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Old 05-08-2013, 08:10 AM
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Does anyone know if the 'ROCHE' on the Roche TCXX servo mount is a sticker or etched on?

Also is it only attached by 1 screw or do you have to drill an additional hole?
Or does it use the centerline hole just to the rear of the original servo mount hole?
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:04 AM
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It is etched on and attached by 2 very close screws.
I have one and it is not a good buy, in case of crash or touch with other car, there is a chance the mount move and your car will no go straight anymore.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by dvaid852456 View Post
Does anyone know if the 'ROCHE' on the Roche TCXX servo mount is a sticker or etched on?

Also is it only attached by 1 screw or do you have to drill an additional hole?
Or does it use the centerline hole just to the rear of the original servo mount hole?
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The Roche servo mount as mentioned is laser etched. It uses the same 2 servo mount screw holes as the kit. Please use 3x6mm screws to hold it in place and use loctite. There will be no chance of moving or screws bending after crash.

I have been testing both the Roche and Smokem floating servo mounts with the same result.......both good. Just Smokem one needs Smokem floating mount as the screw holes on the mount are inline and not offset like the kit or Roche one.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by DirtyDog3375 View Post
The Roche servo mount as mentioned is laser etched. It uses the same 2 servo mount screw holes as the kit. Please use 3x6mm screws to hold it in place and use loctite. There will be no chance of moving or screws bending after crash.

I have been testing both the Roche and Smokem floating servo mounts with the same result.......both good. Just Smokem one needs Smokem floating mount as the screw holes on the mount are inline and not offset like the kit or Roche one.
Excellent, thanks for the info. My servo mount is in the post and on the way
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:37 AM
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two holes..the stock only uses one hole per mount
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:11 AM
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Obviously, but you can't prevent a single-point support to rotate without fixing it with two screws...
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:40 AM
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I was racing my TCXX at the weekend on a low grip asphalt track. The car was okay entering the corner, slightly loose mid corner and was suffering severe oversteer on the corner exit.

I have never been sure on the effect of standing up or laying down shocks, but after a bit of reading I tried standing up the rear shocks, changing from position 4 to position 6. This seemed to do the trick and the rear of the car was much better on corner exit.

Has anyone else found standing the rear shocks up on the TCXX increases rear grip, at least on corner exit?
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:30 AM
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Leaning in rear shocks will let the car rotate into the corner better. Standing the rear more upright makes the car drive more square so the car will not rotate into the corner as hard giving you the feeling of more rear traction but go to far either way and your rear end will be loose.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:44 AM
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Boy, the parts are just streaming into the hobby stores

Arms won't be available at Tower until late July. I know I've complained about this before, but this distributor change was not handled very well.

Because of this, I'm seriously thinking of switching to another chassis come fall when we start racing again. I've been a loyal HB TC owner since I started racing about 5 years ago, but I don't want to be in the situation I was at the end of our on-road season where I had *no* spare arms.

Sorry for whining, but I'm bit tired of the perpetual shortage of parts for HB TC's.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:15 PM
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It is pretty frustrating for sure.



Originally Posted by Dog Bone View Post
Boy, the parts are just streaming into the hobby stores

Arms won't be available at Tower until late July. I know I've complained about this before, but this distributor change was not handled very well.

Because of this, I'm seriously thinking of switching to another chassis come fall when we start racing again. I've been a loyal HB TC owner since I started racing about 5 years ago, but I don't want to be in the situation I was at the end of our on-road season where I had *no* spare arms.

Sorry for whining, but I'm bit tired of the perpetual shortage of parts for HB TC's.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Dog Bone View Post
Boy, the parts are just streaming into the hobby stores

Arms won't be available at Tower until late July. I know I've complained about this before, but this distributor change was not handled very well.

Because of this, I'm seriously thinking of switching to another chassis come fall when we start racing again. I've been a loyal HB TC owner since I started racing about 5 years ago, but I don't want to be in the situation I was at the end of our on-road season where I had *no* spare arms.

Sorry for whining, but I'm bit tired of the perpetual shortage of parts for HB TC's.
I can sell you these:
4 HPI31420 rear arms
6 HBS67717 rear arms
7 HPI73507 rear hub set

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Old 05-14-2013, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by M3Armand View Post
I can sell you these:
4 HPI31420 rear arms
6 HBS67717 rear arms
7 HPI73507 rear hub set

Unfortunately, when you break arms, it's almost always the front arms. I also have lots of rear arms, not to mention a lot of rear hubs

But that's not really the point -we need these parts back in the supply chain. And pronto, or HB will start to loose customers.

Ah well. Enough whining from me.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Dog Bone View Post
Unfortunately, when you break arms, it's almost always the front arms. I also have lots of rear arms, not to mention a lot of rear hubs

But that's not really the point -we need these parts back in the supply chain. And pronto, or HB will start to loose customers.

Ah well. Enough whining from me.
Yes, I know how you feel... It's sad that I've broken "at least" 7 or 8 front arms and maybe 2 rear arms. This explains why I have so many rear arms and rear hubs. Having said that, I stocked up and found that the HPI 31420 "High Traction Arms" have not broken (yet) and I cannot tell the difference in performance vs. the original graphite arms. Just as a note, my laptimes are pretty consistent and I rarely hit anything unless I am the one "nudged" to a wall or corner by another car.

So my suggestion is to stock up on the HPI 31420. It's a direct fit and also comes with 2 front and 2 rear arms vs. the 1 and 1 for the graphite parts...

Lastly, when it's cold (and it's cold here in Boston), the graphite arms seem to break just by breathing on them...
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make me an offer...brand new TCXX

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...l#post12150581
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vctr1, you have PM.
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