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Old 10-22-2004, 09:07 AM   #796
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how can u say its dumb....have u done it yourself?
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Old 10-22-2004, 09:12 AM   #797
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besides, tc3 chassis always came with some twist to them....molding process sucked....
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Old 10-22-2004, 09:52 AM   #798
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No but I have done just about everything you can to a TC3 chassis. It just no a good idea to cut out the chassis like that!

1) Make the chassis flex and is weaker.

2) Stress on battery can snap in half in a pile up.

3) Ugly and looks like a hack job

4) Just dont do it

if you want to remove weigh mill out the bottom of the tray lower the cg too.
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Old 10-22-2004, 10:01 AM   #799
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#1 most of the time we do the work on a mill and looks professional
#2 the middle supports provide little support for the car or batteries (i work for a structural engineer and had a TC3 chassis stress modeled) it also drops more weight than milling the braces to drop CG
#3 NEVER have i had one break

u are entitled to your opinion and i am entitled to mine but i know of 2 of those chassis working quite well for a couple of sponsored guys so it can't be quite THAT bad
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Old 10-22-2004, 10:09 AM   #800
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...The day I got a set of Tamiya shocks ... Tamiya TRF ones in smoothness not even in the same league.
How did/do you mount the Tamiya shocks, since they use a ball type mounting system? Is the shock tower too thick for the supplied balls that come with the shocks?

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Old 10-22-2004, 10:12 AM   #801
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when you build batts...its a good idea to use the trinity cell shrink wrap on each cell, and some shoe goo between each cell will hold them together quite well.... i would not say ca glue will work though, that would be more likely to 'break' than the shoe goo which will 'flex' a little

i wish i had a pic of my last chassis to show you, but i gave it away...got the bmi chassis....

I need ron to take a pic of that chassis...roNTC3.....where r u?
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is the TC4 in hobby stores yet?
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is the TC4 in hobby stores yet?
yeah man!!! go get one

well, it has been in md...should be up ur way too
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I hope my hobby shop has one, i might try it.
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i just might....shhhhh dont tell jon or john hehehehe
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hehehe, alright


hey, whats that about watch out for the peanut butter brothers??
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when you build batts...its a good idea to use the trinity cell shrink wrap on each cell, and some shoe goo between each cell will hold them together quite well.... i would not say ca glue will work though, that would be more likely to 'break' than the shoe goo which will 'flex' a little

i wish i had a pic of my last chassis to show you, but i gave it away...got the bmi chassis....

I need ron to take a pic of that chassis...roNTC3.....where r u?
All shoe goo does is trap heat between the cells they should not be glues together at all.
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opps glued
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I think the TC4 isn't a real racing car. To me racing cars are made of alloy and carbon and not cheap plastic. Sure it performs well on the track but it dosen't look like a top level racing car and all the plastic make it feel toyish when looking at it. To me a nice quality looking car is important.

The trend now is towards carbon and machined aluminum type cars. So I think Associated really need to do something more with the factory team than putting on some composite chassis parts, titanium links and blue motor mount.

It seems to take some time before the FT is out so that might indicate that they are making som more changes but if they just put on the graphite parts that's a very cheap sales trick.
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