R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-26-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
Tech Regular
 
minittrackmann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 358
Default TC4 FT VS. TC5

Shaft drive vs. Belt drive. On asphalt are lap times going to be dramatically different? Similar setups, same driver, I couldn't imagine belt drive could be any faster than a shaft drive. I was anticipating on getting a TC5R for christmas but I didnt. I am trying to save some money by possibly just buying the TC4 FT and saving some money.

I would just like to hear some of your opinions and personal experiences.

Thanks
Cody
minittrackmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2008, 11:38 AM   #2
Tech Rookie
 
tattooedchef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Antonio Texas
Posts: 14
Default

what up i don't think they make the tc4 ft any more go with they tc5r it's made for assfult maybe if your set on the tc4 ft look on e bay prob. get one cheep but you might have to rebuild it you never know got a xxx 4 and had to rebuild the hole car it wasn't put together right after i rebuild it it cost me more then to buy a kit. now its my gf lol
__________________
Freind don't let freinds drive losi


RC8 almost FT,RC8T almost FT, FT RCB44, FT RC10B4, RC10SC, FT RC10TC5R, FT RC12R5,E-REVO Brushless Edition, DX3R Specturm
tattooedchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2008, 11:45 AM   #3
Tech Regular
 
minittrackmann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 358
Default

My friend has a TC4 he's willing to sell to me. If they discontinued the car do you think they even make parts for it?

Cody
minittrackmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2008, 11:57 AM   #4
Tech Elite
 
yodace's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Caleb
Posts: 2,497
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

I like my TC5R.. drives alot smoother then my old TC4....FT
yodace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2008, 12:05 PM   #5
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 13
Default

The TC-4 is still available brand new as an RTR. Associated will have parts for these cars for a long time to come. Depending on your skill level, the TC-4 or the FT TC-4 are "shaft" drive cars, so are a little easier to maintain and set up. The TC-5 is belt driven and has many more adjustments than the 4, so its more adaptable to differant tracks and surfaces, however, that means that there are more adjustments to make. I like KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid), so even though my TC-3's and 4's are not as high tech as the 5's, they're still competitive if you keep your driving "Clean" Happy Racing for 09 Ron
blckgnx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2008, 01:44 PM   #6
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Alabama
Posts: 12
Default

I dont think the TC4 really maxed out as far as potential goes, I truly believe that Team Associated made the TC5 just to stay in the times with other manufactures(sp?). They could have just did an options package for the suspension to update it but i guess a new car was just the cheaper way to go.

Dont be afraid to buy older tech, it is great to learn on and can also be more comfortable to drive fast than new tech than u think.
JayMoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2008, 07:12 PM   #7
Tech Addict
 
Tubaboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Riverton, WY
Posts: 582
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Associated is selling FT Tc5's on ebay for $300 that comes iwth a stock motor and brushed speed control. I'd say jump on that before worrying about a TC4. The torque steer on a TC4 makes jumping on the throttle more difficult in any class but VTA/GT class racing.
__________________
www.wyomingrc.com | www.wyomingmodelerspark.com
Tubaboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 10:17 AM   #8
Tech Elite
 
Foxxrocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sonoma County
Posts: 2,018
Default

Torque steer effects all motor driven cars, not just the TC4. Sure, each car will react differently upon the motor position, but it's still there. I drive the TC4, and I've not had any porblems with torque steer. I think the whole torque steer issue is being blown out of proportion. A good set-up will reduce the problem.
__________________
Tamiya 416X/ Tamiya TA-05 IFS/ Losi XXX-SCT/ HPI Baja 5SC/ Tamiya M05/ Tamiya F103/ Tamiya F104/ Team Associated 10R5O/ Kyosho IGT2/
Foxxrocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 10:45 AM   #9
Tech Regular
 
minittrackmann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 358
Default

In the long run I think it would just be better for me to save the extra money and buy the TC5.
minittrackmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Team Associated TC5 RCknight Electric On-Road 13254 05-12-2017 08:58 AM
Which Brushless setup can reach up to 100mph on a Elec tc3? RCbasher01 Electric On-Road 21 05-30-2010 02:08 AM
TC4 outdated? ausman123 Electric On-Road 24 04-21-2008 09:32 AM
Traxxas 4-Tec vs Tamiya tt-01r which handles better out of box? mhx Electric On-Road 12 06-01-2007 10:01 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 11:54 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net