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Old 11-27-2011, 12:03 AM
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Default RIGID FRONT AXEL

hy all

for the front rigid axel addict like myself you can do one on really simple way

start from a TC5 aluminium part you just trim the short side in order to take totally out the place where the ball bearing is fitted because the tc 5 is wider
the long one is the same

it is really easy you can fit you axel on a dremel or other and just turn it removing the aluminium

after you can use some little tube or other to craate the new place where you will apply the shim n the ball bearing + plastic parts

just try n let me know

have a nice rolling sunday

this way you got a hard spool in 10 mns
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:22 AM
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hi guys. How do you guys like the tc6. Do you think it will be better to get an xray or to just get a tc6. I have a tc5r now and i want to get a new tc.
Asking on a TC6 post that question is like answering yourself..

Wait to get the 6.1 if you buy new.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:55 AM
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hi guys. How do you guys like the tc6. Do you think it will be better to get an xray or to just get a tc6. I have a tc5r now and i want to get a new tc.
It would be a good idea to go back about 15 pages and read up to here. You will get plenty of opinions on this subject. It get's a little redundant to answer the same questions over and over when the answers have already been given.
Your decision should be based on budget, parts availability and setup support at you track. The TC6.1 will be available soon so you may want to wait a bit or you could buy the car posted on the previous page. The TC6 is quite competitive.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:08 AM
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+1, of course I am extremely pleased with the TC6. Easy to drive fast, setup and parts support everywhere with a relatively inexpensive price tag. The 6.1 is available soon, recommend that kit if you go with AE.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:46 AM
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When does the tc6.1 come out, Ive been looking but nothing yet.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:55 PM
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Idk i want to know too. I dont think they said a release date yet.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:05 PM
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Release date December 2011.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:07 PM
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Do you know when in december???
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ScottyTC4NZ View Post
Hi Guys

Ran my TC6 today, First raceday out with it.

Very nice to run, a wee bit tailey coming out of the corners

Any fix for that?

basicly running stock setup
Adding rear toe is a quick and easy solution. I have found the difference of adding a .5mm shim is very noticeable for instance.

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I dont know if this was asked or addressed already but what does the tc6.1 have that the tc6 does not?
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I dont know if this was asked or addressed already but what does the tc6.1 have that the tc6 does not?
Features

•Updated suspension arms for increased stiffness and strength, as well as finer shock adjustments
•Hubs and caster blocks use integrated inserts for adjustable caster and toe angles
•H.D.R.C. (High Definition Roll Control) system
•Lightweight rear gear diff for maximum performance and minimal maintenance
•Front spool with replaceable composite outdrives
•Offset arm mounts help increase durability and minimize shims between mount and bulkhead
•Ultra-narrow chassis layout optimized for Lithium Batteries and Brushless Motors
•Symmetrical bulkhead layout minimizes spare part cost
•Multi-position steering system to fine-tune Ackermann/steering rates
•VCS3 Shock with hard-anodized threaded shock bodies
•Titanium turnbuckles with new ballcup eyelets for easy access to ball stud
•16 precision ball bearings
•Cross-compatibility with TC6 chassis components
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Features of the TC6.1 that differ from the TC6:

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•Updated suspension arms for increased stiffness and strength, as well as finer shock adjustments
•Hubs and caster blocks use integrated inserts for adjustable caster and toe angles
•H.D.R.C. (High Definition Roll Control) system
•Lightweight rear gear diff for maximum performance and minimal maintenance
•Front spool with replaceable composite outdrives
•Offset arm mounts help increase durability and minimize shims between mount and bulkhead
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by JamesL_71 View Post
Features of the TC6.1 that differ from the TC6:
Also different axles (CVD's) and axle crush tube due to the larger bearings at the hubs (6x10 vs. 5x10).
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by olly986 View Post
Rick I have a question, did you or any other team drivers tried the new diff gear with only 2 satellite gears instead of 4, as used in the Serpent 411?

If so can you tell us what was the result?

I am a little surprise that only 2 are used in their car.(apparently for weight purpose)

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I have not tried this. When gear diffs were first introduced there were some concerns with their weight. If I remember correctly they were introduced by Serpent at a time when the minimum weight was hard to achieve. So making them as light as possible made sense.

Now even with two gear diffs (one filled with putty) the minimum weight is easy to achieve and the additional rotating mass of these diffs does not seem to be a problem.

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What's up with Juho's set-up from ATS?
It will be posted today hopefully.

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I'm interested in Hebert's setup from the indoor champs. Just watched him through a couple rounds of qualifying and that car is dialed.
I'll post it as soon as I receive it. My guess is tomorrow.

Originally Posted by rcguy48 View Post
hi guys. How do you guys like the tc6. Do you think it will be better to get an xray or to just get a tc6. I have a tc5r now and i want to get a new tc.
I think the TC6 is a better value.

Originally Posted by ScottyTC4NZ View Post
Hi Guys

Ran my TC6 today, First raceday out with it.

Very nice to run, a wee bit tailey coming out of the corners

Any fix for that?

basicly running stock setup
You can try slightly more toe-in. And make sure the slipper spool is TIGHT. Depending on the class you are racing, you can tone down the motor so that it does not spin the tires as easily.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:23 AM
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Default New TC6 setup posted

I just added Andrew Abbott's setup from his second place finish at the Australian Nationals. Looks like a great low to medium traction setup.

Andrew Abbott - 2011 Australian Nationals
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