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Old 12-16-2001, 03:39 PM   #1441
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jjmudd, are you using the tc3 caster blocks? They will allow too much steering throw also. The stock caster blocks have alot of flex in them. I switched to the graphite ones and also took a dremel to the inside area where the cup portion of the cvd runs and opened it up a little so that the cvd would not rub under flex. After adding the graphite pieces I have yet to break or even bend any cvds. Before that I broke 2 of them in the same area.
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Old 12-16-2001, 05:35 PM   #1442
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EPA was adjusted and I did't have a choice with the TC3 bones. I put the pin from the Losi bone into the TC3 bone and wraped a little electrical tape arround the pin end to build up the ball ens in the outdrive. Not pretty but it got me through two more heats!!
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Old 12-16-2001, 05:41 PM   #1443
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Doug- I am running the TC3 carriers in front...I can't get the Losi spindles and carriers yet as they are backorder. O deg. anti squat and 2 deg front carriers. Maybe I'll have to dial out more steering.
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Old 12-16-2001, 06:49 PM   #1444
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i am pretty sure that they are building their own...
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Old 12-16-2001, 09:20 PM   #1445
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jjmudd, the tc3 caster blocks are thinner which will give you too much throw and lock-up the cvd. That is how you are breaking them. To use the tc3 blocks you need to glue some washers on the backside or go back in this thread and look at a picture of what one guy did by using some setscrews in the steering blocks to limit the travel. Limiting how much throw the radio gives will not solve this problem for when the servo saver gives you will still get the added throw. Hopefully your backorder will come in, I am using the 4deg blocks with alot of success. The Todd Hodge setup from the Extreme article works great on concrete surfaces.
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Old 12-16-2001, 10:12 PM   #1446
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Hi Guys,

we just uploaded some information about our Losi XXX-S products. And don't forget, our Christmas sale is still going on right now!

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I have been using the TC3 blocks for quite some time now and I have taken some pretty hard hits in mod and I haven't broken or bent the front cvd's. I also haven't put any washers or anything on them either. I have no idea what could be the problem. The front end of the car is a little fragile so all of us out this way (Sacramento) have put the BRP front bumper for the TC3 on the front of our cars. That has reduced the amount of breakage on the car greatly. The front bumper brace doesn't really protect the front end during hard impacts.
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Old 12-17-2001, 05:58 PM   #1448
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Just got done installing my sway bar. What a pain in the butt it was.


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Old 12-17-2001, 05:59 PM   #1449
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Here is one more picture

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Old 12-17-2001, 06:52 PM   #1450
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hey mike is that the sway bar meant for the xxx-s? If so, where'd ya pick that up? I gotta have that sway bar
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Mike, where did you get the bumper brace? Thanks.
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The bumper brace is the one from the Matt Francis line from Trinity.

Hey gang, don't forget that KT Hobbies is offering the graphite conversion kits for $84.99. Add that to free shipping and you are all set. Good luck and have fun racing!
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Old 12-17-2001, 07:29 PM   #1453
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Kraig, any idea what is the part number and whether I can order (international) it through the Internet? Thanks.
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Hey Kenneth the bumper brace is part number is TMF1101. And the bumper in is picture is TMF1100.
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Last night, I was enlightened... My car was actually having what I thought was torque steer when I jammed on the throttle from standstill. I checked the car for tweak, but I couldn't find anything. Got a friend who told me that I might be a slipping ball diff - I tightened it up and i was ok...
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