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Old 01-16-2020, 05:49 AM
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As if like magic Associated release a new 1/10th brushless RTR monster truck to go against the likes of Traxxas and Arrma.
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:17 PM
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Hi there, I'm helping a friend out with assembly of a TC7.2. need to find some turnbuckles eyeliets, 31305. The eyelets are extremely tight on the ball studs, is this common for this chassis?
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This is the best I have found there are several suppliers but thatís the part number
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Old 01-22-2020, 05:57 PM
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I have been in this hobby for 30 plus years. I would consider myself an avid racer not a basher. I have also helped put on races and I work at my local hobby shop. The ready to run market is a double edge sword from where I stand. And by this I mean the pure laziness of the RTR crowd. Simple preventive maintainence and cleaning is too much to ask. So how do you expect them to transition to competitive RC racing. But here in the US thats where the market is heading. Associated seem to be really focused on 10th scale offroad. There's a new 2wd buggy every six months. Maybe they make their money off this class. I am a fan of the AE onroad platforms just like you guys. Hell, if it wasn't for AE the current style front ends you see on most 12th scales wouldn't exist! I guess the next best thing to running the 7.2 would be the YOK!
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Old 01-23-2020, 09:45 AM
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I used BD7 ball cups on my TC7.2. https://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/prod....asp?p_id=8330
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Originally Posted by Knockoffracer View Post
Hi there, I'm helping a friend out with assembly of a TC7.2. need to find some turnbuckles eyeliets, 31305. The eyelets are extremely tight on the ball studs, is this common for this chassis?
It's common and the manual tells you what to do about it. Use pliers to squeeze the ends after connecting to the balls to free it up a bit.
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Old 01-23-2020, 07:42 PM
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Thanks guys, appreciate it.
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We got the chassis pretty much done. Need to make final camber/toe adjustments as soon as the kid picks a setup.

One thing I did notice, and we didn't have time to delve into it, was the drivetrain seems awefully stiff. I have a TF7, and that thing will roll forever on a flat surface with no pinion gear on it. Before I get I to tearing the car apart to check for issues, is there anything in particular I should keep an eye out for? Remember, I didn't build the car. When he came to me asking for help, he had the drivetrain already assembled on the chassis.
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Check bearings. Disconnect parts of drivetrain and spin them checking for resistance.
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Originally Posted by proliteandsc View Post
Check bearings. Disconnect parts of drivetrain and spin them checking for resistance.
Will do. Thanks.

I do have to say it's a nice piece of kit. Nicer than I remember AE cars being. Unfortunately I don't think the kid knows the car has been discontinued. I'm a little leary to let him know just yet. He's really excited about taking it to the asphalt track at Trains and Lanes with my group.
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so theres no replacement for the tc7.2? does this mean associated is 100% out of the on road game?
I am shocked to say the least and it's sad to know that AE are out of onroad. I will hang onto my trusty TC3 to remember better times.
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I am shocked to say the least and it's sad to know that AE are out of onroad. I will hang onto my trusty TC3 to remember better times.
Hi from Calif. Steve. I am going to hold on to my TC6.2 also. Even though its of 2014 vintage. Good Luck to you.
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Hi from Calif. Steve. I am going to hold on to my TC6.2 also. Even though its of 2014 vintage. Good Luck to you.
I had a TC6.2 a few years ago as well and it was awesome. In hindsight, I should have kept that one as well but sometimes you just have to let them go. My TC3 goes back to my trip to Cleveland to race in 2003. Got whipped, but still had fun.
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I had a TC6.2 a few years ago as well and it was awesome. In hindsight, I should have kept that one as well but sometimes you just have to let them go. My TC3 goes back to my trip to Cleveland to race in 2003. Got whipped, but still had fun.
That is what the hobby is about. FUN. I have never been on a podium. Haha.
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That is what the hobby is about. FUN. I have never been on a podium. Haha.
I should have registered in the Senior classes, but my pride wouldn't allow. Amazing experience to see the best of the best in the A-main events.
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