TC3 Racer Build

Old 11-01-2004, 01:12 PM
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From experience what are some of the do's and don'ts for building this kit?

I'm using blue thread lock for all the chassis screws so they don't fall out. I'm assuming that the grease they give you is good enough to build.

If you have any hints please post, also i did look thru this entire site and did not see anything on this specific kit. If you feel this is a double post just ignore or remove.
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Old 11-01-2004, 02:09 PM
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The only tip i have is maybe check the loctite you plan to use. i has seen loctite eat plastic fairly easy.
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Old 11-01-2004, 03:37 PM
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Yeah - you shouldn't really need loctite for any of the screws that are going into plastic parts. My TC3 holds together fine without them. I use loctite only on the metal to metal joints.
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Old 11-01-2004, 07:40 PM
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I have two TC3's and both of them have been holding together just fine. As said by snopro, lock tite only the metal to metal stuff if anything.

The only thing to be careful of is when threading in the ballends on the out at the wheel. The ones that go through and act as the pivot points for the steering hubs can sometimes strip. Be very careful when tightening them.

one more thing, be prepared to be amazed at how fast this car really goes. Even the out of the box setup works well and will give you a good starting point for setup changes. If you have the chance, see what the other TC3 guys are running in your club. They're going to be the greatest asset for setups that work.

If you still have trouble getting the car to handle right, try a setup from the Team Associated website...they only post the best!

Good luck with your build!
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Old 11-06-2004, 03:10 PM
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I would say even update the front hubs to losi xxx-g hubs as they hold the ball stud much better and stand up to serious abuse.
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