R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-25-2008, 11:45 AM   #16
Tech Regular
 
billdapart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Santa Barbara. CA
Posts: 385
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default yep

I hadn't owned a 2wd since my RC10CE, got a FT T4 and had so much fin with the thing. It stands up to some pretty amazing cartwheels and I liked it so much I got two. I now have one converted to a J82 which I have to say is just about the funnest 2wd I've ever run. Nimble and stout and jumps like mike.

Any car can be competitive, and all have their ups and downs.. the T4 is as good a ride as any out right now.
billdapart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2008, 06:08 PM   #17
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: France
Posts: 259
Default

RC10 T4 is the way to go, bashable, raceable. Good parts availability and inexpensive.

Mister-T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2008, 06:39 PM   #18
Tech Regular
 
Lenman73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 457
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

I have two T4's and swear by them. I had a T4 and a MF1 at the same time and sold the MF1 to get another T4.

My friend machined a new t plate and u-brace for the rear to make the length the same as the new losi truck. You can put even more power to the ground without the front wheels coming up as fast.
Lenman73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 05:59 AM   #19
Tech Master
 
TheOldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Townsville/Thuringowa
Posts: 1,421
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to TheOldBoy
Default

The only thing i have found with the FT T4 is it's front arms, a bit fragile at times. Tracks in Oz must be a lot rougher as a lot of FT front arms are smashed and most of us have now changed over to the standard T4 arms, with some going to the RPM front end to get away from breakage. Apart from that, look after that diff, don't overtighten it and you have a great truck
__________________
Founding Member of TMORC, Nov 1984.

Lies and karma will catch up to those who are dishonest or continually try to blame others for what they have done and it is those legal action is pending, nothing more, nothing less.
TheOldBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 06:24 AM   #20
Tech Master
 
dirtdustingdavo's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Apocalypse suburb of Robina
Posts: 1,738
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Default

I will second the old boy on arms, I think we went through 5 or six arms between us a couple of weeks ago at the Townsville cup. But the triple was vicious if you didn't get it right.
dirtdustingdavo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 06:47 AM   #21
Tech Elite
 
OTE_TheMissile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,688
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to OTE_TheMissile
Default

Buy a T4 for the speed, then read my "Failure-Proof Your T4" article for the strength.

[/shameless plug]
__________________
Faster Than Factory
On The EDGE Racing, est. 2001 - Home of the 524, the Silverado Slammer E-MAX6X6, and the Sand Dollar prerunner
Mike Budzien | facebook.com/OTE.TheMissile | RIVCO Products | The RC Corral | iRacing.com
OTE_TheMissile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 07:26 AM   #22
Tech Master
 
Bulldawg RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,941
Trader Rating: 65 (99%+)
Default

I notice that alot of people do what i use to do and that is stick with one brand and only that brand. "i run only losi or i only run AE". The best thing that i ever did was to try something other then Losi. I Ran Losi for years, and don't get me wrong they make great stuff but my xxx4 didn't compare to my current B44. My T4 seems fairly similar to my previous xxxtcr as far as performance. The Difference between these two trucks is the driver. My opinion is to not only stick with one particular brand.
__________________
Bulldawg R/C Batteries and Products
Nimh and Lipo Batteries and accessories
www.BulldawgRC.com
Team Driver for: Proline, Team Epic/Trinity, Hex Crew, Bulldawg R/C, Speed Demon Hobbies ~~~~TEAM CRUNCHY~~~~
Bulldawg RC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 08:06 AM   #23
Tech Master
 
gijoe64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Corona, Ca
Posts: 1,435
Trader Rating: 30 (100%+)
Default

All I can say is rear body mounts SUCK!!! get aluminum rear body mounts. Why would they put B4 Wing mounts on the T4? At my track everyone breaks them Other than that the truck is OK
__________________
Raymon Robinson

ARC, LRP Go Blue!!
gijoe64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 10:46 AM   #24
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: scottsdale az
Posts: 282
Default

run gt2 front arms and caster blocks and front end is money have never broken rear body mounts in 2 years of running t4s
no1uno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 03:52 PM   #25
Tech Elite
 
joezjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Elk river, Minnesota
Posts: 2,926
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

I say try them both. Nobody is paying you to be brand loyal. I used to be brand loyal and it only set me back. I have a factory team t4 right now and I really have to wheel the crap out of it to keep up with the xxxtcr. And I have the best handling t4 in at jays rc park. I think its time they come out with the t5
__________________
MNRC committee member
Talking head on Ran Out of Talent podcast
joezjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 05:12 PM   #26
Tech Fanatic
 
d16dcoe45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Armonk, NY
Posts: 947
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I just started running my t4 again after its been sitting a while and I must say its great!! I am using a super dialed setup--it turns hard, not too loose, jumps great and put that power down. I run a xxxcr buggy and the t4 can turn way way harder than it.

