Associated TC5 details
I want to make sure I am on the right "track" and make clear my understanding of the different Associated TC5 onroad electric cars. Plus, I have a few questions as well. My knowledge is that there are three different TC5 cars, the TC5, TC5R, TC5F. I understand the "R" is for rubber tires, and the "F" is for felt tires. I also understand that the differences lie primarily in the size or thickness of the top plate. So here are my questions.
Is the TC5 a "general" or "older" TC5 Model? Can I run either rubber or felt tires? Does this TC5 have any advantages over the "R" or "F" model or is it lagging behind in technology?
With the "R" and "F" model, can I run either felt or rubber tires (on the opposite cars, i.e. Felt on the "R" or rubber on the "F") or do I have to run those specific tire materials? I'm asking because if I happen to buy the "R" model, am I stuck with only rubber tires? And in turn, if I'm getting a "F" model, why would I want to run rubber tires? I was told that the felt tires wear down extremely quickly (price to pay for great traction) and I thought I could practice with rubber tires. I know the suspension setup would be different and that may nullify having the felt car but I'm trying to think of an economical way to practice. I am looking for a car I can competitively race, but also run around the neighborhood. I don't need the absolute latest cutting edge technology, but I don't want to get stuck with an older or outdated model such as the TC5 if that is the case.
Also, I know there may be some better electric options/brands out there however I am trying to stay with Associated due to support of my LHS and the readily available parts as said LHS.
Thanks for your patience, help and recommendations.
Also, what are the requirements for the different ROAR electric on road racing, i.e. motor turns, battery size, Stock, modified, etc. THANKS
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Last edited by GSMike; 06-11-2009 at 07:03 AM.
Reason: ROAR Info