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INSTRUCTION MANUALS:
Vehicle instruction manual: https://cdn.simba-dickie-group.de/do...2-car-tc01.pdf
Formula E body instruction manual: https://cdn.simba-dickie-group.de/do...e-gen2-car.pdf


HOPUPS:

DRIVE TRAIN:
Universal Prop shaft (TC01): #54975
Double Cardon Prop Shaft (TC01): #54961
Aluminum spur gear holder: #54903
Universal shafts: #54515
Clamp hex hub: #53570 or #53823
Double cardan shaft: #42360
Double cardan joints (TRF): #42216 (set) & #42239 (42mm shaft)
Different Aluminum Drive Cup: #54543
Steel Bevel Differential Gears: #54540
Aluminum spur gear holder: #54903
Gear Differential Steel Cross Shaft: #54533


BEARINGS (in MM):
3x6x2.5: x2
9x5x3: x1
9x5 (flanged): x1
5x8x2.5: x12
5x10x4: x10
5x10x3: x2
10x15x4: x4

SCREWS:
3x5mm Titanium Hex Head Screws x4
3x6mm Titanium Hex Head Screws x6
3x8mm Titanium Hex Head Screws x18
3x10mm Titanium Hex Head Screws x13
3x12mm Titanium Hex Head Screws x12
3x6mm Titanium Hex Head Countersunk Screws x5
3x8mm Titanium Hex Head Countersunk Screws x10
3x10mm Titanium Hex Head Countersunk Screws x8


SUSPENSION:
Suspension arm mounts (rear skid angle): #54787
Supension arm mounts: #54760
Stabilizers: #54956
Aluminum rocker arms: #54955
TRF big bore shocks: #42354
TRF works shocks: #84317
TRF Special shocks: #42102
Carbon rear crossmember: #54783
Carbon front crossmember: #54782
Low friction suspension balls: #54747
Titanium Coated suspension shaft: #53581
Flourine supension balls: #53709
Titanium Coated Shock Shaft: #54043
Aluminum shock extenders: #54960

WTCC's adjustable suspension Conversion:
Parts needed:
3x23mm turnbuckles (x8)
Yokomo #BM-206
Awesomatix #P18 AND P19
TRF 420 front hubs


DIFFERENTIALS:
One way diff: #54521
Spool: #54592
Ball diff: #54522

TURNBUCKLES:
Front Toe 3x18mm: #54247
Rear Toe 3x32mm: #54249
Steering Link 3x42mm:#54250
Open Face Ball Ends: #54868

MISCELLANEOUS:
Titanium Screw Set: #47449
Servo mount screws: #54862
POM Spacers: #54855
Carbon front stiffeners: #54962
Aluminum steering arms: #54958
Aluminum steering bridge: #54957


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Old 10-20-2021, 08:54 AM
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Thanks. I thought the shims only adjust camber as is brings the LCA out while leaving the UCA static? And caster is adjusted when either arms move forward or backward right? Sorry, Im not clear on how the caster is actually adjusted when moving the arm out.
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Thanks. I thought the shims only adjust camber as is brings the LCA out while leaving the UCA static? And caster is adjusted when either arms move forward or backward right? Sorry, Im not clear on how the caster is actually adjusted when moving the arm out.
Yes caster is changed when you move the lower arm forwards or backwards. Camber is changed when you shim the lower suspension mount outwards or inwards.

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Yes caster is changed when you move the lower arm forwards or backwards. Camber is changed when you shim the lower suspension mount outwards or inwards.
Right. So on the tc01 when you add a shim behind suspension hinge pin blocks, you are bring the lower arm outwards to adjust camber. How does this affect caster at all?
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Originally Posted by zerovandez View Post
Right. So on the tc01 when you add a shim behind suspension hinge pin blocks, you are bring the lower arm outwards to adjust camber. How does this affect caster at all?
It might affect the caster angle, but the difference would be so small, combined with the amount of slop Tamiya car has in their suspension, it really wont matter much. Try putting the same amount of shims behind the suspension block on all 4 corners and put the car on the setup station. I guarantee you the camber will be all out of place. Just make sure the setup is the same left to right and enjoy the car.
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You are spot on about the suspension slop! Thanks for you responses. Much appreciated.
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Rebuilt the diffs with steel gears/cross pins. Praying it holds up, have not even ran a full pack thru my TC-01.

Interesting to note, didn't know Tamiya has an aluminum diff housing option available. part #42324
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Ran mine in the TCS race last weekend. Car was box stock except for springs, spur, and pinion. 3.6 FDR with reedy 21.5 FT. LMP body. Car ran flawlessly the whole weekend.
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Originally Posted by f1larry View Post
Ran mine in the TCS race last weekend. Car was box stock except for springs, spur, and pinion. 3.6 FDR with reedy 21.5 FT. LMP body. Car ran flawlessly the whole weekend.
What size spur/pinion did you use and I take it you have been using 64pitch gears?

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by f1larry View Post
Ran mine in the TCS race last weekend. Car was box stock except for springs, spur, and pinion. 3.6 FDR with reedy 21.5 FT. LMP body. Car ran flawlessly the whole weekend.
what was the track surface?
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What size spur/pinion did you use and I take it you have been using 64pitch gears?

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64 pitch.
spur/pinion 76/52
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what was the track surface?
black carpet
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Originally Posted by f1larry View Post
Ran mine in the TCS race last weekend. Car was box stock except for springs, spur, and pinion. 3.6 FDR with reedy 21.5 FT. LMP body. Car ran flawlessly the whole weekend.
What did you run for springs/pistons/oil, Larry?
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What did you run for springs/pistons/oil, Larry?
I think I used the kit oil, 3 hole piston, and red hard tuned spring
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Default VTA on TC-01

So I went ahead and fitted VTA tires onto the TC-01 and it actually works just great. The whole thing weighed in at 1488 grams with the VTA Legal Body and 25.5T motor. I changed the rear body mounts towards the rear bumper to improve reliability as the stock mounts over the shocks I didn't like at all. I also swapped the front hub knuckles for regular touring car aluminum ones with carbon fiber mounts to clear the front tires better than the composite parts.

Handeling wise, this thing was super smooth and very easy to drive, though I did feel it lacked straightaway speed even though I geared it pretty low. I did race this on high grip black carpet and nothing broke on it. I did swap out the internal composite diff for the aluminum one with the metal bits for reliability. With the TC-01's lowered center of gravity, it was very awkward to have alot of open space in the body

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Nice work GT CRUSING.
I was thinking of running a TC-01 in the USGT class.
This class has a 1350 (RTR) min' weight limit.
Any advice on doing this?
I do plan on running 64 pitch gearing. Does the aluminum diff' housings cause a large weight penalty? I am thinking maybe I should just keep to metal internals. What do you think?
Thanks and great work again on the car!
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