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Old 05-12-2005, 06:14 PM   #4561
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Please give up a head's up if you notice anything different with the FT TC4 at the Reedy Race.

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Old 05-12-2005, 07:32 PM   #4562
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RandomFellow - yeah i had the same trouble with 28's on the front of my TC4. I turned my steering down to 60% on my transmitter so they wouldn't hit. Course I'm new and still haven't got the hang of it.
No, mine bind all the time. Its as if the steering knuckles are not designed to handle the wheel width.

Anyone else in carpetland having any problems?
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Old 05-12-2005, 09:04 PM   #4563
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when do you guys think the factory team kit will be out?
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Old 05-12-2005, 09:48 PM   #4564
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Hey guys, I had the same problem so I make sure I get the 26MM foams fronts for my TC4 although I have used the 28's on my TC3. Try using a thin wheel spacer maybe that will help. Gene
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Old 05-12-2005, 10:15 PM   #4565
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Hey guys, I had the same problem so I make sure I get the 26MM foams fronts for my TC4 although I have used the 28's on my TC3. Try using a thin wheel spacer maybe that will help. Gene
Yeah, I shimmed it all I could. Still no help. With everyone making carpet foam fronts in 28mm now, its hard to find 26s. Just wished AE would have been more careful with their engineering. Not everyone lives in California and runs on asphalt.
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Old 05-12-2005, 10:19 PM   #4566
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when do you guys think the factory team kit will be out?
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Old 05-13-2005, 07:42 AM   #4567
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No, mine bind all the time. Its as if the steering knuckles are not designed to handle the wheel width.

Anyone else in carpetland having any problems?
I had a problem with the Jaco tires. I ran Parma with no problems. I believe it had to do with the wheel offset. Have not tries TRC not to sure how they work. But Parma will work with 28mm.
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Old 05-13-2005, 08:35 AM   #4568
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Ok one more question. What are you guys doing for bearings? Ceramic? and if so who's?
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i don't know what all the hype is about ceramic bearings.

yes they may last longer but not that much longer to justify spending 100$$$ on them.

they AREN'T smoother....the tolerances in them are much greater than that in decent quality steel bearings.

i used SKM bearings in my old xray, plan on getting some more for my TC4.....they have tolerances of a couple of microns....ceramic bearings have tolerances of much more microns.

if you look after steel bearings they will last just as longer, or just a bit less than ceramic bearings, at a quarter of the price.

associated sell bog standard teflon sealed steel bearings over here for about 100, i can get decent quality ones for 2.50 a bearing, i think it came to about 30 to replace them all in the xray.

if people in the UK sold ceramic bearings i can garuntee them bearing well over 100..and it just isn't worth it.
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Ok one more question. What are you guys doing for bearings? Ceramic? and if so who's?

Hey Bob, I standard bearings actually work pretty good. I do have ceramic in mine. Only cause I got a really good price on them. The next time I need bearings it will be a regular set from from Boco or Acer. The TC4 drive train is really pretty free and ceramics are not a must have.
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Yeah see I come from the Schumacher camp and that car is the free'est I have ever had. People would be amazed when I let them see it. I didnt even blow the grease packing out of those bearings. I will see how my car is after running it a few times.
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is there a how-to on drivetrain freeing?
I read several times that people modify the gear boxes,i which way?
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Old 05-13-2005, 05:22 PM   #4573
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after i put my car together,i put a motor in it and ran it for about two hours at about 4.2 volts to loosen everything up...seemed to help a lot. (ran it off my pulsar)
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I had a problem with the Jaco tires. I ran Parma with no problems. I believe it had to do with the wheel offset. Have not tries TRC not to sure how they work. But Parma will work with 28mm.
They work cause im running them.
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Also try some GQ tires www.competion-rc.com

Great for carpet.
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