ok, i just got a few upgrades and i got to say, WOW!!!! the TT01 doesnt handle high speeds of a brushless motor well at all, so i saught out what to do to make it handle the speed.
before the upgrades: the car handles low speed FANTASTICALLY! but when you go over about 20mph, it just feels like a brick on wheels and the slightest turn will send it into a spin out (or sometimes without) and running it on a large track felt like driving a car made of glass. i had to drive it super carefully to keep it under control.
after the upgrades:HOLY COW! i could blast this thing wide open throttle and it would track straight as an arrow and extremely predictably. i never raced my TT01 before because i knew i couldnt push it very hard without worrying about losing control and crashing all over the place. but now, i will deffinately be racing this against other much more expensive kits. i actually TRIED to spin it out and it wouldnt. its almost like the car kept begging for more speed!
so what upgrades did i get?
well, heres the total cost:
the kit i got was the TT01 type E with the Subaru WRX body RTR and cost me about $180 shipped from towerhobbies with a promo code.
$180 TT01E http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXAEGE
$7.90 aluminum propeller shaft (another must because plastic one flexes and bends under high torque) http://www.rcmart.com/yeah-racing-al...h=595_744_1223
$7.90 aluminum drive cups for propeller shaft (aluminum propeller shaft into plastic diff cups will wear very quickly) http://www.rcmart.com/yeah-racing-al...h=595_744_1223
$17.77 Carbon Fiber upper deck (not sure this is needed, but i got it to reduce chassis flex) http://www.asiatees.com/display?Tami...id=56204&pid=1
$11.43 2 degree rear hubs (MUST HAVE!!!) http://www.asiatees.com/display?Tami...id=48216&pid=1
$11.90 steel universal drive shafts (required because stock drive cups do NOT fit into the aluminum 2 degree rear hubs) http://www.rcmart.com/yeah-racing-un...h=595_744_1223
$6.50 aluminum diff out drives (required because the steel universals do not fit into the stock plastic out drives) http://www.rcmart.com/3racing-diff-o...h=595_744_1223
$22.90 oil filled shocks (also a must for high speeds and consistent handling) http://www.rcmart.com/3racing-55mm-a...h=595_744_1223
$8.90 TT01D B Parts (these parts are needed if you do NOT have the drift version and they are required to use sway bars. you need the skid plates and lower A arms from this parts bag) http://www.rcmart.com/tamiya-tt01d-p...th=595_744_708
$12.60 front stabilizer (this is also a must for smoothing out the handeling) http://www.rcmart.com/tamiya-tt01-fr...94-p-8551.html
$13.50 rear stabilizer (equally a must as the front) http://www.rcmart.com/tamiya-tt01-re...th=595_744_708
$4.50 adjustable tie rods (you dont need these, but being able to adjust toe can be very helpful and its dirt cheap) http://www.rcmart.com/tamiya-turnbuc...th=595_744_708
so those are all of the upgrades that id say you HAVE to have if you want to race the TT01 to its fullest. thats $305.80 off the bat, or $125 in hop ups. if you want to see the electronics i am running, heres what i got.
$149.97 Duratrax water proof 4420Kv brushless motor/ESC http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LWA813&P=7
$49.94 6600Mah 2S lipo http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...arehouse_.html
so i have about $500 into mine
and thats not including replacing broken parts or shipping for all those parts. anyway, i figured id post the information here. you want to make your TT01 handle great, thats whats required. do what you want with this information. its here if you need it.