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Old 12-14-2006, 06:23 PM   #1
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Hey all, looking to get back into racing and have noticed that TC's seem to be the hot ticket at the local track. most of the guys there are running Xrays or RDX's. My question is will a shaft drive TC be competative (AE TC4) with the belted TCs? The track is an indoor carpet road course.

I'm looking to come back and be competative but keep it at a reasonble price and the shaft drive cars seem to be less expensive.

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Old 12-14-2006, 06:55 PM   #2
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any of those car are good choice. don't be afraid of any of them. practice is most important than money. have fun is number one thing.
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Old 12-15-2006, 02:39 AM   #3
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TC 4 FT is competitive..the most important thing is keep on practicing..
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Old 12-15-2006, 03:10 AM   #4
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hi there is someone at my local club who has a tc 4 (shaft) he finds it hard to drive and harder to set-up. he had a go of a cyclone belt drive and he has now ordered a wc edition cyclone. i think that beltdrive cars are much easier to drive as they dont get torque steer.and are easier to set up
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Make sure that your hobby shop or friendly racers have parts, in case you break something. My personal preference, of course, would be a Corally RDX. Very durable and competitive right out of the box.
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:30 AM   #6
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Why are the shift driven cars harder to drive and set up?
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Old 12-15-2006, 08:16 AM   #7
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Shaft drive cars tend to have torque steer under extreme power. The FT TC4 is a great car and works well in Stock or 19 Turn. I run one occasionally in stock and it is completely dialed....also accelerates a touch better out of the corners due to the more efficient shaft drive. I have a FT TC4 that I may be looking to sell also if you're interested as I can only run so many cars at one time. I see you are in CT...I am one of the Speedzone Hobbies in Rocky Hill Team Drivers and would be happy to spend some time with you on setups or just answer questions if you have any. Dave has a fully stocked shop with parts for all the popular cars out there. Let me know if you want to check out the TC4 I have. I will be at the track on Tuesday night.
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Old 12-15-2006, 02:10 PM   #8
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Is it really that hard? If you want a car that wins races Only 1 word for you....Tamiya. If you're sort of a beginner, a TA-05 is good for u. For only like $140 at tower, its a steal. Tamiya leads at my club in sportsman. Two of the same size belts with a mid-motor. They're really easy to set up. If youre kinda pro then, Tamiya TRF 415.

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Old 12-16-2006, 11:53 PM   #9
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it all depends on what you want to spend, what your local hobby shop or track carries for spare parts, and how far you want to go.

any car is competative... just learn to drive smooth. don't go just because of the flavor of the month car is winning...

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Old 12-17-2006, 06:01 AM   #10
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Another good competitive cheap car is the T2R at £130 ish... you've got a car that performs just aswell as the full blown T2, you cant go wrong...
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Old 12-17-2006, 07:19 AM   #11
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I didn't know there are two versions of the T2. Whats the difference between the T2 and the T2R?

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Basically the more inexpensive chassis. The T2R is like the same as the T2 not the '007.
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