Originally Posted by nm6978
Well I am from Ireland where there is only one Hobby Store and its on the opposite side of the country.I already owned an E4RS but I found that while it worked well on open tracks it did not work well on the track I usually race on.I am not sick and tired of the MI3(although it can be a bit frustrating at times) just wondering whether I can benefit more from the TC5R.
I kinda figured out you are non US racer (you said you raced at track that has WOOD surface...only over Europe area).
I too has E4RS (carpet version, foam version and outdoor version) but I too has the Mi3.5 for indoor, outdoor and USVTA use...they are totally different cars, with totally different charactoristic, totally different feel...and they are WORTH to explore cause they are so different...
You also asking about how easy to change the diff on TC5...how can ANY CAR in the market right now can change the diff any faster then the Mi3 or Mi4 design? That is one AWESOME design, removed 2 screws and you can take out the rear diff...remove 2 more screws for the steering pod on the front, the whole front diff is out...I demonstrate that design @ last year I-HOBBY to alot of visitor and all be done within 10 seconds.
If you asking me the different between Mi3 and TC5, the different is NOT that great compare to Mi3 vs E4RS. I can only tell you AE parts are cheaper, but not like 50% cheaper. Both of the car required zero options UNLESS you want to refine and to the extreme, it is the owner options.
If you really need some real opinion, you need to ask those who ran Mi3 for 1-2 years, then changed to TC5R for now and have their LAP TIMES to prove you that TC5R is hands down better then Mi3. Otherwise, you will only see those who owns TC5R saying it is the best and those who ran Mi3 for now saying it is the best...then those who run Xray saying nothing can beat them...