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Old 05-23-2017, 07:59 PM   #1
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Debated trying one of the 2 classes, what would be a good starting platform with out breaking the bank? I see associated had made a TC4 for this though I feel that is an old platform. Thanks in advance
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I would say USGT. I like the choice of bodies much better, and the new crop of 21.5 motors are legit.

I run a 11 yr old TB03 ( though highly customized but still 11 yrs old ) and keep up and on par with some really fast drives sporting the A800 and Xrays.

I run a Fanton 21.5 Hobby wing just stock, Savox servo and Turnigy lipo.

You don;t have to spend a ton to be competitive. Just practice and understanding to set the car up to how you drive, you can get tips and tricks from other drivers, but work on setup for driving style.

USGT is a blast.
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So USGT is 21.5 motor tamiya type realistic body, and tub chassis only? Open tires with Apple wheels?
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I believe you will find if you actually study the official rules that you will find specific bodies, tires,and wheels.
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So USGT is 21.5 motor tamiya type realistic body, and tub chassis only? Open tires with Apple wheels?
There's no restriction on chassis type. As a generalisation, there's a spec tire, an approved body list, and 21.5 motor requirement. Most of the other rules are similar to regular TC.
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Debated trying one of the 2 classes, what would be a good starting platform with out breaking the bank? I see associated had made a TC4 for this though I feel that is an old platform. Thanks in advance
Don't knock that TC4 too much. One of the fastest guys at N Control (Austin TX) in 25.5 TC uses it. Not high tech, but in the hands of a good driver with good set up skills still a very competitive chassis.
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See which class is bigger at your track. For just getting started in either class the TC4 is a good choice. And definitely check out the rules for the class you choose.
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This is my first year of racing. USGT and F1. They considered running VTA. But currently are not. Maybe with Protoform releasing tires for the VTA class it might be added.
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Debated trying one of the 2 classes, what would be a good starting platform with out breaking the bank? I see associated had made a TC4 for this though I feel that is an old platform. Thanks in advance
if you have both classes at your track, its your call...the biggest noticable difference is speed and bodies....old school muscle cars or sport cars....Spec 25.5 motors to 21.5 motors...

The USGT or USVTA will work fine with the TC4....but I would start in VTA to give yourself the slower speeds to learn about the chassis and setup...and to move up to GT if you want to, as you get faster or want more speed

I personally run both, and F1...and I like them all.
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I was never meaning to rag on the associated, I have all assoctiated cars but was just wondering since the tc4 first came out in 2004. I will more then likely run usgt as it's a bigger class though my local track offers both. I have looked over the rules, main thing is motors and tires. Nothing specific about the car or body brand except the style
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I was never meaning to rag on the associated, I have all assoctiated cars but was just wondering since the tc4 first came out in 2004. I will more then likely run usgt as it's a bigger class though my local track offers both. I have looked over the rules, main thing is motors and tires. Nothing specific about the car or body brand except the style

Where in NC will you be racing?

I race a TC4 in USVTA and have had a lot of success with it. There are a couple of things that you need to do to it in order to make it reliable, but once you've got it dialed in it can be very competitive.

This is the TC4 in victory lane at the outdoor asphalt track in Easley, SC. I'm the guy in the middle with the big smile!

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And you beat 2 newer bodies. Nice!

A Trans Am painted Gulf colors. Is nothing sacred?
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Where in NC will you be racing?

I race a TC4 in USVTA and have had a lot of success with it. There are a couple of things that you need to do to it in order to make it reliable, but once you've got it dialed in it can be very competitive.

This is the TC4 in victory lane at the outdoor asphalt track in Easley, SC. I'm the guy in the middle with the big smile!

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I will be racing at smithbuilt, I think I hear they race them there along with oval. If not I already travel to speed when racing off road so what's a little more for some good onroad
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I will be racing at smithbuilt, I think I hear they race them there along with oval. If not I already travel to speed when racing off road so what's a little more for some good onroad
Well hopefully on-road will pick up again at The RUG. We race there when they hold races, but it's been very quiet there the last few months for on-road.

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