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Old 05-04-2004, 01:48 AM   #8506
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Has anyone ever run a tc3 with a monstor stock pro on a large open ashpalt track. If so what 48P spur/ pinion combination did you find best?

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From what I understand you have to gear those monster motors lower than a normal motor. Usually I gear to peak out about 4/5 down the longest straight, within reason ( we run a 96ft straight, works great ).

I would probably start at about a 25 or 26 tooth pinion and do a few laps and see where you are topping out.


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Anyone know what the max width you can run front and rear for foam tires on the TC3? Right now I am running 26mm , wanted to look into trying some 28 and 30mm foams.

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Does anyone have a set-up that works well on asphault.....on foam tires?
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I have a question, if I plan to run a trinity monster stock pro, is there a need to change the gearing if I'm using a FTTC3? If so, which ones should I get? Thanks
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Old 05-04-2004, 01:29 PM   #8510
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I just got a Team TC3 and I have run into a problem I don't see a way around. I just started, and am on Bag B. I finished the front arms and moved onto the rear. After inserting the hinge pins, I went to place the rear bumber along with R+3+2 or whatever on and it appears that that piece that is on the rear bumper is too wide, as in the holes were the hinge pinge are supposed to go. Did I put something together wrong. I don't see how that is possible? Is this a common problem? I guess what I'm saying is how do I get it to work. Everything else is fitted and screwed on to the chassis perfect, even the holes for the rear bumper line up correct, its just that the rear hinge brace is too long. Please if you know what the problem is let me know. I'm wasting too much fun time on this...
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I have a question, if I plan to run a trinity monster stock pro, is there a need to change the gearing if I'm using a FTTC3? If so, which ones should I get? Thanks
it is all about gear ratio... you probably want to stay around a 7.2 or 7.5 gear ratio. if you are running the stock 72 tooth 48 pitch spur, run a 24 tooth pinion on a tighter track for a 7.5 gear ratio and a 25 tooth pinion for a 7.2 gear ratio.

those are good starting points. then go up or down according to driving style and track...

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The pins should go in so that if this is the rear of the car they are angled in like so /----\ so that you have rear toe in. First time they might be a bit tricky to pop in but i assume what your doing is correct.
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I think what you are seeing is the toe-in created by the rear piece. The pins will not be parallel to the chassis. The rear of the pins will be spread apart compared to the front of the pins to give the car rear toe in.

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now that makes sense my friend. I didn't even think about that. It would be nice if the manual would explain that.
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Has anyone ever run a tc3 with a monstor stock pro on a large open ashpalt track. If so what 48P spur/ pinion combination did you find best?

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if it is a really large track, start with the 26 tooth pinion for a 6.9 gear ratio... but watch the motor temp so you don't cook it... I have ran that setup and it seems to do fine.

I since switch to 64 pitch gears... i like them alot better!
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If Im going to run a monster stock pro with 64 pitch spurs. What teeth spurs and pinions should I get for a technical track, medium track, big track. I would like 3 combos so I can change accordingly. Thanks
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If Im going to run a monster stock pro with 64 pitch spurs. What teeth spurs and pinions should I get for a technical track, medium track, big track. I would like 3 combos so I can change accordingly. Thanks
the only spurs i run are 96 tooth and 100 tooth. and the pinions i run re 33 thru 37. start with the lower teeth on the pinion for tighter tracks and increse when you need more top end...
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From what I understand you have to gear those monster motors lower than a normal motor. Usually I gear to peak out about 4/5 down the longest straight, within reason ( we run a 96ft straight, works great ).

I would probably start at about a 25 or 26 tooth pinion and do a few laps and see where you are topping out.


My Question:

Anyone know what the max width you can run front and rear for foam tires on the TC3? Right now I am running 26mm , wanted to look into trying some 28 and 30mm foams.

Thanks!
You can run more, but I would never go over 30mm's. I run 26's in front and 30's in back.

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Hey guys can i get an idea about the spring tension everyone is using for carpet. I just got my TC3 and they have threaded shocks and was wondering what the best setup for springs is on carpet.
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Hey guys can i get an idea about the spring tension everyone is using for carpet. I just got my TC3 and they have threaded shocks and was wondering what the best setup for springs is on carpet.
try Purple upfronts, Copper in rear. 50wt all around #3 upfront
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