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Old 11-23-2003, 10:01 AM
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Originally posted by mugenracer
anyone try the tc3 gear. how dose it work? is the drive train free? any info would be helpful thanks
I did the writeup on the TC3 gear, and Rocketron gave me the advice on how to do it. Both of us found that it actually freed up the drivetrain, with tires on, and the motor unattached, I got a 27 count on wheel free spin Never seen that with anything else I've owned...
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Old 11-23-2003, 05:31 PM
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Originally posted by Evo_Uk
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Carbon 1 piece prop shaft

or tech raceing 3 piece prop shaft

What would u recommend i get?

cheers
If you can actually find someone who has the 3 piece tech shaft then grab it QUICK!!

I have been told that Tech have just sent out the last order of the 3 piece shaft. They are officially discontinued......

If you don't like it I guarantee you will find someone who will take it off your hands.
Mine is on its way as I speak..

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Old 11-23-2003, 07:08 PM
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anybody noticed that tower now shows both the standard evo III and now the surikarn evo discountinued? i've noticed on the tamiya site that they've had alot of updates for new cars in the past couple of dates. i wonder if they have a evo IIII in the works???
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Old 11-23-2003, 07:55 PM
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I've heard that Tamiya will sell a blue conversion equipped Evo3... but I haven't heard them announce it yet.
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Old 11-23-2003, 08:11 PM
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I just did a search too, and everybody has it discontinued. That sucks!! I already have a hard enough time finding spare parts for it!!
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Each Evo kit is a limited edition. So there is always a limited run. Because the car keeps evolving Tamiya continues to release limited runs of each step of the evolution.

As for parts you can always call Tamiya direct and order parts. The number is 1-800-Tamiya-a. Their operators are always very helpfull and you can also get technical support on all their cars as well.

The prices they charge are reasonable and you can always get parts that many of the distributers (like Tower) do or will not carry because of the quantity of part numbers.
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Old 11-23-2003, 09:04 PM
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does anyone know the part number for the graphite shaft and where to buy it
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Old 11-24-2003, 04:38 AM
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Hi Everyone ...

The graphite shaft I managed to find was the following:

G STYLE TB20003 TEAM BOMBER EVO3 LIGHT WEIGHT CARBON CENTRE SHAFT

Although I never had problems with the front one way of the TB EVO 3 I want to buy an alternative which is lighter

Is there another one way on the market, which is actually lighter
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Old 11-24-2003, 04:40 AM
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The standard one way comes with 2 heavy drive cups ... is there lighter ones?
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Old 11-24-2003, 04:44 AM
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Hi again

Also ... what do you think of the ceramic bearings compared to the blue sealed ones that come with the Surikarn Edition?

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- Do ceramic bearings really improve performance?
- Any good lightweight one way available on the market?
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Old 11-24-2003, 05:12 AM
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Originally posted by McLaren
Hi again

Also ... what do you think of the ceramic bearings compared to the blue sealed ones that come with the Surikarn Edition?

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- Do ceramic bearings really improve performance?
- Any good lightweight one way available on the market?
If you're looking for those extra few tenths per lap. Ceramics do help.
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Old 11-24-2003, 05:20 AM
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I am looking for maybe 0.30 of a second each lap (about 15 secs). Can ceramic bearings really help a bit?
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Old 11-24-2003, 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by McLaren
I am looking for maybe 0.30 of a second each lap (about 15 secs). Can ceramic bearings really help a bit?
it can improve lap times but not sure about that amount.
everything helps and its all the little things that count.
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Old 11-24-2003, 11:33 AM
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I just got the Tech Racing 3 piece shaft set on my car and it really helps with the stripping problem. Plus, the shafts extend deeper in the crown gears, so they don't strip from the inside like the orginal shaft. Damn good investment! This will save me a lot of money and frustration at the end.
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Old 11-24-2003, 11:40 AM
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oh well,

Ordered both of them today, should get them next week and do some testing
Also got some carbide diff balls,
Ti uni shafts... are they worth the investment, thats what im looking at next

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