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Old 02-12-2004, 12:36 PM   #7906
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Proficar403
[B]We also figured out how to get the arcor 19s to run in touring. Gear them so outrageously high that you can smell them from the driver's stand! I have never had so little run time left on a pack after running a 19 turn.[QUOTE]

Wow... I was running 56mm tires and geared 34/96 int he club race and I turned 25 5:03. Wonder how fast I could have gone if I geared up a little

Must have been my packs making me a rocket down the straight.
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Old 02-12-2004, 12:59 PM   #7907
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My rear wheels are eating into the lower shock mount on my TC3. I'm running Jayco double purples on the rear and seem to have plenty of clearance. There doesn't seem to be any excessive play in the wheel bearings or anything. Seems like the wheels are really flexing in the corners. Is there a stronger wheel/tire that I can buy that is similar in traction to the Jayco? Car is a team car which is a little on the heavy side.

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What is the width of the wheel? Are you running 28mm? 30mm?

I currently use TRC Purple 30mm rears and Plaid 28mm fronts with no binding or rubbing. Hmmm. This one is interesting.
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Old 02-12-2004, 02:12 PM   #7908
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What is the width of the wheel? Are you running 28mm? 30mm?

I currently use TRC Purple 30mm rears and Plaid 28mm fronts with no binding or rubbing. Hmmm. This one is interesting


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The wheels are 28mm. I have been seeing marks on the inside edge of the wheels but couldn't find where they were rubbing. Last weekend I ran with the 19 turn guys and the wheel really wore into the shock pivot. Maybe I need to buy some TRC tires/wheels. Maybe they are stronger.

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Old 02-12-2004, 02:40 PM   #7909
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Proficar403: Arun, i was glad to see you do so well for your first big race. The jitters go away man! As far as your screw coming loose, i think i would have to give that screw a slow death by rust "execution"... or at least beat it flat with a hammer and use it as weight for next year!! Its always the simple crap that gets us! As far as the "event" on the straight in my last qualifier, my RPM bumper now shows ALOT of BLUE! Back to the "dyeing board". See ya soon for some hot laps!

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If only I had possession of that damn screw! Dave, you must make it to our next big race, which will be the Serpent/Xray on road challenge sometime in April (on asphalt...The rug has another month or so left.) Ralph Burch and Josh Cyrul are scheduled to attend! You have to give that tc3 a workout...if not for the dye stripping "event," your car would never have "broken in." Plus, you can use up some more of those tires.

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Wow... I was running 56mm tires and geared 34/96 int he club race and I turned 25 5:03. Wonder how fast I could have gone if I geared up a little

Must have been my packs making me a rocket down the straight.
Try 38/96! You could cook a steak on that thing, even after waiting to marshall ! Some even ran a 39!
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Here's a picture.

looks like the wheel came loose and rubbed it. I run 30mm rear and don't have any rub. but I have seen it when a wheel nut comes loose.
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Old 02-12-2004, 07:29 PM   #7912
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Try 38/96! You could cook a steak on that thing, even after waiting to marshall ! Some even ran a 39!
In the main I cranked the Timing up to almost 40 degrees (right on the edge..if you went to far the endbell would slide off) and I geared my car 40/96. I was car #8 and at the start of the race going into the hard left hand turn I was the second car . I had some rip too in the infield. I got hammered in that hard left hand turn at the start and broke a ballcup. I think I went from 8th to 4th by the time we got to the start finish line at the tone. After the race brushes were Purple and the Negative was unsoldered and the Negative Wire was barly hanging on to the endbell .

For most of my runs I was geared 35 or 36 / 96
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Old 02-12-2004, 07:34 PM   #7913
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davepull,
I wondered about that but all the wheel nuts were tight. I use the Trinity nuts and locktite them every run. Suppose the small Trinity nuts are letting the center hub flex?


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which wheel nuts are you using???? 8-32 lock nuts? or the flat purple ones?
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Old 02-13-2004, 05:11 AM   #7915
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8-32 lock nuts.

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Old 02-13-2004, 05:17 AM   #7916
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I think they are steel. Take a 7/32 socket. Pinch thread type, not the ny-lock aluminum ones.

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I have heard that members of Team Associated ran a "new" TC3 at the snowbirds. Does anyone know about them? What I have heard is that the chassis is thicker and the batteries moved in. Anyone know any more?

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Old 02-13-2004, 08:19 PM   #7918
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no they all ran the same tc3 we can buy
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Old 02-13-2004, 08:25 PM   #7919
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I spent a lot of time with Barry trying to get my car hooked up and he had the same old TC3
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Old 02-14-2004, 12:39 AM   #7920
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I have heard that members of Team Associated ran a "new" TC3 at the snowbirds. Does anyone know about them? What I have heard is that the chassis is thicker and the batteries moved in. Anyone know any more?

they all ran the tc3 no new car was at bird barry car was milled with a new chasis at the birds
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