R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Like Tree1Likes
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-20-2011, 04:26 PM   #12061
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 45
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default TC3 Rear Shock Tower

Have seen some reference to using a rear shock tower on the front of the TC3. I'm rebuilding my TC3 for VTA and GT and was wondering why and how it is set up as far as shock mounts, etc.
Ruger1 is offline  
Old 07-20-2011, 05:13 PM   #12062
Tech Champion
 
robk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Macho Business Donkey Wrestler
Posts: 7,588
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

You just mount it as you would a front tower. Usually, it gives some more steering and response, if i remember right.
__________________
A mutually re-enforcing cascade of failure

"Failior [sic] crowns enterprise." Robert Goddard

I-Lap Scoring Systems http://www.rclapcounter.com/
robk is offline  
Old 07-20-2011, 05:22 PM   #12063
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 45
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Thanks, will give it a go.
Ruger1 is offline  
Old 07-20-2011, 06:41 PM   #12064
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Posts: 2,454
Trader Rating: 32 (97%+)
Default

If anyones looking for a well set up tc3
http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...ml#post9417509
__________________
Hotshot Rc Raceway
kikcaffine is offline  
Old 07-21-2011, 08:53 AM   #12065
Tech Champion
 
DARKSIDE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Nashville-Memphis
Posts: 8,573
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default 2011 USVTA SOUTHERN NATIONALS IN MUSIC CITY,USA

updated flyer

http://www.thunderrcraceway.com/Thun...ionals2011.pdf
__________________
Myron "BATTMAN" Kinnard
Team Associated/Reedy Powered/PROTOform/OTT/1UP
Apex Raceway and Hobbies
1172 Park Ave, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
DARKSIDE is offline  
Old 07-21-2011, 11:38 AM   #12066
Tech Elite
 
bvoltz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bedtime with Teddi
Posts: 3,635
Trader Rating: 44 (100%+)
Default

On a TC5, do you guys run the sway bars per the stock setup or not?

Just asking....
bvoltz is offline  
Old 07-21-2011, 11:48 AM   #12067
Tech Elite
 
Flying Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ringgold, GA
Posts: 4,452
Trader Rating: 54 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bvoltz View Post
On a TC5, do you guys run the sway bars per the stock setup or not?

Just asking....
personally I do...but I know others that dont. I went with the rubber set up and modified it from there.
__________________
MONKEY BUSINESS RACING
Flinging poo at a track near you! Winning hearts and minds everywhere!
www.graphicmonkeydesigns.com
Brooksphotodesign.net
Flying Monkey is offline  
Old 07-21-2011, 07:22 PM   #12068
Tech Champion
 
DARKSIDE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Nashville-Memphis
Posts: 8,573
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default 2011 USVTA SOUTHERN NATIONALS IN MUSIC CITY,USA

thank you Gareth and Boca Bearings for the support and very nice gifts for this event

http://bocabearings.com/
Attached Thumbnails
U.S. Vintage Trans-Am Racing-boca_logo.png  
__________________
Myron "BATTMAN" Kinnard
Team Associated/Reedy Powered/PROTOform/OTT/1UP
Apex Raceway and Hobbies
1172 Park Ave, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
DARKSIDE is offline  
Old 07-22-2011, 05:36 AM   #12069
Tech Champion
 
snoopyrc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tunnel Hill GA
Posts: 5,046
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
__________________
www.battlefieldraceway.com Racing videos at http://www.youtube.com/snoopyrc
snoopyrc is offline  
Old 07-22-2011, 06:59 AM   #12070
Tech Champion
 
Scottrik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Billings, MT
Posts: 6,212
Trader Rating: 245 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bvoltz View Post
On a TC5, do you guys run the sway bars per the stock setup or not?

Just asking....
I don't have sway bars on mine. I started with the Josh Hohenstein rubber set-up and then tweaked from there to suit our carpet and my driving style. According to Bob Stormer it rotates perfectly, it's definitely the best handling TC I've had. I used the M-Power (now XXX-main) chassis set-up book to dial it in. Try a little of this, then a little of that as you hone it to a shiny point.

Sway bars have an inherent problem in that they actually couple the suspension on one side to the suspension on the other so to my mind if they CAN be avoided they should. Their "advantage" is that they're comparatively easy to adjust and create handling differences in the heat of battle, so to speak. On a car like the TC3 and (to a somewhat lesser extent) TC4 that are a NIGHTMARE to change anti-squat or toe blocks, etc, the sway bars are a quick and easy way to optimize for a given race day. The TC5 is really pretty easy to perform those changes on...but do yourself a favor and get a Hudy ball-end 2mm hex driver for doing so.

