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Old 12-12-2009, 06:30 AM   #1
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Default Best touring car at it's time.

Hello fellow racers.

Touring cars have been around for som while now , but which do you think was/is the best of it's time?

I still get a little smile on, when i think of the AE TC3 days, and how the car developed in the years with really small changes, and the big wins....

So, which is your favorite!


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When the TC3 came out, for 27t stock that thing was almost unfair!!! It pulled out of corners like a locomotive and would just barrel into turns, I loved that thing.
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Yeah I think the TC3 made the biggest leap in progress for the "Touring Car". I have an MR4TC SD SSG that was from that era and though it seems a bit more refined than the TC3 you can see the influence that Associated had on Yokomo at the time.
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I'm going to say TC3 since I still drive one. But, haven't really seen a reason to change.
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I agree.....the TC3 was hands down the best car of it's time. I remember it being the rubber tire carpet king at the Snowbirds for a while. The accelleration this car had was unheard of. The only other car I owned at that time that matched it's accelleration was the Xpress Mike Swauger Edition. The torque steer sucked but like it was stated above....27T was so fun with the TC3. Curious to see what other cars racers mention. The TC5 is a great car but I'd like to see if AE could somehow put a spin on the shaft drive once again.
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I don't remember back far enough to remember much about running TC3's on church carpet. I never owned one, but it was fun driving A friends
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My favorite was a little earlier than the TC3, it was a Kawada SV-10 I think it was called a Alycone, I might be wrong on that spelling though. It was a 2 belt HPI clone that never broke. Literally I raced this car for 2 years and never broke anything! I even had it qualified in the top 20 at the indoor champs the first year they allowed TC's at the race when they had only one class, stock. I think I actually still have one in storage over at a friends house. After that it would have to be the TC3, everyone had one so it was very easy to share set-ups.
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For its day, the original RDX was the king of foam tire racing for a long time, and endured while the competition went through several generations and design changes.
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My favorite was a little earlier than the TC3, it was a Kawada SV-10 I think it was called a Alycone, I might be wrong on that spelling though. It was a 2 belt HPI clone that never broke. Literally I raced this car for 2 years and never broke anything! I even had it qualified in the top 20 at the indoor champs the first year they allowed TC's at the race when they had only one class, stock. I think I actually still have one in storage over at a friends house. After that it would have to be the TC3, everyone had one so it was very easy to share set-ups.
Dude I was going to mention that one also. Back when I ran foam inserts in TC tires I almost could not make that thing spin out and it had one of the smoothest drivetrains of that time. Not to mention they made scale looking rims to die for.
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I'm going to say the FSR BULLET. this thing was a rocket although not many people remember this car.
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Xrat FK04...... could not be beat!
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Losi JRX-S Pro Mid motor =D
Carved through corner with ease.
Something different that won.
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I drive a Schumacher Mission from 2001 its a great little car.
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The TC3 was hands down the car to have back in the day.They still make killer VTA cars.
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I'm going to say the FSR BULLET. this thing was a rocket although not many people remember this car.
Thats funny, at the champs I was in a qualifier with about 6 FSR team drivers from over seas, imagine this, a 6'3" 325 lb guy standing on the drivers stand surrounded by short Asian guys
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