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Old 02-08-2005, 09:09 AM   #1
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Default RTR T4 or XXXT vs. Kit

Are the RTR versions of the T4, XXXT,etc.. anywhere near the level of the kits? Obviously the motors would need to be changed for running a particular class, but looking to get in cheaply, but competitively(pipe dream, I know)..

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If you want to be competitive you should get the kit.
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I disagree. The RTR's of today use the same rolling chassis as their kit-counterparts (although some use bushings in places). There is no reason you can't take your RTR to the local track and instantly be on pace with the novice class, where driving without hitting stuff is ten times as important as the speed of your car.

As you get better (and stockpile more $$$) you can upgrade to kit specs.
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:38 AM   #4
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Thanks a lot.. I appreciate the advice.

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Old 02-08-2005, 10:41 PM   #5
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I have the kit T4 but I probably would have opted for the RTR version had I not already owned radio gear. The gear that you get with the Rc10T4 is great to start out with. It is about all that you will need to keep yourself busy for along time. I think I would reccomend taking things one step further though.
First I would buy this new version of the T4. http://www.teamassociated.com/shusti...c10t4_kits.htm
It is updated with topnotch gear that will get you racing stock class ( with the exception of a twenty dollar motor,) in hardly anytime at all.
I would also suggest buying a decent charger if you can. As far as chargers go, any unit from novak, lrp, or integy would get the job done nicely. I have an integy 16x5x6 v2 DC charger, and I love the thing. However, if you just need something to get you started, pick up a used one in the For Sale or For Trade forums. There are allot of reputable racers with clean, good working gear for sale.
Good luck, I am sure you will love your truck. If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask.
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I ordered the T4 SE RTR.. I already have an Orion Core Stock motor, so I am set for stock/novice class.. What pinion do yo guys suggest for stock running? The kit comes with a 21t pinion.

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I would suggest using the 18 tooth pinion. I recently TQed using the Orion Core stock....excellent motor. You have good taste.
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Cool.. Thanks a lot,

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