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Old 08-12-2006, 08:24 AM   #8701
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This is the Factory team version. Not sure how the screw in the servo saver could hit the chassis.
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Old 08-12-2006, 09:32 AM   #8702
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I've had the screw hit the chassis because it was too loose. I had to put a little bit of lock-tite on the screw so it didn't work it's way loose, because when i backed it out to give, it was a little too short for the lock nut. You could also put a slightly longer screw in and cut it off.
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Bighair, this has happened to me. Your aluminum nut in your servo saver is stripped from impact. You need a new nut and a drop of locktight. Build your servo saver as instructed in your manual(top of bolt flush with top of nut) and you'll be good as gold. I built my a little tighter than that and used a dot of red locktight. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-12-2006, 11:13 AM   #8704
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Thanks for the help guys. I just figured it out. When I wrecked I broke the caster block and steering block. Well, the screw that goes up through the caster block into the steering block was to tight. This was causing quiet a bit of binding. I loosened the screw and it is back to normal.
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Old 08-12-2006, 11:35 AM   #8705
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Just wondering how long does it take for Associted service to return part that was sent in for repair. Can anyone help
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Old 08-13-2006, 04:46 AM   #8706
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The standard servo saver is rubbish really. Just lock it up and put a proper kimborough one on the servo. It'll protect your servo better and probably take a little flex out of the steering system.
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Default Servo saver on a TC 3

Can you use the servo sever on a TC 3 , and is it any better.
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Old 08-14-2006, 07:43 AM   #8708
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The TC3 and TC4's steering racks both have servo saver's built in. A servo saver on the servo is not necessary and it will just add extra slop into the steering system.
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hi all,

I am looking into getting a tub (with carbon molded parts options) tc4 for mod. I currently have a FT tc4. Just wondering what are the differences in handling between the two cars. Any thing I should do differeintly in a tub compared to a FT?

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On carpet I ran the same setup on the Team TC4 as I did the FT TC4. Only difference was the FT TC4 seemed more consistent. This was on med bite carpet.
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Old 08-14-2006, 04:23 PM   #8711
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hi all,

I am looking into getting a tub (with carbon molded parts options) tc4 for mod. I currently have a FT tc4. Just wondering what are the differences in handling between the two cars. Any thing I should do differeintly in a tub compared to a FT?

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If you are running on carpet...I would say stick with the FT. Most of what I have read seems to give the FT better reviews on carpet.

I have run both cars on asphalt and feel that the "tub" car is more consistant for my driving style. I good friend of mine had a tc3 and it handled wayyyyyyy better than my FT on asphalt. Thats why I switched to the tub car. With a few setup changes, it now handles like his TC3 did.
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thanks guys for the input. So are the geometry the same between FT and tub? Are the shock tower holes etc the same?
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Old 08-16-2006, 05:12 PM   #8713
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hey guys,
i run a team tc4 and needed some tips or set up sheets from you guys. the problem i'm having is that the rear tires do not stay planted. my current set up is this: front- caster blocks:6 deg, silver springs, droop:5, one-way, black sway bars. rear- droop:4, toe -2.0, green springs, black sway bar.
camber is -1 all the way around. any help would be appreciated. if you can e-mail setup sheets at -thebayishome@yahoo.comhttp://rctech...m/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=2579111#
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Is $250.00 a good price for a novak 4.5 brushless with GTB? I want to try this setup in one of my TC 4's. It seems like it would be a bullet. I will leave feedba ck later in the week. RB
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Is $250.00 a good price for a novak 4.5 brushless with GTB?
Assuming you're talking about a new system, not used. If so, $250 is an OK price, especially if it's your LHS. If it is, jump on it. If it's mailorder then you should know that Stormer has 'em in stock ready to ship for $240 and provide excellent service.

$250 is DEFINITELY too much for a used system. By about $50-75 if it's fairly lightly used and even more if it's just plain "used".

Oh, and yeah, it will be a bullet. Hang on. My 5.5 system is plenty for this old fat guy to keep up with on my BMI TC3 and I use a 6.5 system for my 1/12 mod racing. In the 1/12 NO one was passing me on the straights...

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