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Old 01-28-2013, 12:57 PM   #11116
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Anyone know where I can get a composite main shaft for the car??

Only place I have found them is on RC-mushroom.
ebay, they show up sometimes, I found a couple in past few months, there is also someone on here making carbon fibre drive shafts.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:04 PM   #11117
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ebay, they show up sometimes, I found a couple in past few months, there is also someone on here making carbon fibre drive shafts.
I have emailed the person who makes carbon fiber shafts. Lets see if he still does.

No luck on eBay
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:08 PM   #11118
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I have emailed the person who makes carbon fiber shafts. Lets see if he still does.

No luck on eBay
Just got one last week on ebay, $13 shipped with some other small parts.
Just have to keep looking.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:30 PM   #11119
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My tc4.1 can win the Nats now that the d3.5 is out the way...
from what I hear they are going to let people use that motor
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:05 PM   #11120
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I have old Tc3 I haven't used in years and thinking of getting back into racing

Lipo's and brushless will be the 1st update

Is it worth converting it into a tc4 ?

I will be running in the 17.5t class can you make the car competitive compared to the newer cars ?

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Old 01-28-2013, 06:59 PM   #11121
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I don't think the carbon fiber driveshaft will yield much improvement over stock, and you have to change the input cups too ! If they made one that did not require an input cup change, then I might buy one just to run 17.5 blinky....
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:10 AM   #11122
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Is it better to go with a smaller pinion and a smaller spur? I am running VTA right now i am using a 55t p and 81 spur.

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I have old Tc3 I haven't used in years and thinking of getting back into racing

Lipo's and brushless will be the 1st update

Is it worth converting it into a tc4 ?
Not possible, and even if it was, it wouldn't be worth the work and price. But TC4 side braces (with vertical ball studs) are a nice upgrade IMO. To take full advantage of them, choose long ball studs with a 5/64 hex, and drill the ball cups to gain access to the hex. By the way, RPM ball cups are a MUST in my book. One last thing, the car is stiff as hell and cutting the inner part of each side brace improves that noticeably.

I will be running in the 17.5t class can you make the car competitive compared to the newer cars ?
Yes, without a doubt.

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:46 AM   #11124
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Is it better to go with a smaller pinion and a smaller spur? I am run VTA right now i am using a 55t p and 81 spur.

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The FDR being equal it is better to use a bigger spur and pinion because it makes the drivetrain more efficient. In the case of shaft drive TCs it pushes the motor outboard though, which is bad. So it's a trade-off.
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I have old Tc3 I haven't used in years and thinking of getting back into racing

Lipo's and brushless will be the 1st update

Is it worth converting it into a tc4 ?

I will be running in the 17.5t class can you make the car competitive compared to the newer cars ?

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It is possible ... done it before, is it worth it .... no. The TC3 and TC4 basicly have the same suspension geometry.

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I am trying to get my tc4 in Vta more turn in steering. I am running 3 degree rear toe. Will going to 2.5 or 2.0 give me more steering ?

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I am trying to get my tc4 in Vta more turn in steering. I am running 3 degree rear toe. Will going to 2.5 or 2.0 give me more steering ?

Thanks, Brian
When are you trying to get more steering- off power corner entry? Or on power corner exit? It will make a difference on setup suggestions we offer you to try.
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When are you trying to get more steering- off power corner entry? Or on power corner exit? It will make a difference on setup suggestions we offer you to try.
Off power steering .
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Off power steering .
more rear droop might help, are you using tire traction compound ??
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If the rear droop isn't enough I would go with softer front springs
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