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Old 08-14-2010, 07:54 AM   #526
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Hi,

just finished building my tcx and was wondering what position is best for the rear hubs (wheelbase), short or long. The kit said short, same as the tc but most people used to run long. Also when in the short position the driveshafts seem to be very angled, any ideas?
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:01 AM   #527
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will xray spurs work with the tcx?
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:05 AM   #528
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Iím interested in getting a TCX, but I have a few questions regarding the kit. Iím currently running the tamiya 416x, itís an excellent car. But my main problem with the tamiya the front drive shafts and spool outdrives are very weak and i keep breaking them.

My question is, do you think the TCX is a stronger car than the 416x? Is anyone having any problems with the car?
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:47 AM   #529
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Iím interested in getting a TCX, but I have a few questions regarding the kit. Iím currently running the tamiya 416x, itís an excellent car. But my main problem with the tamiya the front drive shafts and spool outdrives are very weak and i keep breaking them.

My question is, do you think the TCX is a stronger car than the 416x? Is anyone having any problems with the car?
V.3 spool mounted on the TCX is definitely stronger on the market .
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:56 AM   #530
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will xray spurs work with the tcx?
Yes, I'm pretty sure that is hat Ty used at Nationals last week.

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Old 08-14-2010, 02:45 PM   #531
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Yes, I'm pretty sure that is hat Ty used at Nationals last week.

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Yup, they have 2 holes that work with the Cyclone and 416 spur hub.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:25 PM   #532
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Any bright ideas about how to get to the inner motor screw (i.e. the one hidden behind the spur) if your spur doesn't have access windows in it?

As it stands, to change a pinion I'll have to: fit the pinion, put the motor in the right position using the outside screw, remove the top deck, remove the spur, do up the inner screw, replace the spur and top deck.

p.s. I know other cars have this layout... including x-rays... but I have no experience as the cyclone-black had motor screws above and below the pinion.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:29 PM   #533
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Drill a 4mm hole in the spur gear like many other drivers already did. Easy and cheap.
Never leave any loose screw on a RC car, especially the motor's ones.
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Drill a 4mm hole in the spur gear like many other drivers already did. Easy and cheap.
Never leave any loose screw on a RC car, especially the motor's ones.
Yeah, I figured that might be the only option. I'll have to get a bigger spur. I wanted to use a 96 tooth (64 pitch), but my 4mm hole would have drilled out the teeth

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Yeah, I figured that might be the only option. I'll have to get a bigger spur. I wanted to use a 96 tooth (64 pitch), but my 4mm hole would have drilled out the teeth

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If it's that close, would a ball-tip wrench work?

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Old 08-15-2010, 01:15 AM   #536
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Any bright ideas about how to get to the inner motor screw (i.e. the one hidden behind the spur) if your spur doesn't have access windows in it?

As it stands, to change a pinion I'll have to: fit the pinion, put the motor in the right position using the outside screw, remove the top deck, remove the spur, do up the inner screw, replace the spur and top deck.

p.s. I know other cars have this layout... including x-rays... but I have no experience as the cyclone-black had motor screws above and below the pinion.
I use RW Racing Spur and with them no problem.

http://www.rwracing.co.uk/about.html

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If it's that close, would a ball-tip wrench work?

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Makes things easier, but I still needed to put holes through the spur. There is so little space.

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Thanks Agno. If it works for you, it should for me.
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V.3 spool mounted on the TCX is definitely stronger on the market .
Is that an after Market spool?
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:14 AM   #539
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The v3 spool is a hot bodies part and is very durable. i think its standard on the TCX. Correct me if i'm wrong about it being standard on the TCX.
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:34 AM   #540
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When can I get my grubby hands on one of these???????
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