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Old 10-25-2004, 10:40 AM   #946
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Personally, I don't see any problem if we, the consumer, have to "do more work than necessary" to free up the drivetrain. 1)I enjoy this stuff, 2) it seperates the men from the boys 3) there is not 1 single car out there that is perfect out of the box (all cars need some sort of work or modification). 4) we all have different tastes (some like things one way and some like it another).
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Old 10-25-2004, 10:54 AM   #947
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for me the drivetrain is not that free when i spin the wheels it doesnt keep spining like my pro 4 does.
the only thing i did to mine is spray out the bearings and remove the seals.. spins better than my old FTTC3, which had HOURS of work into it.

this is before i even put motor through it.
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Old 10-25-2004, 10:57 AM   #948
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If you shim the diffs, input shafts per the instruction the car isn't free at all, I had to pull 98% of the shims out to free it up, also pulled the shields off of the bearings and sprayed the heck out of them.

Now the car is as free as any TC3's I've owned...The diff. cases are new, the diff. w-bearings just drop down in.

IMHO AE has done their homework and have made a good car even better!!!
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Old 10-25-2004, 11:13 AM   #949
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Which bearings are you removing the shields off of? Also, what is the easiest way to do this? When you are spraying the insides of the bearings, I am assuming that you are using bearing oil or is that incorrect?
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Old 10-25-2004, 11:16 AM   #950
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you remove the shields of the big diff bearings they are only 2. right?
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I use a scalpel to prise off the metal clip then pull out the seal.

Then I blast the bearing with a load of motor cleaner before re-applying some light weight bearing oil.
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well i cant do nothing to my tc4 cause it has been sold. im just gonna wait till the release the FT kit. the team kit is nice and all but its just to heavy. or not ill just go and buy the jrxs .
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Old 10-25-2004, 11:26 AM   #953
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Anyone using the RPM Ballcups on their TC4? I know that people were using them on their TC3 and wanted to see if it was used for the new car as well.

yes they work everywere except for the cup that connects the steering rack to the carrier the rpm are too be and rub against the wheel
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Hi, i was just wondering does the irs gear adater work on the tc4

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Remove the shields from all the bearings, then when you install them into the car put the non-shielded side in so that way the shielded side is facing out, this will help keep them clean.

Removing the shields will leave them exposed so you'll need to pull them every few weeks and blow them out and relube..

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The lay shafts appear to all be the same as the TC3, so I would say yes, they will work...
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Thanks wannabee

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just a quick Q....where you peeps getting your TC4's from?

cheapest place i found is pacific coast hobbies at $220 with $40 shipping to the UK...

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both cars that i have seen built were very free...in fact, the one i built, without any work to the bearings, was just as free as my pro4, without any work to the bearings, and i think my pro4 rolls really free....
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www.ultimatehobbies.com has them cheap. Not sure about shipping.

Local shop here is selling them for $210.

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