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Old 05-07-2009, 05:22 AM   #1
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Default Hi new to rc, any tt-01e experts out there?

Firstly Hi from Aus,

Just bought my first RC car and I'm looking for some advice on upgrades,

Basically I want to get a good drift setup and would like to upgrade everything!

The things I've ordered allready are

Yeah racing 12t brushless /esc drift package
alloy batt. posts
alloy batt strap
front / rear alloy knuckles
alloy driveshaft
teflon bearing kit
2x uni shafts (need 2 more)
alloy bumper plate
graphite upper deck
bearing steering track alloy

So I know i still need heap of parts,
Can anyone out there name the parts I still need, not what i could do, I want everything alloy if possible.
Also are there any steel / alloy spur and pinion gears out there?

Thanks for any info advice, parts, tips or anything else you may be able to help me with!!!

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Old 05-07-2009, 06:22 AM   #2
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Hi Matt, welcome to RC

First of all, i think learning to drive the car would be better before upgrading everything, you can by all means upgrade everything to carbon fibre and alloy and shiz but as you mentioned that you're just starting out so you're probably going to make good friends with the wall soon enough and breaking alloy and carbon parts isn't fun, get a bit of experience with what you've got now so that any breakages won't cost a lot to fix being just plastic.
When you feel that you've kinda got the hang of it then i would say start upgrading it again.
You can get a whole carbon fibre chassis for it if you wanted, the options are almost endless.

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Old 05-07-2009, 02:15 PM   #3
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If anything ill upgrade the drive train. Alloy shaft and get some real dog bones unlike those nasty HUGE dog bones. And some nice diffs. Know need for all the alloy susp parts. You won't be going fast and if you are the plastic parts will hold up
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:56 PM   #5
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ok, thanks for the advice guys, yeah I agree about making friends with the walls lol.

I would at the very least like to upgrade the drivetrain, whats needed there? 2 diffs, main shaft and 4 uni shafts?

Also are there any steel / alloy options for the pinion / spur gears?
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:15 PM   #6
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Adding the cost of lots of upgrades really just gives a expensive, budget/beginner grade car.

Seriously, consider putting that money into a used higher specc'd chassis
like a TA05.
I got a Xray T1R(for drifting) for the same cost as used TT01.

But: alloy parts are sometimes heavier & tend to cause breakages rather than plastic which just bends/flexes in crashes. Often more bling than function.
TT's are really tough, tough enough for figure 8 racing and head on crashes.

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