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Old 08-15-2009, 11:42 PM   #9586
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Nice bit of work there!

Im assuming the hingepins are identical in diameter? What about the pins in the axles, do they fit the outdrives properly without any slop? The ackermann angle looks a bit off considering the much longer steering knuckle for the Tc5. Maybe a retrofitted Tc3 steering rack will fix that...

I was curious how the Tc4 FT shock towers compare to the Tc5's shock towers... both in mounting and shock locations.
The hinge pins seem to be same, it all fits but I haven't driven it like that. My TC4 currently doesn't have a servo. In the photos the hinge pins are standard TC4.
The pins in the axles between the TC4 and TC5 are completely different, they are different length and diameter the TC4 ones are thicker so it should be possible to drill out the holes in the TC5 axle stubs but I'm not sure how this affect other things in the hub.
I'm planning to change all of my suspension from TC4 to TC5 (minus arms) to make it easier to me when it comes to spares.
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Old 08-22-2009, 05:46 AM   #9587
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Well I finished changing my tc4 4 racing FT conversion to rally.

It was like this before:



And now is:



As this is 3racing conversion, original innerbody didn't fit, I had to sceure steereing from falling rocks, it isn't beautiful, but it works perfect:





The car runs great, even with springs which I used on asphalt, using LiIon 26650 cells gices perfect weight transfer, it was worth to do it
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Old 08-22-2009, 06:10 AM   #9588
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Thats looks good, but if I were you I would cover up the plugs in the receiver to stop dirt getting in.
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Old 08-22-2009, 06:13 AM   #9589
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thanks man. I covered all my receivers with epoxy to make them waterproof, so sand gets in, but does nothing, apart from nice beach at my home But it is good idea to get rid of it, have to think how to do it to look nicer than this steering cover
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:02 PM   #9590
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Im excited.

I just finished the mods needed to convert the tub Tc4 to LiPo and brushless with a KO BMC. Weight balance is great too! I cant wait to hit the rug...
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:27 PM   #9591
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I was looking at some pictures of TC4's on previous posts and noticed some people are running tub chasis with a top deck. I just bought this car and am completely new to on road cars so this may be a dumb question but I am slowly trying to upgrade my car and not sure if this is somthing I should think about.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:43 PM   #9592
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Just out of curiosity, how do you guys fare against the newer cars at the track? I know they're great cars, but with everyone looking for belt drive cars, are these any less efficient or race-worthy? Also, does anyone else have problems with the micro chassis screws, or is it just me?
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Just out of curiosity, how do you guys fare against the newer cars at the track? I know they're great cars, but with everyone looking for belt drive cars, are these any less efficient or race-worthy? Also, does anyone else have problems with the micro chassis screws, or is it just me?
I seemed to keep mine up against everyone else quite well with mine when I racing one, but I changed car due to a constant mechanical problem and the TC4 internal ratio.
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:06 AM   #9594
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Can you elaborate? What is up withe the gear ratio? What is it on the TC5?
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Can you elaborate? What is up withe the gear ratio? What is it on the TC5?
Internal gear ratio is 2.5 w/TC4, whereas it's 2.0 on a TC5. Just means you need smaller spurs/bigger pinions on a TC5 than on a TC4. I run 48P on mine and still have no real problems gearing. I run a 60T spur and some dinner plate size pinions. On a tub chassis you may need to grind out a little of the webbing under where the pinion is for large pinions though. http://gearchart.com/

Also, as far as how well they compete, it has a lot to do with which class you run. For VTA racing, my opinion is that TC4s (and TC3s) are some of the best cars out there. I actually just sold my TC5 so that I can pick up a second TC4 for my son to possibly run VTA with when the right one comes along.

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Yeah I wish I could have downgraded to a tub chassis, so you might have taken mine. Oh well, I'll just make the most of this one.
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anyone have any ways to keep batterys in a FT tc4...
ie non ghetto?
the lipo just slides out whenever i corner...
dont mind using elec tape to get out of trouble...
but want somthing better...
Thinking maybe getting an alloy battery tray made up for me, and putting some sort of felt inside to protect the battery...

Ideas?
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:41 AM   #9598
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Simpliest way, dvd cover cut yourself and glued together, 4 screws to the chassis:

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anyone have any ways to keep batterys in a FT tc4...
Ideas?
Diggity makes a nice Lipo brace
http://www.diggitydesigns.com/D3_TC5...BraceWide.html
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oh nice... thanks fellas!
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