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Old 05-05-2004, 04:52 PM   #8521
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JDXray,

Are you going to run foam or rubber tires? Goto AE's website and download Mike Blackstock's Snowbird setup for foam or Juho Levanen's Lrp setup for rubber. Both have worked pretty well for me.
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JDXray,

True R/C Racing...those springs for carpet??? That is wayy different than by me. We all have high grip carpet tracks, so everyone is running either yellow or white up front and purples in back! Depending on how much grip your track has, I would recommend to go harder than True R/C Racing's suggestions.

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Right now i am running white in front and purple in back. Is that okay?
This is for carpet racing.
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Yeah! Thats more like it! I don't know what Ariel was talking about! I'm just messing Ariel.
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:12 PM   #8525
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lol, Nice. I guess i will just leave it with white upfront and purple rear.

Any more suggestions?
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Unless you are a great driver, and dont hit any boards, get the RPM front bumper.
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as for springs when running foams...

most of these suggestion are really great....take into consideration that other parts of their set-ups can be different which would effect what spring they use.
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Old 05-06-2004, 03:57 AM   #8528
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to etzkev: i do already have the RPM bumper,
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I have no bumper just the foam, and I ran Copper rear, purple front 50 wt all around w/ 3# upfront. I was dialed, But if i hit upfront i would break since i had no protection

yes, On foam
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as for springs when running foams...

most of these suggestion are really great....take into consideration that other parts of their set-ups can be different which would effect what spring they use.
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Old 05-06-2004, 04:31 PM   #8531
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ok folks .. I need a hand ... I am done playing in the dirt in the summer time ... so I gotta set up my TC for outdoors ... I looked that the Associated site .. but didnt see anything that really jumped and said this is right ... the two tracks I will be running at one is 1/8 or 200mm gas size .. big open .. smooth asphalt med grip. the other is more 1/10th or tight 200 mm pebbly asphalt ... low to med grip... bot use sugar water to prep the tracks ... I will probibly be running 19 or mod at both ... any starting suggestions. the car is my back up carpet machine .. so I dont even have a baseline to test off of. thanks in advance folks

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you should try a one way in the front for the big track.
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Rubber tire/ asphalt setup.

Front

Shocks: #3 piston - 40wt ASC oil - red spring - middle hole on standard front tower, inner hole on arm.

Chassis: F-0 pin brace - 2* caster block - 3 droop - 5mm height.

Camber: Inside upper hole on tower - -1.5 camber.

Bumpsteer: Make steering turnbuckle angle match the front suspension arm at rideheight. Should be .090 in washers if you use a Losi steering block and Losi Ti ballstuds.

Ackerman: Stock.

Toe: 1* out


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Shocks: #2 piston - 40wt ASC oil - blue spring - middle hole on rear tower, outer hole on arm.

Chassis: F and 3+2 pin brace - Losi rear outer hubs - 2 droop - 5mm rideheight.

Camber: Inside upper hole on tower - outside hole on Losi rear hub - - 1.5 camber.

Tires: CS of whatever temperature range you are running, or works well at your track.

Battery: Forward

Make sure you tweak the car. If the car seems "lazy" in chicanes or switchback turns, raise the spring rate front and rear equally. If the spring rate increase is more than 15lbs, increase the oil weight as well. This setup will work well on a medium to smooth surface with sweeping turns, is neutral feeling, with plenty of rear bite for 19t. You may need to stiffen the rear spring for mod if you lose steering off the corner. For a "pebbly" surface (i am assuming you mean the asphalt is deteriorating, but not dusty or smooth) you can use this setup with a softer insert in whatever tire you use matching the temperature range of the track. There will be notable tire wear with the softer insert. Hope this helps.

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Hello,
I have hear a lot of talk about the larger RPM bumber for the TC3. I considered buying it becuase I always had a problem bending the front left hinge pin and chunking my front tires. I never bought it because of the extra weight and I didn't like the way it looked.
But I did buy the RD Logics front foam bumber, and it solved all my problems. I have been running it for the last 2 months and have not had one bent hinge pin, no chunked tires and no broken front end parts. This foam bumper is much bigger than stock and also made of a more dense material. Hands down better than the trinity and stock foam bumpers. The best part of the RD Logics bumper is that you can buy 2 for $5.00!
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that helps a whole bunch Dave W ... I'll have to look into getting some rubber tires then ... the one guy I talked with at the hobby shop said it was an open tire class for the big track so foams were ok .. but I'll try that out with some rubber tires .. and yes when I said pebbly I meant more worn out older asphalt the lighter grey stuff witht he bigger chunks in it... not the smoother deep black stuff that comes out like glass and grips closer to carpet in the middle of the summer. God I would love a track like that up here in Michigan ... so if anyone has any ideas for outdoor foams I could use those too thanks again

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