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Old 08-12-2004, 12:28 PM   #9151
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Default Re: TC3 Steering Rack slop

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Hi all,

I have been struggling with trying to minimize the slop in the front end of my car. When using the Integy setup gauges, the toe can vary without touching setup +/- 2 degrees due to the slop.

I have replaced ballcups, rack, bearings etc...

It seems that any movement of the front wheels will move the rack slightly to cause this +/2 degrees shift. IS there anything else that needs looking at besides movement ibetween the stud and cup?

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You can try an aftermarket steering rack. There are several companies out there that make them but I am not sure they will help your problem. One thing that many racers have done is convert their car to the Nitro TC3 steering system, but this requires major modification to the chassis. Best bet would be to leave it as is. While it may effect the reading s on your set up guage I have yet to notice a difference on the track.
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Old 08-12-2004, 03:22 PM   #9152
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donoman- were exactly did u dremel at?an wats teh difference if u use wd-40 for 1 night/than cleanin ur bearing wit brake cleaner an using 1 drop of light weight oil?thats wat i do use brake cleaner an 1drop of light weight oil!! an mines pretty free.
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Old 08-12-2004, 08:59 PM   #9153
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Sorry to break up your question but i want to know why when you go to Tower and look up TC3 and it comes up with ''Associated TC3 Team Touring car kit'' then you click that car and scroll down to Required it says peak chargers are recomended,Reedy motors are recomended,LRP speed V6 speed controller recomened.Why is that?
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Old 08-12-2004, 09:31 PM   #9154
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Sorry to break up your question but i want to know why when you go to Tower and look up TC3 and it comes up with ''Associated TC3 Team Touring car kit'' then you click that car and scroll down to Required it says peak chargers are recomended,Reedy motors are recomended,LRP speed V6 speed controller recomened.Why is that?
marketing sales pitch mate.

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Old 08-12-2004, 09:39 PM   #9155
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HeY!!!


Team Duratrax... i recomand that you take apart the steering rack, and rebuild it, make sure you didn't messup on the shimming, or maybe the it wasn't tighten down enough????
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I dont actually have a TC3... but i will be getting one in the near future.
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Old 08-12-2004, 09:47 PM   #9157
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donoman- were exactly did u dremel at?an wats teh difference if u use wd-40 for 1 night/than cleanin ur bearing wit brake cleaner an using 1 drop of light weight oil?thats wat i do use brake cleaner an 1drop of light weight oil!! an mines pretty free. congrats team duratrax tc3 all the way

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I just bought a FT TC3, used, but Brand new. Well, a 64pitch HPI spur is installed right now, and I want to remove it and put back on 32pitch AE spur, but, I cant get the spur off the car.

Can anyone help? Pics would help.

I thought working on my ft ntc3 would be a lil bit harder than this car, seeing as it is nitro, but I was way wrong.
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Old 08-14-2004, 12:48 PM   #9159
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lol...all u gotta do is move the motor from side to side while moving it up...make sure the heat sink is off too..the one that skrews it down
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oops...dont listen to that post..do this..take the motor out...completely and then unskrew all the gears in the bak by the gears....then just take out the shaft and unskrew the spur
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unscrew the 6 screws holding the diff case down, lift the diff case off (take off camber links and shocks if you want to make it a tad easier)

take out the main shaft and the rear input shaft (the one with the smaller gear on it)

there is a screw inside the plastic "cup" at the end of the input shaft. unscrew it.

pull the plastic cup off the input shaft

unscrew the spur and slide it off


nb there are some small shims and stuff on the input shaft, be careful not to lose them, and if you take them off remember which order everything goes in

hope that helps


also, the kit spur is 48dp not 32dp, so don't go out and buy a 32dp spur, it might not fit and even if it does you will have trouble finding a pinion to match it
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Old 08-14-2004, 07:43 PM   #9162
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Default diffs and shims.

just wondering how some of you have your diffs shimmed...
trying to get things as free as possible...
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Old 08-15-2004, 01:18 PM   #9163
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Shim your diffs as per the factory manual.

You can try fiddling with different shims but in the end - after you have blown a few teeth of crown wheels, you will go back to factory settings.

Believe me. I've been there.
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i have had the team orion element spec 19t mod now for about a week and it runs great, very fast of the line but not the best top end and its running cool enough that i fell comfortable adjusting gears to get the most out of it, right now i'm running stock 24/72 so what gears should i use for more top end?
is thier a kit where i can get a bunch of diffrent tooth gears?
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i have had the team orion element spec 19t mod now for about a week and it runs great, very fast of the line but not the best top end and its running cool enough that i fell comfortable adjusting gears to get the most out of it, right now i'm running stock 24/72 so what gears should i use for more top end?
is thier a kit where i can get a bunch of diffrent tooth gears?
I am not familiar with 19T. However, if you are trying to get some more top end and you feel comfortable with the temperature of the motor, I would suggest trying 25 and 26.
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