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Old 07-28-2009, 12:38 AM   #11251
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I actually let my gf's little brother race it whenever he comes out to OC Circuit. I like the car and how it handles, but for the life of me I can't keep the left rear ball cup to stay on . And the motor (brushed 27t) gets extremely hot while only being geared at a 6.8, I'm thinking there's got to be a bind in the drivetrain due to the car sitting on my carpet floor for the last 2 years.
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but for the life of me I can't keep the left rear ball cup to stay on . And the motor (brushed 27t) gets extremely hot while only being geared at a 6.8, I'm thinking there's got to be a bind in the drive-train due to the car sitting on my carpet floor for the last 2 years.
Reminded me at the next Fusion race and I'll give you an RPM ball cup. I tried using one of these and it was to tight. Maybe you should try one and see what happens.

As for the drive train, try removing the shims from the out-drives if they are the plastic ones. Also remove at least one shim from both front and rear input shafts. My drive train was way to tight if set-up to stock specs. let me know what happens
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:47 PM   #11253
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Theres a TC3 Factory Team kit brand new in the box on ebay right now. Bidding started at $130.00. Somebody needs to grab this one.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:10 PM   #11254
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Reminded me at the next Fusion race and I'll give you an RPM ball cup. I tried using one of these and it was to tight. Maybe you should try one and see what happens.

As for the drive train, try removing the shims from the out-drives if they are the plastic ones. Also remove at least one shim from both front and rear input shafts. My drive train was way to tight if set-up to stock specs. let me know what happens
Thank you Russ, sounds good and I'll definitely try that. The car is great, very popular car too when I started racing circa '99-'00 I shouldve grabbed one back then
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:18 PM   #11255
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just got a TC3 today for VTA use. there is a new carpet track opening up near me soon...so im ready to get it all ready to roll. can anyone help me out with a good setup for indoor carpet VTA racing? thanks
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:27 PM   #11256
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i just picked up another TC3 to replace mt stolen one got a mamba max 7700kv setup it was flying wit a 3600stick pack
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:49 PM   #11257
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hey joe & russ i have a TC3 RTR that i won races with & hung with joe & the rest of TBR with had no problems with plus setup wise was good. now i retired that car & am using a TC4 RTR & im doing well in it, im planning to get my tc3 up & running later, if u guys want to compare setups i'd be happy to help u 2 as well as u Chris A.
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:39 PM   #11258
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if u guys want to compare setups i'd be happy to help u 2 as well as u Chris A.
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Sounds great would very much like to share some notes / setups any time. I think my setup is good but it never hurts to compare notes and try to make things a little better.

Even though I had to change my gear ratio in my last race from a 3.5 to 6.5 (ate a spur gear). I did feel that my car was handling pretty good it was just way too slow. I was going to try something new for my next race. Plus a new pinion to bring my ratio to 4.0.

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Old 08-03-2009, 09:09 PM   #11259
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Hey russ let me know how the gear ratio in your car works. im running my TC4 & am using a 6.85 on a stock brushed motor & it hauls thru the straights, but it does drop off when it gets hot cause i dont have a fan on it right now. Good luck to u at fusion russ. i wont be running cause i have a couple of things to take care of, but have fun.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:09 PM   #11260
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Marvin,
The 3.55 ratio 64 pitch that I was using worked great except for I had no or very little brakes for some reason. When I switched to 48 pitch 6.5 ratio I had all the brakes in the world. So I ordered an 45t 48 pitch pinion which was the largest 48 pitch pinion that I found to go with my 72t spur to make an 4.0 ratio in 48 pitch. I can also use a 69t spur to make an 3.83 ratio if I need a little more speed. I thought that I would try the 4.0 and see what happens and can always change to 3.83 if I need to.

Wouldnt 6.85 with a brushed motor be a little over geared?
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Hmm well i felt the car has awesome power. ask joe i was at wcrcr & was practicing with him & i was a bit faster than his car on the straights (not trying to put his car down to brag at all here) but thats what i saw & im using a 8 yr old brushed motor lol, then again im running MB racing technology horsepower lol. so i guess im lucky lol. i'd like to see your car in action. u should come down to west coast its a huge place lots of traction & very fun.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:00 PM   #11262
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Would very much like to if I ever get a Saturday off. My problem is I work on Saturdays. I would have a few different indoor places I could race at if I had Saturdays off. But for now I enjoy having Sundays and Mondays off.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:03 PM   #11263
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Thats good russ. im glad the TC3 has not been forgotten, i even have my TC3 RTR stratus body signed by kyle bush lol. well i hope to race against u soon.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:32 PM   #11264
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where do you get your parts for your TC3's besides e-bay? does anyone stock them parts anymore?
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:02 AM   #11265
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You can find TC3 parts at Tower Hobbies, Stormer Hobbies and also GS hobby has some at discounted prices right now.

Try those, I'm sure there are others also.
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