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Old 08-10-2004, 12:54 PM
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I would like to know, how to move your batteries closer to the center in the TC3. Would want to know how to dremel it correctly step-by-step and what type of tools you need to achieve this. and try to include some pics, thanks.
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For those of you who answer this question can you also tell us the ideal milling speed for such an operation to avoid carbon fiber dust?

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http://www.mistercrash.ca/_themes/pa...ciated_tc3.htm
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been to mistercrash.ca, is there any others methods?
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I'm just wondering, is this more of a weight savings modification or more of a weight centralization modification?

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Mostly just too move the cells closer to the centreline of the chassis. But it will save weight too.
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and that's the concept/objective why most of the TC3 users do in thier chassis...
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HeY!!!



You should really PM TRINITYRACINNUT abouth this he milled out one of his, and in process of millinmg one for me and i appreciate that steve thanx again.
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If you're experienced with a Dremel it is pretty easy overall but it takes a lot of patience and work. I just did it to my chassis, I don't have any pics, but I used two bits mainly - the standard metal cut off wheel and a high speed cutter.

I used the cut off wheel to go down the center of the chassis's rib and seperate the two halves of the center section. One cut went right down the middle, and another cut went parallel to the bottom of the chassis into the middle.

Then I just used the HS cutter to do the rest. I got the bulk of the material out of the way in a few passes then went back through it and finished it up using the same bit. Once I had the center section cut in half and the material out I spent a lot of time cutting the ribs down flush to the deck. You can tell major cutting was done to the chassis as I didn't go through and polish it up, but there is no evidence of the ribs cast in the tub anymore.

Just the center section took around 3 hours total. Once I had it all cut out I took a rounded grinding bit and smoothed it out a bit so it looked nicer and chamfered the edges.

This is what I mean by high speed cutter:
http://www.toolking.com/shop/view.asp?ID=6732

Not a great HOWTO, but I hope that helps some.
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