Even if you're just racing No Timing/Stock Spec or whatever, you'll notice that your car is faster (mine proved out the be about equal to adding a tooth to the pinion with my gtb set up), will recharge less mah back into your battery(more effecient), and motor and esc temps will be lower (my motor temps dropped from the high 180s to the mid 150s, giving me MUCH more room temp wise in my gearing selections).
ALL that I changed was to a Tekin RS in SPEC mode from a GTB. I'm running an X12/TC5 on carpet in rubber tire limited timing(motor only) Stock Touring Car class.
I didn't believe it was worth it, either, but I just made the switch in my TC5 this week, and all of the above proved true for me just like everyone else who's moved from a GTB into a Tekin.
Never mind that the Tekin with wires is 30ish grams lighter than the GTB with wires and only takes up about 65% of the space!
Also, with the Tekin, you'll be able to move into any boosted class without having to buy any new hardware. Useing the Hotwire, you can infinately tune all the parameters of the ESC, WAY more tuneable than the GTB.
Yes, it drives very differently, too, so be prepared for a new learning curve.
I'm a Tekin believer now, and will be for the forseable future. Especially since Novak is having a heck of a time getting their NovaLink software sorted out for use with the Kinetic (both comparable products to the Tekin rs/rs pro and hotwire).
The HotWire is so easy to use, and works every time. As a bonus, darn near everyone has some sort of laptop and Tekin software at my track, so there's NEVER a session that goes by where I can't make changes if I don't bring my own support.
Tekin & Sweep, thanks for all that you do for you know who!
Last edited by Buckaroo; 12-18-2010 at 07:00 PM.