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Old 01-20-2010, 07:37 PM   #11791
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I'll try to get update this weekend. But check out their alum spur gear hub, very nice piece.

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I have it, it is a nice piece
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I just got a TC5 yesterday and have been going through it. Can someone tell me how to check if belt tension is correct? Or what is too loose?
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Push down on the top side of the belt, about an inch away from the diff pulley and watch what the bottom does. The bottom side of the belt should be moving up and down about 1-1.5mm for spec racing, and about half of that for mod. If the belts are brand new, set them on the tight side, as they will loosen up a bit after a few runs.
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Push down on the top side of the belt, about an inch away from the diff pulley and watch what the bottom does. The bottom side of the belt should be moving up and down about 1-1.5mm for spec racing, and about half of that for mod. If the belts are brand new, set them on the tight side, as they will loosen up a bit after a few runs.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:53 AM   #11795
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Hi guys, everyone loves some pictures, so here are some of my TC5s.

1st car is my 13.5 carpet/asphalt car, second is my 17.5 wood car.

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Great pics!

What kind of wheels and tires are you using for your wood car?


Come on guys lets see some more pics of the TC5 and please highlight the modifications that are doing to them.
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Hi guys, everyone loves some pictures, so here are some of my TC5s.

1st car is my 13.5 carpet/asphalt car, second is my 17.5 wood car.

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Nice rides man, The wood tires wild!
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Great pics!

What kind of wheels and tires are you using for your wood car?


Come on guys lets see some more pics of the TC5 and please highlight the modifications that are doing to them.
Cheers for the comments.

The tyres on my wood car are shumacher narrow minipins, they're the only tyres that work on wood (we race on an indoor basketball court), I tried my carpet tyres for a laugh and it is like ice racing, too much dust.

We are going to try rally tyres, since the minipins wear out really fast. Makes for interesting racing though, since we run a tyre limit for the season, you really need to manage the tyres. A spool will wear the front tyres to useless in about 5 runs too.

If anyone has tried rally tyres on wood, any input would be appreciated.

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Hi guys, everyone loves some pictures, so here are some of my TC5s.

1st car is my 13.5 carpet/asphalt car, second is my 17.5 wood car.

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Interseting rear bulkheads on the carpet car
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Hi guys, everyone loves some pictures, so here are some of my TC5s.

1st car is my 13.5 carpet/asphalt car, second is my 17.5 wood car.

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yes where did u get those bulkheads on ur carpet car
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Hi guys, everyone loves some pictures, so here are some of my TC5s.

1st car is my 13.5 carpet/asphalt car, second is my 17.5 wood car.

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Is that a different motor mount???
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yes where did u get those bulkheads on ur carpet car
Harold, from the UK But the ones on his carpet car have the top milled out.


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Is that a different motor mount???
Looks like he milled the top part off his bulkheads, added rear flex ??


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Wood? I never knew anyone raced on wood. Please post a pic of the wood track.

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Cheers for the comments.

The tyres on my wood car are shumacher narrow minipins, they're the only tyres that work on wood (we race on an indoor basketball court), I tried my carpet tyres for a laugh and it is like ice racing, too much dust.

We are going to try rally tyres, since the minipins wear out really fast. Makes for interesting racing though, since we run a tyre limit for the season, you really need to manage the tyres. A spool will wear the front tyres to useless in about 5 runs too.

If anyone has tried rally tyres on wood, any input would be appreciated.

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Wood? I never knew anyone raced on wood. Please post a pic of the wood track.
The rear bulkheads on the carpet car are the new UK bulkheads from Gregg, with the part behind the top deck milled out. I did not do this mod, I bought the car second hand with the mod done already, though I was going to do it after I saw his, saved me the effort =]

He had also removed the lower front bulkhead next to the servo, not sure if you can make it out from the pics. They are both mods for more flex. All recent new chassis' have a split rear bulkhead/motor mount, like the photon, so this makes it more like those designs.

Racing on wood is certainly different, there are no setups available, and there is no grip so you really have to work the setup to find some.

Here is a really poor video of a club night on wood, it was taken on a camera phone so the quality leaves a lot to be desired:

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Thanks for the comments again, glad you liked the pics, maybe others can post theirs, its always a source of inspiration.

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Do run foam or rubber on wood?
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