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Old 02-18-2011, 01:50 PM
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:04 PM
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Hey Steve.
are you running the HB?
been a while...hopefully you make it up Horsham soon.

Quick question
How does everyone like the servo saver that comes with the kit?
Not sure if I should change it out.

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Old 02-19-2011, 03:22 AM
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works fine for me.. got a Kimborough and it just looks like its the same servo saver.

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Hey Steve.
are you running the HB?
been a while...hopefully you make it up Horsham soon.

Quick question
How does everyone like the servo saver that comes with the kit?
Not sure if I should change it out.
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:14 PM
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Hey,

Has anyone had trouble with the topdeck screws tightening after a few runs, sometimes they're almost impossible to get out!!

any ideas on solving this problem, perhaps grease or countersunk washers??
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Originally Posted by Matt W View Post
Hey,

Has anyone had trouble with the topdeck screws tightening after a few runs, sometimes they're almost impossible to get out!!

any ideas on solving this problem, perhaps grease or countersunk washers??
Hey Matt,

I'm using Alloy screws which solves the problem completely! I know what you mean though, i had the same problem. Titanium would probably be fine too!

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Hey Steve.
are you running the HB?
been a while...hopefully you make it up Horsham soon.

Quick question
How does everyone like the servo saver that comes with the kit?
Not sure if I should change it out.
The kit one isn't the best, it has a strong spring, but it is short also, which causes it not to get good strong leverage on the steering rack. I went with a Tamiya Servo Saver, but using a 3 Racing Purple 18mm Alloy Horn, gives more leverage and is a great, strong servo saver!

Hope this helps!
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Originally Posted by Ryan Maker View Post
The kit one isn't the best, it has a strong spring, but it is short also, which causes it not to get good strong leverage on the steering rack. I went with a Tamiya Servo Saver, but using a 3 Racing Purple 18mm Alloy Horn, gives more leverage and is a great, strong servo saver!

Hope this helps!
Ryan.
Hey Ryan - do you happen to know the part number for that 3Racing arm?? I've been looking for that part
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
Hey Ryan - do you happen to know the part number for that 3Racing arm?? I've been looking for that part
3RAC-HTS30/PU

http://os.3racing.hk/products.php?products_key=4064
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
thanks!!!
Thanks RAL, That one is actually the smaller version of the one i use.

I use http://os.3racing.hk/products.php?products_key=4114

Which is 1,5mm taller, fits perfectly. Nothing wrong with that one, but i find the 18mm one to work better

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Originally Posted by Ryan Maker View Post
Thanks RAL, That one is actually the smaller version of the one i use.

I use http://os.3racing.hk/products.php?products_key=4114

Which is 1,5mm taller, fits perfectly. Nothing wrong with that one, but i find the 18mm one to work better

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thanks, mate!!
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Anyone using different ball cups. The kit ones seem weak and they are not perfectly straight once screwed on.
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Also does anyone know where to get AND part number for upgraded screw kit for the TCX.
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Anyone using different ball cups. The kit ones seem weak and they are not perfectly straight once screwed on.
i've used the same ones on all my cyclones and they are anything but weak - especially the grey HPI ones that come in the kit...

alot of guys have swapped them out to get rid of some of the slack/slop in the suspension - not because of strength....I'm using Losi Type-R ends, opened up a little with an a hobby knife to allow the turnbuckle to start threading in...

as far as them not being straight - that's all on the assembler, man you need to pay attention and adjust as you build them because if a metal threaded rod (for all purposes) going into soft plastic - too much 'force' one way or the other will throw the rod off its straight course
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
i've used the same ones on all my cyclones and they are anything but weak - especially the grey HPI ones that come in the kit...

alot of guys have swapped them out to get rid of some of the slack/slop in the suspension - not because of strength....I'm using Losi Type-R ends, opened up a little with an a hobby knife to allow the turnbuckle to start threading in...

as far as them not being straight - that's all on the assembler, man you need to pay attention and adjust as you build them because if a metal threaded rod (for all purposes) going into soft plastic - too much 'force' one way or the other will throw the rod off its straight course
Mine are not gray but good point on the assembler comment I will give it another go.
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Hey all, thinking of picking up a TCX for outdoor racing on medium to low grip asphalt (parking lot). Any recommendations on what extra things I would want for setup/spares? This is for boosted 17.5.
Anyone? Are parts so scarce that you don't want to compete for spares with one more person?

Different front axles and front arms seem like a good idea for durability, but was hoping someone could point me to a setup sheet and/or any other helpful swaps for a good build. Went through the last 50 pages in this thread and didn't see a good listing.
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