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Old 04-11-2011, 04:56 AM   #2221
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What problems did you have with the build ?
1. Locknut from spool lost tread in first 2 seconds of tighting,
2. Hard to tweak
3. In one CVD holl wasn't centred,
4. One screw witch is for block CVD was broaken,
5. Very tight ends from stearing rod and camber rods...

that's all for now, we'll see what about shocks
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1. Locknut from spool lost tread in first 2 seconds of tighting,
2. Hard to tweak
3. In one CVD holl wasn't centred,
4. One screw witch is for block CVD was broaken,
5. Very tight ends from stearing rod and camber rods...

that's all for now, we'll see what about shocks
The locknut in the spool is a weak point but i have installed one from a B4 and this is much better quality (i believe the B4 one is steel).

The rod ends for the Steering and Camber links are designed to be tight.
Just install them on the ball them grab them with some pliers to free them up. This way you will acheive the amount of free-ness you desire with out having a ball cup that is slack and free enough to fall off with a knock.

Hard to tweak ? ? Please can you explain what you mean by this .

Sure if you take some pictures of the CVD that has a miss-aligned hole in and forward them to Ae they will replace this.
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:26 AM   #2223
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The locknut in the spool is a weak point but i have installed one from a B4 and this is much better quality (i believe the B4 one is steel).

The rod ends for the Steering and Camber links are designed to be tight.
Just install them on the ball them grab them with some pliers to free them up. This way you will acheive the amount of free-ness you desire with out having a ball cup that is slack and free enough to fall off with a knock.

Hard to tweak ? ? Please can you explain what you mean by this .

Sure if you take some pictures of the CVD that has a miss-aligned hole in and forward them to Ae they will replace this.
so, about tweak i posted b4, when i was building it was very hard to make all chassis flat. I had to build it couple of times.... But finally is done.
about CVD there is small roll inside which keep dogbone in... And in that roll is small holl to put in pin. That holl was not centred. But is ok, it tuk 30 min with sand paper
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:11 AM   #2224
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TC6 quality

First, The car handles great and has an uber amount of traction.
Definitely will use the car but for the novice building this kit could be a pain.

this is the third TC6 I've built since the release, love the blue
each has had a few minor flaws.

car #1
-one screw in bulk head tapped incorrectly. (believe this problem is fixed from production)
+ diff locknut very weak (replace w B4 version)

car #2
-motor mount screw alignment inaccurate. (still existing issue) but very easily fixed...does not cause issue with tweak...bought a new motor mount brace.
-CVD issue with pin alignment-PITA - replaced with a new one
+ diff locknut very weak (replace w B4 version)

car #3-
-almost all screws were manufactured incorrectly, cannot use any of my wrenches they just won't go in.
-CVD issue with pin alignment-PITA - replaced with a new one
+ diff locknut very weak (replace w B4 version)

Is anyone at Associated even concerned with these issues. this makes for a disappointing build process.


I noticed the latest batch has a manual check list for parts from the factory but i don't think the major prob was parts in the box. It's the quality of parts in the box.

side note: anyone notice the Hard Chubs are so brittle if you breath on them they break. I broke both sides at the same time....that was a first.
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I must have gotten lucky.

Car went together with no issues and all parts were included. Took somebody else's suggestion of making sure the diff locknut was bottomed out in the holder before screwing diff halves together and it went together easily.
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I was lucky, too. The missing parts were included by TT in Germany before the kits shipped. Also no problem with the hard plastic parts.

If the quality drops now then it is a thing with the chinese manufactorer of the parts. The first parts are made with more accuracy and maybe quality checks to calm the ordering party. With more time passing some chinese manufactorers tend to fall back to a lower level and cause big problems... Until AE would recognize the damage would be huge.

It is all speculation, but one aspect when producing parts in china.
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Im not alone i see tonight ill be doing shocks and the rest so i hope will be fine
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I had one of the first UK batch to arrive and the only issue was one of the studs for the roll bars was not threaded, it was 'ribbed' i.e no continuous thread!

CML replaced the part for me FOC however!

Other than that, no issues at all. I was warned about the motor/chassis mount hole lining issue, mine was spot on.
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Im not alone i see tonight ill be doing shocks and the rest so i hope will be fine
Shocks go great....until you get to installing that rubber o ring into the spring stop collar....had to walk away from that a time or 2, 2 were easy and 2 were a PITA.
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yep, mine shocks are fine as well... no problems, even with that o-rings
so, probably thats it, my car is finished !! didn't check motor mount because have no motor yet...
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Shocks go great....until you get to installing that rubber o ring into the spring stop collar....had to walk away from that a time or 2, 2 were easy and 2 were a PITA.
Ha ha. I was having a bear of a time with those also. Seemed like the o ring was way too big for the slot. When I re-read the directions and applied some silicone per the instructions they popped right in. Of the whole kit that was the most frustrating part and it was my fault anyway.

Really digging the car though. Think Associated designed a good one.
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... When I re-read the directions and applied some silicone per the instructions they popped right in....
Directions? What are those, all I had was pics.

I missed that too, and that explains why such a pain...I should have known going in dry was a bad idea.
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searching for a foam setup for outdoor mid-traction asphalt.
never tryed foam cause we have no races in europe on foam.

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oil/springs/droop/camber/weel diameter / shore

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I had one of the first UK batch to arrive and the only issue was one of the studs for the roll bars was not threaded, it was 'ribbed' i.e no continuous thread!.
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...I should have known going in dry was a bad idea.
Well done Sir!!!
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