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Default Team C TM4 - Official Release Thread

Before everyone whines, I know there is another thread for this vehicle, but I'm starting a new one that will contain release information useful for drivers in the first few pages.

From RedRC.net: Team C Racing’s TM4 4WD buggy kit is known for some time now and while the first factory drivers got their hands on pre-production kits the actual production kits should hit the stores very soon. As reported before the buggy builds on a newly developed 7075-T& aluminium chassis with plastic side rails and it features a special layout designed around the use of 2S LiPo shorty packs. Having virtually nothing in common with the previous T4 platform the kit includes new gearboxes with updated anti-roll bar mounts, a new motor mount, updated big bore shock absorbers with upper composite caps, a newly designed slipper clutch with octagonal slipper pads, new A-arms with droop screws and updated steering parts for added agility. The kit is rounded out by 14mm aluminium wheel hex adapters and a cab forward body shell.











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Useful Links:

Where to get parts:

Vendetta Hobbies
https://vendettahobbies.com/
3547 South Hwy 26, Valley Springs, Ca. 95252
CALL US 209-286-9008
EMAIL: [email protected]

Team C USA Site (temp - go to Vendetta Hobbies for real prices)
https://teamcusa.us/

Michael Barrios (MJBTaco) Outdoor Clay Setups:
http://site.petitrc.com/setup/teamc/...ceway20140208/



Marcus Williams (MantisWorx) Dirt Setup:

Hupo Honigl Carpet Setup:


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From crazydane!

1) Play with the shimming of the diffs. I ended up with two shims on the case side of rear diff and 2 on the gear side of the front diff. As Roy stated to me, this will change (move shims around over time as wear in takes place).

2) I played with polishing and smoothing gear teeth (cheese cloth) by spinning the diff in the case and removing at the "grind spot" deal with the issue...now I have super smooth tranny.

3) Slipper clutch: Main gear has a press fit requirement for the 10x12 bearing...be careful. Also, the gear has a super tight fit over the drive shaft. You need to enlarge the hole slightly or it will be just too tight and no slipper action will occur.

4) Slipper clutch: use a M3-3 instead of the prescribed m3-5 since the M3-5 will promote binding with the rear drive shaft. The m3-3 provides 2mm of space.

5) The recommended length of the camber links and steering linkage is off, you will need to adjust for proper suspension config.

Don't use to much Loctite on the screws going into aluminum...trust me.

From RoyJ, TeamC USA manager:

The TM4 manual shows the body to be part number TB401, which is a misprint. The correct part number is T04165 for the TM4 body.

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Upgraded Steel Gears: TS413
Upgraded CVDs: Tu0451 and TU0452


http://evohobbies.com/

http://addictionrc.net/

Video of Team C Big Bore Shock Build:

+ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnY-p-YrM_c" title="View this video at YouTube in a new window or tab" target="_blank">YouTube Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnY-p-YrM_c"> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnY-p-YrM_c" /> ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


Big Bores with Bleeder Caps:

+ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzTso62Lsys" title="View this video at YouTube in a new window or tab" target="_blank">YouTube Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzTso62Lsys"> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzTso62Lsys" /> ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


In Espanol with a different approach to Bleeder Caps:

+ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukTCyfIv-iA" title="View this video at YouTube in a new window or tab" target="_blank">YouTube Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukTCyfIv-iA"> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukTCyfIv-iA" /> ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


Videos Of the TM4 in Action:

1. MantisWorx:
+ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HJey...-Fo8faTUHBBuDw" title="View this video at YouTube in a new window or tab" target="_blank">YouTube Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HJey...-Fo8faTUHBBuDw"> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HJey...-Fo8faTUHBBuDw" /> ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

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Nice looking wheeler, I hope it comes with the machined ring and pinion gear in the diffs.....
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Looks good, the wheeler class is growing every day!!
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I think the TM4 is going to be an awesome car... It looks much more durable than anything else on the market right now.
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I almost have my bench cleared off just waiting to start building lol, my esc and motor came a couple days ago, all I have left to order is tires
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14mm wheel hexes?
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yes its got 14mm hexes, I think its got the new machined ring and pinnion as well but I can't say that for sure,
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who is gonna supply wheels with 14mm hex?
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team c, I think durango has 14mm hex as well? it looks like the old 12mm hex will fit as well, I'm planning on trying that since I've got 12mm hex wheels from my 2wd buggy, this way i can try treads i've got before mounting some on the new 14mm hex rims
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Originally Posted by bobf24 View Post
team c, I think durango has 14mm hex as well? it looks like the old 12mm hex will fit as well, I'm planning on trying that since I've got 12mm hex wheels from my 2wd buggy, this way i can try treads i've got before mounting some on the new 14mm hex rims
Offhand, Team C, Durango, Xray and SWorkz offer 14mm hex wheels. There should be at least a few options depending on similarity of offsets.

Regardless, Team C has a new distributor and I've never had any issue getting Team C parts.
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First day out with it and it is REALLY good! i will report back over the weekend but until then here is I think the first vid of the car on dirt!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HJey...ature=youtu.be
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Originally Posted by MantisWorx View Post
First day out with it and it is REALLY good! i will report back over the weekend but until then here is I think the first vid of the car on dirt!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HJey...ature=youtu.be
Wow, looking good!

I have some build notes I shared on the other Team C forums...but they really need to be here. So, here they are!:

1) Play with the shimming of the diffs. I ended up with two shims on the case side of rear diff and 2 on the gear side of the front diff. As Roy stated to me, this will change (move shims around over time as wear in takes place).

2) I played with polishing and smoothing gear teeth (cheese cloth) by spinning the diff in the case and removing at the "grind spot" deal with the issue...now I have super smooth tranny.

3) Slipper clutch: Main gear has a press fit requirement for the 10x12 bearing...be careful. Also, the gear has a super tight fit over the drive shaft. You need to enlarge the hole slightly or it will be just too tight and no slipper action will occur.

4) Slipper clutch: use a M3-3 instead of the prescribed m3-5 since the M3-5 will promote binding with the rear drive shaft. The m3-3 provides 2mm of space.

5) The recommended length of the camber links and steering linkage is off, you will need to adjust for proper suspension config.

Don't use to much Loctite on the screws going into aluminum...trust me.

Anyway, I will try and post some vid's as well. I will share setup sheets! Marus, nice ride sir!

Love this car.
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