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Old 11-24-2010, 09:59 AM
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you can also use the TOP pieces with 3 holes in.
I tryed it because the HB pieces where nowhere in stock.

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Old 11-24-2010, 10:20 AM
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Anyone have an extra set of the machined 1.1mm 3 hole pistons they want to part with (part#hpi 73524)? PM me if you do. Thanks!

Or does anyone know if the Tamiya 3 hole pistons will work in the TCX shock?
Tamiya TRF 1.1mm 3 hole piston is a direct fit. It's what I'm currently using.
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:56 AM
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Tamiya 3 hole pistons are what I have been using. Just put a small shim to take up any slack that is between the e-clips and the piston. You have to do this with the HB pistons as well.
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Originally Posted by Korey Harbke View Post
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Tamiya 3 hole pistons are what I have been using. Just put a small shim to take up any slack that is between the e-clips and the piston. You have to do this with the HB pistons as well.
Thanks for the replies everyone! What size are the small shims to take up the slack?
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:25 PM
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Thanks for the replies everyone! What size are the small shims to take up the slack?
HPI #72111

Shim set M3x5 (M3x5x0.1, 0.2, 0.3mm/10 each)

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Originally Posted by EJ20 View Post
HPI #72111

Shim set M3x5 (M3x5x0.1, 0.2, 0.3mm/10 each)

Nice, already have them just in case I needed to shim the suspension rods.
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Hello,

Just finished building my TCX. Has anyone had a problem with the shocks being too short? I have the ride height set at 5mm all the way around and the shocks are all the way preloaded. I have tried to unscrew the shock end of the shock to lengthen it but little/no luck. Also, my kit did not come with any longer ends. Does anyone have any ideas to help me out?

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Originally Posted by Robertcooper88 View Post
Hello,

Just finished building my TCX. Has anyone had a problem with the shocks being too short? I have the ride height set at 5mm all the way around and the shocks are all the way preloaded. I have tried to unscrew the shock end of the shock to lengthen it but little/no luck. Also, my kit did not come with any longer ends. Does anyone have any ideas to help me out?

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Mine and a mate's are the same
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Robertcooper88 View Post
Hello,

Just finished building my TCX. Has anyone had a problem with the shocks being too short? I have the ride height set at 5mm all the way around and the shocks are all the way preloaded. I have tried to unscrew the shock end of the shock to lengthen it but little/no luck. Also, my kit did not come with any longer ends. Does anyone have any ideas to help me out?

Thank you
Here I posted a photo

http://www.rctech.net/forum/7827428-post607.html

The shock towers are hig version for maximum grip, if one so desires can be lowered using the "upper bulk head Moorspeed # 61316.
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Anyone know the cheapest place to get a TCX at the moment?

Everyone seems to be putting the prices up before xmas..

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Originally Posted by AGNO View Post
Here I posted a photo

http://www.rctech.net/forum/7827428-post607.html

The shock towers are hig version for maximum grip, if one so desires can be lowered using the "upper bulk head Moorspeed # 61316.
any major difference?
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Originally Posted by ali_g View Post
any major difference?
With high towers one has more grip but less stability (more roll), with low towers less grip but more stable, at least this is my impression, I think depends on the position of the piston damper, with high towers one has the piston down then has over a larger amount of oil compared with low towers.
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Originally Posted by AGNO View Post
With high towers one has more grip but less stability (more roll), with low towers less grip but more stable, at least this is my impression, I think depends on the position of the piston damper, with high towers one has the piston down then has over a larger amount of oil compared with low towers.

I thought that the bulkheads were moved in on the TCX so I'm surprised to see the tower from the Andy Moore version fits the TCX, or am I missing something hear ...
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Originally Posted by jag88 View Post
I thought that the bulkheads were moved in on the TCX so I'm surprised to see the tower from the Andy Moore version fits the TCX, or am I missing something hear ...
The tower is different, the upper bulkheads are compatible, replacing them change the height of the tower
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