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Old 03-06-2004, 01:06 PM   #1
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Hi! I wonder which parts on the Tc3 is that ones that is going to brake? Good if i could know cause then I can buy them now and bring them wherever i am going..

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Old 03-06-2004, 04:17 PM   #2
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The short answer is that nearly everything will break

I'm fairly new to the hobby so I hit the walls a lot. The list of things I've broken frequently in the 3 months of indoor racing I've done this year with my TC3 is:

- Front and rear hub carriers
- Front and rear suspension arms
- Front and rear hinge pins for the suspension
- Wheel bearings front and rear
- Ball cups all around
- Wheels
- CVDs
- Differential outdrives

So, basically, I think that adds up to nearly every moving part in the suspension and a few non-moving parts.
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Old 03-06-2004, 04:18 PM   #3
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Mounts, Front//rear A-Arms. Front//rear Shock towers. Hinge pins. Maybe C-hubs. Maybe FRont Bumper.
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Old 03-06-2004, 04:57 PM   #4
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Get a spare car.
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Old 03-06-2004, 05:09 PM   #5
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Hmmm...I haven't busted a shock tower yet.

Guess I'm lucky
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Old 03-06-2004, 05:55 PM   #6
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buy an xray, broke just one a-arm in an entire season.
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buy an xray, broke just one a-arm in an entire season.
i had one for about 1 1/2 Months And never Broke nothing But im back running tc3 (demon1)
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Old 03-06-2004, 07:59 PM   #8
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Things I have tossed or seen tossed on TC3's...HMMM there's....

c-hubs
steering blocks
rear hub carriers
front shock tower
rear shock tower
inner pin mounts
front arms
rear arms
composite cvd bones
aluminum cvd bones
steel cvd bones
ball cups
tierods
inner hinge pins
outer hinge pins
motor clamps
gear cases
bevel gears
drive cups
composite outdrives
steel outdrives
composite center shaft
aluminum center shaft
spur gears
spur gears
spur gears
composite chassis
graphite chassis
carbon fibre chassis
composite steering rack
graphite steering rack
aluminum steering rack
3/16 x 3/8 bearings
front body posts
rear body posts
front bumper
aluminum screws
steel screws
spur gears (did I mention that????)


Basically the only part I haven't seen get damaged is the 4 chassi braces, but I am sure someone has broken them too!!!
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Old 03-06-2004, 08:02 PM   #9
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buy an xray, broke just one a-arm in an entire season.
if the new team car delivers, i might just get back into an xray.
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I have been running a TC3 since they came out and have owned many other cars since (Xray, XXX-S, Schumacher, Tamiya, Yokomo) and always go back to the TC3. If I were to say that one car is difinately more durable than the rest I would say Schumacher. They are almost bullit proof in my opinion.
If you brake anything more than the the front A-arms, front hub carriers, front castor blocks and bend the front hinge pins on a TC3 then you should really slow down until you get better or take up a new hobby. Sure, once in a while you will break any part on any car. The only real problem with durability on the TC3 are bent hinge pins. They are a thinner diameter that what most cars use.
While the front castor blocks and hub carriers are another weak spot, you really shouldn't be breaking them often. To be honest I would switch to the Losi XXX-S front castor blocks and hub carriers. They are a direct replacement with no modifactions other than making the steering turn buckles a little longer and they cost much less than the Associated units. The Losi front end is a little stronger and will give your car more steering.
Another issue I hear a lot about but have never personally experienced is the chassis tweaking because of the heat of the motor and the motor clamp. With the motor clamped down after a run, the heat can cause the chassis to tweak. I say I have never experienced this problem because after every run on the car, the first thing I do is loosen the motor clamp and place the car on a stand with a built in fan. This will eliminate any chassis tweak do to the heat of the motor.
Hope this helps!
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Thanks for everything .. Looks like i am going to buy Hinge Pins and Some A-Arms ... But i am sort of new too so its not going to be very cheap
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Just buy a new spare car I am.
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If I were to say that one car is difinately more durable than the rest I would say Schumacher.
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HPI Sport 2 is the most durable car I've ever seen. I think that car could even withstand nuclear bombing. Early TC3s and most new cars can hardly be looked at without braking them.
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So you can just bolt on the XXX-S parts on the TC3 you spoke of other than lengthening the turnbuckle settings? Does this affect the track width at all? I may look into this as I hate having to buy the front and rear piece when all I need is the front.
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get a RPM extened bumper, this will help protect your arms and hubs a lot.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCXJ9&P=7
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