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Old 06-28-2007, 05:58 PM   #3196
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droop gauge is good too. It's probably a bit more accurate, but this way is quicker. You don't have to remove your tires.
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droop gauge is good too. It's probably a bit more accurate, but this way is quicker. You don't have to remove your tires.
very well said Dotman!
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Old 06-28-2007, 07:58 PM   #3198
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What is the best way to make a spool out of the front diff? All the parts I needed came in except the spool and I want to race it Saturday at BCR.
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:03 PM   #3199
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What is the best way to make a spool out of the front diff? All the parts I needed came in except the spool and I want to race it Saturday at BCR.
Take the diff balls out.
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:35 PM   #3200
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What is the best way to make a spool out of the front diff? All the parts I needed came in except the spool and I want to race it Saturday at BCR.
this is the best way

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To make a diff into a spool:

1. Disassemble a diff but leave the thrust bearing in the female out drive alone.

2. Remove the diff balls and clean all the silicone diff lube from the pulley, diff rings and out drive faces.

3. With thin CA glue header card stock to one side of the diff rings. Cut them out so that one side of the ring is faced with paper.

4. Reassemble the diff with no diff balls and the paper side of the diff rings facing towards the pulley. The paper takes up the space normally occupied by the diff rings so the width of the spool is correct.

5. Adjust the Spool/Diff just like a diff. Full tight then back off 1/4 turn. This will allow the spool to slip and dissipate energy during crashes. It will NEVER slip while racing, only during crashes.
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:42 PM   #3201
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I should be out there aturday as well. Silver and blue paint. I need to build a spool as well.
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:47 PM   #3202
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Making a diff into a spool is great because it can give if you crash.

I am not familiar with the TC5 but if the diff outputs are plastic this will not work. They just aren't strong enough. If the outputs are steel you are good to go.
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Making a diff into a spool is great because it can give if you crash.

I am not familiar with the TC5 but if the diff outputs are plastic this will not work. They just aren't strong enough. If the outputs are steel you are good to go.
my bad i forgot about the outputs
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:10 PM   #3204
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What is the best way to make a spool out of the front diff? All the parts I needed came in except the spool and I want to race it Saturday at BCR.
You can make a spool out of the standard front diff.

1. Do not install diff balls
2. Assemble the diff as per instructions (except diff balls and grease on pulley)
3. Use Dremel sanding discs - mark out the size first, the outside diameter is correct, you just have to mark and cut out the inside diameter (making sure that the smooth side is facing the diff plates)
4. Tighten up diff fully
** Optional only: make sure outdrives are lined up with each other - use slots. The reason for this is that you can see how much your spool has moved after a crash, and readjust (retighten) if required.

I have run a spool like this since the car came out and have had no issues (ie. breakages or spool letting go).

Hope this helps.

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Old 06-28-2007, 09:48 PM   #3205
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hi guys just got back from a long time off from racing..and the the tc5 is the one that caught my eyes because of the price and this is a new development of ae. . althought i was a little bit disapointed of the tc4 (just dont ask why).

just wanna know if tc4 parts are compatible with this.

has anybody race this car asphalt ,tight, mid - high traction track?

any best setups recommended? from the list of setups on the ae site?

any tips? i read about the o ring on the top deck.


thanx guys
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:48 PM   #3206
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i assembled my spool, without the trust balls... i replaced them with another washer to make up for the space difference... hope this helps - jason
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A few of the diff parts are the same, and the shock springs. Thats about it.
It is a new car from the ground up and it is all metric.

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hi guys just got back from a long time off from racing..and the the tc5 is the one that caught my eyes because of the price and this is a new development of ae. . althought i was a little bit disapointed of the tc4 (just dont ask why).

just wanna know if tc4 parts are compatible with this.

has anybody race this car asphalt ,tight, mid - high traction track?

any best setups recommended? from the list of setups on the ae site?

any tips? i read about the o ring on the top deck.


thanx guys
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:35 PM   #3208
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thank you ..


i was looking at the set up on rc10.com ryan had his ride height set at 5mm and had his droop at 5mm so that means there is no droop?
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Why flame anyone? I would hope people have something better to do with there time.
Coz it's fun. I guess it's just our sense of humor... hard to explain really, but it's all done in gest. It all passes in general conversation.

I think it's kinda like the humor in that TV show "How I Met Your Mom" in a way, in some ways like the Simpsons and in some ways like Seinfeld. We have a running satire the whole time, and we are the stars of the show. I think that it helps us see the faults within ourselves plus it also lets us know that it doesn't matter to our mates.

I'm sure that guys in the States do it too and you would get it. I think that the word flaming might come as a bit serious. In our environment, it's pretty easy to know when the insults become serious. The language is the same, but the delivery is different.
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:31 AM   #3210
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Hello!

I want to buy me a TC5. The car will be used on carpet.

What kind of (usefull) tuning will I need?

Can I use the spring set from the TC3/TC4 or is there a new one for the TC5?


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