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Old 08-13-2017, 08:43 PM   #2251
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Has anyone used the Graphite FT bumper brace for the 7.1 # 31649 on the Tc7?
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Has anyone used the Graphite FT bumper brace for the 7.1 # 31649 on the Tc7?
Yeah and it helps a LOT.
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Should work great considering all of the interfacing parts are the same. It has little extensions that butt against the bulkhead to keep the bumper from folding up in a crash .
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Yeah and it helps a LOT.
Thanks Im on my second bumper plate
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Should work great considering all of the interfacing parts are the same. It has little extensions that butt against the bulkhead to keep the bumper from folding up in a crash .
Thanks as well
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Thanks Im on my second bumper plate
using longer screws that go all the way through the bumper and putting a washer and lock nut on the top to "sandwich" the bumper plate to the chassis helps in strengthening things as well.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:47 PM   #2257
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using longer screws that go all the way through the bumper and putting a washer and lock nut on the top to "sandwich" the bumper plate to the chassis helps in strengthening things as well.
Thanks Ill give that a Try as well , The brace is on backorder at the moment . My hobby shop said maybe late August

My Tc6 and my T3 are both supported on the top so ive never had a bumper plate back before.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:22 PM   #2258
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Trying to figure out arm mounts.

If the track is tighter (carpet) with a larger chicane would it be better to have 1 dot all around or would it be better to have 1 dot rear with .5 deg arm sweep out front. 1 dot outer with -2 dot front inner.

Or once the grip goes high like crc black one should run 2 dot with with 2.5 deg toe rear and .5 deg arm sweep out front; again achieved with 2 and 3 dot.

I guess in simple terms when do you swap out the default one's for 2's?
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Thanks Ill give that a Try as well , The brace is on backorder at the moment . My hobby shop said maybe late August

My Tc6 and my T3 are both supported on the top so ive never had a bumper plate back before.
I just use an upside down Xray upper bumper on top of the stock Associated one. Still leaves about a 1-2mm gap from the sway bar mounts but definitely better then having nothing at all.
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I just use an upside down Xray upper bumper on top of the stock Associated one. Still leaves about a 1-2mm gap from the sway bar mounts but definitely better then having nothing at all.
Thanks I may have those parts , Ill give it a try.
Ive got the Associated part on order , I was going to shelve the TC 7 till I get it .
Ill see if I can do a temporary fix.
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I built my car with the graphite plate, but i have always thought the stock bumper was too soft and sat too low. I broke and put a t4 hard bumper on, sanded so the graphite plate sits just inset of it, and cut it like the stock one to fit the lower plate as the stock one does. since the bumper is naturallythicker, even with the carving ive done, the graphite plate hits more of the plastic in a crash than the stock one would have.
in the stock location, i had my upper plate dalam a tiny bit in a crash. sucks but is life.
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Thanks I may have those parts , Ill give it a try.
Ive got the Associated part on order , I was going to shelve the TC 7 till I get it .
Ill see if I can do a temporary fix.
Reflex also has a hard bumper and brace set I've heard good things about.
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Can can I use the yok 8DF16 bladders in 7 and 7.1 shocks ? What is the advantage to these bladders ?
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I think YS-8HD16 only work in the TC7.1 shocks. The material they are made from is harder, and resist swelling a lot better. You can keep using them a lot longer in comparison to the standard silicone bladders.

For the TC7 shocks, I think you need YS-8HD (slightly smaller diameter), but someone else might want to confirm that.
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So it's not the 8hf16 for the 7.1? It's the 8hd16?
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