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Old 05-09-2006, 09:20 PM   #1
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Just got a TA04-3 chassis (C5-R ) kit on ebay for my sons 7th b-day comming up that comes with the stocker "silver can" motor . My Q is what would be a great upgrade motor that is not to fast ? after my boy gets used to the stocker first (noob steps) would any 27t do? ( like the trinity monster hp sereies or a pk2 pro) then after that i will go to a 19t then it's game on .... 12t / brushless

I am not familliar with any of the tamiya on-road chassis there seems to be a ton I grew up with the old school Fox, hornet , grasshoper.

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Old 05-09-2006, 09:26 PM   #2
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Cheapest upgrade would be the Tamiya RS-540 Sport Tuned motor (Black Can)
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yeah, the sport-tuned is a good choice for a step up for a noobie in the hobby. Search 'RS540' at towerhobbies.com and it should bring up the black can motor.
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Yeah, get the black can, it is the cheapest and hardest and best bang for the buck. Get some pinions also (22T, 23T not sure I have a TA05 and TT01, take a look at the manual), to mess a little with gear ratio's. The black can works very well if properly geared...
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:38 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by danjoy25
Cheapest upgrade would be the Tamiya RS-540 Sport Tuned motor (Black Can)
As exspensive as the black can is, just buy a monster stock motor. Yes, it's alot faster, but your batteries play a bigger roll in how fast the car will actually go. The black can will last half the amount of time as the monster motor.
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