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Old 01-28-2005, 01:22 PM   #3001
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have you guys tryed out the hpi pro4 shocks? i like them ima give them a try on my tc4, there like tamiya shocks but cheaper i think.

yea i take that back there more expensive than tamiya's
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Old 01-28-2005, 01:39 PM   #3002
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Does anyone know if they make the new blue aluminum star shaped hex drives for the TC4 yet, and also the aluminum up rights(I think they are called) Sorry for all the dumb questions I am new.
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Old 01-28-2005, 01:44 PM   #3003
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Does anyone know if they make the new blue aluminum star shaped hex drives for the TC4 yet, and also the aluminum up rights(I think they are called) Sorry for all the dumb questions I am new.

i doubt it i think its just the regular old tc3 ones that the ft tc4 will bring
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So with the bladder caps you take out the little plastic thing with the foam around it? I might order some of the yoke bladders if they work beter. Anything would be good.
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Old 01-28-2005, 02:37 PM   #3005
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What Tamiya shocks work with a TC4? Do you think they are better shocks?
There are some people that make a big deal of the Tamiya shocks. Don't get me wrong...they are good, smooth and easy to build. I think the AE shocks work great. The only issue is the build. If you get the Yok shock caps, your shocks will build just as easy as the Tamiya and work just as well. I wouldn't spend the extra money if I were you. The Yok caps are like $10
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is it just the yok. caps that you need or is it the caps with that black bladder thingy ?
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Old 01-28-2005, 03:36 PM   #3007
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The Yok caps come with bladders
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:55 AM   #3008
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Hi everyone!!

I'd like to know how long you guys manage to make the drivetrain spin roughly, as I'm building very soon I want to compare to be sure my drivetrain is as free as possible

I think I read somewhere on this thread that a guy could spin it for about 8-9 secs!! That's pretty good! My evo3 Surikarn doesn't spin more than 2-3 secsbut I think the shimming isn't any good,have to work on that still..

Some answers or tips would be really Helpfull!!!

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!

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ive notice that my drive train isnt free at all well it spins for my 3-4 secs but my pro 4 has the most freeiest drive train ive ever seen on a touring car.
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The bearings come packed with a ton of greas in there....Pick up a vibrating parts tray like the Integy Sparkle tray, spray some motor spray in there, let them soak for 20 minutes, take them out, dump the spray (which should look really milky at this point) and do it again. I did mine for about an hour before they stopped oozing white crap out of the seals once as they were drying. Do this and re-oil them with a decent oil like Slick/Zero or Team 1 bearing oil and you'll notice it's much better.
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Old 01-29-2005, 12:06 PM   #3011
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Are the tc4 stock bearings any good?Can you open them for cleaning and lubing?Is it worth getting acer-like bearings?

The tamiya blue-sealed bearings can be opened and its really great for keeping them nice and free

I had a hard time trying to decide buying the PRO4 or TC4, I know the pro4 has a very free drivetrain, spins for ever and very quiet also, I just love quiet cars! but I've heard that the TC4 is fairly quiet too....

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The TC4 bearings aren't that bad, you can clean the grease out very easily and i definetly would as they are packed full of it, flicking the seals out is easy, just do it with a scalpel or hobby knife. I don't see the point of getting ceramic bearings as they are expensive and probably only make a minor difference. The TC4 is fairly quiet as well and is kinda easy to build

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Ok, the Tc4 has been on the track for a fair amount of time. I once owned a Tc3 and felt it took a lot of work to get right and was inconsistent. What are your driving impressions of the 4? I read conflicting reports and have not seen the Tc4 win like the Tc3......................
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Hi everyone!!

I'd like to know how long you guys manage to make the drivetrain spin roughly, as I'm building very soon I want to compare to be sure my drivetrain is as free as possible

I think I read somewhere on this thread that a guy could spin it for about 8-9 secs!! That's pretty good! My evo3 Surikarn doesn't spin more than 2-3 secsbut I think the shimming isn't any good,have to work on that still..

Some answers or tips would be really Helpfull!!!

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!

SEE YA!
I really dont see the need to go all out in trying to get the MOST free-spin from your drivetrain. I doubt there is much of a difference between a drivetrain that spins 10 sec. rather than 3 sec. All you need to make sure of is that there is no binding anywhere, and you'll be fine.

First off, its more of a rotational mass issue. I hade all stock parts on my car and good about 6 sec spin. I installed the steel outdrives up front and got about 8 sec. The more weight, the more it goes.

Also, the bearing that come with the kit are loaded with grease for some reason. I would take one seal off ( its fairly easy) and soak for about 5 minutes (multiple times) then, blast the hell out of it with motor spray.

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I took one seal off the bearings (and left it off) and soaked them overnight in wd40.

I then blasted them out with brake cleaner, let them dry for a couple hours and then used bearing oil.
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