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Old 02-24-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default How rigid do you mount a TC body?

In the past I have mounted my TC bodies very tightly to the body posts, this past weekend I talked to a local fast guy and he told me to mount the body a little loose on the posts. He said that a tight body can cause tweak, and a looser fit lets the body float up(not pinched tight) if it bottoms out when cornering. I tried this and it seems to work.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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When i had my touring cars i normally used a thin foam spacer on the underside of the body and left the pin 1 hole higher then normal for that reason.
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run them loose. you chassis flexes and when it does, the body can cause handling issues. make the holes slightly larger then the posts and also allow the body to have some up and down movement..thats my opinion.
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run them loose. you chassis flexes and when it does, the body can cause handling issues. make the holes slightly larger then the posts and also allow the body to have some up and down movement..thats my opinion.
Never something i really thought of. i have foam spacers. but i put them in to stop the body post scratch .
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Never something i really thought of. i have foam spacers. but i put them in to stop the body post scratch .
ya the way i mount my bodies you dont need the foam cause of how it floats on the car. i dont really have any way to prove my ways but it works for me
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:30 PM   #6
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lol its all a good combination of not tearing the body around the posts when you tangle with a wall or something
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lol its all a good combination of not tearing the body around the posts when you tangle with a wall or something
Great story about my cuzn tearing a body.
in short form cuz i don't wanna type much.

- Buys new body.
- spends a full week painting all nice and very detailed.
- was very happy how it turned out.
- used old body for the quals and practice.
- new body for the main.
- 3rd lap in he scrapes the outside board going down the straight.
- half the side ripped off the car and stuck in the wall.

was pretty funny. i wont forget it. it haunts me every time i paint a new body now.. lol
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That's why i let a buddy of mine paint em for me lol.

"you get the pics for your website?" ya? Good... smash.
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I always mount them a bit loose and put the pins a hole or two up from flush with the shells. If you get a bit of body tuck,having the shell a bit loose helps it to pop back out on it's own. Air pressure forces it down enough anyways. No need to run ot real tight. Loose is fast
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Loose is fast
And on the edge is out of control
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