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Old 01-10-2002, 08:25 AM   #706
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That's because you have carpet with much longer fibres in your hallway that the Ozite that's used for racetracks.

We had a track here that tried to built a carpet layout with regular carpet for home use and we had exactly the same problems until they bought Ozite.

It looked like a Dachshund walking :-)
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Old 01-10-2002, 10:34 AM   #707
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Thanks for the advice and suggestion guys.
I really appreicate it.



I now suspect carpet. I think fibers are laid directionaly causing steering problem.
I might have to test it outside on asphalt or concrete.

I set up the car as suggested in the manual.
So rear wheels have slight toe-in and front has about 0 toe out.

Ride height 6.0 mm.

Everything else is stock.

I built shock a little siffer so I put in thinner spacer.
I think I might wanna install FT threaded shock. It might help setting it better.

And wide front bumper.

Guys, any suggestion for first time upgrade?

I might practice a while at the parking lot till I'm confident to race.

It's set up with novak dually dual, airtronics radio, 10T double caliber, robinsion pinion 20t (?) right now.

It is fun to watch rear drifting wild at full turn with full throttle.

Any break in recommendations?

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Old 01-10-2002, 11:35 AM   #708
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Make sure your servo saver is tight enough. I had some problems with my car wandering under power and it ended up being the servo saver being set too loose and it was allowing the front wheels to turn. Another turn or 2 on the saver and the wandering went away.
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Old 01-10-2002, 11:50 AM   #709
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rcruv,
I would recommend the Bud's TC3 kydex wide bumper. It definitely protects the whole front end. Also the Trinity blue foam bumper is much stiffer and looks better than the original gray foam. Those two upgrades will help prevent break downs wether you are racing or playing around.


Later on you can try threaded shocks, IRS servo/transponder mount (great upgrade!!), IRS aluminum input shafts, Trinity spur gear mount, Trinity shaft bearing cap, springs and oil for tuning and tires and inserts for tuning. Good luck with the car, it is great for racing and playing around.
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Old 01-10-2002, 12:22 PM   #710
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Foam ?
I just installed RPM ball cups on my TC3. I found that they rub on the inside of my TRC foam tires. Do Jaco 28mm foams have a larger internal diameter then the TRCs?
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Old 01-10-2002, 01:21 PM   #711
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Later on you can try threaded shocks, IRS servo/transponder mount (great upgrade!!), IRS aluminum input shafts, Trinity spur gear mount, Trinity shaft bearing cap, springs and oil for tuning and tires and inserts for tuning. Good luck with the car, it is great for racing and playing around.
I disagree:

IMO much of those pieces are quite accesory, I prefeer to focuse on the driving skills and on buying better batteries and motors.

For 19 turn or stock class racing, is better than adding weight, reduce the mass of the transom (definitely, the IRS input shafts are a big improvement) over the stock input shafts.

The bearing cap is a good improvement only if you run mod class a 19 turn or a stock doesn't put too much havoc on the bearing cap.

The spur gear mount is wise, but, some parts of the car should be upgraded rather than going to that piece (maybe more springs and tunning options).
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Old 01-10-2002, 02:27 PM   #712
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If you're new to the sport, save your pennies for necessities only. There will be some damage to your car over time and spare parts are very important. I would hate to see someone who can't enjoy racing because they spent money on hop-ups and not spare arms, etc. Just something to think about...
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Old 01-10-2002, 02:43 PM   #713
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Thanks for recommendatinos guys.
I'll test drive the car this weekend and try to focus on neccessities right now.

Maybe wide bumper, threaded shocks are first upgrade I need to make.
I heard aluminum shaft isn't neccessarily a good thing, because of the weight.

anybody using after market drive shaft?

I'll let you guys know as I get to know more about my car.

anybody raced in socal raceway? when is not too crowded and good to practice?

Thank you again and happy new year!!!
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I agree with greg on spare parts. You may want to save your money and buy a used tc3 to use as a parts car. Right now just playing around with the setup is best, and learn what all the different changes do to your cars handling.

What electronics do you have in your car?
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Old 01-10-2002, 02:47 PM   #715
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I am using a IRS driveshaft in my 2 tc3s that I race. Many said that it would slow my acceleration because of rotating mass...but I noticed no difference and my lap times showed there was no difference. IRS drive shaft is strickly for COOL!

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rcruv,
Mondays and thursdays are good days to practice at So-Cal raceway. It's probably one of the most competitive tracks in the country. Get the right tires (sorec 36 R with HPI green insert) and have fun.
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Old 01-10-2002, 08:20 PM   #717
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Thanks a lot guys.

I installed novak dually dual esc, 10t double caliber, airtronics 2ch am radios.
They are for practice run only, I might install better ones as I get to know more about the car and racing setups.

I might need a stock motor and a pinions, oils, springs.

Is p2k2 pro competitive and durable?
I don't think radio shack nimh 3000mah is legal in the racing does it?

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Old 01-10-2002, 08:22 PM   #718
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Thanks for the info on socal raceway.

I don't think I can't drive down there on week days.
I'll definately need to buy those tires, rims, inserts when I start racing.

I'm about to paint the body of TC3. It's accord. Hope it goes well.

Have fun guys.
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I installed ... 10t double caliber, ...

I might need a stock motor and a pinions, oils, springs.

Is p2k2 pro competitive and durable?
I don't think radio shack nimh 3000mah is legal in the racing does it?
Rcruv:

If you're new to the hobby, then you should keep the speed of your car on a respectable pace and practice with them. Bolting at the first a 10 turns is a dangerous way to start in the hobby. The speed that can produce is very high and the damages to the car can be numerous and serious.

Start with a lesser motor like a 19T or a Stock. Lesser motor doesn't really mean lesser fun, and like I said in a previous post focuse on your driving skills and tunning skills.

I'm not a Stock motor expert, but a Trinity P2k2 and Reedy MVP can be one of your best bet for a stock class motor: Powerful, durable and high quality motor (well: I prefeer those reedy unit if I need to choose but... thats another story).
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rcruv : Corse-R is right dude!!! bolting in a 10 turn in your first try in this hobby is very dangerous and an expensive one. you might break a lot of parts and this might discourage you from further enjoying the hobby.

try roar legal stock motors first and work on from there!!!


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