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Old 11-20-2004, 09:53 PM   #1681
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raced my tc4 1st time 2nite w/ copper in the front and silver in the rear w/ 50weight front. #2 pistons all around . 40weight in the rear. i got 3rd 1st heat. and last 2nd cause the damn plastic outdrives in the front are chewed up. can i use tc3 aluminum ones? btw. and how hard is it to use losi rear hub carriers? i think that is what i was readin is best for touring carpet.
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Old 11-21-2004, 12:01 AM   #1682
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Broke a front arm tonight. lhs didn't have any front arms. So I modded a TC3 arm and to my surprise it worked. Just drilled out the hole for the hinge pin and used a TC3 4degree caster block. Finished racing and got third in the A-Main. Granted the two fastest guys didn't run the main but oh well!

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Old 11-21-2004, 12:39 AM   #1683
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wuts the best way to run for touring. like the x or o or square. triagle or wut. I got mine the way the AE suggested. will tc3 outdrives work w/ tc4. chewed those factory UP> lol
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Old 11-21-2004, 05:05 AM   #1684
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The diffs in the TC3 & 4 are the same.

I picked up a spare set of blocks and put the "O" in the rear.
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Old 11-21-2004, 08:05 AM   #1685
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I dove my TC4 yesterday, after the less that stunning build the car actually worked pretty good. What blocks do I need to use to get 1 degree toe in the rear?
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Old 11-21-2004, 10:46 AM   #1686
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and how hard is it to use losi rear hub carriers? i think that is what i was readin is best for touring carpet.
They are almost a direct fit, you will probably just need to put some spacers on the hing pin since they are a little narrower. I just looked at mine and the axle height looks to be the same as the AE ones.
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Have you guys been breaking drive cups? I broke two today after lightly tapping the pipe. I havent broke anything else on the car. I did'nt even pop off a ball cup yet. I never broke a drive cup on my TC3. Did asscoicated cheapen the plastic up to force me to buy the steel ones?
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Old 11-21-2004, 05:26 PM   #1688
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I've replaced three outdrive-halves so far. Two because they got chewed up from having the dogbone pop out and then apparently grind up the outside of the cup...

the other cup just "got loose"... like the plastic gave a bit, making the slot the dogbone slides in a bit too wide, resulting in it just popping out as a result of minor car contact.

I'm thinking of going to the steel outdrives just to remove this as a maintenance item...

Also, broke another rear bearing carrier today, same way, same place... from swinging a corner too wide and hitting the wall while the car was parallel to it.
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Old 11-21-2004, 07:11 PM   #1689
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The plastic outdrives have always broken too easily for me. I quit using them and went with IRS aluminum outdrives 2 years ago.
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Old 11-21-2004, 08:11 PM   #1690
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I broke 2 outdrives this weekend. I think the second one went because I didn't notice I broke a front steering knuckle in the first crash.

Once I get the kinks worked out of the car I'm sure it will be better but right now it is flat HOOKED UP!

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Old 11-21-2004, 08:24 PM   #1691
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chewed both of my front outdrives up so bad they cvd's came out . 1st night or racing. I guess i'm goin to steel ones. be nice if AE would send us all steel ones for free. I think the diff balls havea lot to do w/ it because I hurd they were too big.
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Old 11-21-2004, 09:24 PM   #1692
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I have replaced dozens of the plastic outdrives on my TC3. The outdrives are designed poorley and the pins barely catch the end of the outdrive slot. Here is my fix to help this. I cut the pin cussions off of some IRS outdrives and used Schumachers patented blades. They are a perfect fit and I think this will solve the problem. And allow the lighter parts to be used and still be durable.
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Old 11-21-2004, 09:28 PM   #1694
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I broke 2 diffs in the first 2 runs I had with the car. Luckily I have 3 steel diffs left from my TC3 days.
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Old 11-21-2004, 09:29 PM   #1695
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51, you out there?

is there a setup sheet available yet? also, what setup did you run on you car at the SRS TC race (did you go)?

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You can get a blank setup sheet at the location below:

http://ebiz.netopia.com/competitionx/blanksetupsheets2/

I'll work on getting the setup I ran at SRS posted on AEs site.
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