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Old 01-24-2002, 05:55 PM   #811
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Hey fellow proud TC3 owners,

What do you guys do to keep the bumper in place, 'cause i finding mine is being chewed up, and moving up and down the 'poles'???

Any pics and help would be great!
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Glenn: Just drill a hole in each body mount and use two plastic shims and two body clips to hold the bumper in place. Look at my website under my equipment. There's a picture there.
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Old 01-24-2002, 06:04 PM   #813
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Picture says it all, drilled some holes in the body posts and use a body pin and body washer to hold the bumper down. Sorry the picture is fuzzy.
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Old 01-25-2002, 04:11 AM   #814
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Hey fellow proud TC3 owners,

What do you guys do to keep the bumper in place, 'cause i finding mine is being chewed up, and moving up and down the 'poles'???

Any pics and help would be great!
Uhmmm... seems to have the same questions periodically. My modification don't involves drilling the body posts. I've used the plastic washers from an old OFNA (US Markets) or GM tyre caddy I enlarged the holes of them with a body reamer to fit snugly in the body post having a little force.

This approach is better, because the foam is pressed onto the bumper by the washers and if you're prone to crash with drills on you body post you can break them.

I post another image of them. Previously I've posted a photograph. Check post #303 (on the page 11) I have a post regarding this with a better looking photo (detalle_parachoques.jpg).

Hey guys, what about a TC3 FAQ? sometimes are the same questions with the same answers, can be cool having a FAQ with those little tricks and more info that can be interesting to the people. Tony, Airwide and I sure that we have plenty of disk space on our websites for holding them... only a idea, what you think?
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Old 01-25-2002, 07:15 AM   #815
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I've been using the blue BRP or Trinity bumper on mine and have not had any problems or needed any additional pins or washer to keep it in place.
You Europeans must hit alot more things or race alot harder.
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I've been using the blue BRP or Trinity bumper on mine and have not had any problems or needed any additional pins or washer to keep it in place.
You Europeans must hit alot more things or race alot harder.
Ummm, could be... figure that since we don't run stock motors all the things pass very quickly and a little of battle at the infield of the turns is 'normal' (no one wants to be the last...), but we don't crash our cars as main thing to do at race days.

Much people seems to race stock mainly on U.S. and the difference of horsepower makes the difference on main speed and crash chances during a heat.
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Cose R > Your car is to clean
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Corse R > Your car is to clean
My car is so clean because is brand new (It's my sixth TC3), Santa was good with me and sent me a new TC3 along a note saying: 'Be a good boy or the next year rather than sending you a TC3 I'll send you a XRay, Pro3 or another ugly thing'.

The Feb, 3 is the first race of the season, meanwhile I plan to do this weekend some packs to correctly trim and fix little flaws of the car.
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what size hex drivers are needed for the tc3 again?
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Corse R - We do know how to race with mod motors over here. On the tight carpet track I race at the stock laps are almost as fast as the mod laps and it's always close racing. The trick seems to be not getting caught and passing clean and fast, less chance of contact that way.
Any ideas for foams on cold carpet? Last night's racing was interesting, but much quicker on rubber. Time to glue up another set of Pitz.
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what size hex drivers are needed for the tc3 again?
Uhm.....

050" - for some 48p pinions and 64p pinions
1/16" -
5/64" - Only for adjusting the diffs, beware.
2.0 mm - Only for mounting the motors on the motor mount.
3/32 - Is better too pick this on the ball-hex version (to adjust the droop screws, if you have those on your car)
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Oops...thanks Rob

Let's rephase that....

2 .060" instead of 1 .100" or 3 .030" instead of 1 .100".

That's better. It's close enough...
Are the ones that come with the car .030? The ones for making the car longer or shorter. If not, what are the size of the ones that come with the car. (Shock limiters)

thanks.....
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Pat, there really isn't much to say about the center one-way. At least that I am aware of.
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BTW 2.0 mm and 5/64th is the same size
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BTW 2.0 mm and 5/64th is the same size
Uh oh.... My 2.0mm is slightly larger than my 5/64 (.78) hex driver. 2.0mm don't fit on mine diff screws (I tested at the first of having the TC3 and bought the .78 hex driver......
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