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Old 04-06-2010, 01:29 PM   #1
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Arrow New to 1/10 on-road - Looking for gearing/motor advice

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Just picked up my first 1/10 on-road - A used TC3 - and I'm looking for a little advice on gearing, setup, etc... Would appreciate any help you can offer..

I plan on using the car for some parking lot bashing and probably some drifting. If all goes well, I might use it for stock class racing next winter..

I've got a Novak GT7 ESC with no turn limit. The car itself is pretty much stock except for the carbon chassis.

Parking lot wise I'm looking at a HPI Firebolt 15T motor (our indoor racing series allows these or the Reedy Radon 30000RPM which is more expensive and out-of-stock at my LHS...) and stock TC3/4 tires.

Drift-wise I'm hoping to start with a Tamiya silver can and a set of ABS tires.

My main question is around spur and pinion choices for both of these setups. I'm at a bit of a loss here - for the 15T, thinking 72/25 or 26 from what I can work out on this chart http://aedownloads.com/downloads/man...rtr_manual.pdf

But I have no idea for drifting with the silver can..

The other thing I can't seem to figure out is whether or not a one-way diff or spool is necessary for drifting.. Would simply tightening up the front diff and loosening the rear be enough or is an upgrade essential?

Thanks is advance!!
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But I have no idea for drifting with the silver can..

The other thing I can't seem to figure out is whether or not a one-way diff or spool is necessary for drifting.. Would simply tightening up the front diff and loosening the rear be enough or is an upgrade essential?

Thanks is advance!!
Actually, for drifting, putting a spool in the back and a tight ball diff in front is one of the best drifting set ups that is used. The spool helps stabilize the rear so the car will slide at a nice angle and it will take less effort to get it sideways.

Also the silver can is great for drifting. You might have to slightly undergear it to get any good performance out of it but it's a great motor.
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:16 AM   #3
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just and advice for your TC3. Keep the rear shock tower to the front too. The car is more easy to drive
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Thanks for the input.

adri - do you mean to use a rear shock tower in the front also? seems alot wider...

I'm having a hard time figuring out what size pinions to get.. what kind of FDR do you guys aim for either asphalt bashing or drifting?
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Yes, the rear shock tower is more large but it's more easy to drive. Test this

sorry for my english... i'm french
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hehe, moi aussi Canada ou France?
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cool, moi je suis Canadien..

Thanks to everyone for the input.
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