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Old 10-24-2013, 12:14 PM
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The stock (all plastic) dampers seem rather leaky... Other than the available AE aluminum dampers, what are you using for dampers on the TC4?
IRS Touring car shocks are very nice!! I use them for my TC4 in VTA racing.

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recently heard FDR for shaft cars vs belt cars for same power plant should be different...does anyone know if it should be a higher or lower FDR number for shaft drives? I'm thinking that maybe one of the reason i have been a tad slower than the fastest 2 guys in VTA (21.5) who run modern belt drive cars.
interesting topic regarding shimming the inner...will be trying it out.
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Originally Posted by Jordan Anderson View Post
The stock (all plastic) dampers seem rather leaky... Other than the available AE aluminum dampers, what are you using for dampers on the TC4?
I've ran the stock body shocks with the VCS2 upgrade all season and they have been great. No leaks and no air bubbles. Very consistent.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by DarthRacer View Post
I've ran the stock body shocks with the VCS2 upgrade all season and they have been great. No leaks and no air bubbles. Very consistent.
yep, build them with the Green Slime and they are fine, if they leak they are wore out or put together wrong.
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Originally Posted by mugler View Post
recently heard FDR for shaft cars vs belt cars for same power plant should be different...does anyone know if it should be a higher or lower FDR number for shaft drives? I'm thinking that maybe one of the reason i have been a tad slower than the fastest 2 guys in VTA (21.5) who run modern belt drive cars.
interesting topic regarding shimming the inner...will be trying it out.
I have not found this to be the case. Cutting and pasting my LRP 17.5 combo from a belt car to my shaft car at the same gear ratio produced the same heat, and if I had geared it up on faith than I probably would have burned something. They probably have some advantage in timing, ESC, voltage, or something else.
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So basically you've been making gearing recommendations based on a funky car with a torque rotor and a light battery? I have a direct, cut-and-paste test of what he is asking, these cars aren't magic, they're just cars.
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Bertrandsv87= ultimate troll
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Jordan Anderson View Post
The stock (all plastic) dampers seem rather leaky... Other than the available AE aluminum dampers, what are you using for dampers on the TC4?
Can't go wrong with the Tamiyas IMO. They're pretty much the standard for the class.
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Originally Posted by DesertRat View Post
I have not found this to be the case. Cutting and pasting my LRP 17.5 combo from a belt car to my shaft car at the same gear ratio produced the same heat, and if I had geared it up on faith than I probably would have burned something. They probably have some advantage in timing, ESC, voltage, or something else.
+1 FDR is 100% independent from the type of transmission. In fact in 15 years of RC I've only seen one person say this, on this very forum, and TBH nobody's even sure he's a real person. More like a bot that randomly utters the same nonsense over and over again mixing words slightly differently each time.
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Switched my FTtc4 from VTA to 17.5 TC and loving it even more it's soo seasy to setup to go fast.

Anyone got a guide for setting up the TC5 slipper spool? Thinking about going from ball diff in the front to the slipper spool. I like the diff actions on our track which mostly 180's

But just looking for more

Another thing. Anyone got any tricks for getting at the motor screws? damn thing is a pain to set the mesh
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Switched my FTtc4 from VTA to 17.5 TC and loving it even more it's soo seasy to setup to go fast.

Anyone got a guide for setting up the TC5 slipper spool? Thinking about going from ball diff in the front to the slipper spool. I like the diff actions on our track which mostly 180's

But just looking for more

Another thing. Anyone got any tricks for getting at the motor screws? damn thing is a pain to set the mesh
I've been thinking of trying a 17.5 in FTTC4. It hasn't been off the shelf in a couple of years. We race on 60 'X 80' CRC carpet, Medium grip I would say. Looking for set up info. Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by bertrandsv87 View Post
I run my tub tc4 in 17.5t blinky..... The FTtc4 is too fast for that...
OK....whats your tub set up. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by bertrandsv87 View Post
For all racers inquiring about the tc4 LCD(losa#3344) mod, here it is :
Http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xni_LbSmT8s
Trying to help a fellow racer with a TC3...... Can he use the stock AE TC3 wheel bearings with the Losi LSD axles or are different sized bearings required?
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Originally Posted by SS LS1 View Post
Trying to help a fellow racer with a TC3...... Can he use the stock AE TC3 wheel bearings with the Losi LSD axles or are different sized bearings required?
yes it fits, tc3 & tc4 use the same bearings. You will still need to mod the c hub just like with a TC4 ... or just get the AE 2402 CVA's, bulletproof and are a direct swap.
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Here is What I run

Front:
Shocks 35wt #2 pistons Blue Springs
-0.5mm on the A-arm blocks (or just don't use shims)
0 degrees toe about -.75 degrees camber with the 4 degree caster blocks
5.5mm Ride height with 2mm over ride height for droop
Second from the most inside upper camber link hole with 2mm shim under ballstud

Rear
27.5wt Green Springs #2 pistons
-.5mm on the a-arm blocks or just run no shims
3 degree tow block
2 degrees camber
5mm ride height with 1 to 1.5mm droop (over ride height)
most inside camber link hole with 3mm shim under ball stud

Lots of ppl at the track think this setup will not work but it works for me. I brake into corners and stay tight

If you overdrive this setup it will byte you in the can. just sayin.
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