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Old 07-09-2005, 10:13 AM   #5476
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Johnbull,
That was about the most intelligent post I've ever read on this forum and I couldn't agree with you more.

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Old 07-09-2005, 02:18 PM   #5477
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No car is perfect for everyone!!!!!!!!!! My main thing with Associated it is never the car of the week club with them and they still win. I can run a 2 year old car and win!!!!!!!!!! Every other company has had 2 to 4 cars since the TC3/4 came out but Associated 2 cars in 5 years is pretty damn good if you ask me and the their old car is still competitive so what more can you ask of a company. They saved me alot of money over the years.
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No car is perfect for everyone!!!!!!!!!! My main thing with Associated it is never the car of the week club with them and they still win. I can run a 2 year old car and win!!!!!!!!!! Every other company has had 2 to 4 cars since the TC3/4 came out but Associated 2 cars in 5 years is pretty damn good if you ask me and the their old car is still competitive so what more can you ask of a company. They saved me alot of money over the years.



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Old 07-09-2005, 11:15 PM   #5479
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i posted this earlier, I suppose I can try again. We all agree at least that the yoke bladders and caps make the ae shocks better. But where can you buy them???!!?? None of tyhe local shops carry yokomo anything and the online shoips are out. Someone has to k now some place to buy a set of four YS-D8 caps.
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Old 07-09-2005, 11:23 PM   #5480
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Did you try Yokomo USA directly!!!!!!!!
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Just checked and they have them at www.rainbowten.co.jp . 630 yen for two. They ship quick and there parts are priced well.
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Old 07-09-2005, 11:53 PM   #5482
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Anyone have a good setup for mod on asphalt on a large technical track?
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Who hear has it? How do you like it? Can it bend in an impact?

I've heard it gets rid of a considerable amount of play, is that true?

Who has it the cheapest?
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Old 07-10-2005, 03:25 PM   #5485
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I'm a very proud owner of the RDX, but I must admit that I'm thinking about gettin' the factory TC4.I was helping a freind set-up his TC4" he's newbie", I took it for a few laps and loved it and I love the idea that you can change car set-up from carpet to pavement without buying another chassis or speacial parts. So do think thet address the slop issue in their suspension and does the transmission require a lot of shimming to get it ti work?
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Old 07-11-2005, 03:18 AM   #5486
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...and the programming & setup time, the multiple angles it would need to rotate because of the shape of the slots, etc.

Guys are getting a little nit-picky, no?
It would take less than a minute with good CNC machine. And it wouldn't need to roatate the chassis. Good programmer could program it in less than 5 minutes.
All you really need is good CNC machine that can automatically change bits, then you just reroute the long sides of the slots with 45 degree (or similar) bit.
I understand the automatic bit change is standard on over 90% of all new CNC machines today.

It's not getting nit-picky, no no. It's asking politely for better product.
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Old 07-11-2005, 08:53 AM   #5487
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I usually just lurk, but here is my summary of the complaints about the TC4 and FT-TC4.

No autofill, auto-adjustable rebound shocks that automatically select the best rebound and damping for a particular corner.
No chassis option kit with milled section for the battery tape. There should a separate chassis for each of the racers that use 1, 2 or 3 tape wraps around the battery.
No carbon fiber chassis and anodized screw color adjustment dial to match the mood of the day.
No autosensing chassis bevels that are adjustable for slightly different sized cells.
No integrated 4 wheel speed sensor that send power from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip.
No built in servo controlled auto-tweak device.
No onboard 4 K closed-cycle helium refrigerator to keep the motor running efficiently.
No integrated solar cell peak charger.
No automatic turn-in apex adjustment, auto pass feature, or gyroscope system to avoid flipping over when clipping a dot.
No accident and board avoidance technology or nanobots to repair any broken parts.

But, with the suitable "hop-ups" at least if you smash into the board (or street curb!) your shocks had the same rebound and the car looked cool.

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Funny stuff, Mike....we'll look into those features for ya!

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It's not getting nit-picky, no no. It's asking politely for better product.
You ARE getting a better product. Here's the deal. If we bevel the battery slots, you'll complain (not pointing this at you...people in general) because we didn't file the REST of the chassis. Next will be glueing it for you. Again, there are NO other car manufacturers that file the battery slots. We chose NOT to do this to help keep the cost of the car down. If you choose to file the battery slots, you'll probably file the rest of the chassis at the same time. Or, just the slots. Or, just the chassis.

I'm sure someone out there, if you send them your chassis and $XX.XX, will file the chassis for you.
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Old 07-11-2005, 09:27 AM   #5488
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No one likes to file but it it isn't the worst thing I have ever had to do. Take your time and in no time it gets done. Been doing them for 20 years and still don't care for it but I do it. Saome nice emery cloth and GA and I get it done in less than an hour to make a really nice looking edges around the whole chassis.
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It would take less than a minute with good CNC machine. And it wouldn't need to roatate the chassis. Good programmer could program it in less than 5 minutes.
All you really need is good CNC machine that can automatically change bits, then you just reroute the long sides of the slots with 45 degree (or similar) bit.
I understand the automatic bit change is standard on over 90% of all new CNC machines today.

It's not getting nit-picky, no no. It's asking politely for better product.
Chassis are machined on CNC routing tables out of large sheets of carbon fiber. They cut the chassis, drill screw holes and counter sink them. If you want to bevel batt slots the chassis need to be flipped over by humans, resecured to the surface and the machine needs to be restarted. This takes time ands costs $$.

The "other company" that bevels chassis cuts them a few at a time on an extremely sophisticated 5 axis CNC mill. Machine time on this type of machine is much more expensive than on a routing table. Volume of work output is also much lower. This is not efficient for mass production.
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Old 07-11-2005, 10:24 AM   #5490
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I can understand the reason for beveling the edges of the CF, but what does gluing the edges do? And what is the common method for doing this?

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