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Old 08-16-2010, 03:25 AM   #556
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any news if 46mm steel universals will be available soon? if not, what alternative can we use?
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:48 AM   #557
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any news if 46mm steel universals will be available soon? if not, what alternative can we use?
You can use MIP CVD HPI PRO 4 are 46mm, good and strong, are installed without problems
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:55 AM   #558
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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 thoughts?
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Generally happy with the kit. I have two other observations:

1: A 540 motor wont fit (540 is still a popular class here in Oz). Looks like I'm going to have to dremel the anodised motor mount =(
Can someone confirm this? I.e. - that "540" style brushed motors won't fit? So we can only run brushless motors in these cars?

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hey guys...got the photos for the tcx build up onto photobucket, ...
Thanks for the posting the pics! I have some questions:

1) How many screws do you need to remove to change the spur gear?
2) How did you mount the Lipo battery? Is it "shoe gooed" into place? I can't see any mounting posts or tape.
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:46 AM   #560
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For mounting the battery you either use the supplied 'lipo locator' (the plastic strap and guard thing + alloy posts) or you use tape (not supplied) - the slots to use are the end triangular ones.
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Can someone confirm this? I.e. - that "540" style brushed motors won't fit? So we can only run brushless motors in these cars?



Thanks for the posting the pics! I have some questions:

1) How many screws do you need to remove to change the spur gear?
2) How did you mount the Lipo battery? Is it "shoe gooed" into place? I can't see any mounting posts or tape.
If you look hard enough he has the battery double sided taped in, most believe that it helps with equal chassis flex.
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My TCX is on order. Any recommend upgrades I should buy to improve strength and performance? Does anyone have a base setup for low grip asphalt?
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My TCX is on order. Any recommend upgrades I should buy to improve strength and performance? Does anyone have a base setup for low grip asphalt?
TCX Kit set up
except 3 hole 1.1 pistons, 40wt oil frt & rear - lengthened the shocks to get a bit more droop ft & rear (5mm on a Hudy gauge), I measure the distance between shock case and top of ball end cup, this was 12.6mm.
Shock top mount in holes 3 front & rear.
1.5 camber ft & 2 rear

As for strength, they are very strong out of the box.

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anyone know if the tcx's manual is available online anywhere?
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:58 AM   #565
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anyone know if the tcx's manual is available online anywhere?
Yep on the Hotbodies website
http://www.hotbodiesonline.com/instr...0&Submit=Go%21
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TCX Kit set up
except 3 hole 1.1 pistons, 40wt oil frt & rear - lengthened the shocks to get a bit more droop ft & rear (5mm on a Hudy gauge), I measure the distance between shock case and top of ball end cup, this was 12.6mm.
Shock top mount in holes 3 front & rear.
1.5 camber ft & 2 rear

As for strength, they are very strong out of the box.
Thanks for that. Does it come with purple servo posts?
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:27 PM   #567
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Just finished kitting mine all out and it weighs in at 1329g with GM motor, Tekin RS Pro, Ko Propo PDS-2367 and IP 5600mah 50C lipo. This is a serious improvement on my Moorespeed Cyclone which was about 30g overweight. I've checked the balance and it seems that actually the battery side has a greater moment around the centreline so I might have to add some masses behind the motor to balance it out.
This is with the kit totally as standard apart from the pistons which I've changed for the 3 hole items. I imagine that further significant weight savings could be made by replacing the steel turnbuckles and screws with titanium versions and replacing the spool with a Litemodz version.
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Thanks for that. Does it come with purple servo posts?
No, the kit servo posts are plastic. However I was surprised at just how solid they feel - I don't feel any urgent need to change them for the aluminium items.
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thanks...didn't realize it was online yet
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No, the kit servo posts are plastic. However I was surprised at just how solid they feel - I don't feel any urgent need to change them for the aluminium items.
I'm a sucker for purple aluminium bits.
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