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Old 04-01-2004, 11:58 PM   #7741
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Thanks for the info guys. I was running the graphite took it out and went back to the Standard alu one and found the car better... not sure why but did. I do run stock though.

Is the Tobee lighter than the kit one?
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Old 04-02-2004, 12:40 AM   #7742
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Hi friends. Greetings from Malta.

GEPPETTO. I agree about weight of titanium half shafts. I have had them on my car quite a while without any problems, and yes they are very light.

ACUTTS. The factory graphite shaft is OK for stock but not for modified. I twisted mine in about a week with 10 turn motors.

I have now fitted a shortened TC3 graphite shaft and have run it for the last 6 months with 8 turn motors and lots of grip and have had no problems at all. And it's the lightest one of the lot too!

I have a Tobee one and it looks efficient and light. Haven't needed to use it yet. On my son's TC3 we have been using as Bomber graphite shaft. With 8 turn motors it is still Ok after months of running. I must get one of these for the SD.

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how did u shorten the tc3 shaft...??? can u explain
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I run the stock alum one... I suspect that unless you're a very seasoned stock racer, you will not notice the difference.

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Old 04-02-2004, 04:39 AM   #7745
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how did u shorten the tc3 shaft...??? can u explain
Just remove one end. The ends are glued on. If you put it on a lathe and machine about 1mm near the end, the dog end will come apart. Clean it up. Shorten the shaft to required length and re-glue the end in.

Like I said, ours has worked a treat, even with 8 turn motors and drag racing.

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Old 04-02-2004, 07:33 AM   #7746
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Stock SD shaft is 14g, Tobee is 9g, TC3 graphite shaft is 7g.
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Old 04-02-2004, 08:08 AM   #7747
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Any idea what the part number is for this part? Know of any shops that have it in stock? I can't find it.
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I just got a Shooter Graphite shaft i will try, a friend has used it in 12 motor mod in about 4 months now with no twisting, it's stiff as hell also.
To make your Yokomo graphite shaft more non-flexy you can add some shrinking tube to the hole graphite length, i did it to mine and it lasted for 8 races or so before i snapped one end in a practice run
A original graphite one from Yokomo twisted about 3/4 of a whole revolution before it snapped after probably 40 packs of running with Sorex 28 and 12 turn.
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Old 04-02-2004, 10:41 AM   #7749
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Somebody please import the Bomber shaft!
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Old 04-02-2004, 08:22 PM   #7750
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Just remove one end. The ends are glued on. If you put it on a lathe and machine about 1mm near the end, the dog end will come apart. Clean it up. Shorten the shaft to required length and re-glue the end in.

Like I said, ours has worked a treat, even with 8 turn motors and drag racing.

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What did you use to glue it back on? Epoxy or CA?
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I just got a Shooter Graphite shaft i will try, a friend has used it in 12 motor mod in about 4 months now with no twisting, it's stiff as hell also.
To make your Yokomo graphite shaft more non-flexy you can add some shrinking tube to the hole graphite length, i did it to mine and it lasted for 8 races or so before i snapped one end in a practice run
A original graphite one from Yokomo twisted about 3/4 of a whole revolution before it snapped after probably 40 packs of running with Sorex 28 and 12 turn.
i agree with Sparx, i've had this shaft for a while now running 23t, 19t, and 10t mod... still going strong and looks good too!!

I still want to do the tc3 shaft mod though, should be even more lighter than the shooter
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Old 04-02-2004, 11:43 PM   #7752
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Hi everyone,
Can you guys please help me. I have a TRF414MII i am getting ride of in place of a Yokomo CGM kit. What i want to know is what are the must have Hop Ups for this car. I will be running in stock class with a Putnam Monster. Weight limit is 1500gm minimum excluding transponder. I was looking at the light weight CGM chassis and also Acer bearings. But what else will be a great benefit and who makes the parts ei. Shooter, Square, Tobee etc.
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Quote:
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I just got a Shooter Graphite shaft i will try, a friend has used it in 12 motor mod in about 4 months now with no twisting, it's stiff as hell also.
To make your Yokomo graphite shaft more non-flexy you can add some shrinking tube to the hole graphite length, i did it to mine and it lasted for 8 races or so before i snapped one end in a practice run
A original graphite one from Yokomo twisted about 3/4 of a whole revolution before it snapped after probably 40 packs of running with Sorex 28 and 12 turn.
No, unfortunately the Shooter's shaft break easily.... I broke 2 shooter's shaft.
but, the Bomber's shaft never break.
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i dont know if you guys have seen this already, but here goes:



Loos like some sort of wider bumper or something?
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i dont know if you guys have seen this already, but here goes:



Loos like some sort of wider bumper or something?
It IS the wide bumper kit, the plastic part fits under the foam to support it.

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