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Old 10-07-2008, 05:46 AM   #1
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i have a new tc5r. a little confused with the spool option assembly,-do i build the spool (spool pad kind) with diff balls or not? the maunal pictures for the spool is a little confusing.

also, i have only one turnbuckle i could not assemble- with one end not threading to the ball cup - any advice on this problem?

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Old 10-07-2008, 06:35 AM   #2
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I have not personally built the slipper spool so I could be wrong here... BUT... after looking at the manual online it would appear that you build it without the balls. But again, I would seek a second opinion just in case.

I had to press pretty hard when threading on the ball cups when building my turnbuckles. I think it's a safe bet to say that they are just though to do in general. I ended up taking my reamer and lightly (VERY lightly) scraping away some the material inside the cup and that made it a bit easier to thread. Just make sure its going on straight
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Also, (I highly doubt it though) check the end of the tie rod for any unusual finish, as the screw finish on the end of the tie rod may be faulty.
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i think the turnbuckle is faulty-i tried everything. its definetly not the ball cup-tried several-no ball cup will work.

as for the spool--anybody else?
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If the thread on the rod end is not looking burred over/faulty you just need to put a little more pressure into the ball end you are screwing into it, it can be a tight fit sometimes.

Try a little light oil on the thread and see if it helps
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When you build the spool you don't use the balls in the pulley. However, you do use the smaller thrust balls which is not displayed in the manual. This was discovered and posted on the TC5 thread by the team drivers.

Also, when you do build the spool put some locktight on the screw as this should also prevent it from getting loose which can happen if you don't.
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unbelievable-you 100% sure about the little balls on the thrust bolt is needed on the spool?????
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Yes this has been discussed on the TC5 thread soon after the release of the "R" and foam model release this year. It allows the spool to give easier if and when impact happens, this is easier on parts.
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In the UK it's known as a slipper spool for the very reason the thrust race balls are left in
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unbelievable-you 100% sure about the little balls on the thrust bolt is needed on the spool?????
yes you build the slipper spool with thrust balls nut with the standard centre bolt you will need small diff balls, smaller than the tc5 balls i used my scythe balls and for the tie rod you are right there are faulty ones but associated will replace it just go to where you bought it from!! my brother didnt beleive me to until he spent 30 mins trying to get it on and me laughing at him!!!!!
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Yes this has been discussed on the TC5 thread soon after the release of the "R" and foam model release this year. It allows the spool to give easier if and when impact happens, this is easier on parts.
Wonderful!

Thank you Associated for not putting an addendeum in the manual so I can tear my front spool out
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The turn buckles from team associated one thred is normal and the other is oppersite......so one clock wise and the other anti
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on the tc5r manual--page 8 step 3.

how many and what mm shims do i use for the front arm mount to bulkhead connection? Should I shim them evenly as opposed to the rear-where I want to shim them unevenly to get rear toe to point in?

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From what it shows on the kit setup(which is what I'm using to start with), there are no shims anywhere except for 3 deg worth at the rear of the rear arms.
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When you build the spool you don't use the balls in the pulley. However, you do use the smaller thrust balls which is not displayed in the manual. This was discovered and posted on the TC5 thread by the team drivers.

Also, when you do build the spool put some locktight on the screw as this should also prevent it from getting loose which can happen if you don't.
In the dif pully there are 12 holes and so there are 12 balls.
What do you do when building the slipper spool? Put the thrustballs where the diffballs should be when building a dif? Are there that much thrustballs? (haven't bought the kit yet, but want to know upfront.)
Do you have to put diflube on them before fitting in?

How tight should the slipper spool be set?

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