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Old 02-16-2013, 04:19 PM   #11221
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You're overthinking it, put it together and go race !
Well, my 1 last deal I had sort of fell through at least for the time being. With that being said, I will be working on my TC3 Teusday to start getting it ready for VTA duty.

Another TC3 soon to hit the track!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:30 PM   #11222
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Crispy, I do pretty good with two ride height gauges on each side of the chassis. I set rideheight first, then rest the chassis higher at the desired maximum height and screw the droop screws on each side while turning the tires slightly to feel when they start to lose traction. Lastly I try my best to match the friction of the tires on both side to keep the droop as close as possible on both sides. After that, I repeat the same process at the other end of the car.....
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:33 PM   #11223
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I also run a max droop of 2mm over rideheight.....
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #11224
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Here's an option. The TC4 club racer kit sells for about $150 new. Clean TC3 rollers easily fetch close to $100 here or on the 'bay. You'd could be into a new kit for about $50! Pop in the lower priced Novak ESC/motor combo and you're still under $200.



This guy has been trying to sell a Novak 25.5 SS system. He's down to $85 for motor and ESC. - VTA Novak 25.5 ss combo
I was surprised this was still available today and since I needed it plus my funds were available I bought it! Such a great deal!

I decided to go for it and build up my TC3, it's going to be the best option for this budget build.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #11225
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I was surprised this was still available today and since I needed it plus my funds were available I bought it! Such a great deal!

I decided to go for it and build up my TC3, it's going to be the best option for this budget build.
Glad I could help.

I picked up a Ballistic 25.5 from here at a great price myself.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:43 PM   #11226
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Yeah ballistic 25.5 is what I really want but for now just to get running the SS Pro 25.5 will do.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:56 PM   #11227
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I know this is a TC4 thread but they are similar enough I think.

So I decided to tear down the ole TC3 tonight rather than Tuesday night. Spent about 3.5 hours going through the whole thing front to rear. All in all not too bad. 4 shot wheel bearings, 1 shot stub axle, stripped lower steering knuckle on the right front, and bent king pin on the left front.

Tuesday I'll need to pick up some cva's, pair of stub axles, 4 wheel bearings, and a screw for the servo. That's just to get it into top notch roller condition.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:52 AM   #11228
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I know this is a TC4 thread but they are similar enough I think.

So I decided to tear down the ole TC3 tonight rather than Tuesday night. Spent about 3.5 hours going through the whole thing front to rear. All in all not too bad. 4 shot wheel bearings, 1 shot stub axle, stripped lower steering knuckle on the right front, and bent king pin on the left front.

Tuesday I'll need to pick up some cva's, pair of stub axles, 4 wheel bearings, and a screw for the servo. That's just to get it into top notch roller condition.
There is also a thread on this message board at TC3 Forum which might be a better place to get specific about your car. It is one of the oldest and longest threads with nearly 12,000 posts since 2001 and still going strong.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:49 PM   #11229
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There is also a thread on this message board at TC3 Forum which might be a better place to get specific about your car. It is one of the oldest and longest threads with nearly 12,000 posts since 2001 and still going strong.
Is this your way of politely saying GTFO?? lmao
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I have read a lot of this thread and im thinking about picking up a TC4. I havent seen many people running different turn motors than 17.5. I am not going to race just play around in parking lots and the dead end street I live on. I have an available 8.5 turn lrp motor and was wondering if this is an ok option for this car on asphalt and rubber tires?
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I have read a lot of this thread and im thinking about picking up a TC4. I havent seen many people running different turn motors than 17.5. I am not going to race just play around in parking lots and the dead end street I live on. I have an available 8.5 turn lrp motor and was wondering if this is an ok option for this car on asphalt and rubber tires?
I'm not sure the diffs will handle. People here will tell you otherwise. IMO, a TC4 shouldn't be used with a faster motor than 10.5 in blinky.
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where did you get that ?? @@@@@@@ or custom built

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The one thing I dont like about the FT is the motor cam, hate poking through the back to get the gear mesh set, especialy with the huge pinions used in VTA, so I droped in a tub motor mount, soooo easy now


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The one thing I dont like about the FT is the motor cam, hate poking through the back to get the gear mesh set, especialy with the huge pinions used in VTA, so I droped in a tub motor mount, soooo easy now

Now combine both of those designs and it's the Perfect SFTTC4 (S=super)

What did you have to do to install the Cam style mount?
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