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Old 08-29-2004, 06:16 PM   #1
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i am having problems with my tc3 tracking. when it gets up to speed it will vear left and right. anyone know what might cause this? i have 1 deg toe in in the rear, and 0deg in the front. i have gold shocks in the front, and silver in the rear. my front tires have 2deg of camber. im using v-rage tires also, but i dont think they will do it.
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by the way it sounds, it sounds like your tc3 is stock. im also guessing you have the stock electronics (from an rtr). If so, the stock servo will not completely center if turned to a side (say for a right hand turn). You have to center by counter steering the other way slightly.
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Old 08-29-2004, 06:32 PM   #3
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check for dirt in your swing rack, sometimes, buildup will not allow your servo to completely recenter also
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i am using a stock reciver and stock servo. i have steering rack bearings and a steering rack cover. i have cleaned the rack to make it free from burrs and what not. i have noticed it not recentering after it gets dirty, but what im talking about is diffrent. if i am driving the car staight at me without touching the controls it will "snake" back and forth. maybe my servo isnt strong enough to hold the wheels centered? im not sure. im using a lrp f1 pro reverse, and a 15 turn motor. it didnt do it when i was using a 19 turn, but the car was much slower. let me know what you think. thansk for the replies too!!!!!!!!!! last thought, could this be glitching from missing capacitors?? my f1 is right next to my reciver..
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it could be that you are running the v-rages....i would guess that you have the stock, blue-foam inserts in them...they could be 'moving' inside the tires, causing that....

then, you could check for play in your steering linkage, if you have excessive play there, that could be some part in it also...maybe try a slightly taller/stiffer spring in the servo saver part. I feel that the diff spring from associated is slightly taller, so you can tighten the screw without it hitting the shaft, and stiffer. It feels to me that this spring gives a more 'direct' feel with steering

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Call UPSor Fedex they can probably track your TC3 for you.... J/K
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LMAO impact!!!

i am going to get a couple sets of foams soon, but im not sure about what the heck shore is, or which one i need. i think foams will be best for my parking lot bashing. thansk so much for all the help too!!!!!!!!!!!
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what brand of foams r u lookin at?
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i was thinking of orion foams, or hot shoes.
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oh, sorry, cant help u much there...maybe try around 40 shore, but ur gonna change it, to make the car feel right for ur drivin style
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what is shore? are the foams cut on an angle?
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no, the shore would be a rating on how hard they are...the higher the number, the harder, but the more life you get
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great thanks for all your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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no problem, i hope what i said is what works for you...good luck!
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