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Old 10-31-2011, 12:32 PM   #4381
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Just picked up a new tc6 for some carpet VTA. Not sure where to start gearing wise, will be running a 21.5 motor.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:35 PM   #4382
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Im one of the guys driving the TC6 in the Netherlands. I also drive in NRW in Germany sometimes...

@WTCC, do you drive at Geilenkirchen sometimes?
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:40 PM   #4383
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@WTCC, do you drive at Geilenkirchen sometimes?
Haven't been there, yet. Geilenkirchen is around 520 Km from Ulm, where I live right now...
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I just got the car and I am very happy with the price of the car and parts....

The only thing I added was a front diff and the car was pretty competetive right away...
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Just picked up a new tc6 for some carpet VTA. Not sure where to start gearing wise, will be running a 21.5 motor.
for a 21.5 motor, you will want to run around a 4.0 FDR. the internal ratio is 2.0, so you will want around a 96t spur and 48t pinion. That will be a good starting point for you
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:03 PM   #4386
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Haven't been there, yet. Geilenkirchen is around 520 Km from Ulm, where I live right now...
Ah that is a long drive indeed for you. Geilenkirchen is a 1 hour drive for me (I live near the German border ). I visit some tracks now and then in Germany, where do you drive and do you have some setup sheets?
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:24 PM   #4387
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This is my standard setup from which I start of at any circuit. I love the car balance in fast curves and the steering when accelerating out of a corner. For this setup make sure to have perfect 25% of weight on every tire (at least perfect symmetrical)!

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Old 10-31-2011, 02:28 PM   #4388
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We have 3/4 racers here in France, very little to no sponsor at all, it would be I think an advantage to have some top racers in every European leagues with some kind of sponsoring, it does not have to be full, but some help for parts etc...can be fairly easily done, giving them new parts to try etc..to get feed back and create buzz, in UK, AE is well supported and represented, probably due to their importer, but it is true that for the rest of Europe, it is very often a one man show.

We have 3 TC6 now in our club
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:28 PM   #4389
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Obviously AE has a history of winning and when we go to a race winning is our objective. But it is more important to put a good product in the hands of the people that are spending their hard earned money. If the TC6 is a club racer's car, that is not a bad thing.

However I do believe that the TC6 is a competitive car on an international level. A driver like Juho Levanen suffers because he is the only TC6 driver competing the larger European events. There is no setup help and nobody to bounce ideas off of. I believe he qualified 12th which is a feat in itself considering he is a one-man operation.

AE has four pro drivers racing the TC6: Rick Hohwart, Juho Levanen, Keven Hebert, and Olly Jefferies. It is rare that more than two of these drivers race at the same event and in many case it is only one. But in the international races like Reedy TC Race of Champions and IIC the TC6 places well.

Juho won an ETS round last season, Jefferies won some BRCA rounds and almost won the championship, and the TC6 does well in the U.S. But the team is small and spread out which does not help. AE could sponsor more drivers and get more guys in the mains but the ultimate goal is to put a good car in the hands of the customers and I feel we have succeeded at this.
I'm from Slovenia and at our races there are about 15 racers. With me there are five tc6 and two tc5 that's almost 50% Associated and getting more. The most guys are running AE because of me providing some set-up and other support, but here and there some questions and doubts arise and support or answers like this help me to push the brand even more ...

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I just got the car and I am very happy with the price of the car and parts....

The only thing I added was a front diff and the car was pretty competetive right away...
Why adding a front diff? the spool is a diff also!
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AE has four pro drivers racing the TC6: Rick Hohwart, Juho Levanen, Keven Hebert, and Olly Jefferies.
What happened with Christer Andersson?

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He is still an AE guy but with his schooling his racing is limited.
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for a 21.5 motor, you will want to run around a 4.0 FDR. the internal ratio is 2.0, so you will want around a 96t spur and 48t pinion. That will be a good starting point for you
looking at a 3.6-4.0 gear ratio
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Why adding a front diff? the spool is a diff also!

I'm using fluids close to locked. I feel like this setting is more consistent than a spool and is very forgiving on parts.
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I'm using fluids close to locked. I feel like this setting is more consistent than a spool and is very forgiving on parts.
You mean a gear diff??
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