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Old 12-06-2003, 01:45 PM   #1
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I am trying to figure out which car to get, and I have narrowed it down to either a MR-4TC SD SSG or a ftTC3. What are the pros and cons of each?


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well apparently AE are going to release a TC4 next year, so i dunno how worth while it is getting a TC3. Have you considered the soon to be released Pro 4 or Tamiya TRF 415?
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I wasnt to get a shaft drive, and the pro 4 is out of my budget.
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If I were you .I go for the same top driver car in your local race track...they can help you the set up and local hobbies store carry most replacement parts for your car.
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If I were you .I go for the same top driver car in your local race track...they can help you the set up and local hobbies store carry most replacement parts for your car.
I would that except the top driver has a XRay T1 and there is only a small shop there that doesn't carry many parts.
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x-ray is a nice car to drive and t hey arencheap,but again they last thru the race...I'll take the tc3 because they are easy to work with and the set up....yokomo change too much and can't keep up with the chang e(revision)
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well apparently AE are going to release a TC4 next year,
Are you sure about that?
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What about a xxx-S G+
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I am trying to figure out which car to get, and I have narrowed it down to either a MR-4TC SD SSG or a ftTC3. What are the pros and cons of each?


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Yokomo SD was only release this year while TC3 is about 5 years old. Maintenance wise Yokomo is very good and parts are cheap. I have a Yokomo and is getting very quick the more I use it,

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The two main questions I ask anyone considering a new car are what does the local shop carry, and what class do you intend to run?

As for the class, the TC3 and Yok are better in stock and the both along with the XXX-S are suitable for mod. The Losi transmission is just not the most efficient, and in stock that has a large influence. But in mod, the balanced drivetrain (i.e. centered diffs) helps even out the Losi.

I haven't had a Yok SD, but I used to race a MR4, and the Yok part and fit quality is superior to the AE and Losi.

But the biggest influence should be what you can get parts for quickly. Both the Losi and the AE have their weak points for part breakage, and getting replacements is important.

As far as dialling the car, most tracks have a couple of guys that know their stuff well enough to be able help you dial in any type of car. And you know where we are at rctech.net for all your troubles!!!
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I will be running 19 turn spec so i guess that means a TC3.
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Not a bad choice (and after you beat-up the stock chassis you can get one of those trick BMI chassis )
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I think I changed my mind again, now I think I am going to get a mr-4tc. One of the reasons I changed my mind is because I don't like to be the same as everybody else.
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MR4-TC LOL you just a silly, get the car that most people in your club have. If everyone is running TC3 get the TC3 and if others running Yok SD then get the Yok SD.

Stay away from the MR4-TC compared to TC3 or SD just not worthwhile car at all to put money into.
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The thing is, everybody at my track has a different car, since their are only a few electric touring guys there.
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