Originally Posted by Jsaves
I am looking for info to do with the TC5 on carpet with 19t and foam tire.
Originally Posted by Sean Powers
155 pages and over 4500 posts is a lot to read so this is why I am posting this question, how is the TC5 on carpet? I have heard that there is a lot of chassis flex and this car is more of an asphalt car then a carpet car. Anyone wanna chime in and help me make my choice in a new TC a lil bit easier. Any and all info would be appreciated.
Having owned both a T2 and T2 '007 last season I was skeptical when I decided to buy a TC5 this year and continue racing TC alongside my 1/12 scale. All I have to say is that I am very impressed. The fit/finish and parts quality still isn't quite Xray quality, but what matters is how it handles on the track.
I race 19T foam at our club and I have been more impressed with this car than either of my old Xrays. The car has an amazing amount of steering and the only handling issue I have had thus far is a slightly loose rear end last week (some racers prefer this but I like a tight car). It was only on-power coming out of a sweeper and it was very controllable (I think I will add 0.5 degrees of rear toe). My best lap was almost a half second faster than the rest of the field and I know it will get faster with more tweaking.
I just installed the aluminum outdrives as I did have a problem with the D-rings twisting on the plastic outdrives, but that may have been due to my diffs being slightly loose.
Long story short, this car has impressed me especially since I vowed to never buy another Associated product since I owned a TC4. You will be happy with this car, but that doesn't mean you won't be happy with a T2 '008, MI3, S400, RDX, or any other TC on the market. The only difference is you can get the TC5 and all the spare parts, tuning springs, etc you need for the same price as the "other brands" kits alone.