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Old 03-24-2002, 11:39 PM   #1
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just wondering if anyone of u have this car and is or can it be competive at racing .
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Well, Im sure you can make it competetive, just depends how well you can drive i suppose. But there is a reason Losi completely redesigned there TC from the ground up. I wouldn't buy one, because it is slightly outdated and newer kits are available. However, If you have one, race it and see how well you do. Are you a beginner? If so, getting around the track without hitting anything is probably your biggest goal, so in that respect the car will work great. Im sure some people have some good setups you can use to try to make the most out of it.

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good parts support, generally. the sealed drive is really nice so that you don't tear stuff up. personally, i don't like saddle packs. i had one with the josh cyrul kit. i sold it for nothing. the point of that is you can pick one up for nothing. it may not be the new xxx-s, but it's certainly competitive and a great deal because of that. i'd cash in. i know a lhs that's selling a new one for like 160. what was it back in the day...like 280 or something? never worth that, but still. you'll almost always unload it for what you're gonna buy it for, since they're going so cheap right now. do it.
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whats the diff between a street weapon and a icw one?
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the iwc is all graphite. it doesn't look different, but the resin for the molded parts, including the chassis, is different. i dunno what else, but i can find out. mine was a std one.
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Things that the IWC has vs. "standard" Street Weapon:

Slotted graphite chassis
0- and 10-degree front bulkheads
Reversible 3-degree caster blocks
Graphite shock towers
Graphite suspension arms
Threaded shock bodies
Titanium nitride shock shafts
Ball bearing steering
Lowered motor plate
2.5-degree toe-in rear hubs
High-rate black springs
Ball bearing differentials
High-efficiency (blue) drive belts
Aluminum layshaft
Aluminum wheel nuts
Aluminum rear swing shafts
Lunsford titanium turnbuckles
Front and rear sway bars
Wide track wheels
Blue compound racing slicks
Machined rear bearing spacers
Machined aluminum thrust washers

Add the Cyrul kit to this car, and despite what most people say, this car can compete with many of the newer designs. Of course, by the time you spend all that money, you may as well get a newer design. But it's a great car to start with (I did) and it handles well.

The Cyrul kit, by the way, includes the following:

Two shortened threaded front shock bodies with threaded shock collars
Two shortened shock shafts (1-1/4" long)
One graphite front shock tower (RC7506)
One grahite rear shock tower (RC7507)
One graphite rear transmission brace (RC7508)
One aluminum front bulkhead (blue anodized) (RC7511)
One aluminum rear bulkhead (blue anodized) (RC7512)
Two aluminum rear standoffs (blue anodized) (RC7513)
One front sway bar (RC7514)
Two TC3 rear hub carriers (RC7516)
Two 1/8" x 1-3/16" rear hinge pins
Two 5-40 x 1/8" set screws
Thirteen 4-40 x 1/4" flat head screws (blue anodized, hex head)
One blue anodized counter sunk washer
One 1/16" diameter front sway bar

Here's mine:
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