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Old 11-15-2011, 05:43 AM
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Well thanks for all the advice guys i just re rebuilt the car last night and all I found was a bent rear iner hinge pin. All the bulkheads look good. I did swap out some screw tho just because as well as swapped the front and rear bulkheads hoping to maybe move the problem I am wondering If I have a main deck or a top deck issue
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:05 AM
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Doing research for my buddy. What things must be done right away so he doesn't have issues off the bat.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by portyansky View Post
Doing research for my buddy. What things must be done right away so he doesn't have issues off the bat.
the only thing is probably change the front bones to steels....for a new driver.
extra pivot blocks for setup changes.

other than that..nothing...kit comes fully loaded.
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:27 AM
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Has anyone tested with gear diffs front and back in mod? I'm particularly interested in low turn mod (4.5-6.5t) on asphalt. I'm trying to see if it is any smoother or faster while on power in slow-medium corners.
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:47 PM
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I dunno if anyone here has tried yet but I took my TCX over to a friends place and we fitted a front steel drive shaft from the Serpent TC and it fits very nicely.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...iveshaft-Set-2

Havnt tried the car yet, but will let you know as soon as I do.

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Old 11-18-2011, 11:45 AM
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Default HB DCJ Driveshafts For Sale #67699

HB DCJ Driveshafts For Sale #67699

I have 2 DCJ driveshafts for sale. There are unused and are new in the bag. PM me if you're interested!

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Old 11-18-2011, 03:11 PM
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Is tuning with ackerman on this car totally track specific. Ie technical vs open flowing track.
I've been trying to read on how ackerman works but it still confuses me. Any tips or advice before I start playing with the shims on the bellcrank?
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:47 PM
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More washers = Less Ackerman change- aggressive feeling - better in 180's

Less washers = More Ackerman change - smoother feeling - better in flowing sections
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More washers = Less Ackerman change- aggressive feeling - better in 180's

Less washers = More Ackerman change - smoother feeling - better in flowing sections
Thanks. So the kit setup is neutral at 4mm. Most of the setups I have seen is either untouched or has less washers. By having less ackerman change with say 4.5 or even 5mm on the bellcrank can there be any negative effects to the car?
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:03 PM
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Thanks. So the kit setup is neutral at 4mm. Most of the setups I have seen is either untouched or has less washers. By having less ackerman change with say 4.5 or even 5mm on the bellcrank can there be any negative effects to the car?
You have to be sure you know what steering blocks are being used when you read a set-up sheet. The new HB blocks are longer so you take out washers to keep the same ackerman as before. Between 0 - 2mm is what I use depending on how the car feels.

Some like more ackerman some like less. Add 2mm and see how it feels. Then take out 2mm and compare. After you experience it on the track for yourself you will have a better idea of when to make an ackerman change.
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Hi,

looking to change cars and the TCX has been out a while, is there a new version out soon ? before I spend my 's on a old model

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Hi,

looking to change cars and the TCX has been out a while, is there a new version out soon ? before I spend my 's on a old model

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There was a new kit for the asian market i believe that had some of the new parts. Not sure if it is available anymore. The car from the box is good but does require a few option parts
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:33 AM
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Just picked up a second hand one with quite alot of extra's including the new thinner chassis, top deck and 3 hole steering hubs.

What chassis/top deck is best for low traction asphalt ?

Anyone got a good base set up for low traction asphalt ?

What do the 3 hole steering hubs do over the standard and do I need to change anything on the ackerman to compensate ?

Anything else I should know about the car ?

Thanks.
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There was a new kit for the asian market i believe that had some of the new parts. Not sure if it is available anymore. The car from the box is good but does require a few option parts
Hi

Can you please tell what parts is needed ?

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Originally Posted by HB-forever View Post
Hi

Can you please tell what parts is needed ?

best regards

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the biggest - steel from CVD bones (46mm steel)...which are now made by exotek and HB/HPI

nothing else is hughly required to make this car go good well, aside from skill
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