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Old 07-27-2010, 05:25 AM   #346
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I see Tower Hobbies dropped the preorder price from $549 to $499 over the weekend. Must mean they are getting closer.
Can we expect lower price, like $470 on arival date or that's it?
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:54 PM   #347
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Hello guys,

I thought i should share some tips for the TCX building with you guys.

1. Front Sway bar Holder
When you install the sway bar holder on the bulkheads, I recommend you to shave the fitted groove a little bit for better sway bar fit especially for larger size such as 1.2mm and 1.3mm. Please see a picture attached. Without doing this, it might be too tight for those sway bars.

2. Recommendation of 46mm drive shafts
The kit comes with black composit diff outdrives. We will also have aluminum diff outdrives but with using those composit diff outdrives, you will be able to use the 46mm drive shafts in the rear as well. 46mm drive shafts don't fit with the option aluminum outdrives as they require to use with the plastic pin blades. Those composit outdrives are very strong and durable enough to use in modified racing. And the main benefit is that we can use 46mm drive shafts in the rear.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:05 PM   #348
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Man... I was hoping Hiro woul dbe using a samurai sword to cut that...
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Thanks for the building tip Hiro-San. Nice photo also.

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Old 07-27-2010, 04:10 PM   #350
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Man... I was hoping Hiro woul dbe using a samurai sword to cut that...

Duh...... it's a 1/10 scale sword.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:16 PM   #351
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If you don't want messing up the sway bar holder, you can also add a 0.5mm shim (each side) in between the bulkheads and sway bar holder to get more clearance.
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Which shirt should i get?


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Both! Get both shirts...
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Which shirt should i get?


Thanks in advance.
The one on the right is my pick....LOL
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Nice tips Hiro, im so glad you are looking out for us. These small tips will help make building a lot easier. Now i just need a TCX to try this on hahaha!!!!
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2. Recommendation of 46mm drive shafts
The kit comes with black composit diff outdrives. We will also have aluminum diff outdrives but with using those composit diff outdrives, you will be able to use the 46mm drive shafts in the rear as well. 46mm drive shafts don't fit with the option aluminum outdrives as they require to use with the plastic pin blades. Those composit outdrives are very strong and durable enough to use in modified racing. And the main benefit is that we can use 46mm drive shafts in the rear.
Can you tell why you would want to use the 46mm drive shafts in the rear?
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Can you tell why you would want to use the 46mm drive shafts in the rear?
From the testing result, they make totally different feeling of driving characteristic as they have different plunge point in the outdrives.

It should feel like more consistent feeling just like using the longer camber links. I personally think they provide some more forgiveness on the car too. I recommend you to try those your self and pick the best one for the situation.

Also, i personally think the composit diff outdrives work better on carpet than the aluminum one. Feels like more consistent traction with them.

Hope it helps a bit.
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Can you tell why you would want to use the 46mm drive shafts in the rear?

Some guys like a long shaft in the rear.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Some guys like a long shaft in the rear.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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