Ask 5 CR buggy owners (at the same track) what setup they are running and you will get 5 different answers. With the CR truck owners their setups are pretty close--which tells me the truck is pretty dialed as is while the buggy seems to always need work to get it right. I have never heard bad things about the CR truck save for the alloy rear hubs (ball studs even ti-break pretty easily in them).

They are both really nice trucks and I would drive both before buying. One thing is that the B4/t4 shocks can be kind of a pain to keep on top of while the Losi shocks are a cinch. The t4 does have the better trans and a better diff. T4 front arms are like glass--the Gt2 parts fit on and are a bunch more durable. Some guys don't like the durability of the ea3 plastic in the losi. It really is a toss up.
__________________
Jay Lestingi

Tamiya 419x/Associated TC7.1/Sanwa M12s/Xpert servos
d16dcoe45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 05:24 PM   #27
Tech Addict
 
superdave2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: mars
Posts: 699
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

well considering the fact that these are all opnions but ive heard that the t4 has more sterring or it stears better throught a corner and ive read arcticals that the xxxt beat the t4 overall but my choice would be the xxxt because that is what i own but this winter i want to try the new black box edition t4 and see what its like but if i was you i would try them both and see what works out for you but the parts avalibilty is just about the same for both truck just about everywhere carrys losi and associated but its totally up to you on what you want to buy just my $.02
__________________
Team Terribles~ARCS Hobbies~Have Fun Hobbies~Answer-RC~Torco Fuel~Fastlane Graphix~ Caster Racing Products~Maxamps~Clockwork Racing Engines~BCG Industries
losi 8t dps .28 jr z9100s jr z9000t
spektrum dx3
superdave2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 05:43 PM   #28
Tech Adept
 
Heathen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nanaimo
Posts: 192
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by d16dcoe45 View Post
I just started running my t4 again after its been sitting a while and I must say its great!! I am using a super dialed setup--it turns hard, not too loose, jumps great and put that power down. I run a xxxcr buggy and the t4 can turn way way harder than it.

Ask 5 CR buggy owners (at the same track) what setup they are running and you will get 5 different answers. With the CR truck owners their setups are pretty close--which tells me the truck is pretty dialed as is while the buggy seems to always need work to get it right. I have never heard bad things about the CR truck save for the alloy rear hubs (ball studs even ti-break pretty easily in them).

They are both really nice trucks and I would drive both before buying. One thing is that the B4/t4 shocks can be kind of a pain to keep on top of while the Losi shocks are a cinch. The t4 does have the better trans and a better diff. T4 front arms are like glass--the Gt2 parts fit on and are a bunch more durable. Some guys don't like the durability of the ea3 plastic in the losi. It really is a toss up.

Is this on a bumpy dirt track or a smooth clay track????
__________________
Addicted since 1995!!
VBC D07, VBC D08, MTS FF Pro, Calandra 1/12 XTi, SCMT Warpath, AE RC8B3e
Heathen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 05:56 PM   #29
Tech Fanatic
 
d16dcoe45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Armonk, NY
Posts: 947
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

low/med traction clay/soil mix. Relatively smooth.
__________________
Jay Lestingi

Tamiya 419x/Associated TC7.1/Sanwa M12s/Xpert servos
d16dcoe45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2008, 07:03 PM   #30
Tech Regular
 
Lenman73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 457
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by superdave2 View Post
well considering the fact that these are all opnions but ive heard that the t4 has more sterring or it stears better throught a corner and ive read arcticals that the xxxt beat the t4 overall but my choice would be the xxxt because that is what i own but this winter i want to try the new black box edition t4 and see what its like but if i was you i would try them both and see what works out for you but the parts avalibilty is just about the same for both truck just about everywhere carrys losi and associated but its totally up to you on what you want to buy just my $.02
What is this black box edition T4 you speak of. I am very interested . I can't say as though I am in associated's inner circle so I have heard nothing about this.

Lenman
Lenman73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RC10B4/T4 Forum DerekL Electric Off-Road 14338 11-18-2017 04:19 PM
rc10t4 vs. xxx-t cr BSS07 Electric Off-Road 27 03-01-2008 12:22 PM
F/S - Lipo 4800, Novak 4.5 & 6.5, Kyosho SP2 - SELL OUT ALJR R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 30 10-29-2007 07:59 PM
Good starter Stadium Truck? joe of loath Electric Off-Road 35 07-28-2007 12:32 PM
Team Associated RC10T4 Factory Team NIB raydog R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 45 07-04-2007 12:10 PM
Speed limit on GTB dorick Electric On-Road 32 06-04-2007 06:20 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 03:11 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net