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Old 03-04-2008, 10:26 AM   #541
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A couple of ideas. First the weight must be in the car to achieve the correct ride height. The springs will compress but probably not 6 mm.
Second check the shock building carefully. Is the spring seat reversed by accident. Are the rod ends screwed on until only 1 thread is showing.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:56 AM   #542
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Thanks John, I'll check the things you mentioned.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:51 PM   #543
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Checked the things you said. The spring cups were on the correct way, took off all 4 shocks and adjusted the rod ends for only 1 thread showing. The biggest difference was changing over to a set of 24mm tires instead of the 26mm. Don't exactly know why I thought the only difference between the 2 was the width but I can clearly see the 26mm are taller. Anyway got it down to about 8.5mm ride height with all the electrics and batteries installed. Anymore more ideas please let me know, thanks John!
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:33 PM   #544
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Here are some dimensions
Spring relaxed length 27 mm
Shock fully extended end to end 60 mm
There is a maximum diameter tire that are legar for TC use. I'll check.
Maximum tire diameter 67mm


here is a pic of the rears correctly assembled to the shock tower.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:12 PM   #545
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John the picture of your rearend isn't the same as mine as I'm following someone elses setup so shocks and camber links are in different holes. My rear springs which are silver measure about 25.75mm relaxed and my rear shocks measure 63.75mm from the top of shock to bottom of ballcup. My 24mm tires are well under 67mm.
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John the picture of your rearend isn't the same as mine as I'm following someone elses setup so shocks and camber links are in different holes. My rear springs which are silver measure about 25.75mm relaxed and my rear shocks measure 63.75mm from the top of shock to bottom of ballcup. My 24mm tires are well under 67mm.
Could you post the setup that you are using, it might help us help you, or if possible a pic of the car sitting

I've had no problem getting 5mm ride height using 62mm dia tyres on my TC5, and using silver springs
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Am using Bob Stellflue's setup for asphalt from the AE website
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Your shocks are too long. Maybe the wrong ball cup. There are special short ones for the shocks.
Changing the shock position on the shock tower changes ride height only a little. The holes are drilled on an angle to keep ride height about the same. A couple millimeters of extra shock length will correlate to about 4 mm extra ride height.
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:45 AM   #549
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John, I used the ball cups that came with the kit. Are these the SPECIAL ballcups you're talking about. I've ordered a new set from Tower. I understand that my shocks being 63.5mm would account for the extra ride height but the ballcups I have on now can't be screwed up high enough to bring the shock length to 60mm and I'd be way up past leaving just 1 thread showing on the shaft.
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Try this. Since you have new ones ordered. Cut 2 mm off the top of each ball cup. You can do this with an X-acto knife over a bench top. You need to push pretty hard but then it cuts clean. Make sure you have an extra two millimeters there to cut. If you look at my photo you can see that the ballcups barely extend below the lower spring seat. I am at 60-61 mm. I would really need to examine your car myself to see what the problem is. Maybe someone at your track has a TC5.

The kit should come with two types of ball cups. Ones for the shocks and ones for the tie rod ends. They are not interchangeable.
Note that the arms hang down on the inner A-arm supports. This could raise your ride height some.
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I'll try it John, thanks.
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That did it John! Cut 2mm off of the ballcups, reinstalled shocks and now I'm too low but I haven't adjusted the shocks so everything look good. Can't believe I used the wrong ballcups in the first place. John, thank you so much, most people wouldn't bother showing enough interest to help me as you did buddy. Right now I'm going out to the kitchen and stick my head in the oven! Thanks once again John!!
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the BLS 451 servo is wicked!
i have one in my TC5 and it rips!

good luck with it, its super fast
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Hi John , We have a little problem with our tc5 or rather motor and thought you would be the man to speak too. We have just installed a lrp tc spec and a 4.5 motor and during a test run we noticed a miss or stutter when travelling slowly which disappears when full throttle is applied ( or appears to disappear ) . Your thoughts would be appreciated .
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