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Old 04-18-2007, 12:32 PM   #1
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Are these two chassis very similar in design and performance? What about the gears and drivetrain?

Just trying to get some more info on how they compare and if they are quite similar or completely different.

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Old 04-18-2007, 01:12 PM   #2
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Are these two chassis very similar in design and performance? What about the gears and drivetrain?

Just trying to get some more info on how they compare and if they are quite similar or completely different.

Thanks for any info.
Even though the TC3 is older chassis, it is a much better race / performance chassis then the Tamiya TT-01. The TC3 drivetrain and chassis can be highly tuned compared to the TT-01. On track performance between the two is not even close, TC3 is also a more robust design when it comes to the chassis and drivetrain.
The TT-01 is the low end spec chassis for Tamiya, very limited tuning. If you are looking for a good chassis that can be tuned for great on track performance, look at the Tamiya TA-05
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:28 PM   #3
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A TC3 and a TT-01 are entirely different. They are from different manufacturers, have different components, TC3 is built with imperial dimensions, TT-01 is metric.

About the only similarity is that they are shaft drive 1/10th touring cars, otherwise they are chalk and cheese. TC3 would still have more potential as a race chassis but the TT-01 is a great starter car and is a good racer too in limited classes.
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I like that!
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...chalk and cheese...
TC3 over TT-01 for tunability.
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If you are looking for the Tamiya competitor to the TC3, look at the TB02, its a bit more expensive than a TT01 but has all the adjustability of the TC3.

TT01 vs TC3, is not a fair comparison at all, the TT01 is plastic and as kit standard has no adjustability.
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:23 AM   #6
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how much would a tb02 cost and where can u purchase them?
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Heres one
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=6077

You can try ebay or even look here for a second hand one, they are good cars to run
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Old 04-19-2007, 04:09 AM   #8
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the TT-01 is a budget race car, the TC3 was designed to win, and did win many titles and in MHO it was by far the best touring car around about 3 years ago.

TC3 is 50x better than a TT-01.
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Well, this is all really good information and exactly what I was looking for. I am not an on-road racer, however I would like to try it at our local track. I have a TT-01, which I also agree is not a good choice for competitive racing, and looked at a used TC3 online. At a quick glance, they looked very similar, which is why I questioned the similarities and differences in the two. I am also considering a used TC4 or a new X-Ray. I did have an FK-04 and sold it as I thought I was not going to use it...dumb choice...now I wish I still had it.

I am still leaning toward the Associated TC4 just for the simple fact that parts are more plentiful at my LHS.

I really appreciate all the info...I can now confirm that my TT-01 will be a great choice for the race track! (just kidding)
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TC3 is by far a superior car. You can still be competitive with any car at any track today. It is not as nice and you may not have all the tuning options of some of the newer much more expensive cars but the TC3 is easy to tune, easy to get good speed and handling in any surface whether carpet of asphalt, rubber or foams.
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Most people will tell you that the TC3 is in many aspects superior to the TC4.
Go for the TC3, you will have a lot of people helping you, parts are in large supply.. you wont regret it.

TC4 and Xray are good choices too, but more expensive ones and are probably a little more complex to setup..
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I have both cars. TT-01 for local spec class, TC4 and an older TC3. I would get the TC4 because of durability. Not t hat it will not break in a crash, but the suspension points (hinges) in the TT-01 are plastic on plastic. Outdoors, dirt and grit get in these areas and soon the suspension has slop in it and the parts have to be replaced far more often than the TC3/4.
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In the long run, you will be better off with the TC3 or TC4. I had a TC3 and like everyone said, it was designed to win. I own a TT01R also which I use more as a basher car. By the time you add in things like a ball diff or one-way to the TT01, you could have bought a TC4. So, yes, think about what you may need to do to make the car more competitive as this could drive the total investment higher one way vs. the other. The TT01 one-way and ball diff run about $40 each which is over half the price of the TT01 itself already.
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get a tc4 i got 1 n its awesome as. i broke my tt01 after 3months
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Well, as it turns out...I still have my TT-01 for drifting, I bought a TC3 AND an FK04.
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