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Old 02-21-2004, 08:10 PM   #7996
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Don'k know what to get. Im looking for a new on-road car. Don't know if I should get the TC3 since its a couple years old. A worker at my LHS told me that the TC3 is to old, he said It doesn't Keep up with the New cars.

What car do you guys think I should get?

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Old 02-21-2004, 08:17 PM   #7997
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Not sure what your buddy is smoking. Does not keep up. Maybe Mike Blackstock, Barry Baker, and Mike Dunnighan caouldn't keep up in 2003 as they all won National Titles with the TC3. If you like the car it is fast on any surface with any type of tire. Old but proven and still as good as any of the top cars out their.
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Old 02-21-2004, 08:23 PM   #7998
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So that isn't true, Should I get the TC3? I know they have alot of hop-ups. I've heard alot of good things about the TC3 in the past.

I Realy believed the guy He's been into rc cars for a long time.
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Old 02-21-2004, 08:28 PM   #7999
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I have been r/c racing for 18 years. The TC3 is still one of the top 5 cars out their. Pros are great drivers but if the car is lacking even they would have a hard time keeping up as they are racing against other pros. Parts are easy to get and their are a ton of setups for the car.
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:58 PM   #8000
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i installed the losi hubs on my car which hole do i use the inside or outside on the hubs/ just finishing put a new chasis rebuilding car after the snowbirds thxs reggie
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Old 02-22-2004, 01:34 PM   #8001
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When running the rear tower on the front like Blackstock, with his setup concerning shock mounting position, how do I get the ride height low enough? I can't get it lower than 5.5mm in front and that is moving the upper shock mount up and out one from his setup. Do I use limiters?
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Old 02-22-2004, 04:46 PM   #8002
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Run smaller tires or change your droop.
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Old 02-22-2004, 06:04 PM   #8003
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When running the rear tower on the front like Blackstock, with his setup concerning shock mounting position, how do I get the ride height low enough? I can't get it lower than 5.5mm in front and that is moving the upper shock mount up and out one from his setup. Do I use limiters?
a cpl of pages bck mike blackstock say their playing wth roll center and doing shocktower in front look bck few pages
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:40 PM   #8004
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you can cut about an 1/8th of an inch on the shock ball end...or you can unscrew the shock ball end to lenthen the shock, there for lowering your ride height.

when i installed the rear shock tower in the front, i just cut about 1/8th of an inch or 2-3 mm on the shock ball end. doin that allowed me to lower my ride height.

look back a couple of pages and there was a post concerning ride height with the rear shock tower....coz i was the one who asked the same question
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Old 02-23-2004, 12:27 PM   #8006
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Anything new coming for the TC 3 anytime soon. I'm thinking of getting one.
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When running the rear tower on the front like Blackstock, with his setup concerning shock mounting position, how do I get the ride height low enough? I can't get it lower than 5.5mm in front and that is moving the upper shock mount up and out one from his setup. Do I use limiters?
check back a few pages on this thread for blackstock I think he uses .030 spacers under the tower.
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I put spacers under mine. My TRF shocks are a little on the long side to begin with but just one washer under the 3 screws gives you alot of adjustment.
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If you raise the shocktower, that also alters the roll center. The cutting of the ball cup(holding the shock on the arm) to allow the spring collar to sit lower will give you the desired ride height, with out adjusting the role center in the process. You are also adjusting the angle of the shock(although very slightly), you are somewhat standing the shock up more when raising the tower.(Triangle, change the length of a side, and you change another side's length, along with two of the angles in the triangle)
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i installed the losi hubs on my car which hole do i use the inside or outside on the hubs/ just finishing put a new chasis rebuilding car after the snowbirds thxs reggie
The inner hole on the Losi hub is close to the outter hole on the TC3's rear hub(although may be a different height). The holes can be used as a tuning option, you don't just have to use one hole or the other.(inner hole=more steering/less rear traction, outter hole=more rear traction)
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