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Traxxas 4-Tec electric...sooooo, tell me...

Old 05-25-2007, 12:08 PM
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Default Traxxas 4-Tec electric...sooooo, tell me...

So, I have a TT-01 for drifting, an FK04 and TC3 for on road and a recoil for...well just to have one.

I am drawn toward the electric Traxxas 4-Tec as a new addition to my RC collection and wanted some constructive input. I would not use it for racing or drifting...just something to drop a brushless system in, spend a bunch of $$ in upgrades to make it as durable as possible and push it to the limits for flat out speed.

Not to much to ask...is it?

Would like to hear from those who have one...or had one and what they thought of the car. Strong points? Weaknesses? Required upgrades? Would it withstand a Mamba Max?

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Old 05-25-2007, 10:03 PM
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I don't own one... But, it seems like Traxxas is updating thier whole line of cars. The 4-Tec hasn't been updated, so either a update is coming, they don't want to update it or they are making a whole new car. I would wait and see what happens. Give it a month or two, and it will come out.
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when i had a 4-tec it wasnt that great because i kept breakin the a arms seems they were so soft and i didnt really look for upgrades but i dont think there are any. and for weaknesses the battery kept falling out while i was driving around and the motor and servo would move around i odnt know if i was the only one to have these troubles but i would just wait like RCSteve93 said.


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What up needrcspeed?

Why are you looking at getting a 4-Tec?
You already have one of the best on-road cars in you collection. LMAO

Just wait for Traxxas to release their brushless 4-Tec...........................
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if you really want a 4-tec u should wait for traxxas to update it. my friend has a 4-tec and drives it just for fun. if you want to try to put a brushless system in it... go ahead. that car is meant to be durable.
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Originally Posted by RCpurplecow
if you really want a 4-tec u should wait for traxxas to update it. my friend has a 4-tec and drives it just for fun. if you want to try to put a brushless system in it... go ahead. that car is meant to be durable.
It is not durable! I had one in 2000, broke sideplates, arms etc etc. It is meant to be cheap. It is not that upgradeable. You can add swaybars, wooo. Don't bother with it. There are way too many other cars out there that are better.

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Originally Posted by Cmotif
It is not durable! I had one in 2000, broke sideplates, arms etc etc. It is meant to be cheap. It is not that upgradeable. You can add swaybars, wooo. Don't bother with it. There are way too many other cars out there that are better.

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i second that!!
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Originally Posted by Cmotif
It is not durable! I had one in 2000, broke sideplates, arms etc etc. It is meant to be cheap. It is not that upgradeable. You can add swaybars, wooo. Don't bother with it. There are way too many other cars out there that are better.

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Sounds like that is more driver error then problems with the car.
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i have one that i bought a few weeks ago and havent broken anything yet. i did catch some air on accident and didnt break it and also hit a wall and its still going strong.
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If you don't want to break your car, don't barrel it into the curb at 40.
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