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Old 02-20-2004, 07:46 PM   #1
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How long dose it take to make a TC3 Kit?
I have never made a kit befor.
But i am a master at LEGOS. i can build any lego thing in the world if i have enough legos. i made the hadests lego cars and they are much to easy.
So how long because it would be very cool to know my vehicle inside out.


PS i have very delicate fingers.
and i ame patient.
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Old 02-20-2004, 07:50 PM   #2
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Should take between 4 and 7 hours depending on how maticulous you are. For the first time, go slow ad pay attension to deatail, you shouldn't have to redo much then.
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Personally, it takes about two days(mostly for the berrings), because I open the kit, and let the berrings soak for a period of about 8hrs, then build from there...
If you decide to take off some of the seals on the berrings, the goop in there will come out much easier than if you were to try and leave the seal's on.

Make sure you have a good set of tools to build the car. Using the "L" wrenches for an entire car is not very easy on your fingers, and takes a lot of time. Don't rush the car, it will come together when it comes together. Don't force any part unless it says to push or something. For the diff cases, do not overtighten the screws or you will have a striped out diff case. Make sure that you READ the directions. Team Associated has some very informative manuals out there, and if you are not sure of how something goes together then read it again.

The car goes together quite well, and when you take your time the car will last much longer.
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Old 02-20-2004, 08:16 PM   #4
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legos rule i wish i still had some yeaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-20-2004, 10:54 PM   #5
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It took my 9 hrs cuz i took my time and i had to replace something's. wat i really did was switch the chassis's from the stock to a graphtie. Ehh it' the same.take everything apart and redo it. Smae thing as in a kit.
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Old 02-20-2004, 10:57 PM   #6
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It took me a day with in-between meals, breaks, sleep and other things.
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Old 02-20-2004, 11:28 PM   #7
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it took my about 10 hours total spread over a few days for my first kit. Usually some problems my arise during the build which my take time to solve. Just be patient.
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Old 02-21-2004, 12:21 AM   #8
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Originally posted by Richy89
How long dose it take to make a TC3 Kit?
I have never made a kit befor.
But i am a master at LEGOS. i can build any lego thing in the world if i have enough legos. i made the hadests lego cars and they are much to easy.
So how long because it would be very cool to know my vehicle inside out.


PS i have very delicate fingers.
and i ame patient.
Well, you have patience so you are already half way there. Another is attention to detail. Make sure you put the left part on the left side and vice-versa. HEHE. Also, make sure suspension and transmission parts are moving freely. The amount of time you spend depends on your experience and how well you want to build it. Just like what the others said, don't rush it.
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Old 02-21-2004, 01:21 AM   #9
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it toke me 2 nights to build my car, and it is important not to tighten down to much on the screws i think i striped like 10 screws and like 4 holes the first time i built it.
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Old 02-21-2004, 07:19 AM   #10
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Take your time while building the car. It's like bonding with it!

Soak the bearings, get tools to make your job easier.
Sand Paper wil also help to smothen out some parts as you take it off the parts tree.

Read Read Read Read the instructions!
Having a caliper is also useful.

Just a suggestion, buy RPM Bumper for it.

And when you done and want to go overbored with your TC3
go here!!!!! (I did!!!)
http://www.mistercrash.ca/_themes/pa...ciated_tc3.htm
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:24 AM   #11
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My first TC3 was about 10 hours, now I can do one in 3-4 hours without the manual!!!!!

I have 1 other very important precaution...... and listen up, remember this very well!!!!!!


DO NO OPEN ANY #%&*ING BAG UNTIL THE #%&*ING MANUAL #%%*ING TELLS YOU TO!!!!!

Sorry but the is a kid that hangs out at the local track and gets a new kit every month.... needlesss to say he ends up ordering half the kit agian every time because he won't follow this important rule!!!!


ALSO remember it's only a TC3 so if you screw up to badly you can always throw it away and get a real racecar!! J/K
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Old 02-21-2004, 12:24 PM   #12
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What Do you guys Soak Your Bearings in? I have a tc3 I ordered Brand new Metal shielded Bearings. SHould i just mount them or SOak them in some kind of liquid??...
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The tc3 is a very good kit to build. If anyone does'nt want to build theirs I will build it. It took me about 8 hours and I loved every minute. My Storm Pro took about 15 hours and I did'nt have the correct manual. But that was fun too.
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it toke me 2 nights to build my car, and it is important not to tighten down to much on the screws i think i striped like 10 screws and like 4 holes the first time i built it.
LOL, that happened to me too, but only with the few screws. Make sure you have a good screw driver or hex driver also.
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i would say take your time most importantly. it took me about 8+ hrs to build my first tc3...just read all the directions carefully, get some good hex drivers, ESPECIALLY 1/16th and .050
patience is your best friend,..especially the first time around..dont worry you'll be a pro at it in no time!!
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