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Old 09-26-2005, 02:17 PM   #6451
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Hey Guys, just got a great birthday gift of a new FTTC4, what a great wife I have.
Any way how much sanding or file do I need to do and to what?

Is there some things I need to do in my build that the directions do not say?

The kit carpet set up is kind of close to Mike B's winning Snow Birds. Will
Mike's set up work on med to high grip carpet with the FTTC4?

Thanks for the answers.
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Old 09-26-2005, 02:52 PM   #6452
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I've built the shock as per the instructions and only race the car twice and the shocks are leaking , now I've owned a 415 so the TFR shocks are what I consider tha best in the bunsiness. I love my FT TC4 and I'm willing to tuff it out with upgrades.

1.Aluminum shock caps $12.00
2.Hard shock bodies $20.00 2 each
3.unobtainum shafts $12.00 2 each

or

1.TRF shocks $65.00
2.Yokomo shock retainers so I can use TC4 springs
$10.00

Can I some one help me out?
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Old 09-26-2005, 03:14 PM   #6453
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I've built the shock as per the instructions and only race the car twice and the shocks are leaking , now I've owned a 415 so the TFR shocks are what I consider tha best in the bunsiness. I love my FT TC4 and I'm willing to tuff it out with upgrades.

1.Aluminum shock caps $12.00
2.Hard shock bodies $20.00 2 each
3.unobtainum shafts $12.00 2 each

or

1.TRF shocks $65.00
2.Yokomo shock retainers so I can use TC4 springs
$10.00

Can I some one help me out?
Just buy Yokomo part# YS-8D Yokomo bladder shock caps and you are done. If you want some extra tuning parts buy some Rayspeed bladders for your shocks. Buy the "Hard Anodozed" shock bodies when you are looking for some "bling". The blue shock bodies work fine. Don't forget to take the volume compensating foam off of the bobbin when you put the bladder caps on.
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Old 09-26-2005, 03:49 PM   #6454
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Just buy Yokomo part# YS-8D Yokomo bladder shock caps and you are done. If you want some extra tuning parts buy some Rayspeed bladders for your shocks. Buy the "Hard Anodozed" shock bodies when you are looking for some "bling". The blue shock bodies work fine. Don't forget to take the volume compensating foam off of the bobbin when you put the bladder caps on.
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:22 PM   #6455
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I've built the shock as per the instructions and only race the car twice and the shocks are leaking , now I've owned a 415 so the TFR shocks are what I consider tha best in the bunsiness. I love my FT TC4 and I'm willing to tuff it out with upgrades.

1.Aluminum shock caps $12.00
2.Hard shock bodies $20.00 2 each
3.unobtainum shafts $12.00 2 each

or

1.TRF shocks $65.00
2.Yokomo shock retainers so I can use TC4 springs
$10.00

Can I some one help me out?
I run the best shocker in the business on my FT TC4 which is the Tamiya shocker and all iv done is add the BOTTOM of the TC4 shocker to give it little bit more length.This also lets me use standard associated springs.
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Old 09-26-2005, 06:44 PM   #6456
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Thanks Random Fellow and J_P for the helpful info.
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Old 09-26-2005, 11:18 PM   #6457
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Hello to everyone, This is Damon from Diggity Designs. Our webpage has been updated and will continue to be in the comeing months so check it out. If you are looking for a killer conversion kit for your TC3 or TC4 then check out our XLR8 conversion kit. Its all tricked out with graphite and aluminum, The car is perfectly balanced with 4 and 2 battery set-up, very tunable for different racers so check it out. Very Low center of gravity, new suspension geometry, new arms, etc.. Its basicly a new car.. It has been very fast in Michigan and Arizona!! Let me know if you have any suggestions, thanks.
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Old 09-27-2005, 02:08 AM   #6458
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so i cantr just put TRF shocks on a standard tc4?
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:54 AM   #6459
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:11 AM   #6460
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No one seem to sell the Team bomber or RCmanix shafts any more, I will play top dollar if someone is looking to sale
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Got a question(probably one of many before I'm thru).Just starting to build my FTTC4,the instructions call for the X-3.0 block,The problem is the one in the kit is the X-2.5.Anyone know if this is a mistake or a running change?Thanks.
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No one seem to sell the Team bomber or RCmanix shafts any more, I will play top dollar if someone is looking to sale
Was looking for those also. Will end just end up with the Yokomo Graphite Shaft for the TC4! At least its color blue.
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so i cantr just put TRF shocks on a standard tc4?
The TRF kits come with new ball studs that fit the TRF ends. The screw threads are just a bit larger than the stock TC4 parts. However, I have installed them with just a bit of extra effort with no ill effects (like cracked suspension arms ;-). Once you install these ball studs, you likely cannot go back to the stock ball studs without replacing the suspension arms and shock towers (since the holes are now enlarged). So long as you are committed to the TRF shocks, though, this seems to work just fine.

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dawgmeat, what's wrong with using the graphite shaft from the TC3?
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dawgmeat, what's wrong with using the graphite shaft from the TC3?
The TC3 and TC4 drive shafts are a little different and take some work to make them fit.
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