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Old 04-29-2003, 11:08 PM   #1
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I'm getting a Team Associated TC3 Team kit. And was wondering what spare parts or hopups I should get with it. This question is mainly directed to TC3 owners, as they know what breaks easily, or what increases performance etc.
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Old 04-30-2003, 01:04 AM   #2
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Doesn't anyone have a TC3 or something?
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Old 04-30-2003, 01:39 AM   #3
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I would say say get some front and rear A-arms as i have seen them break, and some spare hubs and hub carriers. I bought my car second hand it it included drive pinoins, a-arms, shock towers, hubs and carriers. Also you might want to get threaded shock bodies if your car doesnt come with any.
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Thanks Johnny, appreciate it. Does anyone else have suggestions?
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BRP/RPM wide front bumper, saves your front arms. You might also want to consider BRP nerf wings if you crash a lot.
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Reccomended Mods:
BRP bumper (not the rpm, it drags)
Trinity low pro wheel nuts
IRS servo/transponder mount
AE Offroad ballcups (the small kit cups break easily)
XXXS steering arms (adds more steering and less prone to strip out)
XXXS 6 degree caster blocks (if you need more caster, AE only makes up to 4)

Reccomended spares:
Front and rear A Arms
Steering blocks/hub carrier
Rear hub carriers
Hinge pin set
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Old 04-30-2003, 10:36 PM   #7
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OK, thanks to Trippin and CGR for your posts.
What do 'Nerf' wings do?
Are the Trinity low pro wheel nuts really neccessary?
What's the site with all the reccomended pinion and spur for each specific motor (eg. Stock, 12 turn etc) on a TC3? I can't find it

Thanks again for the people who have posted
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Old 05-01-2003, 12:23 AM   #8
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Nerf Bars protect the the rear a-arms. They sort of stick to the side of the chassis right in front of the wheels.
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Ohh, ok.
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Dont hit anything and you wont need parts Unlike me i need parts
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Thanks for the advice 'THeGame', i always "TRY" to avoid hitting anything, but...
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I have not needed nerf bars but if you are breakin lots of rear arms they might be a good idea.

The Trinity low pro nuts are a must to me. TO get the factory nuts on tight enough to stay for a race they often bind the bearings, the trinitys stay in place, even if not super tight
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Yokomo makes some nice split aluminum hexes that solved the bearing binding problem for me. And I fixed the rpm bumper dragging by heating it under hot tap water and curling it up. Make sure you get the front knuckles as they strip out really easy. I always ended up CA'ing the screws in.
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Thanks Claydoh and CGR
I get the idea now
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Old 05-01-2003, 11:12 PM   #15
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Are the low pro nuts
the 4-40 ones http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMW71&P=7
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the 8-32 ones http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMW72&P=7
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