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Old 09-11-2011, 10:34 PM   #1
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Is there anything right off that I should be fixing or modding? I noticed the steering binds a little bit. I just took off the assembly and enlarged the oval holes that slide on the bushings, seems fine now. Anything else?. Got the car as a roller and have a brushless kit for it. Can it handle decent power? Lastly, are these interchangeable with the other TC models? Thanks all
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:45 PM   #2
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Ditch the bushings for bearings.

The car is good overall. I raced mine for a while, then converted it to drift.

Good car overall.



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The TC3 is a great sedan and it can handle the power. They have been known to be a bit fragile and I recommend the wide front bumper from RPM and the BRP nerf wings if you can find them. Buy spare steering knuckles, C-hubs, suspension arms and hinge pins. The HD front one-way is nice to have. I'm not sure what you mean by 'interchangeable' and perhaps you need to explain what you mean. Tires and bodies are pretty universal so most any will fit.
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Some TC4 parts fit but very few. Nothing from the TC5 or 6 will fit the TC3, well the screws will.

Find some front arms and stock up.
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Right on. Thanks guys. Sounds pretty normal for breakage. Im glad its a good chassis, I kind of just bough it because it was so cheap. Thanks!
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You might also stock up on ball bearings. This chassis uses some small size 3/16 x 3/8 bearings and in my experience they are easily damaged and need to be checked and replaced more requently. I've used Boca Bearings with good results and they are not too expensive.
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Checkout the Ae tc4 forum for tips on making tc4 parts work on the tc3 ! The only real upgrade to me is using lcd's (losa3344) on the front end !!!!
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Checkout the Ae tc4 forum for tips on making tc4 parts work on the tc3 ! The only real upgrade to me is using lcd's (losa3344) on the front end !!!!
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Just making sure the tc3's have a chance against the newer cars !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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All this stuff seems like basic maintenance and normal breaking parts. Seems like I got a good deal here. Any idea what a roller like this goes for normally? Anyone know how the tc3 compares to the hi sprint? Its my other car.
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with them being pretty much 10 year car they do go for much money.
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They have been known to be a bit fragile and I recommend the wide front bumper from RPM and the BRP nerf wings if you can find them. Buy spare steering knuckles, C-hubs, suspension arms and hinge pins..
+1 on all this. The RPM bumper is a life saver. I just made my own nerf wings from some 1/8" fiberglass sheet as those are a must unless you want to be replacing rear arms or hinge pin holders.
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