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Old 09-06-2004, 10:37 PM   #286
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No added performance value, huh? So, just why do you think the current top car manufacturers (Xray, Hpi, Yokomo, etc.) chose a woven gaphite chassis as their platform?
Team Losi not a top current car manufacturer? Xray does have a molded chassis car and so does Yokomo. Yokomo's newest chassis is molded.
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Old 09-07-2004, 06:30 AM   #287
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Xray does have a molded chassis car and so does Yokomo. Yokomo's newest chassis is molded.
Top - meaning: winning major races, now. Current meaning: Has produced a touring car within the last year. Oh yeah, add Tamiya to the list.

Yes they do. The molded chassis were released after the woven graphite versions.
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Old 09-07-2004, 07:43 AM   #288
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Scaughron: No plans for a graphite dual-deck chassis.

Nightbreed: I've seen you on here quite a few times. I know you're a pretty loyal AE supporter Thanks! We listen to people like you to see what might really be a potential problem. The bearing, as far as we know, have never been an issue. As far as I know. Anyway, I'm not sure about how weak it may or may not make the chassis to open up the battery slots. The chassis that is out is the production chassis.

Kingpin ballstud. The steering block hole has been tightened up so the ballstud and the kingpin screw are now tighter.
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TPhalen : let me clarify not looking for dual deck graphite. looking for part number for tub graphite chassis with graphite components.
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Howdy yall,

IMHO double-deck chassis are a PITA. I know, I run one (SD-SSG). And before that, I ran a FT TC3... and before that a Schum Axis (make that two, my longest lasting car)... and before that, Street Weapons (two also)... Plus some additional cars that I just kept for a few races. The ones above are my favorites, and the IWC SW and FTTC3 topped my list.

To me, bathtub chassis are the most user-friendly... Accessibility, tweak-free, lower CG... The only problem usually is weight, which is why I'm still running the 2-deck Yok rather than the CGM.

Oh, yeah, if you want to see some serious "luxury", WCF/bathtub combo, check that out:



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IMHO double-deck chassis are a PITA. I know, I run one (SD-SSG). And before that, I ran a FT TC3... and before that a Schum Axis (make that two, my longest lasting car)... and before that, Street Weapons (two also)... Plus some additional cars that I just kept for a few races. The ones above are my favorites, and the IWC SW and FTTC3 topped my list.

To me, bathtub chassis are the most user-friendly... Accessibility, tweak-free, lower CG... The only problem usually is weight, which is why I'm still running the 2-deck Yok rather than the CGM.

Oh, yeah, if you want to see some serious "luxury", WCF/bathtub combo, check that out:



later,
Whoaaah!!! That thing is killer!! Is that a Yok! I'm really feelin' that thing!
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Howdy yall,

IMHO double-deck chassis are a PITA. I know, I run one (SD-SSG). And before that, I ran a FT TC3... and before that a Schum Axis (make that two, my longest lasting car)... and before that, Street Weapons (two also)... Plus some additional cars that I just kept for a few races. The ones above are my favorites, and the IWC SW and FTTC3 topped my list.

To me, bathtub chassis are the most user-friendly... Accessibility, tweak-free, lower CG... The only problem usually is weight, which is why I'm still running the 2-deck Yok rather than the CGM.

Oh, yeah, if you want to see some serious "luxury", WCF/bathtub combo, check that out:



later,
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Whoaaah!! That thing is killer!!! Is that a Yok? I'm really feelin' that car!
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Old 09-07-2004, 09:11 AM   #293
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Hey! We can have the best of both worlds, right?! Alright, all you AE crusaders, what about a woven graphite tub chassis?
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Old 09-07-2004, 09:20 AM   #294
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glad you like it... it's a fibrelyte chassis for the SD, and I think it is THE prettiest setup I've ever seen... only problem, its price, which has 3 digits... in UK pounds Good bye $149 TC4

anyway... check out more pics of this baby here

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to pay $280 plus for a TC. I like the fact that AE comes out with a competitive 'Racer' for $150.00. They pass the savings on to the consumer. It's great you can get a real race car for $149.00, with a body and tires. Just get an aftermarket one, that's all I'm saying. I'm sure they will make one. Plus with the TC4 design you must use the chassis brase in order to use the upper camber links. I think they are one piece.
A touring car costing $150.00, is competitive only in name. Let's be realistic. A "racer" kit is going to be heavy, slow(from overall weight and a bound-up drivetrain), weak, and in need of some "hand-working"(no pun intended) and aftermarket parts to be competitive.
So, you wouldn't pay $280.00 for a touring car? How much do you think it would cost to make a $150.00 kit of any brand, competitive and dominate( driving skills considered average or better)?
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A touring car costing $150.00, is competitive only in name. Let's be realistic. A "racer" kit is going to be heavy, slow(from overall weight and a bound-up drivetrain), weak, and in need of some "hand-working"(no pun intended) and aftermarket parts to be competitive.
So, you wouldn't pay $280.00 for a touring car? How much do you think it would cost to make a $150.00 kit of any brand, competitive and dominate( driving skills considered average or better)?
er... I don't know who exactly you are... but I bet that you with a fttc3 Vs. Barry Baker with a racer version would prove you wrong...

seriously... locally, I only know of a handful or racers who use more than 80% of their cars! And I've seen some pretty big local shots getting whooped by an experienced friend of mine with a "team" TC3... all the other guys were running fully decked out, three times as expensive cars... I'm talking regional racing here, not international...

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Kingpin ballstud. The steering block hole has been tightened up so the ballstud and the kingpin screw are now tighter.

Thanks Tony !


You guys did a great job , can`t wait to get my Tc-4.....
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is it me r is the tc4 $305 at tower hobbies?will i actually have to pay this much for a tc kit?





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Any new pics on how the input shaft bearing rides? (the one infront of the spur)....Thanks!
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is it me r is the tc4 $305 at tower hobbies?will i actually have to pay this much for a tc kit?

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save yourself the $90 or so and order from steve at speedtech...

he has a pre-order set up.. shipping to texas wont cost too much, so you still come out ahead.
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