The reason "real" modified street cars that race use them is for that same reason...they make a TC3 look easy to adjust for pretty much anything. "Real" purpose-built race cars use sway bars but they're ALWAYS cockpit adjustable to compensate for changing fuel load and track conditions during the timeframe of a real race.
__________________
Congressmen should wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers so we can identify their corporate sponsors.

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED -Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011)
Scottrik is offline  
Old 07-24-2011, 06:50 PM   #12071
Tech Elite
 
bvoltz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bedtime with Teddi
Posts: 3,635
Trader Rating: 44 (100%+)
Default

What Body Posts are people using for the TC5? Mine are the available posts for the TC6, which the fronts are to short....
bvoltz is offline  
Old 07-24-2011, 07:04 PM   #12072
Tech Elite
 
bvoltz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bedtime with Teddi
Posts: 3,635
Trader Rating: 44 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scottrik View Post
I don't have sway bars on mine. I started with the Josh Hohenstein rubber set-up and then tweaked from there to suit our carpet and my driving style. According to Bob Stormer it rotates perfectly, it's definitely the best handling TC I've had. I used the M-Power (now XXX-main) chassis set-up book to dial it in. Try a little of this, then a little of that as you hone it to a shiny point.

Sway bars have an inherent problem in that they actually couple the suspension on one side to the suspension on the other so to my mind if they CAN be avoided they should. Their "advantage" is that they're comparatively easy to adjust and create handling differences in the heat of battle, so to speak. On a car like the TC3 and (to a somewhat lesser extent) TC4 that are a NIGHTMARE to change anti-squat or toe blocks, etc, the sway bars are a quick and easy way to optimize for a given race day. The TC5 is really pretty easy to perform those changes on...but do yourself a favor and get a Hudy ball-end 2mm hex driver for doing so.

The reason "real" modified street cars that race use them is for that same reason...they make a TC3 look easy to adjust for pretty much anything. "Real" purpose-built race cars use sway bars but they're ALWAYS cockpit adjustable to compensate for changing fuel load and track conditions during the timeframe of a real race.
Many thanks....
bvoltz is offline  
Old 07-24-2011, 07:10 PM   #12073
Tech Elite
 
Flying Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ringgold, GA
Posts: 4,452
Trader Rating: 54 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bvoltz View Post
What Body Posts are people using for the TC5? Mine are the available posts for the TC6, which the fronts are to short....
Longer screws and spacers
__________________
MONKEY BUSINESS RACING
Flinging poo at a track near you! Winning hearts and minds everywhere!
www.graphicmonkeydesigns.com
Brooksphotodesign.net
Flying Monkey is offline  
Old 07-24-2011, 07:25 PM   #12074
Tech Elite
 
looper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: DFW area of Texas
Posts: 2,224
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to looper
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bvoltz View Post
What Body Posts are people using for the TC5? Mine are the available posts for the TC6, which the fronts are to short....

any brand front posts will work. at the track i put some xray fronts on a tc5 with no problem. look in the shop for hpi body posts they are the cheapest. 299 or so
__________________
Looped Designs Paintwerks
http://ldpaint.webs.com/ Email: [email protected]
looper is offline  
Old 07-24-2011, 07:49 PM   #12075
Tech Addict
 
FauxMako's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 523
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bvoltz View Post
What Body Posts are people using for the TC5? Mine are the available posts for the TC6, which the fronts are to short....
Lots of options. Many body posts are interchangable from kit to kit and brand to brand.

Or you can get body post extensions. Something like:
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-bod...n-p-29809.html
I've seen them in plastic too, but this was the first set the google found for me.
__________________
Mike

3 3Racing Sakura Zeros: Mustang Boss VTA // Lexus LFA USGT // MazdaSpeed 6 TC
Mini M03 & M05
Life is better with a soundtrack
FauxMako is offline  
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Georgia Vintage Trans Am Racing shadow102 Georgia Racing 725 02-24-2012 09:56 AM
Vintage Trans Am Scottrik Electric On-Road 47 02-24-2012 08:21 AM
Vintage Trans-Am TC hlpressley R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 5 10-23-2008 04:00 PM
Thursday Vintage Trans Am racing at Victory in Green Bay Brian F Wisconsin & Illinois Racing 13 05-10-2008 08:37 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 01:55 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net