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Old 02-07-2007, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default FT TC3 or TRF415

I have the oportunity to get a AE Factory Team TC3 or a Tamiya TRF415.

both cars are stock, and both are used in very good condition.
The 415 is the plain jane model, not the souped up one.

The track I will be racing on is indoor carpet, small, stock and mod.
only been racing on-road for a year (off road for 5+)
My LHS will likely have more parts for the TC3 but has some tamiya parts

Looking for educated opinions, what should I get and why?

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Old 02-08-2007, 04:50 AM   #2
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personally i would get the 415, ive had both of these models & the tamiya is a far better car all round than the tc3
this is only my opinion based omn my own experiences,others will have different opinions based on thier experiences
hope this helps in some way & good luck
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:53 AM   #3
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id go for the 415 the associated is a bit old now in my opinion
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:32 AM   #4
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Same here, in box stock, the 415 is an excellent car and quite upgradable.
TC3 is a little old i d say..
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keep in mind that the transmission maintenance on the original 415 is kinky annoying... belt access and such require disassembly of some bulkheads to get to them...
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I would go with the 415

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Old 02-08-2007, 04:52 PM   #7
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So I've got 4 votes for the 415 (and a warning about maintnance)
Are there and die hard TC3 owners out there that want to add thier opinion?

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keep in mind that the transmission maintenance on the original 415 is kinky annoying... belt access and such require disassembly of some bulkheads to get to them...
You say the transmission maintnance on the "original" one is bad, is there an upgrade that solves this?

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Old 02-08-2007, 05:13 PM   #9
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415 but if you want a ae get the tc5 the 415 is a real good car.
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:03 PM   #10
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ask your self this " does anybody run shaft cars anymore" ...415 is your ONLY choice ..shafties get belted everytime..
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TC3!!!!! Always a kick a$$ car
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FT TC3 all the way, the car is super fast out of the box, easy to tune, easy to maintain and with a wide bumper almost indestructible. In my opinion it's way more competitive than any other shaft car on carpet. If you want to call it old then you can but at the recent Novak Championships there were a couple of TC3's and one was in the A main stock rubber. I believe he got second. As far as I know there was not a single TRF415 at that race.
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I have both also, but definitely I like 415 a lot!!!!

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Old 02-08-2007, 07:25 PM   #14
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415 = 7 yes votes

TC3 = 2 yes votes

I'm getting great responses guys, any more opinions?
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:01 PM   #15
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I would say for stock or 19 run the TC3 this car still rocks and parts are cheap. 415 don't know muck about it but is that the one that you have to shim for adjustments? If so that is crap. Go with the TAC 3.
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