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Old 04-02-2013, 10:07 AM
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... my current rear control arms only have 1 shock location ...
Get some V2 arms and mount the shocks in the inner hole, makes the suspension softer (V1 arms only have the outer hole), I run TC4 shock towers and mount the shocks 2 hole in from out, if traction rolling I will go in one more hole.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:25 PM
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Get some V2 arms and mount the shocks in the inner hole, makes the suspension softer (V1 arms only have the outer hole), I run TC4 shock towers and mount the shocks 2 hole in from out, if traction rolling I will go in one more hole.
Yeah I have a set just never put em on. I have at least 3 more sets of the version 1 rear arms, next week I'll switch out the rear arms to see what I get. I also plan on getting the TC4 chassis braces and at least rear shock tower.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:35 PM
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I picked up a TC3 to play around with in VTA. It's a nice roller, but I have zero spare parts. Anny suggestions on what I should order and keep on hand to keep it up and running on race days?

Running mostly carpet and board contact is likely..

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:02 PM
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inner hinge pin blocks and a spare front bumper that is the only thing i have ever broke and the ocasional bearing going out
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by AudioStylz View Post
... I also plan on getting the TC4 chassis braces and at least rear shock tower.
You will need the TC4 shock towers if you want to use TC4 chassis braces.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by sixace View Post
Running mostly carpet and board contact is likely..
Mike's in Carrolton? Here's my list of must haves:
  • Front steering blocks
  • Front block c-carriers
  • Block carrier bushings
  • 4-40 shoulder bolts for the blocks
  • Front a-arms
  • Maybe some a-arm mounts
  • Spur gears
These are parts I've broken or lost (or my son has) as a result of hard wall contact.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Rodarbal View Post
Mike's in Carrolton? Here's my list of must haves:
  • Front steering blocks
  • Front block c-carriers
  • Block carrier bushings
  • 4-40 shoulder bolts for the blocks
  • Front a-arms
  • Maybe some a-arm mounts
  • Spur gears
These are parts I've broken or lost (or my son has) as a result of hard wall contact.
Yep. Mike's is home track. Run mostly F1, but getting ready for the Ultimate VTA race and the Texas EOS. Thanks for the list, time to order up.

Appreciate everyone's help.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Rodarbal View Post
These are parts I've broken or lost (or my son has) as a result of hard wall contact.
In the case of my son and myself, the word "broken" you used is a little too soft.
In our case, the word "OBLITERATE" would be a better choice.

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Old 04-05-2013, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by IndyHobbies.com View Post
In the case of my son and myself, the word "broken" you used is a little too soft.
In our case, the word "OBLITERATE" would be a better choice.
LMAO!

Speaking of front end parts that go ka-plowie, are there other aftermarket solutions other than aluminum for the steering block and carrier? Just wondering if there are parts made with more forgiving materials available.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Rodarbal View Post
Mike's in Carrolton? Here's my list of must haves:
[*]Block carrier bushings

These are parts I've broken or lost (or my son has) as a result of hard wall contact.
What did you mean by this? The TC3 does not use block carrier bushings.

Sixace ....... The stock TC3 hinge pins are weak and will bend in a hard hit. Most new drivers will not notice this and the suspension can bind making handling erratic. I recommend using drill Rod of the same diameter cut to length to replace the hinge pins.

Rojna, when using TC4 chassis braces you do not necessarily need to use TC4 shock towers but many do. We have guys at the track using TC4 braces with the camber links relocated but still have the stock TC3 shock towers.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by SS LS1 View Post
What did you mean by this? The TC3 does not use block carrier bushings.
Hmmmmm... all of my TC3s had ASC3874 block carrier bushings, two per carrier. These are used with the 4-40 shoulder bolts and upper link ball through the carrier to the steering block. Whenever the front end gets obliterated these bushings get lost.

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Ah, you were talking about the steering bushings not suspension hinge pin bushings like the modern cars have. Now I understand what you were taking about. Funny I have never lost a set of those bushings on any of my 3 TC3 cars. Must be good luck on my part.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:30 AM
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Funny I have never lost a set of those bushings on any of my 3 TC3 cars. Must be good luck on my part.
Haha! I've never been one for luck. I'm sure it's your superior skills in not tagging walls.
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I bought a TC3 parts lot to help stock up on parts. I want to pick up a couple more TC3's preferably some with upgraded parts. There are a few online stores selling TC3 parts still.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Rojna View Post
You will need the TC4 shock towers if you want to use TC4 chassis braces.
Wrong. I've used the TC4 braces on several TC3s and there is no need to use TC4 shock towers.
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