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Gareth J
30-12-2012, 06:41 PM
Hey guys Im looking to get a Tc2c soon and was wondering if i could get a little advice off you all.
could you tell me:
1. what parts to make it BRCA legal
2. what are the common breakages so I know what spares to stock
3. What tyres would you suggest to start with (currently on carpet but will be racing on oswestry's out door track normally)

Thanks
Gareth

Chalkie
30-12-2012, 07:23 PM
1. You need to make the front narrower to make it BRCA legal, i found kyosho rb5 axles an easy way to do this, you need UM569 plus two 7 x 5 x 1mm spacers, these give you more than enough track width adjustment to make it legal.

2. Wishbones, F + R shocktowers, some front kick up plates plus upperdecks would be the main things to carry.

3. Best to check with the locals but yellow minispikes and low profile staggers are a good starting point.

john333
30-12-2012, 08:32 PM
You just need to dremmel about 3mm off each axle, no parts needed :thumbsup:

C hubs are a good thing to have as spares, or get ally ones and just fit and forget

Chalkie
30-12-2012, 08:49 PM
You just need to dremmel about 3mm off each axle, no parts needed :thumbsup:

C hubs are a good thing to have as spares, or get ally ones and just fit and forget

Have you tried it in a BRCA width box? Mine is 4mm narrower at the front and only just fits with low profile staggers.

See a few people break the both the front and rear hubs where the ball stud fits so probably not a bad idea to have some spare.

john333
30-12-2012, 09:42 PM
Yes, 3 of us raced at this years veterans and all were well inside the box with cut staggers and low profile staggers, with room to spare! :thumbsup:

metalmickey0
30-12-2012, 10:56 PM
I have HPI Blitz front hubs on mine complete. They fit straight on and make your car 10mm narrower overall.

Chalkie
30-12-2012, 11:37 PM
Yes, 3 of us raced at this years veterans and all were well inside the box with cut staggers and low profile staggers, with room to spare! :thumbsup:

Fair enough, I was told you had to naorrow the hexs down as well.
I fitted the rb5 axles as i had a set to try and it allows you to change the track width easily :)

Joe_K
30-01-2013, 10:54 PM
1. You need to make the front narrower to make it BRCA legal, i found kyosho rb5 axles an easy way to do this, you need UM569 plus two 7 x 5 x 1mm spacers, these give you more than enough track width adjustment to make it legal.

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I'm trying to find 7 x 5 x 1mm spacers, where did you find them? (I've been googling for 30 mins without success...)

Please help!

Chalkie
30-01-2013, 11:13 PM
I'm trying to find 7 x 5 x 1mm spacers, where did you find them? (I've been googling for 30 mins without success...)

Please help!

You can use either Kyosho W0149GM, this also includes two more of the 7 x 5 x 2mm spaces that come with the axles or Team durango TD310032 (i used these as I allready had them) I'm sure there are others as well.

Joe_K
31-01-2013, 06:30 PM
Thanks for the info, Chalkie! That was a great help, ordered the Kyosho parts, thanks again! :D

adey
31-01-2013, 10:15 PM
I was under the impression that cutting the excess thread from the front axles is enough. Is that correct ?

Lee24h
31-01-2013, 10:46 PM
I use kyosho axles too
Straight replacement on original bearings

john333
31-01-2013, 10:50 PM
I was under the impression that cutting the excess thread from the front axles is enough. Is that correct ?

Yes, that's all we did and we went through the official BRCA box with no problems at last years veterans

adey
31-01-2013, 11:13 PM
Thanks john333. I am trying mine with a shorty lipo mounted down the centre at the moment. Anyone else tried this ?.

Lee24h
01-02-2013, 06:55 AM
No but it sounds interesting any pics?

adey
01-02-2013, 11:21 AM
I have pics on my iPhone and I ain't seem to upload them. No idea why. I am trying it tonight. I did a pretty neat job of it too.

adey
01-02-2013, 11:24 AM
Pics here. I think

Chalkie
30-03-2013, 01:33 PM
Just thought I'd bump this thread up for those of you struggling with there cars in the box at silverstone last night :)

Adam F
01-04-2013, 08:44 AM
I was in the same boat as Chalkie yesterday, as were several other TM2 drivers.. Mine was way over!:confused:

I ended up with:

- RB5WC front axles with all spacers inboard.
- Inside of front wheel chamfered. (to clear hub)
- Kyosho RB5 front hubs. (although I am pretty sure the std ones are the same width, but these had the axles fitted)

Others ran Durango front wheels... but I didn't have any.

JezT
01-04-2013, 09:15 AM
I went down the RB5 axle route - chamfered the edge on the hub (so the wheels could sit more "inboard") - fitted the box great.

However next big issue - the rear of the TM2 will not fit the BRCA box with mini-pins on! I've started another thread on to discuss this - as this one is about the TC02C

JezT
01-04-2013, 09:19 AM
OOPS - Double post - see other thread