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Old 11-22-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Iam just starting to get into the R/C thing , I bought a TC3 for the VTA class and have ran it a couple times and just cant seem to get a handle on it . I read the TC3 tuning guide and other stuff , So this here is kinda my final resort on trying to get the car setup for carpet thought what i was doing was going to right direction and now its worse lol its really squirly in the rear and just dont seem to go around corners smooth as the other cars are that iam racing with and pushs like a dump truck . would like a idea on what springs to run , caster camber , shocks . Any help on setup would be a great help thank you in advance !
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Iam just starting to get into the R/C thing , I bought a TC3 for the VTA class and have ran it a couple times and just cant seem to get a handle on it . I read the TC3 tuning guide and other stuff , So this here is kinda my final resort on trying to get the car setup for carpet thought what i was doing was going to right direction and now its worse lol its really squirly in the rear and just dont seem to go around corners smooth as the other cars are that iam racing with and pushs like a dump truck . would like a idea on what springs to run , caster camber , shocks . Any help on setup would be a great help thank you in advance !
Check out the following threads

U.S Vintage Trans-Am Racing Part 2

U.S. Vintage Trans-Am Racing

Do searches in these threads for TC3

Also search some of the TC3 & TC4 threads on RC Tech for VTA setups and this should get you going in the right direction
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Look for BATTMAN on this site (got to the VTA thread) he runs a tc3 in vta. He would be a big help. I think his avatar says darkside racing?
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Look for BATTMAN on this site (got to the VTA thread) he runs a tc3 in vta. He would be a big help. I think his avatar says darkside racing?
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Look for Myron BATTMAN Kinnard aka DARKSIDE. Knows all the secrets for making TC3/TC4s handle very well.
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Iam just starting to get into the R/C thing , I bought a TC3 for the VTA class and have ran it a couple times and just cant seem to get a handle on it . I read the TC3 tuning guide and other stuff , So this here is kinda my final resort on trying to get the car setup for carpet thought what i was doing was going to right direction and now its worse lol its really squirly in the rear and just dont seem to go around corners smooth as the other cars are that iam racing with and pushs like a dump truck . would like a idea on what springs to run , caster camber , shocks . Any help on setup would be a great help thank you in advance !
What kind of track? High or low grip. I would start with about 35wt oil front and 30wt in the rear with the AE blue springs in the front and green in the rear. This is what I ran on my old TC5 before I switched to xray. I would try 1.5* camber front 2.0* rear. Try laying your rear shocks all the way in. Typical caster is 4* caster blocks. If it still pushes then try going to 30wt oil in the front and add a little camber to the front.
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Also for VTA Run your roll center as low as possible
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On top of low roll Center, you'll need Rpm ball cups, Yokomo bladders in your shocks, dremel your battery slots, etc....
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the info is great , so whats the deal with the Rpm ball cups , whats it effect ? thanks
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The rpm ball cups tighten your suspension by eliminating the slop that AE ball cups are famous for. That also stops the darting in different directions when you're going down the straight on top of eliminating tweaks due to hard hits. Your Car will be more consistant, thereby dropping your laptimes dramatically...
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The most important tip here is the Yokomo #YS-8DMH shock bladders in your AE shocks. Even more consistency....
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:36 AM   #11
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so would that solve the issue with the tail always wanting to come around on me ? like it has no traction, we run on a high traction carpet and run tire compound also would think it wouldnt do that
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and i see on some thing where they run the rear shock tower on the front whats the advantage of this?
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can you post your current setup?

Hard to tell you where to go when we don't where you are....
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For the rear stepping out, you need to run One degree camber or less, with low roll Center, 5mm ride height, 1mm to 1.5mm droop, on AE silver springs with fully sauced Tires cleaned with Nitroclean.... If you're Off by a fraction in the Camber/droop settings it will spinout. You must also remember to shim all your Tires tightly enough so they won't wobble, and make sure they are glued properly.....
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As far as running the rear shock tower up front, I have no clue what that does...
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