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Old 08-17-2011, 02:58 AM   #3436
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On Andy's car in the pick he is using the closer hole to the bulk head. At the rear and the front which makes the top arms shorter and more angled.. does this result in more camber gain through the corners? or? I have never changed this link position.. and dont see many setups using the other hole..
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:07 AM   #3437
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On Andy's car in the pick he is using the closer hole to the bulk head. At the rear and the front which makes the top arms shorter and more angled.. does this result in more camber gain through the corners? or? I have never changed this link position.. and dont see many setups using the other hole..
From my experience, the shorter links reduces body roll & overall grip - makes feel more responsive & direct.

Increased angle does generate more camber gain.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:04 AM   #3438
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I am really considering running the TCX this winter, but wanted to get some thoughts before I jumped in.

Our racing here will be 17.5 - Non-Boosted - Spec Tire (Sweep Blue), on Ozite, typical very tight and technical layouts. Does anyone have a good setup to look at to start with?

Also, what do I need to get besides the car (any critical updates or "must haves")?

Spec-R has a gear diff for it, is there anything I need to purchase with it for the TCX?
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:35 PM   #3439
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If you are getting the SpecR gear diff you should also think about a set of their 46mm driveshafts for the front.

As for setups check out Hara's IIC setup here; http://www.petitrc.com/reglages/hotb...tBodiesTCX.htm

And look for the video on youtube to see what it looks like.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:49 PM   #3440
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There's pictures of Andy Moore's car from the Euros last weekend on www.EFRA.ws. Go to Gallery at the top right, then choose the 1/10th TC Euros!

Spoke to Andy quite a bit, so if you've got any questions I can try to help you out with what he was running on the car.

He was running a new Front Rear suspension bar (ie, the one immediately in front of the servo), the latest chassis plate and a prototype gear diff. Other than that, the car was basically box standard.

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Old 08-17-2011, 02:39 PM   #3441
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Exotek TCX 46mm Hard Steel Axle available now...quantities limited
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:47 AM   #3442
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Pictures of the new options.

Hot Bodies TCX-hb-tcx-25mmnarrowchassis.jpg

Hot Bodies TCX-hb-tcx-46mmdriveshafts.jpg

Hot Bodies TCX-hb-tcx-frontminus2mmshocktower.jpg
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:29 AM   #3443
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I shimmed out the side to side play, but where the out drives are pinned to the spool there is some play there as well. The out drive cups are wobbley or is that supposed to be there like you stated?

I'm actually running a TC-FD but the TCX parts carry over.
Got my TCFD and the new +2mm outdrives... I got the exact same problem!

Personally, I put put some paper ring, I have not found a fitting shim to go there... But I will check that after the first run...
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when will these be available in the US
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With so many new parts for the TCX why doesn't HB release a new car or will we have to buy everything piecemeal ? Maybe an update package containing just the new parts would be a better way to go ...
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I rather piece meal it, instead of shelling out $400+ lump sum.
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I rather piece meal it, instead of shelling out $400+ lump sum.

I know what your saying but with new shock towers, chassis, top deck, rear uprights, spindles, dog bones, hinge pin mounts and gear diff. I'm not so sure you wouldn't be shelling out close to $400 for the lot anyway.
My problem is that I'd want it all at once.
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all these new parts are tunning parts not required patrs

my car is box stock and its great
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:24 PM   #3449
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all these new parts are tunning parts not required patrs

my car is box stock and its great
ditto! I've changed a few things (like the lowered shock towers), but i'd rather be able to buy them if/when I need them, then to get them in a kit and that becomes the 'standard' stock setup
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:25 PM   #3450
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Hey, couple of questions about the new chassis.......

Do we know how the new chassis will affect the handling of the car?
Has it got more flex than the stock chassis?
Is it better suited to high grip or low grip situations?

Any input would be appreciated!
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