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Old 05-04-2014, 06:21 AM
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:11 AM
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Post TCXX 13.5 spec Setup

For anyone interested here is my most recent setup that I used at the last Speedtech Grand Club Race (#8)

Track: Tamiya USA Raceway (Asphalt)
Class: 13.5 Spec
Tire: Reedy Race 2014 Spec Tire Sweep EXP Evo-R 36
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Originally Posted by Thad Garner View Post
For anyone interested here is my most recent setup that I used at the last Speedtech Grand Club Race (#8)

Track: Tamiya USA Raceway (Asphalt)
Class: 13.5 Spec
Tire: Reedy Race 2014 Spec Tire Sweep EXP Evo-R 36
thanks for the setup, Thad - glad to see you're still with HPI/HB after all these years
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Originally Posted by Thad Garner View Post
For anyone interested here is my most recent setup that I used at the last Speedtech Grand Club Race (#8)

Track: Tamiya USA Raceway (Asphalt)
Class: 13.5 Spec
Tire: Reedy Race 2014 Spec Tire Sweep EXP Evo-R 36

Thanks, I have been trying to get my car set up with a 13.5.
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k_bojar, Youíre welcome and thanks!


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Thanks, I have been trying to get my car set up with a 13.5.
I used this setup all of last year at 3 different outdoor asphalt tracks with great success.

Only changes I would make..

- If itís hot out, letís say above 80F, I would switch to 40wt in the shocks
- With a lower grip surface I would run 2mm under the suspension blocks
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Originally Posted by Thad Garner View Post
k_bojar, Youíre welcome and thanks!




I used this setup all of last year at 3 different outdoor asphalt tracks with great success.

Only changes I would make..

- If itís hot out, letís say above 80F, I would switch to 40wt in the shocks
- With a lower grip surface I would run 2mm under the suspension blocks
Thanks for the tips!
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Originally Posted by Thad Garner View Post
For anyone interested here is my most recent setup that I used at the last Speedtech Grand Club Race (#8)

Track: Tamiya USA Raceway (Asphalt)
Class: 13.5 Spec
Tire: Reedy Race 2014 Spec Tire Sweep EXP Evo-R 36
thad - if I was going to try this setup and am using the TCX steering arms, not the +2mm ones that come with the TCXX would I want 6.5mm on the steering rack, instead of the 2.5mm?
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:17 PM
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I think 5mm is probably the furthest you want to go. Should be close enough

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thad - if I was going to try this setup and am using the TCX steering arms, not the +2mm ones that come with the TCXX would I want 6.5mm on the steering rack, instead of the 2.5mm?
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Thad Garner View Post

Only changes I would make..

- If it’s hot out, let’s say above 80F, I would switch to 40wt in the shocks
- With a lower grip surface I would run 2mm under the suspension blocks
That's pretty much exactly the setup I'm using for 13.5 boosted on asphalt and it works great everywhere.

Interesting you say you use 2mm under the blocks in low grip. Doesn't this raise the roll centre and create less roll? Isn't more roll beneficial in low grip conditions? I'd be keen to know your thoughts, cheers.
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Hi Guys, I'm new to TC. I was at TQ in chino last sunday and could not get my TCXX to handle well.

Ride height: 5mm frt and rear
Droop: 6mm frt and 5mm rear
Shock oil: Losi 40 wt frt and rear
Spring: Yokomo Pink frt. Yokomo blue Rear
Tires: Sorex 36
Spacers under front and rear bulk head: 2mm
TCX motor mount.

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Originally Posted by fx35rc View Post
Hi Guys, I'm new to TC. I was at TQ in chino last sunday and could not get my TCXX to handle well.

Ride height: 5mm frt and rear
Droop: 6mm frt and 5mm rear
Shock oil: Losi 40 wt frt and rear
Spring: Yokomo Pink frt. Yokomo blue Rear
Tires: Sorex 36
Spacers under front and rear bulk head: 2mm
TCX motor mount.

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Shock mounting 2hole in front position 4 in back.
1mm shimms under suspension blocks
Ae 32.5 oil in shocks
Droop 9 front 8 rear measured from setup board to center of hinge pin.
2000wt oil in rear diff
1.4 front 1.3 rear swaybar

Just some setup hints Hiro gave me when I ran on carpet for the first time
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Originally Posted by goots View Post
Shock mounting 2hole in front position 4 in back.
1mm shimms under suspension blocks
Ae 32.5 oil in shocks
Droop 9 front 8 rear measured from setup board to center of hinge pin.
2000wt oil in rear diff
1.4 front 1.3 rear swaybar

Just some setup hints Hiro gave me when I ran on carpet for the first time
Thanks Goots. I'll try it. people were saying I need to sell my tcxx. I wanna proof them wrong
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Originally Posted by fx35rc View Post
Thanks Goots. I'll try it. people were saying I need to sell my tcxx. I wanna proof them wrong
No problem. Those are the settings at the top of my head. There's more but I need to find the PDF file with everything on it.
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That's interesting... People were telling me the same... That this chassis is obsolete, not adapted to modern tyres, blah blah blah... It is working perfectly, in blinky 13.5T AND in mod 4.5T. Continue to find some working setup, that's just a matter of trying...
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Originally Posted by Airwave View Post
That's interesting... People were telling me the same... That this chassis is obsolete, not adapted to modern tyres, blah blah blah... It is working perfectly, in blinky 13.5T AND in mod 4.5T. Continue to find some working setup, that's just a matter of trying...
people say that because HB isn't releasing updates every year...to me, that says that the chassis works without the need for yearly refinements (cough xray cough)

just wish the part supply was a little better and more consistent instead of those periods where everyone it hunting for parts because the next run of parts didn't start yet
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