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Old 02-14-2002, 08:38 AM   #1096
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Thanks for everyones response. The TC3 I got from my friend has some really gritty bearings in it.
I tried that on my bearings, removing the teflon seals and my bearings were gone after 2 races. I recommend it for the drive train but not the hubs. I have an ultrasonic cleaner Alan if you want to use it. I use some heavy duty degreaser to get the grit out, then I spray it with some Motor Cleaner, dry them with some compressed air then relube them, just a drop, with TRIBO. I don't reseal the bearings in the drive train.

BTW - whos TC3 did you get? Let me know about the UltraSonic cleaner, I'll be in your shop either tomorrow or Saturday

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Old 02-14-2002, 08:45 AM   #1097
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Red > You only have to remove the shield once, you dont take them off and then put them back on. Just like everyone said, put the bearing without the seal on the inside and the seal on the outside

If the seals are on, the oil wil go through just like the motor spray does. Just let it soak in.

The stuff i use to clean the bearings is Liquid Wrench w/ Teflon. Doesnt smell as bad as Motor Spray and i think does a better job. i use the same techniqe as TP, blast them, make sure they turn, but i do soak them overnight no matter what, dry and re-lube.

TP > I may get brave today and remove the shields
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Redsnad--Where in NE are you?
used to live at the lionsgate northside of Lincoln.
are ya from there too ?

anyway, guys are any of you using the bearing spacer inside the front steering knuckle ?
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Default 2 Questions....

For the bearings in the transmission, is their a sheild? I looked but just cant seem to find one. this is the one with the rubber seal.

Also, when you are rebuilding your shocks, do you clean shocks with anything, motor spary? Or just pour out the old oil and add in the new....

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Old 02-15-2002, 02:44 AM   #1100
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anyway, guys are any of you using the bearing spacer inside the front steering knuckle ?
Are you referring to the shim that comes between the two BB on the steering rack? yep, use it. If you lost them, get a reedy motor shim kit and use some, maybe you need to use the intermediate size, the big ones is too thick.
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Old 02-15-2002, 02:47 AM   #1101
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For the bearings in the transmission, is their a sheild? I looked but just cant seem to find one. this is the one with the rubber seal.

Also, when you are rebuilding your shocks, do you clean shocks with anything, motor spary? Or just pour out the old oil and add in the new....
If you got a racer kit, the bearing shield that comes with the kit are rubber seals, meybe the shields of your bearings are removed previously.

When I rebuild shocks I remove the old oil and put a shot of motor cleaner to remove the possible dirt on the inner chamber and put new oil.
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I heard you tested some special wings some time ago. Have you found something?
I'm still testing it.
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anyway, guys are any of you using the bearing spacer inside the front steering knuckle ?
Yes. Use it. There should also be one in the rear hub carrier, also. When you tighten down the wheel nut, these prevent the bearings from being compressed against the plastic carriers, causing friction on the bearings.
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If you got a racer kit, the bearing shield that comes with the kit are rubber seals, meybe the shields of your bearings are removed previously.
I purchased the orginal team kit when the car was released, i do beleive they are rubber sealed, just cant find the shield to take them off

Can i just pop off the rubber?
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I purchased the orginal team kit when the car was released, i do beleive they are rubber sealed, just cant find the shield to take them off

Can i just pop off the rubber?
Wolfe - the rubber IS the seal. Just poke it with an X-acto knife and it will pop out. Last I checked, your car was already running extremely free.
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Old 02-15-2002, 09:31 AM   #1106
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Default Spur gear ?

Hey all looking for some help pleas. I need a new spur gear as mine is a bit tatty and will get the Rob. Rac. gear I heard that the trinity gear adapter is a good thing to have is this true? And why

Also does anyone know the part number?
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Supposedly the alum. gear adapter keeps the gear running true. But, the stock one does the same, it's the gear to begin with that runs un-true. Just make sure you get gears that are of good quality to begin with....
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Old 02-15-2002, 09:51 AM   #1108
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Default Tx TP

OK then stock it is cheaper and lighter, well a big purchase is on the horizon, hope fully they will get the integy 16x5 with P/S soon.

Still unsure on getting the whole graphite component kit or just the chassis. Any inputs?

Also getting threaded shocks.

Also what all do I need to upgrade to the lite diffs I heard not all the parts/kit are needed but I am unsure of the conditions of my diff balls. Part numbers willl help a lot here. And not all parts "need" to be ae I will get what works best.

Also on the list is the irs input shafts.

Any other suggestions to a racer model especially in the way of lightening the drive train

And who knows maybe some eye candy like blue screws and integy drive cups.
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Old 02-15-2002, 09:54 AM   #1109
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Default Bearings

With all the talk of bearings I have another ?
How much better are the teflon bearings? For just a regular driver is it worth the $120?
I also heard dynamite makes a set that are quite reasonbly priced.
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Old 02-15-2002, 10:10 AM   #1110
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buda,

regardless of what kind of driver you are, you'll benefit from good bearings and i'm sure you can get 'em for less than $120. i use boca bearings in all of my cars, they are just about 100% maintenance free. for the tc-3, they run about $80-$90 bucks (this also includes the steering rack bearings).
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