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Old 04-15-2013, 07:28 AM
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Ok the problem here may be then that I overfilled the diff. I was advised by another user that I should fill the diff until the oil is half way up the gears. Is this the incorrect way? Forgive my ignorance, this is my first time building a kit like this.
Yes I believe you over filled it. Take a look here: TCXX Build Tips
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:38 AM
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Yes I believe you over filled it. Take a look here: TCXX Build Tips
Yeah I wish I saw that before I built my kit. I never had binding issues but the oil is deff a no no. Also, regarding the bearings that run the front belt, should they be touching the belt or just below it? Are they tensioners or just there to keep the belt in control? Lastly, regarding the spacers that keep the LiPo from touching the belt, one seems like its further out then the other. I can't take out one of the spacers because then the batt will butt into the head of the rear screw. Is there a fix to this?
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:07 AM
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Yeah I wish I saw that before I built my kit. I never had binding issues but the oil is deff a no no.

-Also, regarding the bearings that run the front belt, should they be touching the belt or just below it? Are they tensioners or just there to keep the belt in control?

Just barely touching, they are dual purpose and operate as a tensioner and to keep the belt in form under braking.

-Lastly, regarding the spacers that keep the LiPo from touching the belt, one seems like its further out then the other. I can't take out one of the spacers because then the batt will butt into the head of the rear screw. Is there a fix to this?.

When you put in the battery, turn over the car and check the edge of the chassis where the battery hangs off and use calipers and/or your eyes to determine if it is in fact uneven and if so then remove/add shims accordingly.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Fred Hubbard View Post
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Thanks Ill try what you mentioned. Also, the "goop" that you guys recommend to use when installing the grud screw in the the back of the diff, is there anything else that would work if I don't have that particular stuff?

I appreciate the help, I know a newbs questions can be daunting sometimes and im sure ill have plenty more but I did find a lot of the answers i needed reading some of the posts in this thread.

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Anyone have 0 degree split blocks they want to part with..or know where I can buy before reedy race next month?? Thx
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What is the main difference and for what situation should be used those new v2 front spindles ?
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Originally Posted by i am cornholio View Post
Anyone have 0 degree split blocks they want to part with..or know where I can buy before reedy race next month?? Thx
If HotBodies ones are too hard to find your can try the Jet-Hobby ones:http://www.jethobby.com/_Jet%20Racin...X%20Parts.html

Quality is ok and the price is good. These are the ones I used on my TCX, before an official HB item.
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can the tcxx chassis (and shock towers) work with the bulkheads from a TCX?? I think I've seen that asked and answered before, but can't find the post
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can the tcxx chassis (and shock towers) work with the bulkheads from a TCX?? I think I've seen that asked and answered before, but can't find the post
Yes. The upper and lower bulkheads for the TCX and TCXX are the same part number. Which means the towers are a direct fit too.
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Originally Posted by Airwave View Post
If HotBodies ones are too hard to find your can try the Jet-Hobby ones:http://www.jethobby.com/_Jet%20Racin...X%20Parts.html

Quality is ok and the price is good. These are the ones I used on my TCX, before an official HB item.
any idea what conversion rate is
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Originally Posted by i am cornholio View Post
any idea what conversion rate is



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Hong Kong dollars are fixed against USD. I usually figure about 7.75 HKD per USD when I'm over there, since that's about what the ATM gives me.

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The front "C" hubs are available in 0 to 8 degrees. What do the different hubs do for tuning?
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Originally Posted by mxgregg View Post
The front "C" hubs are available in 0 to 8 degrees. What do the different hubs do for tuning?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-StHhhzI88

Check this out at 4.12 Great explanation
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:34 PM
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I'm a true diehard hpi/ hotbodies tc racer I'm just wanting to know the car been out for a while and no parts to order on ur website and where can we get those and who got them I see Amani stormer has some parts but I guarantee when ur driver go to a race they have parts just my 2 cent
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