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Old 01-20-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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Default My 1st onroad...TC3

Just got my first onroad, This thing is outta control (for me) Ive got several
offroads but this is new to me.
Its got a trinity D5 flatliner 7 turn on it now, but ive got another 19 turn
to tame it down a bit. That 7 turn eats up a 3300 mah pretty quick!
Ive been bitten by the onroad bug & havin a blast with it (the speed)
Is anybody still runnin these?
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The TC3 is still really really popular with VTA (Vintage Trans-Am) racers. Lots of people still recommend it as a beginner car.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:29 AM   #3
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I still run mine in touring. The best part, it can take a beating, and keep on running.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:33 PM   #4
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Yea, they seem to be pretty tough cars, Ive already took some fairly hard hits
with it and it dosent seem to slow it down.Nothing has broke from my
runnin and bumpin yet!
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Foxxrocket- whats in the avatar? can i see full size picture? lol
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The tc3 still can be competitive in the right hands.I run one in VTA and in 19turn super stock. I'm lucky I have amassed a ton of parts over the years. The front oneway diff is pretty weak so beware.
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Listen to this guy he knows what he is talking about when it comes to the TC3.



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The tc3 still can be competitive in the right hands.I run one in VTA and in 19turn super stock. I'm lucky I have amassed a ton of parts over the years. The front oneway diff is pretty weak so beware.
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Foxxrocket- whats in the avatar? can i see full size picture? lol

Its a Coyote in a car grill
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The tc3 still can be competitive in the right hands.I run one in VTA and in 19turn super stock. I'm lucky I have amassed a ton of parts over the years. The front oneway diff is pretty weak so beware.
Im outta luck here,none of my LHS carry any parts for it, so I guess its
ebay & internet!
Weather is better here now so I hope to get out and run it tommorrow,
benn stuck inside most of the week.
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Don't know if you seen this thread but its just about the TC3. I do know some of the TC4 parts fit on the 3 and Tower Hobbies had a decent selection of parts.




http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...tc3-forum.html
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I was still running a TC3 until December. I ran the 13.5 rubber and then switched to VTA when my ESC went up in smoke. The car was competitive in both classes.

Parts are available from Ebay, Tower Hobbies (as previously mentioned), and even some aftermarket companies still have parts. Just put the Associated part number you want into Google and you can still find parts.
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Don't know if you seen this thread but its just about the TC3. I do know some of the TC4 parts fit on the 3 and Tower Hobbies had a decent selection of parts.




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Good thread, 754 pages...that autta cover about anything!
Ill be thumbing thru that one often.
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The tc3 still can be competitive in the right hands.I run one in VTA and in 19turn super stock. I'm lucky I have amassed a ton of parts over the years. The front oneway diff is pretty weak so beware.
same here. I could run this car exclusively for 10 years and still have parts. if I had to keep one, that would be the tc3. The heavy duty oneway is MUCH tougher than the first one, but the half metric ( inner diameter) bearings are quite expensive. Oh well. I run a spool anyway.
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same here. I could run this car exclusively for 10 years and still have parts. if I had to keep one, that would be the tc3. The heavy duty oneway is MUCH tougher than the first one, but the half metric ( inner diameter) bearings are quite expensive. Oh well. I run a spool anyway.
I completey agree the hd one way is better. I made a billet spool but rarely run it. I got out of rc for years. I looked at new cars and knew the tc3 was not the thing that was gonna keep me from the win.
I also love layin it down with a ten year old car.
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