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Old 06-14-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
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i want to get a tc4 for racing.
i want to have a brushless setup and i want it to be completely modified.

what should i get.

or what car do you recommend for racing and why.
also i need a radio system for it because iam already using one for my tt-01 drift car/.
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:23 PM   #2
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If you were looking at getting the tc4 I would recommend the factory team version. If you couple that with a novak velociti 4.5r brushless system it will be a very competitive setup.

But it all comes down to price and how much you are willing to spend. Do you have a budget setup for this endeavor?
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i want to get a tc4 for racing.
i want to have a brushless setup and i want it to be completely modified.

what should i get.

or what car do you recommend for racing and why.
also i need a radio system for it because iam already using one for my tt-01 drift car/.
The TC4 is not bad but isn't that good! Buy a RDX this car is so competitife and works on every track! Buy the Nosram Matrix Evo and put a 4 star or the novak 4.5R on it!
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Old 06-14-2006, 09:22 PM   #4
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The TC4 is a decent car, but there are other cars that are ranked higher among the sedan masses. The FT TC4 may handle the power put out by the Novak 4.5R better than the TC4. Also what surface will you be racing on (carpet or asphalt). The Xray T2, the Corally RDX, and the Hot Bodies Cyclone are all exceptional racers. Those cars are designed for racers who demand performance. The TC4 is a good car if you are just starting out as the parts are super cheap and readily available at most shops. Parts support for the other cars may be somewhat limited depending on what your LHS carries. I would suggest you going to your LHS and check out what everyone is racing.

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a TC4 is a good "starter" factory racer, then once u get the hang of not sliding around, you could get a Hotbodies cyclone or a HPI pro 4, they are shaft,


and i see u drift, so check out the "offical drift thread"
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the Hotbodies Cyclone is a belt car....not shaft but beside the difference they are both good cars but i recomend the Corally RDX. its top notch quality and highly adjustable.
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I have found the TC3/TC4 to be good stock class cars, but can get a little tricky in modified class due to torque steer. I have been racing my TC3 since the car came out. I also have a TC4, but it isn't the factory team version. The TC4 is much more durable than the TC3 and more adjustable. Parts are available at most tracks and hobby shops in the US. It can be harder to find parts for X-ray, Corally, and Schumacher and more expensive. They are good cars and most of the people I race with drive one of those 3 companies of cars. See what is available at the place where you race and talk to the other people and the track.
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this is off topic a little, but here goes. is a tc3 still racable/desirable? or is it too old?
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Raceable to an extent, I would say at club level you would just be able to put it about still but at national and big meeting level you wouldnt stand a chance!
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the Hotbodies Cyclone is a belt car....not shaft but beside the difference they are both good cars but i recomend the Corally RDX. its top notch quality and highly adjustable.
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i would not go TC4 right now simple because they have a prototype TC5 BD in the works
then you get a TC4 and a month later the 5 comes out and now your madd cause you have the old car
might as well get an X-Ray . . .
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at national and big meeting level you wouldnt stand a chance!
jim herrmann tq'ed the first two rounds of stock sedan at last year's iic in vegas with a tub chassis tc3. i do not believe a tc4 tq'ed anything of any significance, ever.
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jim herrmann tq'ed the first two rounds of stock sedan at last year's iic in vegas with a tub chassis tc3. i do not believe a tc4 tq'ed anything of any significance, ever.
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but if you like the belt thing, and i dont i hate belts, get a T2 or if you want a shaft, get the HPI Hara Pro4, or something like that

its a bad car from what i herd (in a good way)
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