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Old 03-08-2004, 09:20 AM
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Hi guys..

I am here to try and help with any Questions or tips about Team Associated onroad cars or Reedy motors .. I can try and help there...


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I know your the carpet guru for associated,but wanted to see if you could point me in a direction for parking lot tracks as far as setup goes.Are the associated websites setup even relevant anymore?Or are there new setups you could point me to? Thanks!
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How much do you mill your chassis for the batteries on the TC3?

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Hello and greetings from Manila, Philippines!
Do you use a spool? If so what set up are you using or set up that you could recomend? Thanks!
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Mike,

Any word on the 12L4 yet? I hear it is only going to be a team kit. See you at Nats.

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Racenut....


Go here...http://www.teamassociated.com/racerh...ups_onroad.htm


I would start with barry's setup from the Reedy race .. This is pretty much were we start at all tracks out doors...

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Chicky... Close to .100 It might be a alittle more but that is close to were i think it should be


Lem2... We run the spool outdoors mainly.. Usually on tracks were the one way is too twitchy or very tight tracks were braking is mandatory.. As for indoors. I just can not get the handle on the car or how hard it is to drive with the spool, 9 out of 10 times i can get a diff on carpet as fast...


Brian... I hope to get mine this week or next week. I am not sure of the details on the kit or upgrade.. I just know they are waiting on some pieces to get finished....


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HeY hEy!!!


Hey mike whats up??? what kinda spings were you running on the reedy 19t, were they just the stock ones or did you change them.(from the novak championship at trackside) and what kinda setup did you have on your car for oil springs droop camber tires and etc.??? thanx in advanced
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mike, what exactally will droop do handeling wise on a tc3? more, less?
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Hey Josh...

We ran the stock springs bent above 180 Basically the stiffest you can find LOL...

As for the setup for trackside...

I ran 70 wt#3's in the front with purple springs rear tower on the front spaced up .030 inside hole with camber link up and short. Droop was 5 and 4 degree's caster with the -1 antidive in the front.. .055 front sway bar -1.0 camber

Rear was 50 wt #3's Purple springs outside hole on tower, short wheel base , Droop at 4 and 3.75 on lr . camber link long and down with losi 0 degree blocks with a silver ball.. -1.0 camber Ride height 5.0 mm front and rear... Also i run the f block in the rear with 3+2 wich gives me about 1.5 toe per side..

If i left something out please tell me...

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Hey mike whats up??? what kinda spings were you running on the reedy 19t, were they just the stock ones or did you change them.(from the novak championship at trackside) and what kinda setup did you have on your car for oil springs droop camber tires and etc.??? thanx in advanced
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pball....

Droop is a funny thing.. it confuse's me alot of times too . So this might not be the perfect answer but this is what i think...

More droop = more roll = more traction to a point.. less droop less roll =less traction to a point.. It also will change weight transfer .. So it is really a trial and error thing..

I usually run about 1.5-2 mm of droop in the front and .5-1.5 mm in the rear for carpet..

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MB, what's up, missed you last weekend up at Trackside, Jucha was goving Eric hell, but he needed someone to play with in 1/12th...

So, are any of us "stock" guys going to be able to play with the "L4" at nats, or are all you mod guys going to not share?
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Hey mike spacing up the frt shock tower is that for more off throttle steering?and the upper shorter camber links for the same thing ? thanks steve
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Hi Mike!! Good to see the thread. I'm sure the TC3 guys appreciate it a lot!!

See you in a few weeks.

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