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Old 08-20-2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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Assuming the car is set up correctly with all top end stuff and the driver is very very good-Can this car still win races against other current top brands/models?

I'm thinking about buying one-maybe a used roller. Just don't like maintenance on belt drive cars.
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I piloted my FT TC4 to a number of wins against many top of the line tc5's, xrays and tamiya's. With a really simple setup also. I am for sure faster with my typeR but for club level racing the car will do you just fine. If its available for dirt cheap then I would go for it. If not there are plenty of cheaper tamyia kits that can be had new that do just as well. I.e. Ta05, tb02, tb03 ect...
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thanks! btw-I have a mamba max 7700 motor-Do you think thats a decent motor for racing on the ft tc4? sorry -im new to electric because a local hobby shop recently started electric only races.

what tires do you reccommend for medium traction asphalt (parking lot)?
i have lots of nitro foam tires, 26mm and 30mm.

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Assuming the car is set up correctly with all top end stuff and the driver is very very good-Can this car still win races against other current top brands/models?

I'm thinking about buying one-maybe a used roller. Just don't like maintenance on belt drive cars.
yes it can but...

There is no extra "maintenece" associated with belt drive cars, in fact less probably. the belts hold up just fine, diff maintence is equal, but you dont strip drive pulleys the way you can strip a diff gear, especially running mod like you plan on.

ask what the others at your track are using. if its electric on asphalt more than likely it will be rubber tires. i would rec. either sorex 28's or 32's.
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i hated that car more than any other tourer i owned. pain to work on, tweaks easy. and still gets beat by a tc3. if u want a shaft drive. score of 1 of them w/a bmi chassis, or perhaps an tamiya evo or new tb03

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