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Old 02-13-2007, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Brandon Melton
No worries here, it is not a pain in the a$$ as you fear. If you have a ball end 2.0 hex it's real easy. I used to own a FK05 so I know what your talking about, but this car is much easier. There are enough holes in the bulkheads for easy access. I have changed some and never pulled a bulkhead nor got close to swearing words in the process .
As was stated above, the design was taken into account and was done so that ball end hex driver could access the screws easily without removing bulkheads...
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Originally Posted by Brandon Melton
No worries here, it is not a pain in the a$$ as you fear. If you have a ball end 2.0 hex it's real easy. I used to own a FK05 so I know what your talking about, but this car is much easier. There are enough holes in the bulkheads for easy access. I have changed some and never pulled a bulkhead nor got close to swearing words in the process .

Have you had to bow up on it over your knee to fix tweak?!?!



That, and KT's car bursting into flame... WOW

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Old 02-15-2007, 06:50 AM
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Brandon,


How was the car to drive over the TC4?


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Old 02-15-2007, 11:27 AM
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How was the car to drive over the TC4?


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Very nice. This car doesn't have to be driven 110% like the TC4 does. Very easy to work on. Hinge pin mounts can be changed without pulling bulkheads, diffs not hard to get to, etc. During heats and practices I took some pretty good shots with other cars and walls and it never through the tweak outta wack, which was nice. I did not change TONS on the car because I wanted to maintain drivability, and with as little practice as I put on it, didn't have time to get crazy or take chances with set-up during the heats. I will be honest, the car wasn't quite as fast as I could make it with testing time, but it drove like a dream, really smooth, which let me run for 5 mins in the mains with no mistakes and take advantage to improve my position. In 19T the car was mirroring the laps of the leader (Hudy) in the main, but too much carpet seperated us as he TQ'ed and got out front. Can't wait to put one together for the Reedy race.
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Well done Team Associated at the Snowbirds. A great show for a new car

I can't wait to get a TC5 and sink my teeth in really, really deep. Problem is, I love my my FTTC4... I guess that may be a sign of my inexperience with TC racing. I never had the issues that some people had, but then again, a lot of people seem to have issues with everything. Easy solution is to upgrade my fiance from TB-02 to the FTTC4 with a spare car as parts for her and then I buy the FTTC5 and wear a smile from ear to ear while racing with my love!

One question: What are the basic general differences between a rubber tire and foam set up, considering that they are both run on medium traction asphalt at the same temperature. I guess spring rates and oil viscosity? Does suspension geometry come into it at all?

I usually run rubber but was given some foams so I will try them out.

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Old 02-15-2007, 06:19 PM
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The hole in the side of the bulkhead is there for manufacturing. It helps to clear chips out when they are tapping the holes from the top. Good eye!
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by kdub
The hole in the side of the bulkhead is there for manufacturing. It helps to clear chips out when they are tapping the holes from the top. Good eye!
Cheers!! I saw it was under that screw but never thought of the tapping chips problem.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:47 AM
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Hi all,

anyone know what from the TC4FT is compatible with the TC5?

I wanna sell my TC4FT and have many Spare Parts, wich ones can i hold in my BOX for the TC5???

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I think the sway bar mounts are the same.
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:39 AM
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There won't be too much the same. Some of the diff. parts will be the same(rings, balls, bolt and spring). Body posts, Motor screws-LOL

Everythingelse is all new! Most all of the hardware will be metric(2mm) so your 5/64 wrench will work.
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:50 AM
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All of our cars were very good at the birds. We did have some rough racing luck however ( some was self induced-LOL ).
Rick came up with a really good setup and we all worked toward it or switched to the complete setup.
As a team I think the race was a great success. We are moving foward and gaining by leaps and bounds at every event.


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I am with you, I hope the FT version is out fast. I cannot wait to see what they got this time. As for the other model cars they seem to be harder to get parts for. I am prety new with 2 years experience, but I still like Oval racing better. Gofast
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Originally Posted by gofastrlbrown
I am with you, I hope the FT version is out fast. I cannot wait to see what they got this time. As for the other model cars they seem to be harder to get parts for. I am prety new with 2 years experience, but I still like Oval racing better. Gofast


the factory team version is the version that will hit ... i have talked to bob a few times about the car and he never mentioned a word about any other version other than the fact that the kit will be ready to run foam tires out of the box.

which would mean to me that one way and thin upper deck would be option parts for the car.
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Originally Posted by Brandon Melton
Very nice. This car doesn't have to be driven 110% like the TC4 does. Very easy to work on. Hinge pin mounts can be changed without pulling bulkheads, diffs not hard to get to, etc. During heats and practices I took some pretty good shots with other cars and walls and it never through the tweak outta wack, which was nice. I did not change TONS on the car because I wanted to maintain drivability, and with as little practice as I put on it, didn't have time to get crazy or take chances with set-up during the heats. I will be honest, the car wasn't quite as fast as I could make it with testing time, but it drove like a dream, really smooth, which let me run for 5 mins in the mains with no mistakes and take advantage to improve my position. In 19T the car was mirroring the laps of the leader (Hudy) in the main, but too much carpet seperated us as he TQ'ed and got out front. Can't wait to put one together for the Reedy race.
C'mon...you can handle 110% .
Cool, you're goin to Reedy ! Me and Kumpol should be there as well.
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:25 PM
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can some tell me how much inch between de top of the chassi to thew bottom of the top deck????

it seem a litle too high for me???

Later!!
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