R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-04-2010, 03:38 PM   #1
Tech Initiate
Double P Racing's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 41
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default Vintage TC5R Carpet Setup

Just started racing the Vintage class with a TC5R. Having trouble getting the rear end to stay hooked up. Every time I get out of the throttle the car breaks loose and spins around as I get back into the throttle.

Would appreciate any set ups or help of any kind.
Double P Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2010, 09:14 PM   #2
Tech Champion
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Nashville-Memphis
Posts: 7,536
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)

I run the box stock TC5r setup, and have had great success with it for the past 2 years
Myron "BATTMAN" Kinnard
Team Associated/Reedy/RockStar Paint, LLC
THUNDER JAM IX Snowbirds Warm-up
January 2017
Thunder RC Raceway
DARKSIDE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2010, 10:22 AM   #3
Tech Adept
T Tom's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Allegan, Mi
Posts: 149
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)

Are you using brakes ?

What is your drag brake setting ?

Above are two ways to break the back end loose.
T Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 07:52 AM   #4
Tech Apprentice
tryracinme's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 66
Trader Rating: 1 (67%+)
Send a message via AIM to tryracinme Send a message via Yahoo to tryracinme

i was having the same problem with my tc4, i found unhooking the rear sway bar and putting the car on a tweak board showed major improvement
tryracinme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 08:01 AM   #5
Tech Addict
orgnoi1's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Nassau, NY
Posts: 534
Trader Rating: 39 (100%+)

The front to rear weight transfer is off... you have a couple ways to fix it... easiest being to tighten up the front end suspension slightly and loosen up the rear... that will cause more transfer under power and allow for more traction.. the other option is to bring the ride height up slightly in the rear... you can do that by bringing the rear shocks more vertical... battery placement can also be moved slightly rearward...

Tons of options... I wouldnt do all of them... small adjustments mean you can keep an eye on its transition...

There are quite a few "setups" online... I would look for one that follows suit with the conditions and car setup that you are intending on using... and then tweaking from there...
Ross M. | RC Photographer
The Bashing Grounds | I-Lap Timing
The Cow Performance Company | Dogpile Racing
orgnoi1 is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
U.S. Vintage Trans-Am Racing squarehead Electric On-Road 14187 03-21-2012 01:43 PM
2009/10 Hurricane All-Star Carpet Series Kevin K Wisconsin & Illinois Racing 761 07-12-2010 07:27 AM
In need of a vintage Trans Am TC5 set up blackdog Electric On-Road 13 02-04-2009 03:02 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 02:38 PM.

Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0