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Old 10-31-2005, 09:05 PM   #6976
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change the caster blocks from 4 to 2 degrees even 0 for carpet.You might not scrub off speed in the corners so badly.I know it worked for me.
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Old 11-01-2005, 01:31 AM   #6977
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change the caster blocks from 4 to 2 degrees even 0 for carpet.You might not scrub off speed in the corners so badly.I know it worked for me.
with rubber or foam tires?
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Old 11-01-2005, 01:44 AM   #6978
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Default TC4 Shocks

I am having probs with shocks leaking, just about afer every race meet I have 1 or more that need to be redone,

Most probably it is my incompetence that creates this, but what are my other options for different shocks.

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Old 11-01-2005, 02:37 AM   #6979
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I am having probs with shocks leaking, just about afer every race meet I have 1 or more that need to be redone,

Most probably it is my incompetence that creates this, but what are my other options for different shocks.

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Read back a few pages there is a post by Dave W there is some info on the shocks and what to possibly look for.

As for the car lacking corner speed I feel this is no problem with the FT TC4 the car is a pleasure to drive, turns in better more on power steering and better transition than the team kit.
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Old 11-01-2005, 06:11 AM   #6980
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@Shock leaking-
Check to make sure the VCS bobbin is snapping down into the groove at the bottom of the shock. I had a shock recently that began leaking because of this. If the bobbin doesn't lock into the groove the two o-rings beneath it are not sufficiently compressed around the shaft which allows oil past the o-rings.
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Old 11-01-2005, 06:25 AM   #6981
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It seems with the FT. Less caster makes this car push more and loose corner speed.
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Old 11-01-2005, 08:11 AM   #6982
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change the caster blocks from 4 to 2 degrees even 0 for carpet.You might not scrub off speed in the corners so badly.I know it worked for me.
On carpet we are running at least 4* castor blocks if not 6* castor blocks.

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Old 11-01-2005, 08:14 AM   #6983
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I have found the 6 degree work the best. This car may come around after all.
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:27 AM   #6984
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I'm driving with 4 castor blocks. Having a little problem with the rear, would going to 6 make the rear holding better when I turn in at the end of the straight?

Its just that little I'm searching to make the car perfect for me.
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:58 AM   #6985
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The 6 would not let the rear hold better. Change your rear camber rod length.
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Old 11-01-2005, 01:01 PM   #6986
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Anybody know what the steering linkage length is? The manual only says SO what the heck is that?
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Old 11-01-2005, 01:29 PM   #6987
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The 6 would not let the rear hold better. Change your rear camber rod length.
It is now in the second hole (counting from the inside) and with 3 shims.
Do I have to go to the first hole, thus making the link longer?
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imr, just to give you a comparison I run the rear link as long as possible with NO washers and a black ball stud to lower it even more.
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NUMBER11: SO stands for Setup Option... are you running the stock TC4 steering block, and if so, what hole is your link in? Closer to the tire... or closer to the chassis? The general length will vary... depending on this, and the amount of toe you want (other things too).

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Old 11-01-2005, 03:28 PM   #6990
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I have been strugling with slop in the steering rack on the Team kit. I managed to take up most if not all with some shims but now the steering movement from side to side feels a little stiff, even after cleaning and re-lubing the bearings.

I have seen a few others post that they are using the Losi XXX-S dual bell crack instead of the Associated rack. I was wondering if anyone has tried the alloy steering rack from 3Racing in place of the composite stock (associated) piece? Also, the dual bell crack from Losi, is it a direct bolt-on? I also found that there is an alloy upgrade available for this as well. Has anyone used the alloy and, if so, how does it compare to the stock piece?

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