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Old 01-12-2005, 01:28 PM   #2611
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Barry - How about your TC4 set-up from the Novak Race? My car is currently strrrrruggling!

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Old 01-12-2005, 02:09 PM   #2612
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Doug D- You are always in STRUGGLE MODE-nothing that Barry can write will change that!



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Old 01-12-2005, 02:18 PM   #2613
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Crash....to have IRS lite diffs you need to go get a rebuild kit for a steel diff and D rings from the plastic diffs 2 seperate part numbers.........hope that helps,

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Thanks for your help Barry and Windsorguy. I'll have a word with our local supplier to get the bits soted out.

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Old 01-12-2005, 02:30 PM   #2614
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The one thing I am really noticing about this car comparing it to the TC3 (mabey not so smart ) is that the setups are considerably softer. I mean, I hardly ever ran a spring less than puple and whites and it was a copper every now and then. Now we have the pros and everyone else running reds?! I just think everyone really just needs to take it to the track on a test n tune night and just really figure out what the car likes. I for one am still running my shock configurations from the old car, but I will change them, because I think the car can be faster. Its just a matter of not looking at it as a tc3 but a tc4 and it has its own preferences. Mine is now not only faster, but more consistant than the old car. Just my .02
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Old 01-12-2005, 02:33 PM   #2615
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Flips - ....Shouldn't you be posting in the Losi JrXS whiner thread to continually answer that never ending question of its release date....

Oh, what classes will you be running at the Birds'?............Opps!

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Hey guys,

I was thinking of getting the Carbon conversion for the TC4..... or at least the chassis. I know many people say that the Carbon conversion makes a HUGE difference, but has anyone noticed a difference in their lap times??

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Old 01-12-2005, 07:48 PM   #2617
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Nice!

What tires are those? They look like the new TRC wheels, but I've only seen them in black so far?
actually, they are the Take Off Pre-Mounts w/ BBS Mesh Wheels that Steve @ Speedtech offers.....(great combo!)
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Hey guys,

I was thinking of getting the Carbon conversion for the TC4..... or at least the chassis. I know many people say that the Carbon conversion makes a HUGE difference, but has anyone noticed a difference in their lap times??

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I too am wondering this, as I want the graphite kit too. I dont see how i couldnt, its supposed to stiffen and lighten the car and get rid of the speed I'm scrubbing off in the corner..I would think my laptimes would get better, or at least more consistant
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:11 PM   #2619
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I have not weighed the TC4 parts but on a TC3, the savings was only a few grams, maybe 1 or 2 tenths of an ounce. That's for an entire graphite conversion.
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:15 PM   #2620
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Its been previously posted that the savings from plastic to carbon on this car is pretty significant. The TC4 is really heavy. Kinda surpising really, but thats why the AE guys are doing stuff like cutting off the batter poles to get rid of the strap-weight reduction. Some of the newer plate CF chassis are just sooo light ie. xray.
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Old 01-12-2005, 10:21 PM   #2621
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The one thing I am really noticing about this car comparing it to the TC3 (mabey not so smart ) is that the setups are considerably softer.
runnin, perhaps it's your driving style, but I have seen some of Mark Pavidis' TC3 setups in the past where he used Reds front and rear. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the other team drivers used similar setups.

Of course, it always can vary from track to track, and as you suggest, perhaps the refinements in the suspension and chassis layout can allow more easily for the softer suspension setup without rolling/scrubbing too much. I can imagine that the centered cell layout alone should help reduce chassis roll, eliminating some of the need for stiffer springs.
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Old 01-12-2005, 10:34 PM   #2622
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rack? The part with the bushings? Someone once said use motor shims, but I can't see how that would work. Has anyone justed glued the bushing on to the rack? That seems to be were there is play.
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Ok, this one comes straight from Bob "Stealth Lube" Stellflu.

Take your dremel and sand down the tops of the bushings until they are just below the top of the steering rack. From there just use screw tension to eliminate the slop.

For lateral slop, I haven't done this yet but have a feeling the old "Dave Jun/TA03 " trick. Put some CA in the bushing holes between the bushings and the rack itself to fill in the gap. It worked on the 03 between the hub carriers and hinge pins, so it "should" work on the TC4 in this application as well.
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Old 01-12-2005, 11:37 PM   #2624
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do you think there would be anyway to use a drill press and make it large enough to perhaps use BK bone bearings in there instead of bushings? This seems harder, but I like the thought of it.
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Hmm, I dunno, that mold it pretty close around those bushings. You might be able to. I know some people that used to do that sort of thing with the old Losi JR-XT/X-Pro bellcranks, but they had a lot more meat around those parts.
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