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Old 12-09-2004, 02:47 PM   #9406
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Does anyone know any alternative threaded shocks for the TC3 if i dont wanna use the Factory Team ones? I heard Tamiya TRF shocks work well, is this true?
The Tamiya TRF shocks won the Euros so they can't be bad but that's not to say the Associated shocks aren't good.

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Killingtime.......Yes it's the nature of the beast.....because your adding fiberglass for color.....which will add some flex but , like I said, it's barely noticable on high quality CF like BMI's.........Their colors are "almost" the same stiffness as their straight black.......
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Old 12-10-2004, 03:58 AM   #9408
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coooool im gonna get the bule one to go with all me aluminium parts i got
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Old 12-10-2004, 05:14 AM   #9409
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The BMI chassis for the TC# is so strong by design you wont notice the slight difference with the colored chassis. You can barely tell when the plate is bare but when its all together it isnt noticeable. My TC3 is the stiffest chassis I have ever seen.
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Old 12-11-2004, 10:24 PM   #9410
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Thanks guys, I didn't want to get the black chassis if possible, just because everyone else has it. I was thinking a tricked out RED TC3 would be a step away from the norm. I saw that Calandra makes all kinds of aluminum in red for the TC3....always an option.
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Old 12-11-2004, 10:49 PM   #9411
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Yeah, the colored versions are just about as stiff as the black. However, I think the blue ano'd stuff looks killer next to the black C/F.

Terry, ever seen a BMI Xray? That is the stiffest chassis without question. But yes, the BMI TC3 is very stiff, handles very nicely, and looks sweet.
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Old 12-12-2004, 12:11 AM   #9412
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I havent taken a good look at one. Everything Jason does tho is perfection. Wait till you get a look at my Mi2 prototype at the novak. Its incredible looking just like all the rest.
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Old 12-13-2004, 10:28 PM   #9413
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What does Calandra make for the TC3? I can't seem to find their website.

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Will a good basic setup from HTO work at Trackside? At least for a TC rookie like me?
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Yea it would be a good place to start. Gear would be different just ask on the Trackside thread Im sure someone will tell ya whats working.
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Too many search results and too many pages in this thread. I know this has been discussed but its my only real problem with the car. The steering setup. I dont have to lose the stiffness I have my dremmeling the chassis to fit the NTC3 steering in it. Has anyone figured out a way to make the current rack better? Has anyone switched it to bearings? Mine has bushings..
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Old 12-15-2004, 11:20 AM   #9416
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Most of the facctory guys ran bushings in their racks, they felt that the bearings bound up. Make sure the inside of the rack is super clean, feel around in there for any high spots. I used an Xacto knife to cut all around the slider hole on both top and bottom to "bevel" the edge. The moulding process left lots of material here to drag. I then sanded the inside of the rack with 2000 grit sandpaper to make it very smooth.
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Also a couple of companies make aluminum steering racks for TC3's. That is what I had in mine. Super smooth! I never had a problem with mine. plus it stayed a lot cleaner so the steering didn't bind up as bad.
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What does Calandra make for the TC3? I can't seem to find their website.
They make a bunch of alum. hop-ups....http://www.teamcrc.com/php/ once you enter the site look to theleft to thier "catalogue", click on "hop ups". Hope this helped
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Thanks I will look at it tonite!

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I asked on there but I didn't see a response. I guess 'ol trial and error will have to do.
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Old 12-16-2004, 04:29 AM   #9420
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Has anyone switched it to bearings?------ Yes i did with the ally stering rack and it made a lot of difference. I used to run the plastic stock one and it used to bend and get wider on the bushings which gave alot of play but with the ally there is no play and the bearings are super smooth
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