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Old 09-16-2008, 11:23 AM   #11131
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I switched back to my TC3 last year and it's running 'nearly' as good as my TC5. And it's actually more stabile down the straights. We run 6 cell 17.5 (3.75 fdr) and 6 cell Tamiya silver can (5.8 fdr) here.
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:12 PM   #11132
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i have found a few setup's off of the team site and i even bought the tuning guide. cant wait to get this thing on the track
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:32 PM   #11133
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It's actually a very good car. Options I would recommend are the TC4 cvd's for the front (thicker) and the threaded shock bodies.

btw - Has anybody found the regular outdrives for the one-way that ApexSpeed was looking for, above? I'm looking for a set too, I broke one and haven't been able to find any anywhere.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:32 AM   #11134
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i got lucky, i got a hold of a factory team car for 40 bucks so i have all the goodies. thanks for the input on the tc4 cvd's... i did not know that
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:33 AM   #11135
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I've upgraded mine thru the years at blow-out sales , even got the hard chassis kit (just for spares), but so far have 'only' broken a front hub carrier, front one-way diff blade, front cvd shaft - all on the same side, and a rear shock tower.
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:16 AM   #11136
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I just picked up 4 tc3's to run vintage. So far i haven't changed anything or cleaned anything and i'm not doing terrible (need more horsepower) and the car handled pretty dam good. Is there a downside to loosing a little weight i think i'm like 30 grams overweight will i make the car more fragile switching to aliuminum screws or shaving a little here or there?
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:03 PM   #11137
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Is there a downside to loosing a little weight i think i'm like 30 grams overweight will i make the car more fragile switching to aliuminum screws or shaving a little here or there?
I haven't had any problems with the alum screws, except maybe the one's on the bottom of the chassis, because a few of them show a bit more wear on them. The blue alum shock screws are a little shorter than stock, but they work well enough. Otherwise, they're great for lightening the chassis and look cool! Not sure you'll need to shave the chassis any after changing out the kit screws.
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:43 PM   #11138
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Keepin' the thread alive!
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:49 PM   #11139
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I actually upgraded my old racer kit TC3 with blue threaded shocks, blue drive shaft, blue motor heatsink, blue battery bar, and anything else blue I could put on the car. I was going to sell it, but thought I'd race it once in VTA to prove it was a good car. It was a mistake to race it, cause now I'm having so much fun with it in VTA that I'm going to keep it.

My TC3 has been very consistant in VTA. As long as I do a good job of tire prep/maintenance, the car has been easy to drive. I'm running 21.5 lipo with an XBR speedo and I have a fairly aggressive setup so that I can drive it harder into the corners that a lot of racers. I like the punch the shaft drives seems to give me coming out of the corners as well.

If I was a better driver, I would have no problem challenging for TQ.

A few things that I've done that I would recommend is 1/2" screws on the top of the diff cases and Calandra (CRC) steering blocks - http://www.teamcrc.com/crc/modules.p...od&prodID=3021.
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Thats a hoot, Vintage touring Car and a TC3 is in there..

The TC4 is about the same car, and a TC5 is no different than anyone else's belt drive.

After droop screws the technology has not changed. If you only run one track/surface then once you have the car setup.. its all about driving.

I am running my TC3 with a 4300ss with sintered and XBR - soon 3200 lipo. The last BIG race 50+ entries I entered - made bottom of B main.. and that was prior to the XBR setup.. OH rubber tire.. sorry. There are most definitely better purpose built foam tire cars.

Anyway.. I am still enjoying it. IF anyone has suggestions on weight for running lipo and where on the TC3 to put it.. I would love to hear.

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Old 10-06-2008, 09:50 AM   #11141
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hello all ;

I'm fond of the immortal tc3 too ! I plan to race it next week, it's been a very, very long time since the last time. A very hard rubber compound tire will be used, ( and stock motor) so I need any help/ piece of advice for a decent setup to start with. for example :

shocks/springs ?
front shock tower : stock or rear one?
One way ? or Diff ? diff setting?

thanks for your help !
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IF anyone has suggestions on weight for running lipo and where on the TC3 to put it.. I would love to hear.

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Hello ; i never tried to put a lipo in my tc3 , but i will very soon . I plan to put flat lead plates under the battery ,first. To reach 1500 grams, it will not be enough, so maybe glue/attach some more lead to the outer edge of the bathtub chassis. I will look ugly, though...

hope this helps ?
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hello all ;

I'm fond of the immortal tc3 too ! I plan to race it next week, it's been a very, very long time since the last time. A very hard rubber compound tire will be used, ( and stock motor) so I need any help/ piece of advice for a decent setup to start with. for example :

shocks/springs ?
front shock tower : stock or rear one?
One way ? or Diff ? diff setting?

thanks for your help !
Here are some that will work --> http://www.rc10.com/racerhub/setup/0setups_tc3.htm
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Here are some that will work
Thanks ! I looked there, of course. I was thinking of a setup which would be more specific to very low grip situations. My setup experience is very limited
so i thought i I could ask for yours here... thanks again !
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Then the standard setup is what you're looking for --> http://www.rc10.com/racerhub/setup/stdsetc3.pdf It's better suited for low-traction parking lot racing. Generally, the more bumpy/loose your track is the more you'll want to soften the springs and run without a traction bar.
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