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Old 06-11-2014, 03:36 PM   #12631
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I use to think that all the new Car's advantages would make it impossible for me to compete with my tc4, until I realized that the tc4's potential was in the combination of a free drivetrain and the high low End torque of new brushless motors. I gear much higher than belt cars without losing bottom End grunt, eventhough my Car was 70grams overweight... I plan to change to lighter electronics for next carpet season, and will surely get ahead of many belt cars while I might still have to gear even higher, furthering the speed gap..... I ran a 55t/40t gearing last year, and will consider trying 55t/41t or 55t/43t if I get faster.... I'll know soon enough if I was correct......
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The highest gearing I ever ran, which was in USVTA, was 55/37.
With a front spool the torque was easily noticed and pull out of the turns is awesome. If you are still using a front ball diff I think that the advantage of shaft drive is diminished, which I noticed when I went back to the diff after blowing up a set of steel universals on the spool. If you can get a front diff in the thing with 100K weight in it that it would be pretty sweet.
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:02 PM   #12633
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I always run front aluminum spool and rear aluminum ball diff(sometimes with ceramic balls), no shields in the drivetrain Bearings, except the wheel Bearings(teflon sealed only), and CF driveshaft at all times........ I call my Car the tc4.1 with all these upgrades........ I was going as fast as the belt cars down the straight with 55t/40t(no motor heat) , so now I'll try 55t/43t just to see what that will do... I got to push it hard at this point.... Others gear their belt cars from 3.8fdr to 4.2fdr, and are very hot at the End of a six minute run.....
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The highest gearing I ever ran, which was in USVTA, was 55/37.
With a front spool the torque was easily noticed and pull out of the turns is awesome. If you are still using a front ball diff I think that the advantage of shaft drive is diminished, which I noticed when I went back to the diff after blowing up a set of steel universals on the spool. If you can get a front diff in the thing with 100K weight in it that it would be pretty sweet.
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:44 PM   #12634
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I always run front aluminum spool and rear aluminum ball diff(sometimes with ceramic balls), no shields in the drivetrain Bearings, except the wheel Bearings(teflon sealed only), and CF driveshaft at all times........ I call my Car the tc4.1 with all these upgrades........ I was going as fast as the belt cars down the straight with 55t/40t(no motor heat) , so now I'll try 55t/43t just to see what that will do... I got to push it hard at this point.... Others gear their belt cars from 3.8fdr to 4.2fdr, and are very hot at the End of a six minute run.....
yep, u sure are FAST

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That video was at 3.75fdr, which is too low, and that was my first day at the track.... Since then, I've won the Dmain on March 23, 2014 , with guys that have over 1000 laps more practice than me, and so called better cars(T4s, tc6s,etc..)... I am very hopeful, and never get discouraged....
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:14 AM   #12636
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At what point does optimism become delusion?
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What would be a good starting point for running a 25.5 VTA on a twisty blacktop course? Thanks
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What would be a good starting point for running a 25.5 VTA on a twisty blacktop course? Thanks
What kind of help are you looking for? Gearing? Suspension?
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start at 3.5fdr, check your temps every couple laps and gear from there.
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So which car is Bert's ? Pleeeeease tell me it's the red one with the blue stripe... please.
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So which car is Bert's ? Pleeeeease tell me it's the red one with the blue stripe... please.
look for the car that forgets there is a turn at the end of the straight right from the start
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Man, where did you find that picture of Bert?

That Duo motor you sold me works good, BTW, thanks for the good deal, it really was super clean and scar-free.
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Man, where did you find that picture of Bert?

That Duo motor you sold me works good, BTW, thanks for the good deal, it really was super clean and scar-free.


Yeah no problem... if I ran 17.5 I would have kept it. Knew it was a screamer when I gave it the pre-shipping test.
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