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Old 12-12-2005, 08:50 AM   #1
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Where can I get a good set of bearings to replace the ones I have on my TC3? Also, how can I take care of them? (degrease clean regrease)
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Old 12-14-2005, 02:17 PM   #2
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Have you dremeled out the diff cases? it is responsible for most of the drivetrain drag, also remove one side of the bearing shield, when you put them back in make sure you have the shielded side to the outside, but if your bearings are totally worn out, i tried acer's and they were terrible had to send them back, maybe do a search for ceramic bearings on this site you should find something. good luck.
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Dremeled out the diff cases, what do you mean?
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Yes, what do you mean dremel the diff cases out?
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For a TC a good set of ceramic bearings would be a good investment. XRC had a good article about cleaning bearings in their last issuse. I'll find it, but if for some reason I can't then I'll run through the procedure myself for you.

We are actually looking into retailing bearings on our site. We just got a shipment of samples in a couple days ago, and are still awaiting testing. We aren't sure what we want to do, but if we do decide to carry these bearings we will assemble the sets in house and send them to you from our location. The test bearings we got are very good and smooth. They have nice shields and operate very freely. What do you guys think...who would like some bearings? It would be the first thing we retail, seeing as how everything else is made in house by us.
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Yes, what do you mean dremel the diff cases out?
Place your bearings in one half of the diff case flip it over and if the bearing falls your good to go. If not shave off parts where the bearing sits (where the two parts of the diff cases meet along the bearing edge) and do it little by little. Use an exacto, use a dremel if you are good with that tool. When all is done spin your wheels. If they spin for more than 10 seconds or more then your drivetrain should be smooth and freed up. You can aslo use the old school carbon graphite shaft, titanium shafts for the front and rear input shafts, and use the platic cvd's in the rear and or up in front for more lightweight spinning. In the front I'd use aluminum if you are using a one way. Regular diff up front then use the plastic. All this for some good speed tips for stock 27 turn motor racing.
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Ridge_Racer, you have a private message. See you tuesday maybe man.

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Thanks WWayz ! and keep that cold to yourself
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Not a problem, I been taking medicine for it. I should be good by tuesday.

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Buck a piece and great quality. You pick what type of bearing shields you want.
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Where can I find all to tricks for a tc3 without reading all 12000 post in the tc3 tread?
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same 4 me, got to the first 3 pages and was too much, too much!
So a place where all this info is synthesized would be great!
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All kinds of tricks from taking out a bearing seal and degreasing them. Battery tray mod, Clearing out the vent hole for the motor. Using losi graphite parts, using rear shock towers up front. The TC3 has many many trick tips. All for speed and control. I got the freeing up drivetrain part from an rc magazine that showed pics and details.
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Where can I find all to tricks for a tc3 without reading all 12000 post in the tc3 tread?
Don't expect to read them all at once. Read each "page", maybe one page per night. Open a word document and copy/paste some of the good points and save that to your hard drive. Call it taking notes but it's the best way I've found to absorb all the incredible information and not have to sift through all those posts again when you say.. "what did they say about..."

I did the above with the Charlie Perez B4 setups on www.rc10b4.com and it's worked great for me. Six pages of incredible tuning tips that have already changed my perspective completly. If you take your time and really learn the information it's time well spent.
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