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Old 04-29-2009, 12:31 AM   #1
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I went to my local hobby shop and was offered

(2) Complete Associated TC3's
several sets of tires and rims, 1 new cover, 2 used covers, 4 6 cell nimb batteries, 2 transmitters, 1 extra motor, and a bunch of extra (lube, grease, etc) for $125.

I had to do it....

I finished putting one together with a Integra body and man is this car sweet. The second one will be a project.... so what are some suggestions?

I have the car completly pulled apart, to clean and re lube the diff / gears, and other sugguestions of where to look for wear and tear and possible cleaning i might miss?

Also, what do you sugguest a first performance mods? I am running a 2200mah 35C burst 2cell lipo in the car.

I guess a brushless system is in order...

what if i dont want to spend all that money, is there anyone who makes tunes 540 size brushed motors?

Thanks ....

Also, what do you think about the deal? did i get suckerd? from my looks i got 2 working cars for about $62.50 each....
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I'm assuming these are used but even with that being said, it sounds like you got a great deal (2 cars for less than the price of one). Unless the chassis has some major tweeks in them, which I'm hoping you would have noticed before you bought them. Congrats
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I'm assuming these are used but even with that being said, it sounds like you got a great deal (2 cars for less than the price of one). Unless the chassis has some major tweeks in them, which I'm hoping you would have noticed before you bought them. Congrats
Even so, the part support for the car is still great. You can still replace parts for a car that's been discontiued for years. This is a vary rare find at a great price. If anythings broken, you can replace it cheap.
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Fantastic deal! Welcome to touring car! I suggest one touring car and the other to be Trans Am. Their are some people that tune and tweak 540 motors on here.. just look em up!
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nice. thanks guys.

Well i sold the stock one i built up yesterday back to another hobby shop, and picked up a ***********drum roll*****************

Mamba Max 7700kv motor and ESC
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This thing is crazy fast...

Im running 72t spur and 17t pinion...
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are the alumini alloy parts better? dosent aluminium bent on impack, wouldnt i rather something snap off than bent and not realize?


And is the stock shaft carbon or gaphite? and is the alum better for the shaft?


is there a point in getting the 9000kva motor lol
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wouldnt i rather something snap off than bent and not realize?


And is the stock shaft carbon or gaphite? and is the alum better for the shaft?


is there a point in getting the 9000kva motor lol
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so what kinda settings are yall running on castle link... i guess i should just mess around with it and see?
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Stay with the plastic CVDs. They'll flex on impact and they'er vary cheap to replace. Aluminum CVDs will set you back $21 for a pare. And once they bend, they'er no good.
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thats what i figured. and i dunno about the shaft, if this is actually carbon fiber, isnt it stiffer than aluminum?
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here are some pictures of the frame...
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hey I just purchased the TC-5 from team assoicated. is this a good kit?
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hey I just purchased the TC-5 from team assoicated. is this a good kit?
are you talking about the tc3? I went from the tc3 to the tc5r and there both wonderful cars
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