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Old 03-05-2013, 10:36 AM
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Plastic looks pretty thin, but I'd rather break a $5 rack than a $89 servo. VTA Cuda body got its first major damage too, spent a while last night with some spare lexan patching it up. Not sure what the tension was, as mine was an out of the box club racer and the rack is one thing I hadn't really tampered with yet. Other than a leaky front shock, my car was pretty decent out of the box and most of the basic setup was fairly consistent.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:59 PM
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If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it. I've been working on my brothers ft tc4 vta car. I have the exact same setup as my tc4 Club. His is really loose in the rear. I have tried everything I can think of and nothing seems to help. Got the setup that's posted on here in both. Mine is hooked. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by edonsohc View Post
If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it. I've been working on my brothers ft tc4 vta car. I have the exact same setup as my tc4 Club. His is really loose in the rear. I have tried everything I can think of and nothing seems to help. Got the setup that's posted on here in both. Mine is hooked. Any suggestions?
if both are set up the same then should drive the same, swap tires and see if there is a difference ... if no then make sure there is no binding in the suspesnion, balll cups, cvd and bearings.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Rojna View Post
if both are set up the same then should drive the same, swap tires and see if there is a difference ... if no then make sure there is no binding in the suspesnion, balll cups, cvd and bearings.
Tried the tires. Everything rolls smooth. Only difference I can see is the chassis.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:17 PM
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How about weight bias? Electronics laid out similar? Battery placement the same?
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by edonsohc View Post
Tried the tires. Everything rolls smooth. Only difference I can see is the chassis.
when you say they are set up the same, you mean everything on the chassis is the same like arm mounts, arm spacing, everything shimmed the same, shocks, esc's, weight, diffs and use the same body ... Your not refering to just the toe and camber set up ... right ??

I have a tub and ft set up the same for vta and they do handle the same
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:31 PM
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Diff set up the same on both cars?
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:55 PM
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remove the Blue Stiffner Posts and the Center Spline. then Test Again
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Diffs are the same. Spool in front. Ball diff in back. I'll try removing the braces. Thanks
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:07 AM
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hey jason, what did you run for gearing at mn state champs last year? im trying to get my vta setup for this year so i can really look like an idiot you guys coming down again this year?
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:34 AM
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Hey Hesh, Yea Hotel is book and we will be there. last year I think I Ran 3.8 FDR I could have gone lower (faster) but I ran out of pinions. I think it was a 80/52. This year I am not doing VTA but Stock Sedan. Still debating on which car to run for that class. I will start with the TC4 but might go back to the Sakura depending on the track layout
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:28 PM
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What's the difference between the square and triangle hinge pin blocks? I've seen it on here, but can't find it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:13 AM
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Hey guys were can I get carbon fibre version of tc4
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by RavensNightFury View Post
Hey guys were can I get carbon fibre version of tc4
Ebay if you're lucky. There's one for sale right now. I saw one close around a month ago for about $160. You could also try and scavenge all the parts needed to assemble one yourself.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Associated-F...item4ac2afb170
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I have multiple TC4s, but came across a barely used tub TC4 at my local track that was a deal too good to pass up. I decided to tear down the car and rebuild it for VTA. I also decided to not use my current setup and start from scratch. My goal was to keep this car fairly basic and only use spare parts I already had.

After a couple weeks racing I've got the car working fairly well. In qualifying last night I had my car competing with a local driver who was in the top 3 in qualifying at the recent FT. Wayne carpet race. I still have a little bit of work to go to get the car better for my local track, but I am happy with it so far.

I should add that I'm running a front diff and AE black plastic shocks.

I do have a question for other people running VTA. Do you like running more or less ackerman on the car?
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