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What option parts should I consider buying with a new kit?
None are required but we recommend the following:

Springs:
Low Grip Track:
TKR8772 Yellow Low Frequency Rear Springs and TKR8762 Grey Low Frequency Front Springs

Low to Medium Grip Track:
TKR8773 Orange Low Frequency Rear Springs and TKR8763 Black Low Frequency Front Springs

Medium to High Grip Track:
TKR8774 - Red Low Frequency Rear Springs and TKR8764 - Pink Low Frequency Front Springs

TKR5199B HRC Rear Hubs (L/R, CV or uni, EB/NB/ET/NT48/48.3) - Improves stability of the rear on mid to corner exit. Able to be on power earlier on corner exit.

TKR6146 - CNC Delrin Shock Cartridge Set

TiNi Shock Shafts
-TKR6017T (front)
-TKR6061T (rear)

This car is very durable. Here are the spare parts that I recommend you keep on hand:
TKR5020 Hinge Pins (inner, front/rear)
TKR6061T Rear Shock Shafts w/ TiNi Coating and TKR6017T Front Shock Shafts w/ TiNi Coating
TKR5286 Front Suspension Arms and TKR5184 Rear Suspension Arms
TKR5194 Spindle Carriers
TKR6009 Shock O-Ring and Bladder Set (for 2 shocks)

Tips and Tricks

List of Vehicle Setup Adjustments and Build Tips can be found here. There are several videos and articles detailing the building of shocks, diffs, camber links, etc.

Page 3 Step K-3
Put the screw in upside down so that the head of the screw is in the hex spot that's molded into the spindle. This will aid in clearance in full droop / full steering.

Page 12 Step I-2
Use no less than 4 shims on the steering spindle to limit steering throw. I actually just use one 2mm ball stud washer from my 10th scale stuff since each shim is .5mm.

Setup Sheets:
Setup sheets for all Tekno RC vehicles can be found here.

Warranty Policy:
Tekno RC is the only company in the industry that will give 50% off of parts if returned to them using the General Warranty return policy found on their website. The parts can be lightly used or completely abused, as long as the part is still being produced it's covered!

Piston Drills:
Some of our setups recommend using pistons that are enlarged. For instance 4x1.9 or 3x2.0. To drill the pistons we recommend the following:
GMK Supply Piston Drill Set
16PC Metric Bit Set Metric Sizes 2.00 to 3.00 MM.

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Old 09-18-2016, 09:04 PM   #2251
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Any alternatives to the Tekno battery straps? I broke 3 this week... the edges on the guard aren't sharp or anything, so no idea why they are breaking..
Most often, I've seen people breaking them when they're wrenching them down. With three, they only need to be barely tight, just enough to hold it in place.
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I don't feel like mine were really that tight... but I would stop after a run and the strap would be cut/broken where it meets the chassis. I don't pull on them hard, just enough so the battery isn't moving around. :/

3 in 1 week is too many though...
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:34 AM   #2253
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something is happening to your straps- mine are 3 years old and still fine.
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Old 09-19-2016, 05:11 AM   #2254
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I don't feel like mine were really that tight... but I would stop after a run and the strap would be cut/broken where it meets the chassis. I don't pull on them hard, just enough so the battery isn't moving around. :/

3 in 1 week is too many though...
I would check and make sure there are no sharp edges on the battery tray where the straps go thru. Use some light sandpaper or a hobby knife and round the edges of the plastic a bit. also make sure you are using both front slots or both rear, if you put the strap thru both outside slots then your battery will be sliding back and forth and may put extra stress on the straps.
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I started using Losi straps and haven't broken any. The tekno straps seem to get weakened very easily leading to them tearing.
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I've been running the tekno straps in some form or another for almost 2 years now. I've never had one break. I would remove that side pod, and check for any sharp edges.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:27 PM   #2257
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hmm... same, my sct hasn't had any issues.. but my eb broke 3 this week. I took it off after the first time and tried to round down the edges (they looked fine), i bought some mugen straps from the lhs to get me through the day, but they are only the short straps. ill take off the side again and rub it down again and see whats going on.... cause it does seem like its getting cut by the side, but its rounded.. so i don't understand how?!? haha
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Most often, I've seen people breaking them when they're wrenching them down. With three, they only need to be barely tight, just enough to hold it in place.
How are you cleaning your car after a race weekend ? Are the straps getting wet at all when cleaning car ?
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looks like tower has the tekno vehicles on sale for those looking for one.
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How are you cleaning your car after a race weekend ? Are the straps getting wet at all when cleaning car ?

The car is less than a month old, but I did get it wet one time when I cleaned it.... My sct was cleaned the same way and hasn't had an issue. The 2s are lighter, but I'm still baffled that 3 straps broke this week.
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You can get the EB48.3 at Tower right now for $429...pretty sick deal
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I run 3 EB's (Race, practice, Spouse) and 1 ET. I broke 6 sets of straps over time before I stopped tightening them down so much and now they never break, go figure.
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You can get the EB48.3 at Tower right now for $429...pretty sick deal
Thats w/ a coupon code right?
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Thats w/ a coupon code right?
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