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Old 03-21-2017, 07:42 AM   #121
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this is the 'grey area' that I think most racers could/should use to their advantage. lube is important to keeping friction areas working properly. its up to the individual how thick that lube could/should be..

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Hello,

This question might be in the same thought/s of previous ones. I am also joining the TCS for Euro Truck and am wondering the following:

1) Can I pack the diff with grease/lube to increase/reduce diff action (front vs. rear)?
2) Can I grease the shock?

...or is "box stock" meaning "manual stock" and we have to build the kit EXACTLY as the manual specifies it?

Thank you! =)
Fred from Tamiya said you can't puddy up the diffs. If you try a grease it ooses out on to the out drives and slows the truck down. I run my diffs dry so the truck is fast as possible
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So what battery can we run in this at a tcs race the main rules say any roar approved battery and the euro truck rules say Wolfpack
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So what battery can we run in this at a tcs race the main rules say any roar approved battery and the euro truck rules say Wolfpack
Where did you see that? Thanks.
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On the tamiya tcs rules for 2017 it says any roar approved pack can be used for any tcs class. Then under the euro truck class rules it say a reedy round lipo can be used. So can we use any pack or just the reedy.
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On the tamiya tcs rules for 2017 it says any roar approved pack can be used for any tcs class. Then under the euro truck class rules it say a reedy round lipo can be used. So can we use any pack or just the reedy.
I found the rules on the PDF version. Here's the battery rule.

Batteries: Any Reedy Wolf-Pack or Peak Racing Racing Powermax round-case Lipo battery may be used.

My guess is at a local track or regional TCS race I don't think they will be that picky. But, if you go the nationals they probably will. I have used the Peak battery and it's held well for over a year in a box stock M05 class and you can find them at a reasonable price. I don't know about the Reedy battery.
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Hello,

This question might be in the same thought/s of previous ones. I am also joining the TCS for Euro Truck and am wondering the following:

1) Can I pack the diff with grease/lube to increase/reduce diff action (front vs. rear)?
2) Can I grease the shock?

...or is "box stock" meaning "manual stock" and we have to build the kit EXACTLY as the manual specifies it?

Thank you! =)
Yes you can use any grease or oil to pack your diff. But you can not use putty the diff can not be locked. Also you can grease your shocks.
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Thank you for all the answers regarding my question about lubing/greasing diffs and/or shocks =)

...now, about tire inserts, (I know this question has been asked...but there wasn't really any definite answers)...so... could we - or could we NOT - use tire inserts?

I'm asking since inserts just lengthen the tire's life...and I would like to save as much as possible =)

...thanks again!
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Thank you for all the answers regarding my question about lubing/greasing diffs and/or shocks =)

...now, about tire inserts, (I know this question has been asked...but there wasn't really any definite answers)...so... could we - or could we NOT - use tire inserts?

I'm asking since inserts just lengthen the tire's life...and I would like to save as much as possible =)

...thanks again!
No tire inserts or gluing of the sidewalls.
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Hello,

Thank you again for the response/s on this...got another question:

Can we install a schottky diode on the "stock" motor as we have always done previously (before brushless motors)?

Thanks! =)
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Thank you again for the response/s on this...got another question:

Can we install a schottky diode on the "stock" motor as we have always done previously (before brushless motors)?

Thanks! =)
Some ESC's do not work with the diode. I wouldn't add it.
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Thank you again for the response/s on this...got another question:

Can we install a schottky diode on the "stock" motor as we have always done previously (before brushless motors)?

Thanks! =)
DO NOT use a Schottky diode on an ESC that has reverse.
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Finally, team green has the tire answers for those of that are not Rocket Scientists. Thanks.
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We've been running 2wd CORR for a few years. My oldest son thinks these race rigs would be a fun class to get into. 3 weeks ago, 2 guys showed up with the new kit at a local hobby shop that has an ozite road course. The next week, there were 4 entries. The shop owner now stocks the kits and has sold 6 or 7 more. Eurotruck is now an official class at the track. I think this will be fun and cheap BTW, it sounds like other parts of the country got a jump on us with this new class. Are they running mod versions anywhere?
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