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Old 11-01-2010, 02:53 AM   #1231
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Are you sure it is not coming from you aluminium knuckle arms? Are you sure that the offset is the same as the original?
will try fitting the stock composite uprights and check if they clear the wheels... can't quite remember if i got the HB alum uprights or the ones from Jet Racing...
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Thanks... the rims shown are from TOP... no choice but to run them as they're the spec tires in the series we're currently running... :/
How very odd...I've never seen a Yellow/Green TOP wheel before. If if is the solid wheels from before, some of us ran a thin spacer on the narrow (purple)hex hubs to solve this particular problem with the early solid dish wheels. No problems with the wider (black) hex hubs or newer spoke type wheels.
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will try fitting the stock composite uprights and check if they clear the wheels... can't quite remember if i got the HB alum uprights or the ones from Jet Racing...
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How very odd...I've never seen a Yellow/Green TOP wheel before. If if is the solid wheels from before, some of us ran a thin spacer on the narrow (purple)hex hubs to solve this particular problem with the early solid dish wheels. No problems with the wider (black) hex hubs or newer spoke type wheels.
tried the stock composite hubs and still the wheels rub on full lock...:/

the wheels are neon yellow dish wheels... not sure if they're old or new since we've been using them for a local series since last year.

wondering if thinner hubs would help... the stock black ones are 5mm?
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:48 AM   #1234
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tried the stock composite hubs and still the wheels rub on full lock...:/

the wheels are neon yellow dish wheels... not sure if they're old or new since we've been using them for a local series since last year.

wondering if thinner hubs would help... the stock black ones are 5mm?
I'm not sure what the problem here is. We ran the thin spacer with the thin hex hub with the old wheel as they would rub if we didn't. We didn't have any problems with the wider (black) hubs. I'm at a loss on this one, sorry.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:13 PM   #1235
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These are the original TOP wheels.They are from about 2006-07. Thick and tough wheel and thats where your issues lies.Had similar issues on my FK05 way back.....
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not sure if this has been tackled here before, but i seem to have a problem with the outer hinge pin rubbing against the wheel on full lock (left or right). anyway this can be remedied other than dropping the EPA?

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Old 11-01-2010, 07:22 PM   #1236
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Proud new owner of a TCX. Should be here Thursday
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:03 PM   #1237
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Voodoo, the rubbing is ok. Consider it as disk brakes.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:12 PM   #1238
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Voodoo, the rubbing is ok. Consider it as disk brakes.
rccartips, i'm thinking you have the same rubbing issue too? i guess its ok since i,ve ran the car a few times already. it was only a few nights ago that i noticed the rims rubbing the lower arms.

anyway, tried diffferent rims... all with the same rubbing issues...
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:14 PM   #1239
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bored over the halloween holidays...
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Voodoo how did you fit the Ta05 outdrive to the HB spool?
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:35 AM   #1241
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Voodoo how did you fit the Ta05 outdrive to the HB spool?
With 600grit sandpaper, water, some 6mm shims, a pack of winston lights, a bottle of 1.5L coke zero, and lots of patience. Having discovery turbo playing on the tube helped heaps as well.


Btw, fitted are 46mm universals from tamiya. I think they're too long. Will try fitting 44mm ones.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:37 AM   #1242
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Hey dudes,

Does any one seem to have steering flop? I know replacing the ball cups on the steering system with the HPI A302 ball cups will reduce the flop but then there's the problem with the floating piece, it flops up down about 1 - 1.5MM and pivots a little bit. Is this normal? I've followed all instructions and even rebuilt the steering system but to no avail. Will I have steering flop if I use the old TC centered system? It just annoys me how precise this thing is but the steering system flops like a......I don't know just annoying.


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Old 11-02-2010, 09:02 AM   #1243
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hi,

yes they pretty much all have a little slop in the steering, ive shimmed a little bit of it out, but you dont want to get rid of all of it, otherwise it will cause a slight bind.

the only part of the steering ive shimmed is on the post itself, added about 0.3mm on each side. this takes about 90% of the float away.

hope that helps
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:05 AM   #1244
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Planning on picking up a TCX soon. What parts usually break the most\need to be replaced the most? Also, for mod will the plastic diff outdrives do or should I go ahead and get the aluminum diff halves?

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Old 11-02-2010, 10:45 AM   #1245
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guys, please please pleeeease I need help. Can anybody PLEASE
give me the dimensions of the spool cups for the TCX? I wanna see
if i can get the to fit my Yokomo spool body.
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