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Old 02-28-2005, 05:41 PM   #841
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Mike Im sick.....

How do I get better?

Do you have a set up for that?

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Old 02-28-2005, 05:50 PM   #842
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Take two asprin and call her in the morning... ;-)


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Old 02-28-2005, 06:47 PM   #843
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hey mike

i was wondering what diff nut do i use with the irs lite diffs

thanks travis
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Old 02-28-2005, 08:33 PM   #844
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Mike,
since the Novak and the Snowbirds races, have you guys figured out more of what the TC4 likes?
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Old 03-01-2005, 01:21 AM   #845
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I have prepared and run TC3s for guys over the last 5 years with John Bull Racing prepared TC3's winning the National championships in all 5 years.

Last Sunday my son ran his TC3 for probably the last time, winning all 3 finals in style. But now it's time to move on.....to the TC4.

I have built the car up and run a few packs, and it looks very encouraging already. We run on a fast asphalt circuit with rubber tyres, and generally 8 turn motors.

I put a fair bit of effort into building the TC4, lots of time building the diffs into their cases. I have used TIR titanium layshafts, stub axles and screws, IRS alloy diff outputs (spool up front) with Corally Assassin dogbones which have plastic blades which save damaging the IRS outdrives and are a straight fit.

The only other non kit item is the shocks. Again I use Corally Assassin units. I ran them first with 40 oil but the Corally pistons holes are too small so the damping was way too hard. Yokomo 2 hole pistons did the trick.

The car already feels good and son Josh already reckons it's easier to drive than his all conquering TC3.

Anyone got any ideas on asphalt set ups ?
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Old 03-01-2005, 04:16 PM   #846
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Mike- how tight do you set your diffs, what kind of diff lube do you use and how do you break them in? thanks.

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Old 03-01-2005, 05:46 PM   #847
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Jsaves just getting used to the car... finding the car likes to be alittle softer but that is about it...



losixxxs the steel diff rebuild works....

TommyGun43. I run my diff pretty tight the front about 1/16th out the rear about 1/8th out ... i use stealth lube on them as for breaking them in the track is the best place ;-)
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Old 03-02-2005, 02:20 AM   #848
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Hey Mike,
I was wondering how you run your antenna wire on your TC4. I'm assuming you are using the graphite chassis and I was wondering if you do any special insulating to the wire where it touches the chassis to aviod the glitches associated with graphite. Or do you just route it some way different? Please describe how you do. Thanks.

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Old 03-02-2005, 06:26 AM   #849
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MikeDeadly .. I really do not do anything special.. Just run it through the hole, I have not had any problems with the graphite making me glitch..... but i have seen people use a hole in the antenne instead of feeding it through the bottom of the chassis up, they just go throught the hole..... But i have never done this....

Sorry wish i could be more help here...


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What was your setup for your pro4 at trackside
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Old 03-02-2005, 04:09 PM   #851
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Brad.... I do not run the pro4 but if you meant the tc4 we used barry's setup that you can get at www.rc10.com


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Mike Im sick.....

How do I get better?

Do you have a set up for that?

Barry
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Old 03-02-2005, 05:00 PM   #853
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Default Hey Mike!

I recently acquired a TC4 that was run at the birds by one of the Team Brahma drivers and it came with a 100 tooth 64 pitch spur .
I am used to running 48 pitch in the R2, 72 spur/21,22 pinion, on our track.
Any suggestions as to where to start with the 100 spur. I was told it has Skidmore's set-up and was run with 57mm foams.
I'll either run a EA Motorsports monster, a Putnam Monster or I got a brand new Bird handout motor.
Help!!!
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Default Gear Conversion

100/30 or 100/31, iare almost equivalent to the 72/21 you normally run.

here are the coversion formulas:

64 Pitch to 48 Pitch:
(Gear Size / 2) x 1.5

example:
100 (tooth Spur) divided 2 (= 36) times 1.5 equals 75 tooth Spur
31 (tooth Pinion) divided 2 (= 14) times 1.5 equals (23.25) ~23 tooth Pinion


48 Pitch to 64 Pitch:
(Gear Size / 1.5) x 2

example:
72 tooth Spur divided 1.5 (= 36) times 2 equals 96 tooth Spur
21(tooth Pinion) divided 1.5 (= 14) times 2 equals 28 tooth Pinion

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-03-2005, 09:24 AM   #855
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Mike,
I've been having problems with my right front dogbone popping out in minor crashes on my TC4. I've been looking at the associated lightened steel outdrives, i heard that you have to buy other diff parts like a screw, diff rings etc to make it work. My local hobby shop talked to associated and they confirmed this. Are they going to fix this problem? I shouldn't have to buy more parts to make the outdrives work.

Also do you have any suggestions on how to eliminate the slop in the steering?

Other than these two problems the car is awesome!

Thanks, Steve
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