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Old 09-18-2003, 03:07 AM   #1
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hey i was looking at towerhobbies and am thinking about getting a tc3 here is what i picked out it will cost 211us for all that NEW

Associated TC3 Racer w/Chrysler 300M Body
Associated Factory Bl Radial Clip-On Heat Sink Long TC3
Associated Suspension Arms TC3
BRP Wide Front Bumper TC3
BRP Anti-Roll Bars Front/Rear TC3
Associated Front Block Carriers 0 Degree TC3
Associated Front/Rear Arm Mounts Standard Kit TC3
Associated Main Drive Shaft Blue Aluminum TC3

what do you's think is that a good deal or is it better to go for a team or a FT

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Old 09-18-2003, 03:35 AM   #2
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Seems like a pretty good deal to me! I started with a racer spec tc3 2 seasons ago, having never raced a touring car before (I had raced 1/10th buggies for years though). In my 2nd season I finished 2nd in our county winter championship with it. It's wise to have some spares to start with. If you're just starting out, forget the factory team version - the money saved is better spent on other things. Team spec is worth considering if you already have some wheels, a shell and tyres etc. TC3 shaft drive is nice and free and low maintenence to boot. If you have the money, the Yokomo MR4TC SD SSG Special is prettier though....
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Old 09-18-2003, 06:25 AM   #3
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why don't ou just buy a factory team edition and an rpm bumper.
that will be cheaper in the long run.
Because I am sure you will enjoy the hobby and upgrade later on.

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Old 09-18-2003, 07:48 AM   #4
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I gather that our potential intrepid TC3 purchaser is just thinking about starting off, or on a budget. In either case, getting the Factory Team would seem a little like taking a mallet to crack a nut UNLESS he has all the other gubbins to go with it ie, decent cells, speedo, motor, comm lathe, radio, competition charger, spares etc etc. There is a huge gulf in terms of price between the TC3 Racer and the Factory Team spec, yet I was regularly whipping the 'more experienced' factory team spec drivers with my humble racer spec TC3 - go figure. However, I didn't have to scrimp on certain essential items despite the fact I had to stick to a budget. If money is not an issue, sure, go for the FT because it's cheaper than buying all the hop-ups at a later date. But as I said, if money is no object why not go for an SD SSG Special - it's a higher spec car and looks prettier too!
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skip the heat sink, works like crap, actually makes the motor heat up faster because it covers the vent holes.
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i like the FT but it's up to you, i bought it cause i knew i'd end up buying all the blue stuff anyway, it's cheaper to get it in the box. i'll agree the racer can be fast as well, they've beat me plenty. the threaded shocks make it worth while, a necessity if racing!

pther than that, ditch the BRP bumper for the RPM one you be glad you did
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HeY!!!

that sounds like it's a good deal but actually it will turn out to bite you in the ass once you start to improve your skills on the track you'll want the better stuff so i'd get the ft kit. It all depends on what you want to do really.
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Old 09-19-2003, 08:02 AM   #8
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hey
i currently have a colt 10 ep (u prolly never hurd of it) and i want to upgrade to a car that i can actually get parts for
i am racing it at a club level and where i am there is little chance of it getting any further then club
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You can't really go wrong with any of the TC3 versions. If you tend to slam the boards though, you'll find that the racer spec should hold up a little better, as the plastic/composite material has more 'give' in it than the FT's carbon (graphite as the Americans call it!) composite parts which tend to be stiffer, but more brittle. If your racing skills and budget allow, the FT will make you proud as it has all the nice bits included. Don't forget though for around the same money as a TC3 FT you could probably walk away with a nice new Yok MR4TC SD SSG Special. I'm not being biased - cos I own both!! I slowly 'hopped up' my racer spec car to FT spec as my skills grew and lap times got smaller. Think hard before parting with your cash, but buy the best you can afford. You should also consider buying an FT second hand for a low, low price (off ebay for example) as people rush out to order their new Yok SD's
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Does any one know if the body that comes with the racer is painted???
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Old 09-21-2003, 07:13 AM   #12
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hey
does any one know any good setups for the tc3 especially for this track or any ideas where to start.

http://www.grscomputers.com.au/perthrecc/
click the Club then the track
it is carpet
and i run sorex 20's and takoff 27's
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nice track, tough layout. if you like the sorex 20s and TO27s you should try the TO22's, same traction as sorex 20, half the cost!
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Pick up some aluminum Team Associated "low-profile" wheels nuts, the stock blue nuts tend to come off.
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Old 09-23-2003, 02:45 AM   #15
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some one must know some good setups for the tc3 racer with the 300m body on that track
please tell me
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