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Old 03-02-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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There are SOO many for sale and they are so new? whats the deal?
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:07 PM   #2
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It is not crap, just people are looking for something newer probably. It did not do well at Snowbirds, but has done well at other events.
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I guess my point is, I have been hovering around the for sale forums heavy for the past 2-3 weeks now.

I see 3x as many Tc-5s going up for sale than all other TC cars combined.. that says something to me.

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ask why they are selling? i have two tc5's (one for rubber/one for foam) and i think they're great.
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:19 PM   #5
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i just seen this in the tc5 thread

"Keven Hebert(AE TC5) won the open foam and 19t foam classes at the Jaco/SMC Canadian Challenge at FastCats this afternoon. Beat out Josh Cyrul, Barry Baker, to name a few."
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Could it be that more people have TC5s than other touring cars and therefore you will see more people selling their cars compared to other TCs.
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Great car....i'm not selling mine cause its crap, i'm selling it cause I have to.
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On a side note, I saw the new TC5 or not sure if its new or not but have not been able to find how fast it is out of the box? Anyone know how fast this rc is?
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i just seen this in the tc5 thread

"Keven Hebert(AE TC5) won the open foam and 19t foam classes at the Jaco/SMC Canadian Challenge at FastCats this afternoon. Beat out Josh Cyrul, Barry Baker, to name a few."
+1 I am on my way home from the race now, and have to say that Kevin was flying!
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Could it be that more people have TC5s than other touring cars and therefore you will see more people selling their cars compared to other TCs.
I was thinking along the same lines as naggalowmo. Whatever there is the most of is what you'll see being sold most often.

espresso1967 - This car is sold as a kit. Motor, electronic speed controller and all other items including tires and a body must be purchased separately. Depending on your personal selections, speeds will vary quite a bit. I'd say anywhere from 40-65mph is easily attainable based on chosen motor/esc/battery.
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You live in Ontario, yes? Ontario is part of North America, other than the Losi JRXS-R, there are no other competitive touring cars that I can think of that come from American companies. (I am well aware that they're produced overseas, thanks)

The TC5 is Associated, which is an American company. As a result, the car is cheaper to buy, cheaper to repair, cheaper to run, much more widely available around here. More TC5's = more TC5's for sale.

No, they are not crap.

Hebert beat Xray's, a Losi, Josh Cyrul's T.O.P., atleast one RDX PHI in Oakville today.

I dare you to go compare the prices of 008 parts and TC5 parts.

Don't be afraid to buy a TC5.
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It is not crap, just people are looking for something newer probably. It did not do well at Snowbirds, but has done well at other events.
A podium and two TC5's in the A Main of mod at the birds. I don't call that not doing so well.
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I love em, they are great. Selling a couple of mine because I only run electric during the winter, no sense in keeping three cars shelved all year. I'll keep one and see what happens next winter.
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A TC5 just won the New Zealand TC Mod champs with 4 out of the first 5 cars home TC5's.
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I run X-Rays but I race against the TC5's. They are fast and stable. The only problem that I see with them is the front arms seem to break easy. I would not be afraid to buy one.
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