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Old 11-23-2011, 02:37 PM   #4756
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Thanks for posting that Rick.

Quick question... I notice your setup is using 2A/2A front and 3A/3A rear arm mounts. From the setups posted on the AE site, this seems to be the lowest roll center Ive seen you guys use.

Is this due to the new suspension pieces/design? Or due to the fact that you guys are running the short front camber link now? Or maybe the C lower shock position on the front?

Just trying to get a feel for how the setup is changing... Thanks.
This is just something I started with to play around with and it worked well. I previously used my typical TC6 setup "converted" to the new car and it worked equally well. With a new car we are trying some new things that may or may not be better in the long run but are more in line with what other cars use. The object is to make the car easier to drive fast for the majority of the drivers using it.

Juho's ATS setup shows 3A all around.

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I'm looking into the 31368 CVA bone. I used standard TC6 bones so this may be a duplicate number and not required.
OK the new bone is slightly different. It has a slightly smaller diameter to reduce weight and is .5mm shorter to accommodate the new spool. However with most setups the shorter bone is not required so you can continue to use the TC6 bone.

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I see that the new parts are not available before January? is this for world release? and is this not too early to have them on site yet if the release date is right?
I think that this is a safe estimate. Usually parts come before kits so I believe they will really be here in December with the kits.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:39 PM   #4757
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Thanks for all the up to date info Rick!
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Rick,on the TC6.1 it says the shocks have an increased stroke for more up-travel is this a new body(hard anodized alum) and shaft? or one or the other?
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:49 PM   #4759
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Rick,on the TC6.1 it says the shocks have an increased stroke for more up-travel is this a new body(hard anodized alum) and shaft? or one or the other?
It is the exact same text as it was in TC6, are the features of VCS3 shocks.

The TC6 includes the Factory Team VCS3 shock package that features hard-anodized threaded shock bodies with bottom-loaded seals. The VCS3 shocks are super smooth and have an increased stroke for more up-travel at the wheels, all adding up to more consistent overall traction.
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:26 PM   #4760
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Rick,on the TC6.1 it says the shocks have an increased stroke for more up-travel is this a new body(hard anodized alum) and shaft? or one or the other?
looking at the manual, the bottom of the shock now has a turnbuckle eyelet on it now instead of the older ball cup style ones

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It is the exact same text as it was in TC6, are the features of VCS3 shocks.

The TC6 includes the Factory Team VCS3 shock package that features hard-anodized threaded shock bodies with bottom-loaded seals. The VCS3 shocks are super smooth and have an increased stroke for more up-travel at the wheels, all adding up to more consistent overall traction.
Thats what i thought myself, The other thing that had me wondering was the hard anodized bodies. It shows the replacement bodies as nylon and when i built mine i thought they were plastic.Unless someone has developed a process to hard anodize plastic....
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per each manual tc6 and tc6.1 the only difference in the shocks is that the 6.1 uses p/n31305 turnbuckle eyelet and the 6 uses p/n 31249 ball cup. All other p/n's are the same.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:39 PM   #4763
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I had to switch to the turnbuckle eyelets to get droop settings below 5.5mm with my TC6 anyway....
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And yet...... I still like my tc5x.....
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Thats what i thought myself, The other thing that had me wondering was the hard anodized bodies. It shows the replacement bodies as nylon and when i built mine i thought they were plastic.Unless someone has developed a process to hard anodize plastic....
Uhh no, they are aluminum I can assure you. They just look plastic due to the glossy anodizing.
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This may have already been answered but i bought my TC6 right around the day they said they were releasing the new spool and gear diff. I bought the car and ordered the new spool and gear diff. Im still waiting on the diff and spool btw.

Are they, the new spool and gear diff, gonna work with the my TC6? Do i have to get any new parts to work with them?

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Old 11-23-2011, 09:26 PM   #4767
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This may have already been answered but i bought my TC6 right around the day they said they were releasing the new spool and gear diff. I bought the car and ordered the new spool and gear diff. Im still waiting on the diff and spool btw.

Are they, the new spool and gear diff, gonna work with the my TC6? Do i have to get any new parts to work with them?

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The spool and gear diff should drop right into your TC6 without any extra parts!
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:04 PM   #4768
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Thanks

Guess i should have waited another month for the 6.1 haha. Not worried. Im glad to see them moving forward and making improvements to the car.

I just got mine running last week and got to say i love it. Out of the box it was almost perfectly balanced. I threw it on the carpet and was pretty much dialed. Had ton of grip, ton of steering. I need more motor but im still learning the car. Im only .7 sec off some of the fastest guys and i havent had one full battery pack of testing yet. Im very happy with this car and only look forward to some of the improvements i see.

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what's the story with the new spool? Is it solid, unlike the current slipper pad design?
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what's the story with the new spool? Is it solid, unlike the current slipper pad design?
Yea its a solid style spool with plastic cups. If I'm not mistaken its lighter then the slipper spool.

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