06-18-2012, 08:33 AM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Originally Posted by Velocitygt
Will Team Associated be bringing out any new parts for the TC6.1 before or after the worlds?
Double Cardan Front Unis?? (Still having to run Tamiya or Spec R)
With a spool the standard driveshafts to chatter on the bench but on the track there seems to be no difference in performance or lap times. The latest driveshafts are improved and do not chatter as bad as the previous version (running change, no new part number).
Decent front out drives like the Yokomo Steel ones? (Plastic ones break in mod way to easily)The blades do break. Never had a problem with the actual outdrives although if you run a putty filled gear diff the outdrives can began to expand and could break eventually.
Better softer bladders and o-rings for the shocks like the Reflex Parts? (Standard are like plastic)Softer bladders can help reduce rebound if your setup calls for less. I use standard o-rings, no problem.
Better blocks to hold the arms like the PPD Dail-a-grips? (Standard move without touching anything!)Once you take a hit and the block moves the hole has enlarged which makes them move more easily the next time. I suggest changing any block that begins to move excessively.
Rid of the plastic inserts all over the car. They are a great idea but unless you glue them in they have a ridiculas amount of slop so no point. Either the inserts should be made of something harder like Delrin or maybe just go back to standard parts with one setting (especially on the c-hubs and rear hubs)
The plastic inserts should be glued in. In my opinion, the good thing about this design is that you can stock fewer parts like caster blocks. You can have one spare set rather than one set of each. And you don't end up with a bunch of lefts or rights.
Such a great car but needs so many other brands of parts to bring it up the standard needed to be competitive in modified.
It is nice that aftermarket companies are making option parts for the car but I don't think they are necessary. I admit that the AE selection of springs is not great so I generally use RSD springs.
Surely Juho and Kevin are voicing these same concerns?