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Old 07-09-2007, 03:38 PM   #1
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Hi there guys,

I'm getting an A-Tech ATX (4wd TC), for a VERY reasonable price. But want to know if anyone here has either:
A) Has one
B) Knows someone who has one
C) Has heard about them
The price is such, that if its a dud, I don't mind throwing down
and LOADING it with hop-up parts (Still cheaper than TC5 even
AFTER all hop-ups). But, I want to know more about this car
since I have seen LHS's in the U.K. sell them and their 1/18th
are supposed to be pretty decent.

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Old 07-09-2007, 08:19 PM   #2
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oh my... no replies... is that bad
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That's about $200 US. Never heard of it here in the states but it doesn't strike me as much more than a toy. Maybe someone familiar with the car can explain further but it you're at all serious about racing then get something else. If you just want to bash around then it might be ok but for that matter you could probably get something cheaper. It's tough to compare it to a TC5. The TC5 is a real race car that people have heard of. There aren't even any shots of that car without a body.

Hopefully that didn't sound too harsh. Honest answers are best.

What are your goals? Racing, bashing?
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That's about $200 US. Never heard of it here in the states but it doesn't strike me as much more than a toy. Maybe someone familiar with the car can explain further but it you're at all serious about racing then get something else. If you just want to bash around then it might be ok but for that matter you could probably get something cheaper. It's tough to compare it to a TC5. The TC5 is a real race car that people have heard of. There aren't even any shots of that car without a body.

Hopefully that didn't sound too harsh. Honest answers are best.

What are your goals? Racing, bashing?
Mainly bashing, but I am getting it for $70, and I've seen it listed
in races in the UK so I figure for the cost, it doesnt matter
if it isnt what I expected.
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Here is a link to some pics without the body on it. http://www.rcshoproal.nl/productinfo/atechatx_info.html

It looks very close to an Associated TC4.
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Here is a link to some pics without the body on it. http://www.rcshoproal.nl/productinfo/atechatx_info.html

It looks very close to an Associated TC4.
One of my friends told me he thought it was basically a replica of a TC4, with
some small modifications?

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Old 07-10-2007, 01:02 PM   #7
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LOL, did a search and here is what I saw on DRCCentral:

"Wow that ATX chassis looks like the ba**ard child of a TT-01, Yokomo CM/CGM, and AE TC3/4."
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Here is a link to some pics without the body on it. http://www.rcshoproal.nl/productinfo/atechatx_info.html

It looks very close to an Associated TC4.
looks more like a Tamiya TT01 than a TC4

just be careful you can actually get replacement parts that will fit it...some times these "smaller" companies that offer knock-offs are a pain in the butt to get any kind of parts for, let alone hop-ups
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:17 PM   #9
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Well, the people I am buying it through are distributors for this in the U.S. and have promised availability to all parts/hopups for this car. In fact I am ordering an entire set of parts (Everything but ESC, Motor, Receiver) with it just so that I have spares right off the bat, and so I can just order an extra spare when I break something (They are selling it rather cheap, so I cant complain).
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Here are some pics of the chassis, UP-close
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Looks like a TC3/TC4 copy
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It does resemble the TC3/4 a LOT. I figure since I've heard
alot of good stuff about this car in UK forums, it cant be all
that bad.

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Ok, I bit the bullet, and ordered it... should be here on monday, will try
to upload detailed pics and post a review after I drop in the 27t motor (My local track only allows 27t) and add a few other mods

My review may be a bit funny though since I have only exp using Buggies and stadium trucks (Not much on-road yet, except drifting my rustler on asphalt).

Also, any tire/wheel recommendations for drifting on asphalt with this 4wd TC?
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New information... in the U.K., Schumacher is the distributor for these, they sell there for $200+ (For the RTR), and Schumacher also supplies spares for ATech in the US

Also, seems its been written up as pretty good in the Drifting community forums

So maybe this wasnt that bad a choice after all

Also, I have been told TC4 hop-ups fit For sure.
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Do you have the car, yet?
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