Originally Posted by niznai
I think you better check a 5000mAh Lipo will fit in the TC4, because I haven't seen too many with dimpled bottoms at that capacity. Given the car's age, the cell slots might be too small (close together) if they're not the later larger size that can accomodate the larger sub-c high capacity cells.
My Reedy 5000 Mah hard case lipo fits just fine in my tc4. Though to get it to sit just a hair lower I used a dremel with cutting drum to remove the little individual cell spacers inside of the battery tray. So now my battery sits pervectly flat instead of being 1/16" from the very bottom.
And HellTrix, I hear you bud. Buy what will make you a happy camper. I was just spit balling ideas. As far as the other gear I posted. I would recommend the Battery, charger, radio Tx/Rx that I mentioned in a heart beat (don't forget the setup station if you can swing it). Those items will leave you the dough to get a tc5r
. That's a great car and I would step up to that one if I wasn't so happy with my tc4. If you were wanting to keep the cost down a hair you could go with the Regualr Tc5
and beef that one up as time goes by. Theirs nothing wrong with it at all. Both of these cars have the chassis your looking for.
As far as servos go I am using a JR Racing 650m
. I've had one in my t4 and now in a tc4 and they've preformed great. I can't say a bad word about it. It's just under 50 bucks so it woln't break your bank. And when it comes to radios... I wouldn't use one of your old Tx's unless you had to. A 2.4 ghz systems is in your budget and they make life so easy when you don't have to worry about frequency interference. Not to mention the response time (of your input to you cars response) is better with today's gear vs what was manufactured just a few years ago. Or so I hear anyways.