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Old 01-30-2004, 07:01 PM   #7801
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Hey all

I was just wondering what tips and tricks you all use to get the most from the your setup assuming everything is free and running smooth and you have the best possible speed when racing 27thurn and 19turn

So should I use 0 degrees toe front and rear to get the most straight line speed and go softer on your tyres and then 0 degrees Antisquat to help traction under acceleration out of the corner
{ assuming the track is flat }

just so you know I run a TC3
so help with this particular chassis is appreciated
It really depends on what surface and type of track you race on. I don't think 0 degrees of toe would get you enough rear traction most anywhere for starters, but to find some good starting points take a look at the setups on Associated's website.

Regarding the countersunk holes: it definately does make a difference with tweak. I don't know if any of you had the original MR4-Pro/Worlds/Special, but if you did you probably remember how flexible it was and how easy it was to tweak the chassis. I made a 3mm thick c/f upper deck for it with countersunk holes, and the tweak problem all but went away.

A non-countersunk hole is always going to be slightly bigger than the diameter of the screw, and it is easy for the screw to dig into the material, so it follows that it would be easy to tweak the car. Countersunk holes on the other hand keep the screw firmly in place, because since the depression is cone shaped, the screw tightens down until the head is snug in the material.

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Old 01-30-2004, 08:37 PM   #7802
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ok, who all makes chassis for electric TC3. i know Warpspeed & BMI and probably Hardcore, but who else? i saw one a while back that had the Nitro suspention, who makes it?
saw the add in rc driver today www.xtremercracing.com
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Old 01-30-2004, 11:08 PM   #7803
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Default transmitter ?

hey all....does anyone run they're transmitter set so that the car rolls when your not pressing the throttle? or set to brake when you let off? whats the reason behind running one way or the other?
hehe sorry for the noob Q's..gotta find out somehow!! lol
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Old 01-30-2004, 11:19 PM   #7804
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I've got a TC3 wit an M8(who wouldn't?)
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Old 01-30-2004, 11:20 PM   #7805
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Default Alternate tc3 chassis

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saw the add in rc driver today www.xtremercracing.com
It looks like that "extreeme chassis" the battery slots are WAY far from the center. (I said "looks like") I know the demon and the BMI both are pretty close to the center.
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hey all....does anyone run they're transmitter set so that the car rolls when your not pressing the throttle? or set to brake when you let off? whats the reason behind running one way or the other?
hehe sorry for the noob Q's..gotta find out somehow!! lol
thanks
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What some people do is have a lot of "Roll" in the radio settings when running stock and "Drag Brake" when running Mod.

"Roll" in stock keeps the car from getting loose when off the throttle (no braking) and helps with corner speed sometimes. It is somewhat track dependent, if the track has real slow turns it may hurt you but if all you have to do is barely lift for the turns it will probably help. In mod, the motors don't have as much braking as a stock motor and the cars are going faster so drag brakes simply slow the car without having to use push brakes.
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Old 01-31-2004, 10:36 PM   #7807
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Damn, for the price of that xrtreme chassis, you could buy another factory team car.
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I was wanting to know how often everybody re-builds the shocks. I've been having to re-build mine about every race weekend. They lose their rebound which I notice when I try to check my droop.
Used to have that problem, Not anymore since I used the TAMIYA Flourine Coated Shocks!! They are a Dream!!!!
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Old 02-01-2004, 12:35 AM   #7809
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Am i the only tc3 owner with a problem of the top hole in the front spindle stripping ? i have raced racer kit for about 2 years now and always had this problem..i just got a FT and the 1st heat the upper holes where shot, im building the front end the wat its supposed to , but i have to figure out how to stop this...
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Old 02-01-2004, 05:16 AM   #7810
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Default Stripped spindle.

The Graphite ones tend to last a little longer. I like to run the Losi xxx-s front spindle. You have to make a few adjustments, but for the most part they fit right in, and they did last longer for me. You could always go to aluminum ones.
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john ,
who makes the alluminum ones,,?

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who makes the alluminum ones,,?

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Square makes them
and also, you could get the mat Francis Aluminum ones for the XXX-s. Though its color red.

Guys, how do I remove blue anodizing in the AE Blue Parts?
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easy off oven cleaner usually will take off anodizing
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yeah,the extreme chassis are very expensive.alot of the kits out there are just alot of eye candy.they serve no functional purpose.the BMI chassis and the Warpspeed chassis are the only kits that actually try to improve on the cars handleing.both work it just comes down to which one you like better between the two.i am not just saying this because i am the owner of BMI Racing,i say this because it really is true.i am a racer just like all of you guys and when i made my tc3 kit i had one thing in mind,make the car perfect or my version of perfect.i am more than satisfied with the results.the results went far and beyond what i expected.
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Old 02-01-2004, 09:57 AM   #7815
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Am i the only tc3 owner with a problem of the top hole in the front spindle stripping ? i have raced racer kit for about 2 years now and always had this problem..i just got a FT and the 1st heat the upper holes where shot, im building the front end the wat its supposed to , but i have to figure out how to stop this...
Nope as mine did this again this weekend. I'm going to order some aluminum ones from GPM or someone like that. The Associated graphite parts see to stip so easily. Out of all my touring cars this one is the worst for that. Good thing it is the best handeling car I have had so I'm more than happy to put up with this problem.
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