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Old 09-12-2006, 05:07 AM   #1
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Default Best touring car for a high powered brushless system?

Hey Guys,
I'm going to be dropping a Mamba Max 7700 into a touring car, I'm just not sure which one yet. I'm an off-road guy, and have a lot of brushless experience. I want a car that has super strongs diffs and is not too brittle. Racing adjustibility isn't a big issue, as it will be handling on a big wide open street. Also, what is the TC tire of choice for parking lot/street bashing (I'm not racing this truck)?
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Any of the high end cars out there will be fine. But you say you're playing in the street? Then go for the TUB cars like the TC4 or Yok MR4TC-SD....

I'm running the HPI vintage tired on my basher and they work perfectly fine.
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mr4tc sd cgm is the tub car
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The TC4 Team Edition is what I was looking at - how does the drivetrain durability compare to say an Xray T2/T2R? The Mamba Max puts a TON of power through the drive train...
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It's perfectly fine... You really don't want to run a Xray in a parking lot or on the street...
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The drivetrain is as solid as they come on the TC4 and can take mod motors that can rival your bushless setup.

You can always beef up your drivetrain but the AE set up is a good platform but
steel diff outdrives from Associated are a must - all mod racers use them.

Also, the tub chassis on the TC4 can take more punishment than a carbon fiber setup but will still handle well for bashing and racing, if you ever make the leap.

As far as tires, Venom has a foam insertless tire that's hard enough to last but you'll still have plenty of traction. I've used Pro-Line Road Rage M2's back in the mundane world of bashing and they worked well.

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Any other drivetrain upgrades to consider? Remember, I am going to be putting a TON of power through this thing! On the tires, I think the Proline M2s sound like a plan!
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Other items to consider might be steel CVD's and aluminum hexes (see if the kit includes them).

If I were you, I'd start with the outdrives and test the car to see how well it stands. This way, your $$ will do to what the car needs not just out of speculation.
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Definately get the steel outdrives for any car, they are around $20 for a diff, they are worth every cent as without them you will go through your plastic ones in about 4-5 battery packs
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Cyclone S

The most car for the money on the market today.
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Gotta suck when you get pebbles into the diffs....
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I have a TC3 and running 4.5 Brushless (9000 Krpm/V) I shredded and melted plastic outdrives in a few runs when being veeery gentle on the throttle (got about 2 mins going full out). Get a metal drivetrain, and enjoy. BL is a lot of fun.
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Excuse me for my ignorance, I am a newbie. What parts need to be changed to metal. I switched from nitro to electric and I miss the speed so I was looking at a 4.5 brushless for my TC4. Mine is a TC4 RTR with a lot of factory team parts. I replaced everything except for the graphite as I race in the streets and parking lots and knew the graphite was not in for the beating.
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Buy a nitro touring car chasis and modify it.
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