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Unread 02-06-2008, 12:01 AM   #51
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probably would be good to try around 5.8-6.0 and see if there is much of a temp difference. I know at 7.15 the black can was so hot it still blistered Dave's finger after it had allready been off the track for a bit. Worth checking out anyway.
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Unread 02-06-2008, 06:23 AM   #52
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When I ran a 5.58 and DQ'ed myself, the motor lasted exactly six runs! (3 at 5.58 then 3 more at 6.58 then nothing!)
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Unread 02-06-2008, 11:44 AM   #53
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I'm going to try 5.97 for the 1st round and then go up a couple of teeth for the 2nd round. I don't have a temp gun yet though so I'll have to do the finger temping method
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Unread 02-06-2008, 03:52 PM   #54
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I'm going to try 5.97 for the 1st round and then go up a couple of teeth for the 2nd round. I don't have a temp gun yet though so I'll have to do the finger temping method
No worries, I always carry mine if you want to use it just let me know.
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Unread 02-06-2008, 04:34 PM   #55
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Kewl Frank! Mahalo's
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Alright, just bought a TC5.
Gonna need some recommendations for speed controller and batteries.
I was just reading about lipo batteries and want to run both,
Lipo's for playing around and regular NiMH for the races.

How about wheels? i guess, if I want to try the Trans Am class, there's little choice
but for the other fields.
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Unread 04-24-2008, 02:58 PM   #57
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batt: you can get >3300mah sport packs as a starter. Batteries can get pretty expensive. Start somewhere moderate if you don't know how to condition your battery.

ESC: we are only running stock motors so no need to get those uber expensive ones. LRP, Novak, Tekin, Futaba all make good mid level ESCs.

Tires: Most ppl run Sorex36. Good grip and tire life as well.

Not too sure about how the TC5 setup is... There are some racers with experience on that car, so check them out at the race.

Hope to see you there.
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Unread 04-24-2008, 04:07 PM   #58
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Kewl deal on the TC5! I think the kit instructions may have a base setup for asphalt racing? If so that would be a good starting point.

All the suggestions above are good ones.

On the esc though with OCS GT class going to Brushless next season (July) you may want to look into pickup and esc that does both brushed and brushless motors? Maybe even pick up a 17.5 Brushless Motor System so that you have the motor for next season if you want to run GT?

I don't think the TC5 fits stick packs? So if you get a sport pack you will need to reconfigure it to a side by side pack.

Look forward to seeing you out on the track.
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Unread 04-25-2008, 10:41 PM   #59
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Flemmings and RCMH have decntly priced stick packs. They will fit, but not as well as the side X side's. You will want to watch how the wires are oriented, and not use both or at least one of the battery mounting trays (when using the stick or shotgun packs). A 2 cell will fit nicely You do have a lithium capable charger?

If you ever may run a BL motor, liek X was saying it would be worth looking into a BL capable ESC. They will be able to run most brushed motors, and certainly any approved for our racing classes. If not, or you'd rather save up for one later, just look into something capable but decently priced. The black and silver cans do not necassarily need top of the line ESC's. You may want to spend the money saved on a motor or ESC fan to help keep things cooler.

The pre-mounted tires have turned out to be a nice deal. A number of the LHS have been stocking them.

Mind spilling where you got it from and if you've started putting it together yet?
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Unread 04-25-2008, 11:43 PM   #60
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AE also has a blank set-up sheet available, as well as some of their factory racers past race day settings up on their site .

http://www.teamassociated.com/racerh...setups_tc5.htm
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Unread 05-17-2008, 10:29 AM   #61
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Default asphalt setup

Have been looking up asphalt setup tips for the TC5.
Is Sandy Flemmings considered a high bite track?
smooth vs bumpy?
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Unread 05-17-2008, 10:59 AM   #62
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Quote:
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Have been looking up asphalt setup tips for the TC5.
Is Sandy Flemmings considered a high bite track?
smooth vs bumpy?
In my opinion it is smooth and high bite, depending on which flavor "juice" is used. Luau punch seems stickier than grape....hehehe
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Unread 05-17-2008, 11:35 AM   #63
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Sandy's is smooth for sure, but I would rate it at medium at best. Even though we clean and track and spray it, I soft/low-bite set up will be more in the ball park. It will also be easier to drive, not so reactive. NOTE: I said easy to drive, not faster. :O
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Unread 05-17-2008, 11:37 AM   #64
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what shock oil are you guys using for GT cars?

30wt good to start with?

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Unread 09-07-2008, 07:10 PM   #65
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i was wondering what gear ratio do most of you use?????
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Unread 09-07-2008, 07:22 PM   #66
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For GT?

I have mine at 4.7 with a Novak 17.5
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Unread 09-07-2008, 08:22 PM   #67
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I'm using 35wt front and 30wt rear with 17/15lb springs.

I would start at 4.6/4.5 ration and work from there.

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Unread 09-07-2008, 09:39 PM   #68
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i was wondering what gear ratio do most of you use?????
With my Pro4 and Hacker 17.5 I was running between a 4.4 and 4.0 fdr. The 4.0 ran a little hotter at around 170-180 depending on track temp. While the 4.4 ran between 160-170 depending on track temp.

But like Mike said start at 4.5 and make changes as needed.

With my Pro4 I was running 35wt. oil front and back. But with my RDX now I am running the setup Mike posted.
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Unread 09-16-2008, 12:52 PM   #69
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can anyone explain how to determine what gears (pinion and spur) to use with your particular motor? i recently picked up the gtb 3.5r system and i wasn't really impressed, probably because it's in an all stock TA05. I want to waken it up and possibly put the 17.5 in it to run with you guys on sundays.
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Unread 09-16-2008, 05:16 PM   #70
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If you put in a 17.5 motor, start your gearing at 4.3/4.8 (Check manual for pinion/Spur combos.
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Unread 09-16-2008, 09:41 PM   #71
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http://www.teamnovak.com/tech_info/b...r_gearing.html

For that 3.5r Novak's recommended gearing is a FDR of 10.5 The stock spur and pinion combos listed in the TA-05 Manual are no where near this.

The gearbox ratio on the TA-05 is 2.25 so with the stock 70t spur you would need to use a 15t pinion gear. Not sure if this is possible or not?

You may want to change to 64p gears? If you can fit a 98t spur and 21t pinion would put you at 10.5 fdr.
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Unread 09-16-2008, 11:10 PM   #72
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thanks! now to figure out my radio and esc problem.
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Unread 09-18-2008, 11:46 PM   #73
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What tires/inserts are y'all runnin' in GT?

I'm using the Speedmind Sorex 36R premounts. Pretty good but it feels like it has an unusually large air gap. Don't know if it contributes to the "late" or disconnected feeling that my car's handling feels like it has.

Anyone tried the Sorex 40R's?
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Unread 09-19-2008, 08:26 AM   #74
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I've been running RP36's.
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Unread 09-19-2008, 01:08 PM   #75
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A few guys have tried 40's but I'm not sure what brand. They couldn't get them to work as well as the 36's. However with the tire wear I'm seeing in mini with 36's I have a feeling 40's should work...just a matter of figuring out how. I think once I wear these tires out I'll pick up a set of 40's to try out for mini.
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