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Old 02-17-2005, 05:40 AM   #3391
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was Baker using at the Birds? Some new shaft, stronger shock towers?
I dont know all of it, but from the pics I saw a piece of CF or FiberGlass that was bolted on his shock towers to strengthen and stiffen them. And as for a setup let me find it on this board. I put a carpet setup that I got from this forum that was the bomb.

Edit: https://home.comcast.net/~travissurr...20Amendola.pdf ran this on a small carpet track. Loved it.
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Old 02-17-2005, 10:56 AM   #3392
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im trying to get a little more out of my transmission. i have removed all the inner bearing shields of the stock bearings. at the moment the bearings are compleetly dry. is it ok to run them like that? even the tiniest ammount of bearing lube seems to add loads of drag
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Old 02-17-2005, 11:24 AM   #3393
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As the bearings warm up the viscosity of the lube will go down allowing it to free up...

don't be so hung up on how long your drivetrain will spin....
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Old 02-17-2005, 11:33 AM   #3394
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Use light oil, it doesn't add much drag at all
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Old 02-18-2005, 04:40 AM   #3395
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at the moment the bearings are compleetly dry. is it ok to run them like that?
No, if you don't add some bearing lube they will wear very quickly
When you run the car bearings get hot, lube helps to protect them.
Lube gives the feeling that is adds some drag but when running the car it has absolutely no drag effect
It will make them run less noisy also
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:10 AM   #3396
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Default PRS Spur Gear

Any of you mounted up a PRS spur gear on your TC4 yet?

It appears that it is thicker where the mounting holes are and have heard of people having issues with the screws hitting the standoff.

I'm looking to put one on but want to know what I am getting myself into...
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:29 PM   #3397
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If you use one of the ones that is designed to have 1/8" diff balls snapped into it, I would think it would be about the same thickness as a Kimbrough. I've been using a 96t Kimbrough - I have a PRS gear, but it is too large, so I didn't try to install it. I can measure it if you want though.
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Old 02-18-2005, 03:32 PM   #3398
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Any of you mounted up a PRS spur gear on your TC4 yet?

It appears that it is thicker where the mounting holes are and have heard of people having issues with the screws hitting the standoff.

I'm looking to put one on but want to know what I am getting myself into...
Yes the PRS spur gear fits. I am using a 100T 64pitch. Just make sure that it is for a touring car.

Later,
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Old 02-18-2005, 03:59 PM   #3399
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As the bearings warm up the viscosity of the lube will go down allowing it to free up...

don't be so hung up on how long your drivetrain will spin....
agreed,a drivetrain that spins for ages will often have a large rotating mass....yes i admit a free drivetrain will spin for longer but a large rotating mass carrying a lot of momentum will allow the drivetrain to spin for longer.

if you run your bearings dry then they will get hot and often collapse..or collapse easier than a lubed bearing (this was the common cause of xray layshaft bearings collapsing..getting to hot from them running dry)

i run all my bearings with both sheilds removed (apart from the small metal shielded bearings) with a drop of LRP bearing oil in each one....after each run i spray a bit of motorspray (well mine is solvent spray, works same but smells nicer..muahaha lol) in each hub bearing and drop a bit of bearing oil there, they seem to run nicely and they aren't feeling gritty yet..i have run them shieldless since i built the car.
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:14 PM   #3400
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Default TC4 Set Up for So Cal

Me and my buddy are drivin down from Vegas to run tomorrow....

Anybody got a good starting set-up for SoCal that I can try?????
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AE will ever incorporate the lightened chassis mods into the TC4? This car has flex issues on carpet.
From what I have heard they are making some small chages to the chassis by the time the FT kit comes out.. maybe a tad bit stiffer not 100% sure on it though
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Me and my buddy are drivin down from Vegas to run tomorrow....

Anybody got a good starting set-up for SoCal that I can try?????
Tony Phalen's website... www.competitionx.com

has a set up for socal. it MIGHT be for mod tho. but its worth a look. here's a direct link: http://ebiz.netopia.com/competitionx/racingsetups1/
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Tony Phalen's website... www.competitionx.com

has a set up for socal. it MIGHT be for mod tho. but its worth a look. here's a direct link: http://ebiz.netopia.com/competitionx/racingsetups1/
That setup is for mod. but i started with it for my stock setup. it worked fine. but then i made some tweaks from there. the ones that stand out on my setup are that i am running the same size sway bar up front and in the rear (black) . I also preloaded my front right shock just a little bit to keep the rear end on the ground better. if you want my setup, PM me and i will send it to you.

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Default I would like the stiffness, but more weight?

I wish AE would incorporate shock braces into the top diff case like the Pro 4 so that we could run CF shock towers. It would be nice to get the extra stiffness. I would have no problem with version2 transmission cases. Molded graphite diff cases?
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Old 02-20-2005, 12:14 PM   #3405
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Tony Phalen's website... www.competitionx.com

has a set up for socal. it MIGHT be for mod tho. but its worth a look. here's a direct link: http://ebiz.netopia.com/competitionx/racingsetups1/
yeah, thanks for the info...

just back home from the trip to So-Cal, but never realized the amount of stock & 19 turn out there and "no" sportman" mod racers (it's hard to run with the factory guys).....

I do wanna say that me and my buddy had a "blast" but we were definately not in the right class......

next trip 19 turn and stock (FOR SURE)....

you all that have So-Cal as your home track don't realize how lucky you ALL are!!!!!!

see you all soon....
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