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Old 02-13-2014, 11:02 AM   #1561
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I understand using the TCX motor mount which move the motor inwards makes the car roll faster.
But is it okay for low traction situtations?
Or making the car roll faster is better for any conditions, low or high traction.

Please advise, many thanks.
I highly doubt that we mortals would ever feel this difference.

Just adding to this motor mount thought: For those who are running TCXX's, who has gone to the "old style" TCX motor mount?

I was considering going to the TCXX motor mount since it would be easier to swap spur gears and move the motor around for proper gear mesh. With the old style TCX motor mount, it's pretty hard to change pinion or spur gears due to the location of the screws.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:03 PM   #1562
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The TCXX is almost 2 years old...is there a new car coming that incorporates the many changes/ updates to it since it was introduce back in August 2012?
Or is there an updated TCXX kit with those changes in it?
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:06 PM   #1563
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There is an update kit that was announced, coming in a few months.

http://www.rcnews.net/2014/01/29/hot...nal-parts-set/
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:53 PM   #1564
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There is an update kit that was announced, coming in a few months.

http://www.rcnews.net/2014/01/29/hot...nal-parts-set/
hey chris thxs for ur help and guidance at the snowbirds and to jj wang the car ran good you know i was able to win the d main will post my setup soon and also im going to put those cso tower on and short shocks
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:16 PM   #1565
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The car I ran actually had the long shocks. Lol. JJ took the short ones off and tried a few things.

Car was pretty much the same speed as my other one with the cso shocks and towers, but JJ made some other changes too to make the car roll less
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:50 PM   #1566
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Just wondering. How many other drivers did you notice running Hot Bodies at the Snowbirds?
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:57 PM   #1567
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There may have only been 3 of us, maybe 4.

I finished 3rd in the A in Amateur 17.5 TC, 2nd in the C in 17.5 TC

Car was fast enough to TQ and win Amateur with the run I had in 17.5 TC, I was sitting in the B in TC till the 4th round. Car was also good enough for the A in that class.

My nerves held me back, I just came back racing a few months ago after a 7 year break. I get crazy nervous and need to chill!!
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Anyone know where I can purchase the sway bar holder below?

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Old 02-14-2014, 10:51 PM   #1569
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You can buy them from jet racing website.
I prefer the standard ones though. They have a bit of slop in them.
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Noob question again.

I can acheive 3 degree rear toe-in by using on of the following:
  • RR3/RF0
  • RR4/RF+1
  • RR2.5/RF-0.5

Am I right to say using RR4/RF+1 will result in more roll at the rear?
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Noob question again.

I can acheive 3 degree rear toe-in by using on of the following:
  • RR3/RF0
  • RR4/RF+1
  • RR2.5/RF-0.5

Am I right to say using RR4/RF+1 will result in more roll at the rear?

Wouldn't that give you a wider rear end resulting in less roll?
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Wouldn't that give you a wider rear end resulting in less roll?
I forgot to add, assuming same track width by using narrower wheel hubs.

So what is the effect of having the hinge pins further apart, eg. front stock blocks are FF1.5/FR1.0.
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I forgot to add, assuming same track width by using narrower wheel hubs.

So what is the effect of having the hinge pins further apart, eg. front stock blocks are FF1.5/FR1.0.
I'm not exactly sure about that, but I'd assume the farther apart your hinge pins are the, the more stable the chassis. Resulting in less chassis roll. Similar to what Losi did with the jrxs TC. Super wide chassis and short arms. That was when we had tons of grip with foam tires.

I know in our case it's not nearly as dramatic.
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I think I figured out that you can use the Cyclone TC single crank system in the TCX. I can't find info on exactly which parts you use from the 7508(pro4 servo saver set), but i have bits of it here and have ordered 2 more for my two tcxs, along with 75143s and 61321s. I think I'll be able to use bearings I have and I think the servo and remain where it's supposed to be! Any info on those things would be very awesome and gratefully received!!!

I measured it all up and just seems the ackerman will revert to that of a TC, so I just hope that feels ok as it felt fantastic with the original rack.

I will look at Ebay, I know I was looking before and the only ones I could see had buy it now prices of well over $120, thanks Chris, I will for sure check it out.
I was wondering if anyone had any input on this, also I think you maybe able to use a tamiya 417 steering bridge and wondered if anyone had tried this. I contacted HB/HPI over a week ago and am getting pretty desperate! I ordered the parts I think I need to revert to thesingle crank but would really like to use the 417 part if it fitted!! Thanks
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:24 AM   #1575
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Hello,
Where can we found team drivers setup?
I just found 2/3. I'd like to found the TITC 2014 if it's possible.
Thanks.
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