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Old 06-28-2005, 02:16 PM   #5176
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If you lost a thumb or an eyeball, that was part of the fun! Thats how it was and we liked it, WE LOVED IT [/grumpy old man]
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Old 06-28-2005, 02:53 PM   #5177
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If everything had no 'slop' wouldnt it bind? Surely it has to have a little
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:21 PM   #5178
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Back in the aluminum tub RC-10 days, there were certain times when we would increase the slop in the suspension. On a real high bite track it would help the car rotate (probably helped increase roll steer).
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:29 PM   #5179
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I always set my 10L up with some steering slop for on-road racing. Made it easier to drive!
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Old 06-28-2005, 04:28 PM   #5180
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For the steering rack, you can sand down the ends of the posts just a touch (like 1/64th) and that gets rid of much of the slop.

That's really the only slop that I didn't like.
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:25 PM   #5181
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For the steering rack, you can sand down the ends of the posts just a touch (like 1/64th) and that gets rid of much of the slop.

That's really the only slop that I didn't like.
That might be what I'm looking for. Only the right mounting side is loose or sloppy compared to the left. I'm going to work on it later this week.
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:29 PM   #5182
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wonder if those chrome rims are out seperately
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Old 06-28-2005, 08:22 PM   #5183
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Old 06-28-2005, 09:13 PM   #5184
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Default The steering rack slop....

comes from both sets of bushings. You can shim the larger ones on the chassis, but it's the smaller ones on the rack that are too small. I tried to fit it by sanding down alittle plastic and adding shims, but there is still play. Get out your digital caliper and check it. Tolerances are bad. These are the things I would like to see AE fix. The T.F. version it has the same rack. I would think on a TEAM FACTORY AE would fix this problem.
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Old 06-28-2005, 10:02 PM   #5185
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Art..909 in da house..
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Ya, I do. Again, just because ONE person calls, that does not mean we are going to drop everything and research a problem. Maybe you DID do it wrong, maybe not. Once we get numerous calls, there might actually be a problem. At that time, we ask consumers that have the problem to send the parts in...we inspect them, and the make a decision based on the results.
TPhalen,

Just wondering why it is that when AE changes a part, it doesn't announce it so that everyone can know that there is a better part available. For example, when changes were made to the diff cases, why wasn't there a little announcement on the AE website? I just wish we were all a little better informed as CUSTOMERS.

I love the TC4, but there are problems (steering knuckles, rack arms, etc.). That's OK; I know AE will fix them. I just want to know when the parts are revised so that I can upgrade my car.
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Old 06-28-2005, 11:24 PM   #5187
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http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...nid=236&id=963


are these the right bladder shock caps for the tc4 and are they worth it?, or should i just go tamiya or jrxs ones?
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:55 AM   #5188
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Car seems to be carrying a lot better corner speed and not wearing out the foams as bad. I actually picked up an extra lap in three of my sessions last night, new best! Although now I have two more quick questions:

1) How far should the shocks extend when fully compressed? Mine are extending equally but they extend all the way out. I thought they were only supposed to extend out a little bit?

2) One-Ways; What's everyones thought on Foam/High-Bite Asphalt (Fairly tight track but Stock Motor) running a one-way? I've also heard you can just put the one-way bearing in the rear of the car to eliminate some of the classic issues with braking etc? Anyone ever heard of this?

Thanks Everyone!
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Old 06-29-2005, 07:07 AM   #5189
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Nitro Boy for the shocks it depends how much oil you are putting in them. I know when I did mine and did what the manual shows mine came out a little less than 1/2 but if I did put more oil in the cap and did everything else the same the shock whaft would come out alot farther since I had more oil in the shocks.
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http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...nid=236&id=963


are these the right bladder shock caps for the tc4 and are they worth it?, or should i just go tamiya or jrxs ones?
thanks
Those will work for you.
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