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Old 12-14-2008, 12:18 PM   #1
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What is the difference between the two cars.... I am looking at buying one but not sure why there are two and whats the difference... i will be running rubber tires for a carpet racing...
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TC5 is first kit. TC5R is stuff from first kit + hoppups for (R)ubber. TC5F is first kit plus hoppups for (F)oam.

Basically it's a 2.0mm chassis and top deck vs 2.5mm for foam.
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The R version has a thinner chassis and top deck, soft arms, 4 degree caster, and i believe it comes with a spool. So this car is set up for rubber. The F version had thick chassis and top deck, hard arms, 6 degree caster.

So the R is ideal for rubber. I just picked up both version. I ordered a oneway for my rubber car because that works very well for 17.5 at my local track.
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TC5R Specs
http://www.rc10.com/ae/tc5r/tc5r_home.htm

TC5F Specs
http://www.rc10.com/ae/tc5f/tc5f_home.htm
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a rubber car with no oneway.. Sucks, i was disappointed when xray dumped the multi diff in there cars for a spool too.
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a rubber car with no oneway.. Sucks, i was disappointed when xray dumped the multi diff in there cars for a spool too.
I don't know why. That and the majority of rubber tire racers are using the spool now.. I even use spool in nitro now...
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we use oneway and spool at time on our carpet track.
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Sorry im a virgin to on-road... whats the difference in the diff and how do they work?
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Sorry im a virgin to on-road... whats the difference in the diff and how do they work?
easy, The ball diff is just like what you would run in offroad(adjustable preload) but you dont get the on power steering of a spool or the off power steering of a oneway-- generally a decent middle ground, the spool or solid axle is commonly used in the front of a AWD touring car for the great on power steering it has(for off the corner) and great braking, downside is it understeers at corner entry(off power) more so than a one way or a diff. Which you can adjust for with setup. and a one way is locked like a spool on power but free wheels off power, down side is when you use the brakes only the rear is being slowed by the motor so its difficult to drive (in a race) usually extremely quick tho if you can drive with it. But there are trade offs with each style usually you just have to figure out what works for you..

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