Originally Posted by porter
No offense intended, just trying to get a better idea of the differences between your car and the newer version.
sorry i couldn't help myself
Here is the breakdown for you. The new TC has a more durable ball diff in the back, not saying the original is bad because its been nothing but good to me ever since running the cyclone a few years ago. I think the original is very durable, i've only broke 1 diff screw because i over tightened it. The original cyclone ball diffs are very smooth.
Another revision they made on the TC were the sway bar system, apparently it is easier to adjust, I've seen it in person, im not that impressed.
Next they changed the arms, they are reversible now and offer a couple more shock position, not a big deal.
They also added a middle plate made of fiberglass material to allow the rear end of the chassis to flex more, its a tuning option, its about $5 to get.
My car has been hopped up using a worlds heat sink brace for hi-grip tracks.
Lets see, what else, they revised the upper bulkheads to be stronger and mount the shock towers a touch lower (about 1mm), also the new upper bulkheads feature 2 less camber link mounting positions. They do not make these in blue
therefor it would be silly to change these.
Up front they implemented a new spool/one-way combo which is pretty cool, unfortunately they did not make this part in blue so your stuck with swapping the parts out in my car and all original cyclones. Although this combo part can be purchased and installed in older models for a direct fit. I just run a spool anyways for most tracks, the WCE spool is included in my cyclone.
The chassis and upperdeck changes are negligent, the chassis has some larger cut outs for the diff's and the top deck features an option for adding some posts to stiffen the top deck (those posts are not made in blue) so updating the top deck is pointless on this car.
Both cars are very very similar, Summary: the original cyclones have a lot more hop ups and the new TC has a lot of updates.