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Old 06-23-2005, 06:39 AM   #10081
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i run them they dont bind as much as the std ones do but i think goin to the TC4 steering would be best sure it means a bit of drill work but its better in the long run
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Old 06-23-2005, 06:42 AM   #10082
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The binding is caused by dirt. I don't think an aluminum one will have an advantage.
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Old 06-23-2005, 06:51 AM   #10083
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Just out of curiousity, what's the advantage of having an aluminum steering rack besides looking good? I know the regular ones tend to bind, are these that much smoother?
Thanks I will check it out.
I actually run a steering rack in my MI2. It is a lot stonger than the stock steering and it gives me infinite ackerman adjustment. As for the aluminum I run on a track that uses PVC w/couplers and have broke the rack once and I'm just looking for some added insurance.
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Old 06-23-2005, 07:26 AM   #10084
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I haven't tried it but in theory at least I can think of a couple of reasons why the alloy rack could have an advantage. For sure the binding is caused by dirt. Over time I think the dirt wears a little bit into the plastic, and ends up accumulating faster or more. I reckon with the alloy rack this might be reduced.

I think that there can be some static in the plastic parts which can actually attract dirt, at least it seems that way sometimes, particularly on carpet, and alloy would be better in this regard.

Another possibility, particularly for those like me who race outdoors at night, is that with an alloy rack, particularly a silver one, you can visually verify the thoroughness of your cleaning a lot more positively, as opposed to black dirt on a black plastic rack.

So, I'm not planning on going for the alloy rack, but like I said, in theory at least I can think of a few possibilities why it *might* be better.

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Old 06-23-2005, 07:41 AM   #10085
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I agree. The alloy one would be easier to see the dirt and confirm that all is removed. Black dirt on a black part is truly hard to see/remove. Also, when scraping away the dirt, the alloy would last longer and not develop as much slop.
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Old 06-23-2005, 08:15 PM   #10086
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G`day,

Could anyone suggest a starting ratio for the Trinity Green Machine.

The track layout changes from meet to meet so it`s going to be hard to get one spot on...BUT something close that i can fine tune from is all i`m after.

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Old 06-23-2005, 09:52 PM   #10087
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at my track (lots of 180's) i run a 2.4 as the pinion/spur. if there rn't many 180s at your track i'd run something lower.
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also, does anyone know where to find a bunch of tc3 setups (other than AE's site) thanks.
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Old 06-23-2005, 11:37 PM   #10089
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Find the forum "rubber tires for dummies" it explains everything.

And just where is this forum at
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Old 06-24-2005, 01:17 AM   #10090
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Find the forum "rubber tires for dummies" it explains everything.

And just where is this forum at

Right here.
http://rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=59268

You just gotta look a bit. Plus the fact that I said forum instead of thread probably didn't help.
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Old 06-24-2005, 08:53 AM   #10091
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Default TC3 Shock Rebuild

I recently got some Associated threaded shock bodies with unobtainium shafts in a used TC3 purchase + parts. I split the cost of the lot with my cousin and I get some of the parts. I was wondering if I've got the correct parts to get this project going:

LX2582 Associated End Cap Plastic
LX2606 Associated Mounting Kit w/Rod End
LXRB00 RPM Lower Spring Cups Blue Associated
LXPA21 Associated VCS Macro Shock Rebuild Kit

It looks about right. I double checked the TC3 manual. I already have some shock pistons so I don't need to order anymore of those. I know some other shocks have bladders and have read others use bladders from different companies. Is there a better/alternate way to rebuilding these Associated shocks? Thanks!
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Old 06-30-2005, 09:36 AM   #10092
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Where can i get a screw set for my tc3 at id like to give it a little color

Also, where can i get the clear sedan wheels at?? they looked awsome and i would like to have a set in blue for my car.

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Old 06-30-2005, 09:47 AM   #10093
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You could either have your LHS order a blue screw set from AE, check on EBay, or try RCScrewz www.rcscrewz.com
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Speedtechrc carrys the screw set
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Where can i get a screw set for my tc3 at id like to give it a little color

Also, where can i get the clear sedan wheels at?? they looked awsome and i would like to have a set in blue for my car.
Be careful. The ones on the bottom of the chassis strip easily.
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