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Old 04-12-2004, 08:34 PM   #8326
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Personally, I dislike the IRS spool. The aluminum has legevity issues.
Ling!!!! Been back for a while, hanging in the Racing thread, check it out, I know you are a NoCal local now :P

So which spool do you use? send me a PM on your new contact info.

You going to Reedy?
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Old 04-12-2004, 08:36 PM   #8327
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What would you guys think of
Titanium CVD
titanium Axles
titanium Outdrives
titanium Hex's
Use the Square outdrives. You can find them on www.speedtechrc.com. If not, use the lighweight ones from AE.

On the hex's, you can use the AE or Yokomo ones with the screw, they should never come off. Better than the standard hex with no screw.

If you run a one way, you can use the Tit CVD's or MIP, if not then the IRS lightweight ones with the pin cushins are fine.

I just use the standard Axles, dont know if there is advantage to Tit, anyone?

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Old 04-12-2004, 09:21 PM   #8328
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Ariel id love to have some
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Old 04-12-2004, 09:39 PM   #8329
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What would you guys think of
Titanium CVD
titanium Axles
titanium Outdrives
titanium Hex's
Currently I have full titanium drivetrain, excluding the driveshaft, and I really like the freeness of the car. It's kind of loud and clanky in your hands, but very smooth on the track.

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Old 04-12-2004, 09:48 PM   #8330
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I got a tc3 a while back (RTR) and the drive train was super tight..I dremeled out the diff cases and soaked/relubed the bearings, and then gave it a race day to break in...but it is still tight..any suggestions to get her to free up?
Since purchase I have thrown in a cyclone ESC, a XS3 radio, and a ROM motor.
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Old 04-12-2004, 10:22 PM   #8331
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What do you consider tight. My car is super free and the wheels only spin a few times from it being so light.
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w/o motor in, it will spin barely one turn.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:05 PM   #8333
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I had a similar problem, only it was with the Hardcore Racing chassis. There is some kind of flex or binding (front to rear) that is causing the drivetrain friction. I discovered that, if the four corner braces are not just right, the drivetrain has issues. The only other possibility is the top brace at the rear of the drivetrain that holds the bearing in place, might be "off" and causing the bind there. Hope this helps, if not, without actually seeing the car, I don't know what to tell you.

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Old 04-13-2004, 12:21 AM   #8334
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Hi friends. Greetings from Malta.

More great TC3 victories this weekend.

IRMCC MALTA. KELLOGGS EASTER CUP.

1st overall Joshua Anastasi - John Bull Racing TC3.
2nd overall Adrian Farrugia - TC3.

Best modified - TC3.
Best stock - TC3.

And a TC3 even won the concours!

And yes there were other cars racing, and yes they tried real hard to stop the TC3 steamroller.

Regards

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w/o motor in, it will spin barely one turn.
That is bad. Try to isolate the problem. unhook one outdrive at a time and then take out the driveshaft and check each end separately. A bind that bad on a car that has the diff cases sanded on. I bet its a simple shimming issue. Unless there is a bad bearing somewhere.
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Old 04-13-2004, 01:14 AM   #8336
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I am looking for tips or experiences with the IRS pincushions for the TC3.

I have a TC3 here with IRS outdrives on the diffs and I've been told by many that I should run something with the pincushions, either the IRS plastic dogbones (with the pincushions pre-installed) or that I should install the pincushions myself.

One local guy has told me he did that and they ended up loose and didn't work well. Others seem to swear by it.

I tried running the plastic bones but they seem to be less free-spinning than the stock bones -- unless this is just my perception, in which case, somebody enlighten me!

Any installation tips or other recommendations? Thanks!
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Old 04-13-2004, 01:31 AM   #8337
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I ran the IRS plastic bones with the pincushions with aluminum outdrives and they did wear great. It keeps it from rubbing metal to metal. I ditched the aluminum outdrives and run lightweight ones now and they do the same. they wear well. And dont dig into the plastic in my case or aluminum. Ive seen some guys with badly worn out IRS outdrives from using the AE aluminum bones. I think the plastic bones are a little flimsy for the front tho. It depends on how hard you hit things.
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I wanted to ask the same thing about the IRS pin cushions.

I need to replace my front dogbones and was looking into the IRS aluminum big dawg bones w/pin cushions or just going with the IRS composite bones w/pin cushions?

I don't race now although I might later on, if that makes a difference?
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Mahalo for the info SpeediePHAT!

I guess I should get the IRS Big Dawg's than instead of the IRS composites.
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Ariel id love to have some
Why dont you go get some then titaniumracing.com has CVD for 45$each if you want
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