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Old 06-15-2005, 11:03 AM   #4966
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I'll have to try and shim the front, I was running on carpet until they pulled it up last week.

Understeer would be needed on entry because that's when it jerks the tire up. I thought it was all driver just steering too fast or too much steering but now I think it's setup
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Can you adjust the wheelbase on this car like you can the TC3? My short wheelbase setup has always been fast on the TC3.
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The TC4 wheelbase adjustment is a little different but ofcourse, the same concept as the TC3's wheelbase. It's more adjustable than the TC3's wheelbase. And, the TC4's wheelbase can be adjusted front and rear.
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Old 06-15-2005, 01:32 PM   #4969
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That's good to hear cause I just ordered two Team Kits. I figure that I will only have to upgrade when I feel the need to.
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:59 AM   #4970
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Hello,
I purchased the Lightened Steel Diff Outdrives for the TC4 and also the required parts, #6575, 6579, 6909. I am not sure how it all goes together. I have looked for a picture or a diagram on the Associated site but I can't seem to find any. I am mostly confused on the Thrust bolt and the black plastic washers that come with it. Also, do I use the spring from the original diff or any of the flat steel washers?
Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:10 AM   #4971
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Found the pic in the TC3 manual.
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Old 06-17-2005, 07:55 AM   #4972
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About the only thing that I have bought lately that made me Happy was mmmmmmmmmmmmmm...........................A Bottle of Dynamite Body Cleaner. About $5.00 It works well on Scuffs and Brightens your Body Nicely and lasts a Long time! Kind of like a OLD Toyota Truck Cheap..Tough..and it will last you a long time..
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Old 06-18-2005, 11:28 PM   #4973
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Why do the Factory drivers run .120-.180 of washers on the steering rack & front upright?

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You're running foams correct? I know everyone told me to add shims if I wanted to try rubbers...

So in the Front you're running:
.050" Circle
.075" & .025" Triangle

What shims are you running in the rear?
.075" & .025" Square & X?
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Old 06-19-2005, 12:10 AM   #4974
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Can you adjust the wheelbase on this car like you can the TC3? My short wheelbase setup has always been fast on the TC3.
which wheel base wrks the best i see alot of guys run on rear 2spacer ffwd 1 spacer in bck and in front 1spacer fwd and 2 spacer bck im still learning the car so bare with me and also stock location help too
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Old 06-19-2005, 01:32 AM   #4975
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Default How long will the FT TC4 last?

Hi Guys,

How long do you think the FT TC4 will last until a new model comes ?

Jus curious, will AE adopt the same policy like the TC3 ... upgrade till it is no longer competitive?

Or Will they change cars every so often like the Japanese makers?

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Old 06-19-2005, 01:46 AM   #4976
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Ohh boy..years and years.When AE comes out with a new design for their R/C's they don't change it.

Look how long old the TC3 is and look how old the RC10GT is.

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Old 06-19-2005, 02:47 AM   #4977
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I think it will be around for some time. Associated has always been great and designing a car that is competitive for years to come. They have never been into the car of the week club. Other companies keep bringing new models or variations but in all reality they are not really any faster or too much better than their previous model.
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I'm not so sure on that one(new car every 6 months)If thunder tiger did buy Associated I'm sure we will see some changes.And on the TC3 being no longer competitive..It's still a fast car..
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Old 06-19-2005, 12:26 PM   #4979
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It's to reduce bump steer and to fine-tune their ackerman to the way they want it.

I run rubber - and stock shims all around. I do have 3 washers under the camber-ballstuds - makes the arms more parallel and doesn't create as much negative camber on full compression. I also have two washers under the steering link at the knuckle - kills almost all bump steer.

I'm running the 2deg block in the rear.

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Why do the Factory drivers run .120-.180 of washers on the steering rack & front upright?

Boomer,

You're running foams correct? I know everyone told me to add shims if I wanted to try rubbers...

So in the Front you're running:
.050" Circle
.075" & .025" Triangle

What shims are you running in the rear?
.075" & .025" Square & X?
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Old 06-19-2005, 06:22 PM   #4980
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Thanks that makes sense!

What shims are you running under your front and rear blocks?
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