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Old 04-14-2005, 10:44 AM   #9916
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I wanna run one of my TC3's w/foam tires. My question is what camber link mounting spots should I use? How much camber? How much droop? Ride height?
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:33 PM   #9917
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I wanna run one of my TC3's w/foam tires. My question is what camber link mounting spots should I use? How much camber? How much droop? Ride height?
Check out Associated's website. They have a bunch of setup sheets posted for different tracks/surfaces and foams/rubber wheels...
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:18 PM   #9918
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Is it worth it to upgrade to the full graphite conversion? Is graphite lighter? Stronger?
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:29 PM   #9919
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Hey guys. So I saw on another thread that people need to "massage" the diff cases to get the TC# drivetrain to run smoothly. What does this mean? How do you do it? My TC3 has 1 race on it, so Im wondering if this drivetrain thing is sapping any speed. Please let me know. Thanks!!

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Old 04-14-2005, 05:40 PM   #9920
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I'm not exactly sure what "massage" means, but I can say that the diff cases on the TC4 are very free right out of the box. There are too things you need to do to make sure your drivetrain is free. First, make sure you remove any burrs from the back of the bevel gear before installing it and second, you'll need to take a little time to make sure it's shimmed properly. Shimming is the key to a free drivetrain.
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:46 PM   #9921
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Er.... Jiveslug=Noobie. Please speak Noobish.....

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okay - bevel gear is small gear in diff case. Remove any extra material from back of gear. Shims - thin spacers behind small gear in diff case. Thin spacer adj contact with big gear. Add/remove spacer until drivetrain spin free. Make change and test one spacer at a time. There also thin spacer between diff outdrive and outdrive bearing (big bearing in kit). May need adjust too. This take time but make big difference.
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Old 04-15-2005, 10:20 AM   #9924
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the Graphite conversion or carbon or either one (they are the same thing just by a different name) the graphite will make it stiffer, and more responsive feel to the car however it might be a little less durable since its so much more rigid

the composite/plastic is stronger in a way but a lot more flex
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Where is the best place to remove weight on a TC3?
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Old 04-17-2005, 10:58 AM   #9927
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you could go the Carbon kit route or probly the most important would be drivetrain but that is its good and bad side

lighter drivetrain-good side-more acceleration and less rotating mss -bad side---less rotating mass less momentum to keep the car moving
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i put the light weight input shafts and a carbon drive shaft in and cut my spur. it is a rocket out of the hole
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lighter drivetrain-good side-more acceleration and less rotating mss -bad side---less rotating mass less momentum to keep the car moving
I have to disagree - the momentum is pretty much just a bad thing. Even on wide open, flowing tracks where you like to carry speed continually, it's easy enough to use partial throttle to keep your speed up through a turn.

Technically, the best weight to remove is firstly rotating mass, then static mass at the highest point (greatest effect on CG). So a lightweight body would make a bigger difference to your CG than a lightweight chassis. Actually, decreasing the weight of your chassis *increases* your center of gravity (all other things being equal).
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Hi Guys
New to this forum and just bought a FTTC3 as a car to race outdoors (i have a Mi2 to run inside). Like to know if there are any major modifications for it to be competitive, any tips or pointers on setups, tyres for tarmac etc? I only run stock at the mo on quite a fast, long track. What pitch gears come as std? 48? I have no instructions, is it possible to download them from anywhere?
Thanks for any help in advance
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