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Old 09-04-2016, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default TC 6 vs. TC 6.1 vs TC 6.2

Was wondering if someone could give me a lesson on the difference between an associated TC 6, TC 6.1 and TC 6.2? Thanks
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TC6 was a quick release version of the new platform... TC6 down the middle and TC5 from the bulkheads "out" to the hubs...

6.1 was all new arms, hubs etc and still featured the crappy arm mounts and I believe an AE gear diff

6.2 followed the "norm" of the industry.. chassis mounted arm mounts, sideways servo mounting....

The 7 features all new plastic recipe, multiple steering rack options and new version of mounting up the steering blocks to the Caster blocks...
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The TC6 and TC6.1 were good cars and are still very competitive in classes like VTA and USGT. The arm mounts were really the Achilles Heel for these cars. Tap a board and you can twist the mounts which can change a great handle inf car instantly(Tweak)

The TC6.2 was a way better car with better chassis and suspension design. A dual bellcrank steering which gave a more consistent feeling left to right on the track. The car just drives better than it predecessor. Less prone to tweak mid race if you bump a board. Every person I know that upgraded to this car from old one was instantly faster with out even trying. Oh and that was with the box setup.......

You can't go wrong with either choice in terms of how they drive. Plus RC10.com has setups for days to help you on most surfaces. Parts support is always good for Associated cars. So no problems there. Between the two I would say get the 6.2 overall you will be way happier.

With that said, I just bought 2 TC7 's and all I can say is wow. The plastics are way better stiffer stronger and lighter all the way around. Adjustability options are endless. This car is so comparable to the other brands like Xray and Yokomo that the only hop up I bought were a set of Yokomo rod ends. (I like the design of them better) plus the optional aluminum chassis only for them new High traction CRC Black carpet tracks.

I hope this helps.....
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Old 09-05-2016, 11:15 AM   #4
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Both great explanations and reviews, thanks
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Is it possible to upgrade a TC6 to a TC6.2? or would I be better off getting a TC7? Thx
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Is it possible to upgrade a TC6 to a TC6.2? or would I be better off getting a TC7? Thx
You would be changing almost all of the car: chassis, suspension, all of the aluminum bits, etc. About the only parts they share are belts, pulleys, CVA shafts/axles & shocks. And the antenna tube. They almost should've called the 6.2 a TC7.
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You would be changing almost all of the car: chassis, suspension, all of the aluminum bits, etc. About the only parts they share are belts, pulleys, CVA shafts/axles & shocks. And the antenna tube. They almost should've called the 6.2 a TC7.
Only the 6.1 shares CVDs with the 6.2. The 6 shares them with the 5 and use a different bearing size.
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Don't forget about the TC6.1 worlds car. To me, it was the first modern AE touring car. It had the narrow chassis. The TC6.2 went to the X-ray type arm mounts that screwed directly onto the chassis plate instead of handing from the bulkheads. And the 6.2 moved the steering servo to face the front instead of facing the centerline of the car. And the steering bellcrank allowed to have some Ackerman.
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And the steering bellcrank allowed to have some Ackerman.
Every AE TC has had Ackermann adjustments in their steering bellcrank/rack going right back to the TC3.
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