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Old 11-16-2014, 09:38 PM   #13141
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Almost finished building up the DC4LE... should have some picks up in the next day or two...
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:10 PM   #13142
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3/32" Ceramic Diff Balls, are they worth it? Why? Eighteen bucks.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:05 AM   #13143
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3/32" Ceramic Diff Balls, are they worth it? Why? Eighteen bucks.
http://www.teamassociated.com/parts/details/6584/


I just rebuilt a diff in my diggity with ceramic diff and tungsten thrust - smooth as glass. My opinion ... worth the coin.

Think I paid about 13$ through TQ Racing for another brand.

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Old 11-18-2014, 07:08 AM   #13144
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+1 on ceramics diff balls smoothest diffs you can build.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:55 PM   #13145
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I just bought a Factory Team TC4 with the full carbon fiber chassis and I need some help figuring out how to mount a 2s standard hard case lipo. I keep searching and coming up with nothing. I have seen a few pictures of people using straps with brackets, but I can't seem to find anything when I search around to try and buy the brackets. The car didn't even come with the stock strap so right now I have nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:08 PM   #13146
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Just make sure the setup station has holes that are big enough to accept an 8/32" axle (on the part that holds the car off the ground). Some setup stations have smaller holes/are made to work with the metric axles on most of the cars out there.
I have found that out the hard way, I guess I was looking for the manufacture who made a setup station that worked with the 8/32 axles. I bought an Integy setup station and was trying to get a tool maker to mill some 8/32 adaptors for me, but he is dragging his feet.

Does anyone know of a tool maker who would do this? Thanks for the help
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:45 PM   #13147
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@killeraxe a popular choice is to use strapping tape. But if you want the strap you can download the fttc4 manual from associated and it will give you all the part numbers you need
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:48 PM   #13148
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@robert421. Do you have a pic of how the setup station attaches to the car?
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@robert421. Do you have a pic of how the setup station attaches to the car?
I could get a picture of it, may take a day or two to do it.
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:47 PM   #13150
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You will have to slightly enlarge the axle holes in new wheels to enlarge them from 4mm to 8/32, too.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:20 PM   #13151
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I just bought a Factory Team TC4 with the full carbon fiber chassis and I need some help figuring out how to mount a 2s standard hard case lipo. I keep searching and coming up with nothing. I have seen a few pictures of people using straps with brackets, but I can't seem to find anything when I search around to try and buy the brackets. The car didn't even come with the stock strap so right now I have nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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@killeraxe a popular choice is to use strapping tape. But if you want the strap you can download the fttc4 manual from associated and it will give you all the part numbers you need
I know how to find the stock battery strap, but that is for NiMh packs and not lipos. I have seen some people who have aftermarket brackets that they are using to hold the lipos in place. That is what I am looking for. I will look in to the strapping tape. That may be the cheapest option.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:51 PM   #13152
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I just bought a Factory Team TC4 with the full carbon fiber chassis and I need some help figuring out how to mount a 2s standard hard case lipo. I keep searching and coming up with nothing. I have seen a few pictures of people using straps with brackets, but I can't seem to find anything when I search around to try and buy the brackets. The car didn't even come with the stock strap so right now I have nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Would this work?

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I have found that out the hard way, I guess I was looking for the manufacture who made a setup station that worked with the 8/32 axles. I bought an Integy setup station and was trying to get a tool maker to mill some 8/32 adaptors for me, but he is dragging his feet.

Does anyone know of a tool maker who would do this? Thanks for the help
I found 8-32 pitch knurled nuts on Amazon.com. They work with my setup station. The 8-32 axles are snug, but they fit. Check out the pic below.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/members/...urled-nuts.png
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:40 AM   #13154
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@killeraxe the factory team carbon fiber strap is flat and works fine with lipos. Also you can flip the stock strap upside down and use it that way
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:28 AM   #13155
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The FT TC4 Battery Strap #31126 (http://www.teamassociated.com/parts/details/31126/) will work with lipo batteries.

I own a FT TC4 and have used several different lipo batteries with that battery strap. An additional option would be to use the FT TC4 battery strap above and instead of using body clips to hold it on, use FT Battery strap thumb screws #1787.

Personally I feel the legs on the FT TC4 battery strap are a bit short. What I have done in the past is use longer hex head screws to hold the battery down. You could use a longer 4/40 threaded rod and the thumb screws.

Another thing about the FT TC4 battery strap is that the lipo battery isn't a secure side to side as I would like. My solution was to use velcro on the top of the battery/bottom of the strap to keep it more secure. You could also use double-sided tap if you only use one battery in your car (which is what I did when running VTA).

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It may be hard to find the FT TC4 battery strap at this point. I believe that the TC5 battery strap parts would also work on a FT TC4 but may require some minor modifications.

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If you do use strapping tape to hold the battery down, be advised that it will pull off any decals on the batteries (unless you use something to protect them - such as plastic shrink wrap for battery packs).
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