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Old 08-13-2005, 08:38 AM   #10186
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I still run my TC3, 5 seasons old now and starting to get a bit tired, but still in the top 10 everyweek. I have a new TC4 but just can't get the drive train as free as my TC3.

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Old 08-13-2005, 12:31 PM   #10187
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well i jus got one so im startin to race serious.........hopefully this car will keep me close to other cars out there!
out with the street weapon...in with the tc3!
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Old 08-13-2005, 02:57 PM   #10188
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I still have and run only TC3's. I have upgraded a couple to BMI cars and they work well. On a good weekend I can still place 1st in the A main at my local tracks against all the new Corally's, X-ray's etc. I think about switching to another car but why, As long as I can win with it still, theres no need.

A couple good reasons that I think this car is still not a bad car to have is the fact that you can buy them alot cheaper than a new car and parts are still available. Off course, if you have to have all the latest and greatest bling, this car may not be for you.
WELL said..

I`m thinking of upgrading to a BMI Chassis a Xmas as i`m also in the top 3 every race meet with mine, so why change atm & go through all the set up hassles again.

I`ll be keeping mine until it`s not competitive & then i`ll just drift with it.

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Old 08-13-2005, 04:04 PM   #10189
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yup same here im keeping mine till it is no longer able of being competitive
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Old 08-14-2005, 05:44 AM   #10190
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Last night went well, the TC3 just up and ran away from those other 'things'. It was pretty cool too I forgot to take the practice motor (an old Paradox Stock) out and still ran first in the heats and first in the main. again Thanks Jeff for the batteries.
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Old 08-14-2005, 09:37 AM   #10191
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well the tc3 can just do things like that in the right hands
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Old 08-14-2005, 04:59 PM   #10192
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Hi guys i was wondering if you know a place where i can find an alloy steering rack for the TC3 let me know.
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Old 08-14-2005, 06:10 PM   #10193
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i think theres one here http://www.asiatees.com/display.php?...odel=TC3&pid=1
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Old 08-14-2005, 06:17 PM   #10194
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Old 08-14-2005, 09:45 PM   #10195
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I just got an FT TC3 and I love it (much better than my racer tc3). It has Aluminum rear outdrives, shock mounts, heat sink, spur gear mount, steering slider and, the servo/transponder mount (along with all the FT stuff). I'm hoping to be racing it this Saturday (hopefully it will handle a lot better than my racer kit when I raced that one).

One question: How much better is the rear shock tower in the front? My current setup uses the front tower in front but I want to try the rear instead. What effects on the handling does it have? Thanks


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1)Don't go with an alloy steering rack - too heavy and not as good a fit.Not worth it.Use the Nitro rack from a NTC3 if your stock doesn't work for you.

2)Check out the set up sheets on AE website - there is quite a few with that setup - rear tower in front - you will like it - car works better - also check out Mike Blackstocks thread on this forum and space the rack up per his instruction.
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1)Don't go with an alloy steering rack - too heavy and not as good a fit.Not worth it.Use the Nitro rack from a NTC3 if your stock doesn't work for you.

2)Check out the set up sheets on AE website - there is quite a few with that setup - rear tower in front - you will like it - car works better - also check out Mike Blackstocks thread on this forum and space the rack up per his instruction.
Im not going to use it on a TC3 it will go on my OVA T4 which uses a TC3 rack. Weight not an issue cause my car under weight.
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Old 08-15-2005, 10:21 AM   #10198
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Hey Guys. What is a good bumper for my TC3. I have the rpm one and it keeps bending down from me hitting stuff and the bumper scrapes the carpet. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-15-2005, 10:30 AM   #10199
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2)Check out the set up sheets on AE website - there is quite a few with that setup - rear tower in front - you will like it - car works better - also check out Mike Blackstocks thread on this forum and space the rack up per his instruction.
Thanks

Also, can anyone tell me what the correct pinion for a 68t (these are the only ones I have right now) spur gear (48p) would be, using a monster stock motor (for a smaller track, about a 60ft straight)? Thanks

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Old 08-15-2005, 11:02 AM   #10200
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brp makes a better front bumper its solid piece of like carbon fiber
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