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Old 05-04-2006, 12:20 PM   #8446
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Associated's balls are steel

It's really not that big of deal.
arent the silver one made of alu???
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all the ball studs are steel... an aluminum ball stud would probably snap every run...
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:31 PM   #8448
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sorry i idnt know ball stud are made of steel, i thoght they are made of alu (get the infor from towers)
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=ASCC6276&P=7
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:42 PM   #8449
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sorry i idnt know ball stud are made of steel, i thoght they are made of alu (get the infor from towers)
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=ASCC6276&P=7
interesting, they have the wrong info...
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Old 05-04-2006, 01:17 PM   #8450
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It's really not that big of deal which ballstuds you use. So long as they work with your setup (long neck vs short) use what you want.
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Old 05-04-2006, 01:56 PM   #8451
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It's really not that big of deal which ballstuds you use. So long as they work with your setup (long neck vs short) use what you want.
well yea, but he mentioned he was a noob, so im trying to help him save a few bucks since the performance of Ti ball studs isnt going to be any different than the stock ones he will get with his kit... if he wants to spend a few bucks he'd be better off buying some different sized ones (i.e. neck height and thread length) for tuning...
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am3 how many ballstud it have for the tc4?, could u list them off. thanks again
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am3 how many ballstud it have for the tc4?, could u list them off. thanks again
4 - 3983 short neck black ball studs .300" (2 for rear hub carrier, 2 for vertical ballstud on steering block)
2 - 3981 short neck black ball stud .200" (servo arm/steering rack arm)

all other ball studs on the car are .300" long neck silver ball studs #6277
(4) - inner camber links
(2) - steering block/steering link
(2) - steering bellcrank
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:20 PM   #8454
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thanks for the info
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:39 PM   #8455
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Why some racers prefer Schumacher ball cups? Better than RPM ones?
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I orginally tried to use RPM ball cups, but because they are so long I could not get my camber and toe in right. I even cut some of the length off, but that left very little to hold the threads. I eventually went back to the Associated ball cups, but the ball cups from Lunsford, might work and be stronger.

Has anyone used ball links?
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I have the schumacher ones. Definitely stronger than the associated ones. I haven't tried the other brands though.
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I've been using RPM ballcups to help reduce slack the steering links. You have to cut about an 1/8" off the length and clearance around ballcup so they don't rub anything. Cut them down to the same length from ball center to the end of the cup as a stock associated ballcup and you should be ok as far as maintaining the same thread engagment.
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Have you guys tried the AE B4/T4 ballcups? I have had no problems with the stock ones but, I have a friend that replaced his from the start and has had no problems. There again you would have to trim them down so they do not rub.


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Old 05-05-2006, 09:22 AM   #8460
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Can anyone tell me the internal ratio of the TC4, specifically the Factory Team version?

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