R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-12-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
Tech Rookie
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Oxnard by force Santa Barbara by choice
Posts: 6
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Questions?? New and considering T4

I'm just entering the RC world and haven't purchased anything yet.

I'm thinking about getting a used T4. Would this be a good starter?

Thanks for any help.
otbeave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 12:25 PM   #2
Tech Master
rearviewmirror's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Melbourne / Austin
Posts: 1,844
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to rearviewmirror Send a message via Yahoo to rearviewmirror

If you plan on racing yes. If you plan on bashing no. The RC10T4 is not that durable by bashing standards. The parts are so cheap though that you could get away with it but I wouldn't recommend it. If you want to get into racing the 2WD truck class is a good place to start. Check with your local track to make sure they have the right classes for them. For even more fun beginner (and advanced) racing I recommend the Traxxas Slash. I have so much fun with mine, and heaps of people race them at minimal cost.

I bought a used T4 as my first race truck, I put a Castle Creations Sidewinder w/ 5700kV motor. Now I'm already upgrading to a Factory Team T4 w/ a Mamba / 5700kV setup. Definitely run the T4 with Lipo/Brushless and you'll have more power than you'll ever be able to use.

This 166+ page thread should answer every T4/B4 question you could ever ask! RC10B4/T4 Forum
ARCTIC DOG RACING (Nitro free since 2009)

"Straights are for fast cars, curves are for fast drivers...."

8ight-E / 8ight-TE / T4 / Slash
rearviewmirror is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 02:22 PM   #3
Tech Master
kdeselms's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,018

T4 is a great truck to get started in racing with...you can even convert it to a buggy if you want, using the JConcepts J82 kit. It's a bit too delicate for just "screwing around" though - you will break parts if you just want to bash with it. If you want to bash AND race, I'd get a Slash.
Kevin Deselms
Associated Factory Team SC10
Webmaster, www.hotrodhobbies.com
kdeselms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 04:51 PM   #4
Tech Fanatic
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 818
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)

Originally Posted by otbeave View Post
I'm just entering the RC world and haven't purchased anything yet.

I'm thinking about getting a used T4. Would this be a good starter?

Thanks for any help.
It just depends on what you want to do, but the t4 is a great truck and has a long history, I have one and love it but I only race, I have some friends who have them and all they do is bash them and don't have to much problem with breaking parts but they put alot of rpm parts on them, the slash is fun but not near as fast as a t4 but much cheaper, I have one of them as well, just depends on how much you want to spend, I think it would be a good starter to answer your question. good luck.
jnyrcr is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Off Road Thread (ALL SCALES UNITE) suntok2 Manila Racers 18645 01-07-2016 01:13 AM
RC10B4/T4 Forum DerekL Electric Off-Road 14331 01-01-2016 02:18 PM
Thinking of switching to on-road... please help! t4tx Electric On-Road 44 07-25-2009 10:27 AM
Mod a T4 or buy an SC10 Monteman Electric Off-Road 12 05-25-2009 05:56 PM
RC10T4 Problems??? Heathen Electric Off-Road 42 08-28-2008 05:07 AM
New GT?? bob_capo Electric Off-Road 271 02-15-2007 04:19 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:37 PM.

Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0