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Old 08-07-2006, 09:53 AM   #8671
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Default who makes the widest TC4 front bumper?

Who makes the widest possible bumper for the TC3/TC4?

I'm currently running the Parma "Ultimate" bumper for my TC4:



It's nice, and it's the densest foam I've ever seen, but what I'd really like is something wide enough to come all the way out to the sides of a standard 190mm car body so that it protects the wheels (and arms) better from front and front-angle impacts. Snapping arms isn't expensive, but it sure does put you out of a heat.

Any suggestions? I'm not concerned about an extra ounce of weight, I'm looking for protection. I haven't seen any bumpers anywhere that are wider than what I have now...
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Old 08-07-2006, 11:07 AM   #8672
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I was hoping that some mite have some ideas.... I have TC4 tub and I normally have no problems getting this thing dailed in, but this weekend I could not get the thing to work. What it was doing was spinning out when applying throttle. I was running -90 on the throttle curve in the radio. I had greeen springs in the rear and blues in the front, 35 WT oil, Droop 3, ride height 6 (bumpy track) Front diff 1/8 of turn from full lock, rear diff 1 turn out. 2.5 rear toe, 1 front toe out... This was very confussion... I finaly got to to spin out, but not enough time to get going for the race... I had to be careful with the throttle, but before this, if I touched the throttle it would spin out. Also had Zero punch in the ESC.

Barry...

I have a great setup that I am running here in Lafayette La. that you mighty wanna try. I can email you a setup sheet if you like? We have similar track conditions here and I too am running the tub chassis with great success on bumpy asphalt.

I dont claim to be an expert on asphalt racing...but this setup has been the most consistant I have come across.

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Old 08-07-2006, 11:09 AM   #8673
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Default Barry..

Forgot to ask...are you guys going to regionals at Small Cars Unlimited?

There will be a group of us from Louisiana making the trip


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Old 08-07-2006, 01:35 PM   #8674
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Jeff - please send it... I'm completely confussed to what is the problem... my e-mail address is brvoltz@gmail.com.

Most likely we will be at the race since it is in our back yard... I just hope the weather is our friend... We just got back from the BTH race in Memphis and the heat was not friendly....
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I'll get one done and send it your way soon.

We may try to make a practice run at SCU soon...will let you know so we can all hang out...

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Before you come up to play at SCU, let me know... We are working on a mobile program and we doing parking lot racing trying to get out and grow this hobby in Jackson. So not many are running at SCU for on-road right now. Plus the heat is a bit much for most, currently.
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I got that setup sheet done...send me ya email addy and I send it in the morning


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hi everyone,,just got a pair of the carbon shock towers ,,,do i need to order something else with it ? have the tc4 is pretty much stock...how do i mount the new towers ? thanks all
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Diggity,

Can those alloy arms fit on a regular TC4/TC3? Or they're only designed for the XLR8?
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hi everyone,,just got a pair of the carbon shock towers ,,,do i need to order something else with it ? have the tc4 is pretty much stock...how do i mount the new towers ? thanks all
You will also need 2 of (part number) 31102, Shock Tower Mount, carbon. Use with #31100 and 31101 towers for FT TC4, and you can see them at: http://www.rc10.com/enlarge/31102.htm
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hey bvoltz thats the exact part that i need ,,,thanks man,,,was wondering why my new towers couldnt go on...lol..
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Before you come up to play at SCU, let me know... We are working on a mobile program and we doing parking lot racing trying to get out and grow this hobby in Jackson. So not many are running at SCU for on-road right now. Plus the heat is a bit much for most, currently.

cool...keep me informed as to how things go...

I'll holla at you when we get our schtuff together to make a roady trip to the magnolia state..

what tires to do you guys run?
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cool...keep me informed as to how things go...

I'll holla at you when we get our schtuff together to make a roady trip to the magnolia state..

what tires to do you guys run?
Tires... Well.... I run 22 in 19T and 27 in Stock, when everyone else is running 27 in 19T and 32 in Stock. It depends on the heat... I would say you are very safe if you have a set of each, most likely you only need 27 for 19T and 32 for Stock.
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Does anyone know if AE has a coversion kit from the tub to FT for the Factory Team ITF Chassis? I would hate to waste money on the FT kit to only toss out the decks to put on the ITF decks.
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I have most of what you need to convert. If dont need the graphite shock towers...what I have will work. I converted from FT to Team and kept my shock towers.

I have pics of what I have...

60$ shipped and the slots are already widened and the chassis edges glued from when the car was first built.
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