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Old 04-12-2005, 08:58 PM   #9901
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Will TC4 parts (arms, shock towers, chassis braces & hingepin mounts) even fit on the TC3?
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Old 04-13-2005, 01:28 AM   #9902
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Will TC4 parts (arms, shock towers, chassis braces & hingepin mounts) even fit on the TC3?
that's my question exactly!... just b/c i plan on using a diff chass shouldn't matter as it's still drilled for the fact. ntc3/etc3 setup, so if it works on a normal etc3/ntc3 chassis, it should [in theory, of course] work on my SSG chassis.

.... but from what i understand [which admittedly isn't much] the shock towers swap w/o the need for any modification whatsoever, so i'm hoping that the arm mounts are in the same boat.
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Old 04-13-2005, 01:56 AM   #9903
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What do you think of the Hobbico hex driver set? Have any of you guys used these?
My advise is don't bother with them, I had a set they don't last very long. They rounded of the corners of the balls (on the drivers not the screws!) and a couple even snapped the balls off of the end. The more expensive sets are more expensive for a good reason!
I have a bit of a mixture of Associated, Hudy and Trinity drivers, they are all good quality items.
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My advise is don't bother with them, I had a set they don't last very long. They rounded of the corners of the balls (on the drivers not the screws!) and a couple even snapped the balls off of the end. The more expensive sets are more expensive for a good reason!
I have a bit of a mixture of Associated, Hudy and Trinity drivers, they are all good quality items.
Thanks for the reply. I'm putting in my order now for some quality stuff. Working with worn out L-shaped hex wrenches is starting to strip out my screws.
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:13 AM   #9905
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that's my question exactly!... just b/c i plan on using a diff chass shouldn't matter as it's still drilled for the fact. ntc3/etc3 setup, so if it works on a normal etc3/ntc3 chassis, it should [in theory, of course] work on my SSG chassis.

.... but from what i understand [which admittedly isn't much] the shock towers swap w/o the need for any modification whatsoever, so i'm hoping that the arm mounts are in the same boat.
But if TC4 shocktowers go on, you gotta put the chassis braces on too

Will TC4 chassis braces work on a TC3?
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i'm gonna go pull the tc4 manual off associated's website & look at the mounts, but the Xtreme chassis i'm using already has upper chassis braces, so i won't be using the factory ones.
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so, i didn't actually have to go to the manual, but according to the TC4's FAQ on their website...
"14 Can I use the TC4 shock towers on my TC3?

Yes."

so i guess they should work just fine... & i don't see any need for different chassis braces, the ones i have should work just fine. thanks for the help though guys.
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Old 04-13-2005, 09:24 AM   #9908
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the NTC3 rack seems to be smoother, a little more durable

i dont think you can easily mate the NTC3 rack to the TC3

the towers are more durable since they are a little thicker and more tuning ability
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i don't see any need for different chassis braces, the ones i have should work just fine. thanks for the help though guys.
Then where would you mount your camber links?
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the TC4 towers are a direct bolt on the only thing changed is body mount positions the TC4's are wider (farther apart) than the TC3's
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...and the camber links are vertical and bolt on the chassis brace....

Can someone with both cars just try puting the TC4 chassis brace on the TC3 LOL
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...and the camber links are vertical and bolt on the chassis brace....

Can someone with both cars just try puting the TC4 chassis brace on the TC3 LOL
Been there, installed that....
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blackkat is right, the tc4 shock towers don't have holes for camber links, because on the tc4 they are mounted on the chassis braces. so if you want the tc4 shock towers for your tc3 you will need the chassis braces as well
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And it works? Coo....

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blackkat is right, the tc4 shock towers don't have holes for camber links, because on the tc4 they are mounted on the chassis braces. so if you want the tc4 shock towers for your tc3 you will need the chassis braces as well
i see what you guys are saying.... thanks for pointing that out cause I had missed it. i guess i'll just stick with the penguin ones... again, thanks for the help guys
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