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Old 07-02-2009, 10:54 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any great tricks on freeing up the drive train on a TC5. Other than belt tension, what can I do?
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Does anyone have any great tricks on freeing up the drive train on a TC5. Other than belt tension, what can I do?
new, cleaned, or better maintained bearings, free from debri and/or dirt, proper gear mesh (not too tight). CV joints smooth from any binding, and proper assembly.
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new, cleaned, or better maintained bearings, free from debri and/or dirt, proper gear mesh (not too tight). CV joints smooth from any binding, and proper assembly.
How do you best maintain bearings?
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Default How can I free up the drive trian of a TC5?

Other than reducing the belt tension, what other great tips do you have for freeing up a drive train? How do you best maintain bearings to keep a smooth, free drive train?
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pull your berrings and clean them out with motor spray or even better a Sonic cleaner if you have acess to one re lube lightly with berring oil. Or step up to highspeed berrings (ceramics) if you race carpet check for fuzz that might be wraped around the berings,out drives, ect
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How many identical threads are you going to make?
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How do you best maintain bearings?
1 thread not enough? clean them and lube them. avoid moisture
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You need to shave the belt adjustment cams cams the diff bearings ride in. The plastic is a little oversize and can bind up the drivetrain. Put a diff in the car, w/o the belt and see how it spins. Take a dremel and shave the areas that touch the bulkhead slightly (less is better). Spin the diff again-does it spin longer? Repeat until the diff spins freely.
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i just merged them together
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You need to shave the belt adjustment cams cams the diff bearings ride in. The plastic is a little oversize and can bind up the drivetrain. Put a diff in the car, w/o the belt and see how it spins. Take a dremel and shave the areas that touch the bulkhead slightly (less is better). Spin the diff again-does it spin longer? Repeat until the diff spins freely.
Hmmm never knew or ever noticed this. Thanks for the tip!
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We do it like this instead of shaving material off..

Just slot two correct sized washers under the back...



Stops the caps from being squashed
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Not to get off subject but what shocks are those pictured above???
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Not to get off subject but what shocks are those pictured above???
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We do it like this instead of shaving material off..

Just slot two correct sized washers under the back...



Stops the caps from being squashed
how u remove the blue anodise???
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there are not standard bulkheads, they are machined by a friend of mine, which makes the motor mount and rear bulkhead one piece bringing the motor closer to the centre line of the car. To answer the question above they are tamiya trf shocks, superb upgrade over the standard units.
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