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Old 07-21-2005, 08:54 PM   #10156
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Thanks for the info TigeRyan. 0-toe in might be slippery, but at least I can try it. Does anyone make an after-market aluminum part for this car?
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:13 PM   #10157
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Be careful when switching the hinge pin blocks from the front because it can change the hinge pin heights & roll centers. Just use the Losi XXX rear hubs. They are available in 0, 1/2, & 1 degree. You can use them on opposite sides to remove toe also. Just remember to use the low profile balls on the Losi hubs so the ball ends don't rub on the wheel.
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:19 PM   #10158
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Rick, are the Losi hubs that similar? Will it make the car wide/narrow with the changes? Same bearings etc?

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Old 07-21-2005, 09:38 PM   #10159
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We've used them for years indoor carpet racing. Stock bearings & spacers work fine. This also gives you two holes for ball stud. Since the ball comes out the top it makes the link closer to the wheel. A-9847 0 degrees, A9852 1/2 degree, A9853 1 degree.
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:42 PM   #10160
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Are you running a spool, diff or oneway up front? I've had problems with my spool chattering, but the AE guys at the Reedy clued me in to glue some spacers onto the Chubs and turn the steering endpoints down a bit (~15-20%)... also I lube the pins of the dogbone with black grease, bam no more chatter! Only times I've ever had chattering with a oneway was when the axles were too worn out and would bind up (the barrel and pin where it meets with the cvd)
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I lowered the endpoints and squirted some grease and it seemed to help.

Which spacers did they recommend?

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Old 07-21-2005, 10:29 PM   #10161
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We've used them for years indoor carpet racing. Stock bearings & spacers work fine. This also gives you two holes for ball stud. Since the ball comes out the top it makes the link closer to the wheel. A-9847 0 degrees, A9852 1/2 degree, A9853 1 degree.

On that note, I've heard of people using Losi sterring knuckles for additional throw. Is this true? Does it make a difference?

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Old 07-22-2005, 07:28 AM   #10162
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Eexcellent information for TC3 owners Rick.... thanks!
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:41 AM   #10163
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We've used them for years indoor carpet racing. Stock bearings & spacers work fine. This also gives you two holes for ball stud. Since the ball comes out the top it makes the link closer to the wheel. A-9847 0 degrees, A9852 1/2 degree, A9853 1 degree.

Im assuming you mean XXXS the sedan and not XXX the buggy right?
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:23 AM   #10164
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Yes the XXX-S. I've been using the Losi hub carriers for awhile now. VERY durable!! Also I get more steering from them as well.
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Old 07-22-2005, 09:04 AM   #10165
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Yes we have always been using the front hub carriers too. The steering geometry works out better & I believe the upper ball stud threads don't loosen up like the stock ones.
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I lowered the endpoints and squirted some grease and it seemed to help.

Which spacers did they recommend?

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I just eyeballed the space between the chub and the steering knuckle, then cut off some little pieces from the end of a ziptie... glued one on the right side and doubled up on the left... I was worried that it would chip off in a crash, but it's held up for awhile now. Just find something that'll fit into the space you need and glue the heck out of it, I think the full on ae guys were using the white spacers, cut in half. Also heard of ppl shaving off a bunch of the steering knuckle and tapping little holes for a set screw (this seems like the most work, but best solution... I'm going to try that next weekend...)
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I'm trying to get my FT TC3 to race on carpet, and can anyone of you TC3 gurus recommend me any components/settings for these cars?
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I'm trying to get my FT TC3 to race on carpet, and can anyone of you TC3 gurus recommend me any components/settings for these cars?

Id PM StephenSobottka. He still runs his TC3 sometimes and he can get that thing on rails (heck he is the defending TC Stock Champ at the US Indoor Champs with a TC3)
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Id PM StephenSobottka. He still runs his TC3 sometimes and he can get that thing on rails (heck he is the defending TC Stock Champ at the US Indoor Champs with a TC3)
Will do. Thanks for the quick response.
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Old 08-08-2005, 03:14 PM   #10170
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I have just bought a Racer TC3!!! is dis car still able 2 compete wid the new cars?
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