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Old 12-05-2010, 11:40 PM   #1501
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can you tell where does it need to be shimmed? thank you
I would say side to side it has a little bit of play. So a shim just to take up the slop will do the trick. They are 10mm shims i believe.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:51 PM   #1502
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can you tell where does it need to be shimmed? thank you
Sorry, shim the spool. 10x15 shims are the go as Ant mentioned.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:05 AM   #1503
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Do you mean 67717?

http://www.hpieurope.com/piw.php?lang=en&partNo=31420

I was always of the impression the softer high traction arms were more durable.
If you can even get them anymore. Been a while since i played with my cyclone

Not that i ever broke a suspension arm.
Thats because you are to slow
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:09 AM   #1504
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Hi guys a little more progress on the car. For those of you looking for an alternative for the front end I have fitted a T3 spool and Hudy spring steel 52mm shafts for a stronger replacement of the original alloy 46mm shafts. All is needed is a little shimming of around .5-.75. This is a 38t pulley to work with the gear diff. Just pity there is a little less Purple on the car now
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Wow good work Ark looks like you have a lot of resources at your disposal.

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Old 12-06-2010, 01:52 AM   #1505
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Thats because you are to slow
As opposed to someone who has to borrow someone elses car for spare parts! :P
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:58 PM   #1506
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Hello guys, I attended the second carpet indoor race with TCX, Sorex 36 tires in 17.5 SuperStock category, performance is much improved thanks to your advice and especially to those of Hiro, the car was very fun and easy to drive, with a lot of grip at the rear, I could easily hit the A-Main with the sixth place, but unfortunately I was ranked seventh for a bad result in a final, the other two I hit a fifth and a sixth.
Below I posted my setup, I think is an excellent starting point, makes the model it very easy to drive, then you can gradually move to set up Hara IIC will make the car faster but a bit more aggressive to drive.

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When adjusting the roll center on these cars which adjustment has a larger effect, moving the lower arms or the camber links?
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When adjusting the roll center on these cars which adjustment has a larger effect, moving the lower arms or the camber links?
Do you mean spacing the arm up and down VS the inner link spacers?
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So, I am a new TCX owner who has managed to destroy a front drive shaft. I have read about all of my options and the only one that seems remotely possible in my time frame (this Sunday) is to modify the universal drive shafts from a TOP Photon.

Amainhobbies has T.O.P Racing Products Universal Shaft Set V3 (2)
[TRP-PO-SDT020] for sale. Is this the right part for me?

Also,I heard that if I do this I will need to trim the plastic blade. Where does this blade come from? Is it in my TCX kit or does it come with the parts from TOP?

Worst case scenario can I remove both my front drive shafts and run my car as a 2wd?

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So, I am a new TCX owner who has managed to destroy a front drive shaft. I have read about all of my options and the only one that seems remotely possible in my time frame (this Sunday) is to modify the universal drive shafts from a TOP Photon.

Amainhobbies has T.O.P Racing Products Universal Shaft Set V3 (2)
[TRP-PO-SDT020] for sale. Is this the right part for me?

Also,I heard that if I do this I will need to trim the plastic blade. Where does this blade come from? Is it in my TCX kit or does it come with the parts from TOP?

Worst case scenario can I remove both my front drive shafts and run my car as a 2wd?

Thanks
You can replace the driveshaft with these steel driveshafts which are used on the Pro-D and are direct fit. HPI 88914 Drive Shaft

http://rcmarket.com.hk/product_info....oducts_id=3977
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:35 PM   #1513
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You can replace the driveshaft with these steel driveshafts which are used on the Pro-D and are direct fit. HPI 88914 Drive Shaft

http://rcmarket.com.hk/product_info....oducts_id=3977
Are those 46mm?
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Are those 46mm?
Yes, they are.
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:39 PM   #1515
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Yes, they are.
Awesome, Thanks. Now i just need to find them in stock somewere
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