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Old 06-21-2003, 04:39 AM
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Default Force .25 in a TC?

Hey Guys,
I need a few opinions.
I've just got my hands on a second hand TC to go with my savage.
I've replaced the broken plastic parts and have some integy chassis braces on the way.

My question is about the engine. I've got a new Force .25 on the way and I'm wondering if I should put it in the savage and the .21bb in the TC or the otherway round.

Does anyone know what clutch upgrades I'll need to look at?

Also I'm planning on doing the chassis mod on the TC myself so if anyone can offer any tips it would be much appreciated.

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Old 06-21-2003, 05:02 AM
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Default Force .25 in a TC?

try www.terra-crusher.com they have alot of info
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Old 06-21-2003, 01:34 PM
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hrm i would put the .25 on the savage then put the .21bb engine on the TC, that way they both would gett bigger engines
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Old 06-21-2003, 01:36 PM
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Default Force .25 in a TC?

oh yea if you put the force .25 on the savage all you have to do is drill out holes to mount it on. The holes that are already on the .25 are to close together to fit the savages engine mounts.
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Default I would put it on,

The TC! It is bigger and weights more so the extra power would be a big help!
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Default Force .25 in a TC?

Read the article found at www.rc-car.com on "improving the Terra Crusher", and also on www.terra-crusher.com under tech tips. Best thing to do is drill and dremel the tranny section, and get a New Era radio plate and toss that radio compartment and you should have no trouble fitting a .21+ engine after all that. I'm thinking about doing it on my second TC soon.
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Default Force .25 in a TC?

Thanks for all the help guys. I think the savage will get the .25 as It's going to be my race truck. I guess I'll just wait till I get my hands on everything before I really know what I'll need in the way of flywheel and clutch stuff...
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Default Force .25 in a TC?

I have both a savage with a .25 and a terra crusher with a .25...Both have the same tires wich are savage tires...On the track the terra curhser handle better and control quicker than the savage... So th terra crusher is my favorite out of the 2....

The savage is all ceaned up and collecting dust on the shelf...The terra crusher stays all dirty cause i run it more than the savage...

And its a lot bigger too
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How does the TC tranny hold up to the .25?
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at first i had a few probs stripping my tranny gears cause i had it set too lean...NOw after 2 tranny rebuilt i have learn to ritchen the low end but still have nice descent top end.....And i am not stripping G parts anymore...

The terra crusher is underated IMO its a good truck with lots of potentiel....

But its not a beginers truck cause it has its bugs like the savage has it own share of bugs also...But the terra crusher have bugs that really makes a newbie want to sell the truck instead of wanting to fix them...

First big bug is the reverse all tc owners should have FOC conversion in there tc's its the best upgrade one can make..Its one shot no misses upgrade....
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Old 06-23-2003, 12:26 AM
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Default Force .25 in a TC?

Hey Wizen, I knew you had the .25 in a tc, was hoping you'd reply. What clutchbell/flywheel do you use?

My savage is the fav at the moment, so i'd say it will get the .25.

But then again I've never driven a TC so that could change
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Old 06-23-2003, 12:28 AM
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Default Force .25 in a TC?

Did you buy a FOC kit? or did you do the conversion yourself (like it's explained on one of those tc sites)
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No I didn't do the FOC myself I bought my FOC from kippster-racing.com.....

As far as clutch bell and spur gear I did a lot of r&d work and came out with my very own formula wich allows me to use a ofna 1/8 scale off road buggy 3 piece clutch shoe and a custom moded 1 m module spur wich cost me 260 Canadian to have machined...

But if you want to to put a .21+ engine your terra crusher just buy the new era model .21 conversion and you'll be all set... they sell a FOC conversion as well...

The key for the terra crusher to out handle the savage is to use savage tires with RPM off set titan wheels and proline ultra firm tire foams...

Ditch the stock terra crusher tires they are too heavy and suck to much juice from your engine...

I still love my savage but not on the track just for bashing its great truck....Maybe i'll get some new rubbers for the savage that will make it perform better on the track...
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