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Old 03-27-2005, 08:28 AM   #3766
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100 grams just by changing to graphite kit? i thought the graphite kit only lost about 30 grams..
By full graphite kit, I mean chassis, shock towers, A-arms, chassis braces, battery brace, steering knuckles, and rear hubs.
I forgot to mention such things as he's using a much larger esc (his TC2 vs. my GTX), 3600 batteries as opposed to my 3300's. I have rear composite dogbones w/ IRS lightweight outdrives, and I beleive he had all 4 aluminum blocks, while I only had the rear-toe block. Maybe chassis to chassis the graphite would only be 30g lighter, but lil things add up. Hope that clears things up a bit
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:14 AM   #3767
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ahh right, sorry...i must of read wrong (i thought it was 30 grams for the whole graphite kit, not just the chassis)

thats pretty cool, i won't be adding anytyhing like that onto my car though, as i see it to be pointless when i would be getting the FT TC4 when it comes out...and my car is going alright as it is

only thing i will most likely get is a 2deg rear toe block.
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:21 AM   #3768
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Not only does the graphite kit lighten it up it also stiffens it up. A must for racing on the rug. As well as high bite asphalt.

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Old 03-27-2005, 12:02 PM   #3769
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Seems there is some lacking support. I'm searching for some 3mm CF shocks towers for it. Anyone know where I can get them?
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Old 03-27-2005, 12:06 PM   #3770
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Thanks guys!

So basically, a part from the weight you didn't really notice any benefits from the stiffness of the graphite kit (full)..?

I often heard drivers complaining about the lack of stiffness and probs with too much flex...how is the TC4 doing in big international races?

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Old 03-27-2005, 08:00 PM   #3771
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Seems there is some lacking support. I'm searching for some 3mm CF shocks towers for it. Anyone know where I can get them?
Try this: http://search.ebay.com/3racing-tc4_W0QQfromZR40QQsojsZ1

Hope that helps...
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:02 PM   #3772
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Pretty sure www.rc-mushroom.com may have some CF towers for the TC4
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:52 AM   #3773
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My only questions is are the CF towers 3mm thick?
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Old 03-28-2005, 01:02 AM   #3774
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Old 03-28-2005, 01:43 AM   #3775
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can you use the stearing block from the tc4 in the tc3 because with the open design on the tc3 i keep breaking them and the tc4 is one solid piece
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I was able to take today some pictures of the carbon parts we designed for our TC4s, so far we have some 3,5mm side braces, they reduce the flex a lot but there is still some in the plastic braces area, a 2mm battery strap, it had been designed to be able to have some play so it doesn't tweak the chassis if the screws are a little bit overtight, some 2mm body mount plates, and 0,5mm, 1,0mm,1,5mmand 2,0mm arm blocks shims (We will take some pictures of them this week).
We would like to design a top deck but we really lie the open design of this car, probably a very thin one to reduce front to rear flex (with the side braces it barely have lateral flex)
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:32 AM   #3778
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sorry, here is the second picture
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oops to correct myself.
i mean stearing rack, not block
can you the seating rack from the tc4 in the tc3?
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