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Old 01-13-2012, 06:25 AM   #5416
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If there aren't any objective arguments and/or explanations than why in God's heaven would one prefer the TC6.1 over the T3'12?

I myself can't think of one reason at all.
I switched from T3'10 to TC6 because of wider tuning window too.

AE offers much more roll center adjustments than other TCs.

- 7 lower suspension arm mount positions.
- Longest camber link in the market ( shock tower position) and other 2 shorter camber link positions as well.

Also, durability is definitely on par with X-Ray quality as well.
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If there aren't any objective arguments and/or explanations than why in God's heaven would one prefer the TC6.1 over the T3'12?

I myself can't think of one reason at all.
Why would you come on a TC6 thread to ask everyone here to compare it to another car unless you wanted to provoke and argument. You are going to get a biased opinion here. If you can't think of one reason then why consider the car as an option?
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I chose the T6 so that I could buy parts locally...... Like to have local help and parts to finish a race. ..
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Personally, I'm not very impressed with the fit of all the parts.
seems the tolerances are way off.

Don't get me wrong, I quite like the car. But unless your willing to work at getting things to fit right, I wouldn't reccomend it.

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+1 on Josh's post for getting the AE Car. This was my first Onroad car purchase and was torn between the TC6 and several other top brands. Once I had my first race, I am very glad I chose the AE platform. I do not believe you could go wrong with any of the top name brand chassis.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:40 AM   #5421
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Just wanted to post an update to confirm the Boiling of the C-hubs seems to work.

The fitting however does seem to change as I had to sand down the steering block to make it a less tight fit.

I sure hope when AE fixes the fragility issue they fix the Sloppiness issue as well. The holes in the inserts are not a snug fit.

Thanks for the Suggestion.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:43 AM   #5422
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I'm also very happy of my tc6, i went from different brand of tc but i was lost with set up etc., with tc6 one set up and sometimes minor changes springs or shock position, and now i'm once again one of the top driver at my club track and sorrounding area.
I'm so happy that i'm not sure to shift to tc6.1, i'm taking into consideration to buy one more tc6 as price is dropping down, i'll wait still few weeks and then we'll see
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I have TC3's and a TC5. I'd like to get a TC6 or TC6.1.

I understand most of the engineering/tuning improvements in the newer model, but does the TC6 platform drive that much differently than a TC5? Is the handling different? Moreover, is it a huge improvment over the TC5 in those areas? 5% better...50% better... 100% better?

You can tell, I'm trying to justify spending $ for a TC6. I'm not a great driver. Just adequate. I'm concerned that I wouldn't be able to feel much difference and might regret spending the money.

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I have TC3's and a TC5. I'd like to get a TC6 or TC6.1.

I understand most of the engineering/tuning improvements in the newer model, but does the TC6 platform drive that much differently than a TC5? Is the handling different? Moreover, is it a huge improvment over the TC5 in those areas? 5% better...50% better... 100% better?

You can tell, I'm trying to justify spending $ for a TC6. I'm not a great driver. Just adequate. I'm concerned that I wouldn't be able to feel much difference and might regret spending the money.

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for touring the difference is 100%
TC5 was just okay...but the TC6.1 is quite competitive.
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I have TC3's and a TC5. I'd like to get a TC6 or TC6.1.

I understand most of the engineering/tuning improvements in the newer model, but does the TC6 platform drive that much differently than a TC5? Is the handling different? Moreover, is it a huge improvment over the TC5 in those areas? 5% better...50% better... 100% better?

You can tell, I'm trying to justify spending $ for a TC6. I'm not a great driver. Just adequate. I'm concerned that I wouldn't be able to feel much difference and might regret spending the money.

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It is absolutely worth it over a TC5. It is much smoother to drive and feels like it has more grip. The car is built for lipo. The shocks are 1000% better. The 6/6.1 has a much larger setup window. The 6.1 comes with a real spool in the front, and a rear gear diff. Its just a overall much better car, plain and simple. If you enjoy racing at all, it is well worth the extra $. Even the most novice driver would benefit, just cause the 6 is easier to drive IMO.
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I have TC3's and a TC5. I'd like to get a TC6 or TC6.1.

I understand most of the engineering/tuning improvements in the newer model, but does the TC6 platform drive that much differently than a TC5? Is the handling different? Moreover, is it a huge improvment over the TC5 in those areas? 5% better...50% better... 100% better?

You can tell, I'm trying to justify spending $ for a TC6. I'm not a great driver. Just adequate. I'm concerned that I wouldn't be able to feel much difference and might regret spending the money.

Thanks

The TC5 is holding you back. Once you get into a car that is more stable and carries more corner speed and is more reactive to both chassis set up changes and driver input, you'll agree.
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Even the most novice driver would benefit, just cause the 6 is easier to drive IMO.
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The TC5 is holding you back. Once you get into a car that is more stable and carries more corner speed and is more reactive to both chassis set up changes and driver input, you'll agree.

Those are exactly the answers I was hoping for. I was going to buy another used TC5. Or, consider selling the one I already have and putting that $ toward a new TC6.
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If there aren't any objective arguments and/or explanations than why in God's heaven would one prefer the TC6.1 over the T3'12?

I myself can't think of one reason at all.
Your first post you say price not an issue-can't be a valid arguement. Why!? in my opinion, price is a huge part of this, in the kit price and the price of parts- AE are way cheaper. If the cars are equal on the track, why not buy the cheaper car? The more money I save on the car, the more I can spend on other go fast stuff!
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If there aren't any objective arguments and/or explanations than why in God's heaven would one prefer the TC6.1 over the T3'12?

I myself can't think of one reason at all.
If money is no issue, you can choose among Associated, XRAY, Corally, Serpent, Awesomatix, Tamiya....... so pick whichever color you like the best.
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If money is no issue, you can choose among Associated, XRAY, Corally, Serpent, Awesomatix, Tamiya....... so pick whichever color you like the best.
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Yo guys,

Sold my RDX Phi'09 and all the stuff with it.
Starting all over again for this summer outdoorseason.

Want to decide on which direction to go, car wise...

Thought of T3 '12 at first and some other cars. But TC 6.1 is appealing too.

Why should I buy the TC6.1 and not one of the other cars?

Please no arguments about:
- what my friends race
- if there is a supplier nearby for spares and so on
- if there is much knowledge in the club
- and money isn't that much of an issue either

I am a sucker for american cars in general, drove a Chrysler Sebring up untill a few years ago. So the TC6.1 would be more a choice of the heart. But that is not very rational, now is it.

So I am very curious as to what your advise would be.
thought you asked the same stuff in the TCX thread.
Why don't you just buy the car and just try it. "I want the car" is the most rational reason I can think of.
That is usually my reason for getting a car.
At the end of the day....you Make The Choice.
There is enough information on all the threads to get you in the right direction for setup.
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