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Old 01-26-2015, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by MCKNBRD View Post
Instead of searching through nearly 900 pages, does anyone know the different variations of the TC4 kit? All that is listed on AE's website now is the FT kit and the current Club Racer...what other variants were there?

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There are only two versions; the TC4 tub version and the Factory Team TC4 graphite chassis. The TC4 Club Racer is the same as the original TC4 but now comes factory built with front spool instead of the original ball diff.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
There are only two versions; the TC4 tub version and the Factory Team TC4 graphite chassis. The TC4 Club Racer is the same as the original TC4 but now comes factory built with front spool instead of the original ball diff.
I think the original TC4 came with a front diff where as the club racer version now comes with a spool.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by RotorTruck View Post
How come I don't see anyone using the outer two positions of the camber link mount? Since it increases negative camber gain as the suspension compresses,wouldn't that allow you to run less static camber at normal ride height? More camber gain would help on tight tracks? Plus with less static camber, theres theoretically a larger contact patch when accelerating, and less tire wear on the inner edge?
The biggest problem with the short front links is it makes the car very prone to traction rolling because it makes entry steering very abrupt. It also reduces mid to exit steering quite a bit.
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:03 PM
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There was also a team kit that I believe came with the cabon(not carbon fiber)chassis parts and some of the aluminum upgrades.
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by anr211 View Post
The biggest problem with the short front links is it makes the car very prone to traction rolling because it makes entry steering very abrupt. It also reduces mid to exit steering quite a bit.
Oh, that would be two deal breakers. Thanks for letting me know!
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:48 AM
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Can anybody tell me the part # for the front spool that comes with the tc4 club racers?
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by tc4basher View Post
Can anybody tell me the part # for the front spool that comes with the tc4 club racers?
Found it. It's team associated part # 1703.
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:18 PM
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Front Caster Blocks. I removed some 0 degree ones from the car, and have some new 4 degree ones here. I can't tell the difference by looking at them.

Can the Caster Blocks be installed on either side, or is one specifically for the left side, and other only for the right side?
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Originally Posted by RotorTruck View Post
Front Caster Blocks. I removed some 0 degree ones from the car, and have some new 4 degree ones here. I can't tell the difference by looking at them.

Can the Caster Blocks be installed on either side, or is one specifically for the left side, and other only for the right side?
One is left and one is right. They should lean 'back' when installed.

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Front Caster Blocks. I removed some 0 degree ones from the car, and have some new 4 degree ones here. I can't tell the difference by looking at them.

Can the Caster Blocks be installed on either side, or is one specifically for the left side, and other only for the right side?
Put the hinge pin in and hold the block straight up. If you look at the hinge pin, one end will be lower than the other. That's the front. If in doubt hold both blocks side by side with the hinge pins in. You should be able to see the difference.
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Figured it out, thanks guys. Here's a picture for reference. 4* Caster on left, 0* on right. I was expecting the top of it to be pushed rearward, but instead they just changed the angle of the lower pin hole. Cheaper easier solution.

I was surprised how worn the lower pin hole was on my club 0*. How often do these need to be replaced? I had to use a drop of Tri-Flow and needle nose pliers to push the pin into the new one. Old one slid in no prob by hand and has slop. Have 5 race weekends on asphalt plus about 12 packs of practice on a tennis court.
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I raced my tc4 last night for the first time. I qualified 4th in the A-main and due to my inexperience I broke my steering rack in half. I ordered the aluminum rack and was thinking of running that with the bolt tightened down and a regular servo saver on the servo.
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:44 AM
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Another issue I had is the horrendous chattering in the front end. Since the jrxs cva's are non existent is there a solution? I run a front diff set tight. Should I run it loose?
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Honestly, I would rather ream a bunch of front hubs to 10mm, so I can use 5x10mm bearings and any other brand DCJ drives.... The chatter is that annoying!!!
Mcmastercarr sells hand reamers in all sizes that can get the job done....
Now Associated should release a few 10mm hubs to help the situation, or come out with their own tc4 DCJ drives...

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Old 02-01-2015, 03:29 PM
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You shouldn't have excessive chatter with a diff unless you have it cranked way tight. your always going to have a little chatter with the stock cvds but if u back your steering endpoint off just a hair it will help. With slower motors(vta,usgt,and stock) I don't even notice the chatter. Highend mod power yeah its there but not excessively.(at least for me)
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