almost 8 months of racing.

one question, has anybody tried MIP's gold shock shafts, and how does the wear characteristics compare to the Unbotanium shafts.
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Old 12-09-2003, 11:09 AM   #7160
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I know that on my B4 when I was running it the standard steel shafts ccored and scratched like mad. You had to rebuild the shocks alot! I got the nitrate coated ones and rarely had to touch them.

I have the nitrates on my TC3 and have yet to need a rebuild on them since I traded for months now (not counting oil wt. changes).

Nitrates (Gold/unobtanium) shafts are the way to go, who needs extra maintence.

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Old 12-09-2003, 11:35 AM   #7161
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For flashgordon and other that have emailed me lately for my TC3 rubber carpet setup, here it is:

Front:

Standard anti roll bar

0 degree caster

2 degree kick-up

1 degree toe out

1.5 degree camber

2mm spacer Akerman setting

Std bump steer setting

Ride height 4mm (3.5mm if conditions allow)

Red Springs with 50 weight oil, std pistons

Droop 7

Rear:

Standard anti roll bar

2 degrees anti squat

3 degrees toe in

2 degrees camber

Shortest wheelbase setting

Ride height 4mm

Blue Springs with 50 weight oil, std pistons

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It worked for me.
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Old 12-09-2003, 12:56 PM   #7162
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Thanks Horatio!!!
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was someone in this tread looking for this web site
http://alpha.ultimeweb.net/~raymond/...ciated_tc3.htmhttp://alpha.ultimeweb.net/~raymond/...ciated_tc3.htm
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That's MC's website, right?

Hey Jason, when are you going to come racing?
I was thinking of possibaly running 19t...
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chris ill be there on saterday

id be down for 19t
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has anyone had problems with the irs outdrives. my diff keeps loosening up on me every run, i replaced all the parts in it and it still seems to do it
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I've never had any problems with my Irrgang diffs. They're still as smooth as the day I built them. If you're having troubles with them, my suggestion is go here: http://www.teamirsrc.com/techtips.html
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Jason, how many people will we need for a class?

Are you going to run the EVO, or the TC3?(remember, you are in the TC3 forum... , lol just kidding)
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i think we need 5 ron and dave berger are planning on show up, we can most likley get them to run 19 so we should be able to get one more if now 3

as for the car i will run........... there will be a 3 in name
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WOW, I can not believe Berger is going to show...
That is four, only one more...
Although I am not sure if i still have MY 19t motor, I might have to use one of my friend's 19t motors...

What time are you going to show tomorow?
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