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Old 02-20-2004, 05:38 PM   #7981
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No, MarchTC3, the Warpspeed wasn't designed just for carpet, it was designed for all surfaces that we race TC's on. What handles better to you might not handle as good to someone else . Believe me when I tell you that with the right setup on the Warpspeed car will be faster 9 out of 10 times than the IRS with the same driver.
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Old 02-20-2004, 05:56 PM   #7982
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Could it be that im a better driver Yeah right! His car just seemed to be a little looser than mine but it could mean a lot of other things that caused it. Most of the time though his car is faster than me and has better handling.
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Old 02-20-2004, 07:55 PM   #7983
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the new sales pitch for the next touring car from associated is " the new tc4 don't hit nothin, I mean nothin"
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Old 02-21-2004, 12:12 AM   #7984
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Whats the deal with people using losi parts on there TC3's r they stronger or what, i would also like to know the part # for the losi parts.
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Old 02-21-2004, 02:21 AM   #7985
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I use Losi rear hubs for two reasons.

1. They are availabe with 1/2 toe-in(I usually run 2.5 of rear toe-in).

2. The hubs have a different set of camber link holes. The inner hole on the Losi hubs are close to the outer hole on the AE hubs.

I haven't tried the Losi caster or steering blocks though.
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Old 02-21-2004, 06:04 AM   #7986
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Whats the deal with people using losi parts on there TC3's r they stronger or what, i would also like to know the part # for the losi parts.
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Knuckle arms don't strip and better steering
Rear hub, for additional Toe-in
C-hubs, i use the LOSI 6degree hubs with a spool to make it turn better!

Some other racers use the springs for an in between spring weight, ifthey can't find it with the AE springs.

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Old 02-21-2004, 06:05 AM   #7987
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I definately think the Losi hubs are stronger. I switched a while ago and ran the same Losi set for 2 months. Then 2 weeks ago broke one, and replaced with an ae one. since Ive replaced the AE one twice.
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Old 02-21-2004, 06:46 AM   #7988
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I have noticed/seen that if I use the NTC3 rack on the TC3, the turnbuckles are really angled.

Will this cause any problem? And By using the NTC3 rack, will I feel any difference, like from switching to Losi Knuckles?

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Old 02-21-2004, 07:59 AM   #7989
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Can anyone give me instructions on blueprinting the diff cases on my tc3. I need to know where to remove the material to make my drivetrain spin more freely. Thanks in advance.
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I am wanting to blueprint mine too, but I am afraid of doing the wrong area and not having teh cash for a new chassis at the moment some pictures or a walkthru would be really nice.
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Well it doesn't really involve the chasis at all, so you don't need to worry about ruining that. What happens is when the two Diff Case halves are tightened together, the bearings are pinched, causing more drag. All you need to do is use a dremel to take some (not too much) of the material out where the outdrive bearings are touched. That way, when you tighten the diff back together, the bearings won't be pinched.

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Can anyone give me instructions on blueprinting the diff cases on my tc3. I need to know where to remove the material to make my drivetrain spin more freely. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-21-2004, 05:16 PM   #7993
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dumb question...
I have the RTR version TC3..how free should it be and is the
freeness measured-- with the motor in, or out? Right now the motor is out, and it feels a little tight when I spin a wheel...
it being the RTR, should I rebuild the diffs?
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Old 02-21-2004, 05:20 PM   #7994
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You might not need to rebuild the diffs but I'm sure it won't spin freely. You will more tahn likely need to clean out all you bearings and relube with a lightweight oil lik WD40 or something similiar. Then put each transmission back together and after you tighten down the diff cases then check to see how smoothly it spins. You will more than likely need to loosen up your scres on the transmission cases to get it to spin nicely and you might have to use spacers or dremel the cases a little to get it all freed up.
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