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Old 05-17-2004, 04:28 PM   #376
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Hi Mike,
Is there a difference between changing caster on the TC3 by adding a washer under the front arm mount and changing the C-Hub? Ie, if you angle the arm mount 2* with washers, is that the same as going from a 0* to a 2* hub?

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Old 05-19-2004, 09:27 AM   #377
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yodace .. I do not run stock that much.. So i really do not know what brush or spring to use. I would say something like a 767 brush with a purple spring.. Hoep this helps..



JohnB.. Not sure why you can not get 8 minutes with the single. that seems wierd.. But maybe there is something wrong with the motor. Go back to the double if it is going time ...


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RC4SALE .. Yea i am using a turbo 35 to test my packs and some of the older one's not using the tray i was losing that amount of time . Then i got some new packs that have been used on the tray and they are staying real strong...

RC Paperboy.. I think if you put washers under the arm mounts you are doing the same thing as the f+2 . Wich would be more kickup and caster.. I think kickup and caster are similar but they do have different effects.. Try them both and let me know what you find out.. I like 0 kickup and about 4 deg caster or more...



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Old 05-19-2004, 09:44 AM   #378
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ok .. heres what I have found and kinda matchs what the TC3 manual says ....

Kick up does create caster ... but by angling the arm you allow the front of the car to react to bumps and imperfections in the racing surface better ... kinda like an off road buggy with its kicked up front end ...

Caster on the other hand ... doesnt help with the bumps ... just helps the turning characteristics of the car ... how hard it turns in and how much control you have comming out of the corners

so for smooth carpet tracks and such .. you can get a more aggressive steering feel with no kick up and whatever caster setting you choose ... but then when moving outdoors to a less perfect track .. put on the f-2 front block and drop the caster block down 2* for I would guess the same feel ( sorry I dont run electric outside that much outdoors is for NITRO )

hope this helps ... enjoy racing

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Old 05-19-2004, 08:26 PM   #379
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Which discharge tray are u talking about about?
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Old 05-19-2004, 09:35 PM   #380
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roddude65.. Thanks for the input.. What you said sounds about right to me...


yodace .. The new Novak discharge tray.. It works awesome ...


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Old 05-20-2004, 01:54 AM   #381
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Hi friends. Greetings from Malta.

KICK UP & CASTER.

I have been playing with these recently with interesting results.

I now have both my son's TC3 set with no kick up - front, or antisquat - rear, and the 4 degree front blocks, and it works great.

I attained this by simply adding washers at each lower end (rear of front arms and front of rear arms) to have both sets of hinge pins running parallel to the chassis.

The car seems so much more responsive.

I would like to try more front caster, say 6 or 7 degrees. Does anyone make blocks?

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Joe from sunny Malta.
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John Bull,

Try the Losi XXXS 6 degree front blocks, They work great. They are the only thing that has been able to get me around the long fast sweeping corners we have in New Zealand. I run modified on foam tires on a ashfelt track.
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Thanks fats. I think I have some in the shop.
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Mike,
what is the address for the Gate in Maple Heights, Ohio that you race at?

Visiting parents in Ohio, and want to stop by and check out the facility.

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Robert S here is thier website.


http://www.clevelandcarpetracing.com
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hey mike is it true you have some fast set-ups for nascar on-line but wont send them to your friends? lol tony and I are still waiting for those bro....put down the radio and send us something...lol [email protected]
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UCHEATULOSE.. I sent tony some a while ago he was supposed to send them to you to try... Never heard back from him so i assumed he got them.. I do not have anything right now .. My computer blew up last week in a lightning storm. So everything is back to Sqaure one... E-mail me directly and i can get you in teh direction to where to get some good one's.


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My computer blew up last week in a lightning storm.
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Old 05-24-2004, 04:59 PM   #389
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Hey Mike,


Could you please post your setup from the Pre worlds Track. Also for 4 Cell 1/12th Roadcourse what gearing and timing should I use for a Reedy PT 8 and 9 turn Modified.
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hey guys.

not sure if this the right forum for this, but you guys seem to know what you're talking about. i was wondering if anybody might be able to help us out with a question i have regarding one way front bearings.

i'm new to the onroad 4wd thing, and have just gotten myself a tamiya ta04 trf ssg, which runs two sets of oneways. i understand the way that the oneways work (vs front diffs), but don't understand the benefit of running them on both the layshaft and the front axle.

if anyone can explain it to us, it'd be much appreciated.
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