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Old 08-15-2011, 07:47 AM   #3511
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I think i get it.. do you access the part from the bottom of the car or from the side?
From the side. It is easiest to take your battery out and lock onto the steering post from that angle.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:50 AM   #3512
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I see it now.. Flat spots on side of lower steering post.. grip there and tighten top deck screw.. Thanks!
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:10 AM   #3513
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about steering post again.... just checked it today (after yesterday race) and i can feel there little loose...??? Is that normal? Wasn't b4 like that... 4 runs car and got loose on steering??? Dont know what is the problem. Looks like bearings are little too small or they are worn after few races. Anyone have the same problem?
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:17 AM   #3514
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about steering post again.... just checked it today (after yesterday race) and i can feel there little loose...??? Is that normal? Wasn't b4 like that... 4 runs car and got loose on steering??? Dont know what is the problem. Looks like bearings are little too small or they are worn after few races. Anyone have the same problem?
Been banging mine off the boards and launching it into orbit off of plow discs since before the first of the year....and my steering system is just as tight as day 1. It's natural for things to loosen up a little, but if you're getting bearing slop in the center steering post, it's time to tear things apart and see what's going on.

The TC5 had a notoriously undersized center steering post, and even with fresh bearings was sloppy as all heck. The TC6 post/bearing/bellcrank fit is 1000 times better.
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:56 AM   #3515
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I see it now.. Flat spots on side of lower steering post.. grip there and tighten top deck screw.. Thanks!
Incorrect info. Thanks Verndog!

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Old 08-15-2011, 12:14 PM   #3516
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about steering post again.... just checked it today (after yesterday race) and i can feel there little loose...??? Is that normal? Wasn't b4 like that... 4 runs car and got loose on steering??? Dont know what is the problem. Looks like bearings are little too small or they are worn after few races. Anyone have the same problem?


I found the plastic insert was loose in the chassis.
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:23 PM   #3517
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so mayby ill buy different bearings for that ballcrank? mayby stock are too small?but what size is there 4x7x? ??
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:50 PM   #3518
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:47 PM   #3519
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i was thinking of selling mine since i dont race and there are no tracks where i live and smooth parking lots are hard to come by,not sure....pm me ,i will give you the specs and see if you are interested..
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One thing you can also do is take a Dremel cut off wheel and put a small + on the bottom of the servo post. We do it on the Xray too. It helps the post bite into the chassis. That way if you take the top deck off it doesnt break the post free from the bottom screw. Just the top screw will come out.

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There is no lower screw on the TC6 the steering post is trapped between top deck and a plastic insert that houses the lower post. I'd advise against dremeling the lower post because of this, you may gouge and loosen the lower plastic housing. Needle nose on flats work fine.
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There is no lower screw on the TC6 the steering post is trapped between top deck and a plastic insert that houses the lower post. I'd advise against dremeling the lower post because of this, you may gouge and loosen the lower plastic housing. Needle nose on flats work fine.
Ah....Thanks for the clarification. I havent built one for anyone yet and just assumed from reading it had a screw in it! Thanks for that.

With that info forget what I posted! LOL

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Old 08-15-2011, 09:14 PM   #3522
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Question on setup ...

I have a mmp speedo and a tp 17.5 turn motor. What gearing? (6900 kv castle now. Not fun to drive)

Also if I wanted to put a hotter motor in what would you recommend?

Third and final... What are the best tires/rims for carpet?

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Old 08-16-2011, 04:45 AM   #3523
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Question on setup ...

I have a mmp speedo and a tp 17.5 turn motor. What gearing? (6900 kv castle now. Not fun to drive)

Also if I wanted to put a hotter motor in what would you recommend?

Third and final... What are the best tires/rims for carpet?

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Sorry but mmp speedo?? mamba max I guess, is that a sensored or sensorless? easiest is to check mamba's threads.

Check what is used in your club before making another buying, but anything under 17.5t will be faster. again I am not familiar with Mamba, but a 17.5t with variable timing will be fast enough, or try a 10.5t for good speed.

Not racing carpet here so sorry no help here.
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Question on setup ...

I have a mmp speedo and a tp 17.5 turn motor. What gearing? (6900 kv castle now. Not fun to drive) Start around 4.0FDR, check temps, and go from there

Also if I wanted to put a hotter motor in what would you recommend? How much can you hold? Racing or bashing? Anything lower turn will be "hotter", but you have to change gearing.

Third and final... What are the best tires/rims for carpet? Sorex, hands down, but lots of other things work. Sweep EXPs, Solaris, Muchmores.

If you're racing, or intend to race, go to your local track, make some new friends, and ask what's working there.

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