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Old 01-28-2009, 10:42 PM   #1
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If theres anyone out there that can help me with a set up for my TC5 Im gonna start running in this class ,I have never run it but it was a rubber car set up for outdoors though and not carpet .
Im not looking for the killer set up but I am going to run brushed 27 stock with 4200 matched 4 cell back set up with the 70 mustang boss body.
droop,shocks,roll outs,battery placement etc would be great .PM me or if you want to send to my email that would be so cool . [email protected]
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:20 AM   #2
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I would start with stock kit set-up(carpet) and practice with that for a couple of races to get some consistent lap times. Then make small adjustments as this class is far more focused on driving skill.

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I started with this http://www.rctech.net/forum/4098507-post5181.html. Then made a few minor adjustments to suit my style better.
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:46 PM   #4
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thanks guys
I will give that set up a go ,anymore help would be appreciated ..
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:32 PM   #5
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I run the setup for the TC5R with green springs in the rear. My car seems to hook up real well on carpet.
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Rob king has a fantastic setup for the tc5 for trans am .... he is at the snowbirds right now , but i will direct him to this thread when he gets back
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Hey Mikey, we miss you on the Southside. Come on down and show us how it's done on Sundays.
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:08 AM   #8
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Car worked great for my first vinatge class race on sunday in St.Catherines at Niagara onroad at merritt lions club.The only thing the car is needing is more speed (LOL) .I had it geared 48 pitch 84 spur with a 30 pinion which gave me 5.6 final gear drive with the internal 2.0000 drive ratio.
Anyone with tips on getting more power outta my machine .I have tons of steering so no problams there.would being underweight play on carrying speed ?? because i was under by 42 grams (LOL).
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:34 AM   #9
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If you are using 21.5 + LiPo get a Tekin RS ESC, get the 189 software and hotwire, crank the timing (boost) in the ESC to 30. You will be faster. If your car is working well you will not heat the motor at all. If you setup is horrid your motor will get into the 140's.
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:59 PM   #10
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I forgot to mention I'm running a brushed set up with a GTX speedo and Team brood super stock motor with the posted gearing above ..
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I need a good final gear drive ,I ran a 48 pitch 30 pinion with 84 spur which gave me a 5.6 FD ,its right in the ball park with the rules but it still seemed slow out there on the track with the brood stock motor and new 4300 nimh 4 cells world cells .any help would be great .
2.0000 x 84 divided by 30 = 5.6
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5-5.2 is really where you want to be with a brush motor. This will get HOT though.
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I thought within the rules with a brushed stock set up with 4 cell were
5.4 to 5.7 .that would be below the suggested gearing FDR ???? I know the car originally can with a 87 tooth spur .I'll try to figure something out soon before the next race day ...
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I thought within the rules with a brushed stock set up with 4 cell were
5.4 to 5.7 .that would be below the suggested gearing FDR ???? I know the car originally can with a 87 tooth spur .I'll try to figure something out soon before the next race day ...
Brushed stock and 17.5 are open gear
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