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Old 11-30-2010, 06:12 PM   #11491
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Anyone know if TC4 steering blocks will fit a TC3?
nope don't think so
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:32 PM   #11492
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Anyone know if TC4 steering blocks will fit a TC3?
Yes, they do fit. Losi XS steering blocks fit as well as the caster blocks and rear hubs.
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My son's TC3 keeps breaking the front CVD bones. They are the black plastic type. We inherited some spares with the used chassis when we bought it. Mine has the FT aluminum ones on it. No problems there.

Question is, did Associated make the CVD bones out of the super brittle graphite stuff too for a while? I know when we were running RC10T4's that the graphite parts, although lighter, seemed to break much easier. A-arms and such. I'm wondering if that's what we have is those brittle graphite ones?

I'm going to buy some more replacements but I only see one choice of std black plastic now, or the blue aluminum ones.

If I buy the aluminum CVD bones, do I also need to have the aluminum outdrives? Or can you mix and match?
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:06 PM   #11494
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Yes, they do fit. Losi XS steering blocks fit as well as the caster blocks and rear hubs.
Wow learn something new I was told that they wouldn't fit,would have been nice to know when I still had my tc3.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:14 PM   #11495
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Wow learn something new I was told that they wouldn't fit,would have been nice to know when I still had my tc3.
I got some to try. You have to sand a TINY little bit to get them to fit in the C hub. Also, since the steering link ballstud mounting position is slightly different, you have to replace BOTH sides initially to ensure proper steering settings. From there, you're good. Since TC4 parts are cheaper and easier to come by, I see it as a win/win.
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Wow learn something new I was told that they wouldn't fit,would have been nice to know when I still had my tc3.
I just picked up a roller chassis that had the TC4 steering system in it.
It will work, but you'll need to drill two new holes for the posts.
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:51 PM   #11497
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I just picked up a tc3 and i see you guys are talking about the steering, funny thing is that the steering is shot it seems. There is no way a regular 1/10 car servo will turn the wheels. The bearings seem ok, what is the problem. It seems as if something is grinding together. Let me know and THANKSSSS
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:58 PM   #11498
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I just picked up a tc3 and i see you guys are talking about the steering, funny thing is that the steering is shot it seems. There is no way a regular 1/10 car servo will turn the wheels. The bearings seem ok, what is the problem. It seems as if something is grinding together. Let me know and THANKSSSS
Disconnect the steering links from the steering blocks so that you can isolate it to either one hub(or both) or the steering rack. Likely as not, the rack nuts are too tight or the hub to steering block screw/ball studs through the C hubs are too tight or too little clearance and they're bearing on the C hub instead of the inserts. Download the manual if you haven't already to see how it all goes together. It should move freely enough that even a weak little Futaba 3003 can move it easily.
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Old 12-06-2010, 03:06 PM   #11499
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Thanks i will disassemble soon
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Yes... for you guys buying the used cars... ALWAYS do a complete teardown and rebuild. The manuals are free and on the AE website. The Tc3/4 are competent cars BUT need proper assembly and maintenance to perform at their very best (moreso than the newer generation of cars).

As far as the plastic CVD's go... you can get away with using them in the rear of the car with a plastic diff (steel diff will snap the plastic CVD's faster)... but you cant hit too much to do so. You be the judge in that case. If you know the car will whack the wall or boards on the regular... go with steel diffs and the HD CVD bones F/R... its by far the most durable setup.

Aluminum diff halves are really for someone just throwing $ away. They notch up and wear out fairly fast unless you use Niftech's SWD CVD's... even then they dont last much longer. The 5$ plastic diff halves are just as light and IMO more durable with the plastic CVD's.

I ran boosted 17.5 all summer with a front steel slipper spool/HD CVD's and rear plastic diff with either the plastic CVD's or a set of lightweight Niftech aluminum CVD's with AE pins pressed into the bone. Worked great... and i ran the plastic diff till the rings grooved up so much that the diff turned into a spool halfway through the run. LOL Didnt rebuild it all summer... till then.
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As far as the plastic CVD's go... you can get away with using them in the rear of the car with a plastic diff (steel diff will snap the plastic CVD's faster)... but you cant hit too much to do so. You be the judge in that case. If you know the car will whack the wall or boards on the regular... go with steel diffs and the HD CVD bones F/R... its by far the most durable setup.

Aluminum diff halves are really for someone just throwing $ away. They notch up and wear out fairly fast unless you use Niftech's SWD CVD's... even then they dont last much longer. The 5$ plastic diff halves are just as light and IMO more durable with the plastic CVD's.
Thanks for the advice. Just what I was hoping to learn about. Here's his TC3 car with a new HPI GT body. He loves green. Can you tell?
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Thanks for the advice. Just what I was hoping to learn about. Here's his TC3 car with a new HPI GT body. He loves green. Can you tell?
Yeah but hes a kid... he can have whatever color he wants. Im glad to see kids getting and staying involved in RC. It brings a smile to my face!
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can someone tell me what pinion and spur I need to get a 6.0 fdr in my tc3?
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can someone tell me what pinion and spur I need to get a 6.0 fdr in my tc3?
72 (kit stock) spur / 30 pinion = 2.4 * 2.5 internal gearbox ratio = 6.0 FDR
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72 (kit stock) spur / 30 pinion = 2.4 * 2.5 internal gearbox ratio = 6.0 FDR
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