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Old 06-25-2016, 11:54 AM
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Hi Folks. New to the forum but old in RC racing.

I have a brand new TC4 that I am loving so far except one thing. The front cvds don't have enough travel in them for full steering. I researched and found the LOSA 3344 trick, but those parts are near impossible to find now, and saw a Youtube vid where a guy fixed it using Associated parts, but he didn't list part numbers or what they came off of, so not much help there. I would like to run full steering and not adjust with dual rates. Does anyone know of a solution with a different double-jointed part than the 3344?
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:31 PM
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There are really two tc4 DCJ mods:
#1: BERT mod losi losa3344...
#2: Will mod tc6.2 DCJ(#31632)+ tc6.2 steering hubs...
The Will mod might also clear the way for you to use other manufacturer's DCJ drives with 5mm axles, but you will need to fit/shim them correctly... Cheers.....
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Awesome. Thank you so much for your help! Do you mean the caster blocks, or the steering arms?
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Hi Folks. New to the forum but old in RC racing.

I have a brand new TC4 that I am loving so far except one thing. The front cvds don't have enough travel in them for full steering. I researched and found the LOSA 3344 trick, but those parts are near impossible to find now, and saw a Youtube vid where a guy fixed it using Associated parts, but he didn't list part numbers or what they came off of, so not much help there. I would like to run full steering and not adjust with dual rates. Does anyone know of a solution with a different double-jointed part than the 3344?
Check out TC4 thread, TC7 arms and CVD's
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Tc7 arms chubs steering knuckles and dcjs. It a laundry kist of parts but it will work.
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You probably don't need the TC7 arms. TC7 knuckles plus either TC7 or TC6.1/6.2 C hubs are probably sufficient. You can use TC6.1/6.2 knuckles but the TC7 ones are closer to TC4 geometry regarding bump steer. You'll also need appropriate hardware (eg ball bearings, king pin bushings).
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Not the caster blocks. Steering arms/hubs are where the bearings fit to hold the axles... There seems to be another tc7 DCJ mod coming up for the tc4 soon... The tc4 is so versatile....wow.... Cheers....
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Awesome. Thank you so much for your help! Do you mean the caster blocks, or the steering arms?
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Derfel View Post
Hi Folks. New to the forum but old in RC racing.

I have a brand new TC4 that I am loving so far except one thing. The front cvds don't have enough travel in them for full steering. I researched and found the LOSA 3344 trick, but those parts are near impossible to find now, and saw a Youtube vid where a guy fixed it using Associated parts, but he didn't list part numbers or what they came off of, so not much help there. I would like to run full steering and not adjust with dual rates. Does anyone know of a solution with a different double-jointed part than the 3344?
Hi Derfel; there is a TC4 thread in here that beats this subject to death. I have a TC4 and never had this problem. The thread address's using double jointed CVJ's and using a dremel tool to shave a a little off your steering knuck's to rid yourself of this problem.
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Originally Posted by 1spunspur View Post
Hi Derfel; there is a TC4 thread in here that beats this subject to death.
I know this is old but looking for that thread, just picked up one for cheap and looking to see what can be done. Thanks.

Let the flat side drag!

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I know this is old but looking for that thread, just picked up one for cheap and looking to see what can be done. Thanks.

Let the flat side drag!
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