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Old 02-21-2005, 01:54 PM   #3421
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I actually used a spiral cutting "zip" bit - that worked extremely well - I mounted it to my drill press so I had more control.

I'll post some pics this evening.
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:48 PM   #3422
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the front shocks on my car are weird...to set ride height 5mm either side on the front my front right shock automatically needs preloading a bit more than the left...weird....saying that i dont actually get any torque steer whats so ever, or not any that i can see/feel.
The springs aren't exactly the same either. I'm considering buying some type of spring tester to see just how bad they are, and so I can get a matched pair.
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:49 PM   #3423
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Default Yea....maybe Ae will change the motor

mount on the TF TC4 so you could use a upper deck like the BMI one. If they changed both the motor mount and the rear chassis battery post they could use a CF upper deck like BMI, but you could lower it down to the top of the wing braces. It would have a much lower CG than the BMI deck. Then just lighten the chassis up and go with CF shock towers.
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:08 PM   #3424
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Does anyone make Carbon Fiber shock towers for the TC4 yet?
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Old 02-21-2005, 07:58 PM   #3425
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i was thinking the same thing. i want cabon fiber shock towers for my d1 or B.m.i.
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Old 02-21-2005, 08:03 PM   #3426
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No one makes them for a TC4 yet???
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Old 02-21-2005, 09:24 PM   #3427
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Default bad diff gears

Well-I finally got put in a situation where I had to dremel a diff gear thinner (white gears that are too thick). I had put it off due to worrying about doing a hacket job-but i got to tell you-it takes a minute to do and you barely take off nay material and when your done-looks like you never touched it.Whew!! I used a stone that is flat n the end. Reddish-fine stone~1/4" diameter. I took a few passes on each side-then cleaned up the holes with a hobbyknife.

Dont know why I ever bought new gears-this was too easy.

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Old 02-21-2005, 09:42 PM   #3428
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I thought you ditched the TC4 and you were driving a RXD?
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Old 02-21-2005, 09:48 PM   #3429
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I thought you ditched the TC4 and you were driving a RXD?
I did-but I am rebuilding a friends TC3-new diffs, shocks, bearings-the works-then I will drive it a couple days and give it back all freshened up!! Nice trade I think. Just a "test". The 4 fastest cars at the Gate are all TC3's again. Used t be Xrays-but times change. I want to know what I can run with a TC3. my RDX is not too shabby.

OH-and I did drive a TC4 Sunday and I came away from the drive Extremely impressed. It rotated so well-it was freakky. More like pivoted-then rotated if you catch my drift.

Like many of us said-think outside the box and eventually you'll nail a set-up on this car and he did.
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Old 02-21-2005, 11:13 PM   #3430
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Agreed, I've only had mine for a couple of Saturdays, but I could tell from the first practice run that I liked it, now I'm just doing some fine tuning to get it right where I want, & I'm positive I couldn't have gotten this close to perfect at my local track with my old TC3(I know because I tried & got nowhere). It does have to be set up a bit differently, but it is DEFINITELY responding to the adjustments I make nicely.....
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What do you mean the FT TC4 will probably be a lot different? Like what do you think they will change?
WARNING...RUMORS:

Possible re-tweaking of shock towers and chassis. Nothing major but still small changes. Possible AE designed carbon top-deck.

Lightweight Steel diffs front and rear.

Slightly re-designed A-arms.

Neatest thing though, an all new Aluminum / carbon driveshaft.

All the blue-anodised bling.

Just what I've heard from a little birdie.
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WARNING...RUMORS:

Possible re-tweaking of shock towers and chassis. Nothing major but still small changes. Possible AE designed carbon top-deck.

Lightweight Steel diffs front and rear.

Slightly re-designed A-arms.

Neatest thing though, an all new Aluminum / carbon driveshaft.

All the blue-anodised bling.

Just what I've heard from a little birdie.
I heard about the small changes possibly to the chassis.. but nothing about the shock towers?? I have yet to have a problem with them (knock on wood) but it would be interesting to here more about this drive shaft
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What Helical Insert do I need to order for my diff cases?

Length, size etc...

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but it would be interesting to here more about this drive shaft
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Check out the Yokomo one. I'm sure it will be very, very similar to it.

Yokomo part # SD-644W

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Old 02-22-2005, 09:18 AM   #3435
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This is probabaly a dumb question but will that Yokomo drive shaft work in a TC4??
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