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Old 12-23-2004, 12:56 AM
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Default One thing that I noticed on the X-ray...

is that it has swivel ball joints in stead of ball cups. I use to run those back in the day and they didn't have any play. I wonder if this would make any car more consistant? Can any X-ray owners chim in here? Anyway to change over to this type of ball joint on a TC4? Any company that makes a small size and light weight?
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Old 12-23-2004, 01:23 AM
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Default Diff grease?

Anyone else use anything different for diff lube? It always seems to liquefy and spin off. I run my diffs tight, so there is not a heat problem. Is there anything thicker, less diff wearing? I once saw some thick red stuff someone used on their diffs, but I can't remember what it was or who made it.
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Old 12-23-2004, 02:56 AM
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RCKnight....

Jason (ProTC3) has said before that the diff cases can come off without removing the top deck. The Top deck looks secured to the outisde lower housing mouts. There are also 2 holes in the deck to gain access to the bearing cover screws on the housing.

If you remove all the screws I presume the upper housing will lift and slide out the front.

Can't wait to get one of these to try.

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Old 12-23-2004, 03:22 AM
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Default Yes...looks like you could...

side it out from the front and rear. Thanks, I didn't see that one.
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Old 12-23-2004, 08:18 AM
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Default Re: Diff grease?

Originally posted by RCknight
Anyone else use anything different for diff lube? It always seems to liquefy and spin off. I run my diffs tight, so there is not a heat problem. Is there anything thicker, less diff wearing? I once saw some thick red stuff someone used on their diffs, but I can't remember what it was or who made it.
Losi make a tan / brown colored lube.
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Old 12-23-2004, 08:30 AM
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its probably some car grease he was using i never seen and r/c red diff lube.
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Old 12-23-2004, 09:44 AM
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Use shoe goo...best stuff I've ever uses.

Seriously though...the silicone lube is best. You don't need much of it. Read here for the best way to build a diff.

http://www.teamirsrc.com/techtips.html

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Old 12-23-2004, 10:00 AM
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so you dont put lube on your diff gears?
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Old 12-23-2004, 10:55 AM
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nope, what i usually do..when building any diff is fill in the holes with a little bit of lube and put the balls in, then put a little bit on the dry side of the balls (because one side will be lubed, other side will be dry) and it seems tow ork alright, fairly smooth and last pretty long.
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I got my TC4 today. Its all all graphite version-soon to be made a R&D test mule!!

Got a question for you guys (Crash!) running on carpet with foams. Are you going stright to Losi rear hubs to reduce toe in or doing somethng else? This is for stock. I am sure when I strap the mod in it-I'll go to 2 toe in.
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I bought another set of hinge pin blocks and put a circle mount on the rear. This changed the rear toe to almost exactly 2 degrees and had a good effect on the handling with my stock.

Got my best ever finish at my local championship and the car was on winning pace when I wasn't making mistakes

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Originally posted by rayhuang
I got my TC4 today. Its all all graphite version-soon to be made a R&D test mule!!

Got a question for you guys (Crash!) running on carpet with foams. Are you going stright to Losi rear hubs to reduce toe in or doing somethng else? This is for stock. I am sure when I strap the mod in it-I'll go to 2 toe in.
Ray you have mail.

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Ray- go straight to the losi blocks and castor hubs. It helps add overall stiffness to the car as well. Not to mention the holes don't strip.
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Old 12-23-2004, 11:42 AM
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Thanks Crash and Stephen!! I see a lot of improvement over the TC3 straight away. I also got the lt. wt. steel outdrives. Now I gotta see if I can scrounge up some diff rings for them. I had a mega buck spare parts box for my TC3-but I traded it for a XRay parts box. You just never know when your gonna need an Old part do ya????!?!?!!@@#@*
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Ray- heh, I use the IRS alu outdrives on my stuff with the IRS cvd's and pinsavers, never had a problem yet.
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