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Old 02-25-2007, 05:26 PM   #1
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Ok I been oval racing with my L4 but figured what the heck i would get into touring class also at the local carpet track. I ordered a RTR TC4 jus now I plan to use same controller I use for my L4 Oval car its an Airtronics M11 I understand I can set it up for multiple cars so I will use it rather than the factory transmitter. What upgrades do I need. I heard I need to replace the motor right away. If so what motor should I go with. Any other mandatory mods I need right away?
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A spring set and anti roll bars. And maybe a faster servo? Are you racing foam or rubber?
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A spring set and anti roll bars. And maybe a faster servo? Are you racing foam or rubber?
I would definatly get a new servo. Something faster than the one included. You can run with the included servo. I see people at my track do it all the time. It works excelent for just starting out, but to be competative, a faster servo is a good idea. Without a good one your car can feel sluggish. It is better to get a faster servo now, and drive your car, than use the stock one, and have to change your whole setup when the servo is faster.
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Any suggestions on a servo? Also I will be racing foam tires. Any good place to get foam tires?
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A lot of times I'll drive a new guys car to help set it up and the slower servo, just about makes it impossible. In the turns it will make you pull your hair out.
Although by running the kit one will give you a greater appreciation for a better one that is faster. I've been using a .08 speed servo for years, and just changed to a .06 speed for foam carpet. You may want to check the guys at the track to see what shock oil there useing to?

I use JR equipment. Z9000s , or 8450, My 8450 is at least 7 years old and works great.
I'm having good luck with the Parma's.
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Went from super fast KO Propo servos and Airtronics high speed ones to a Futaba 9550 and I won't look back. They are very nice AND COMPACT servos.
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Went from super fast KO Propo servos and Airtronics high speed ones to a Futaba 9550 and I won't look back. They are very nice AND COMPACT servos.
Yeah I should mention the Z900S is a little over sized.
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Although it may (or may not) be considered a "mandatory" mod, the speed control that comes with the RTR is not that great. It will work with stock motors, but I would look for something a little more capable.

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Just sell everything but the kit.
save the tires though.
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Although it may (or may not) be considered a "mandatory" mod, the speed control that comes with the RTR is not that great. It will work with stock motors, but I would look for something a little more capable.

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I am pretty sure you can use a 19 turn motor with the TC4 RTR ESC. I have seen people running 19 turns with the stock ESC.
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I think it comes with a 17 turn, which would make the 19 better for it.
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