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Old 05-30-2004, 08:59 PM   #1
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I want to run the TL01 spec class at the TCS race in June. They allow both the TL-01 (with long arm kit) or the TT-01, which looks to me like a "budget" TC-3.

I have a TL-01 with the LA kit, but I was considering buying a new kit because I need a motor, body and 26mm wheels anyways...and the TL-01 I have has WAY too much stuff done to it already, so it would be more like "unbuilding" a kit.

The TT-01 looks like it would be a good choice because it has a way lower CG (and a bumper), but I'm not sure about the suspension compared to a TL-01 with the long arm kit (pretty cool upgrade).

I know that neither of them are "super killer" cars, I'm just trying to figure out which one to blow my $90 on.

Any advice or suggestions?
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Ive messed with both cars and the tt-01 seem to be a faster car. The drive train is alot better.
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Old 05-30-2004, 09:48 PM   #3
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Ive messed with both cars and the tt-01 seem to be a faster car. The drive train is alot better.
Yeah, it looks like a typical shaft/"battery down the side" car. It will even take side-by-side batts.

Did it handle decent?
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It handled ok for what it is. It should do well in the Tl spec class. The only fault it had is the plastic shaft seemed to vibrate a bit at high speed. But all in all it would be the better car.
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LOL...it just sounded funny when you said "high speed".

Thanks for the tip!
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ive only driven the TL-01.. and not the TT-01.

the TT-01 has an advantage because of the batteries that you can use. you can use a side by side pack, while TL-01 you can only use stick packs. just keep in mind.. (this is not meant in any negative shape or form) most people that race TL-01 are kids and people new to racing. so car control is something they are still learning (unless the person is sandbagging in order to win) if you have more experience driving, you should join GT3.

here are the rest of the rules from the tamiya site:

TL01 Spec
1. All TL01, TL-01 LA and TT-01 chassis kits.
2. The Only Hop-Ups allowed are:
a. Tamiya plastic oil-filled shocks (50519, requires 2 sets)
b. Ball bearings
c. TL-01 Turnbuckle steering tie rod set (53300)
d. TL-01 long suspension arm set (53467) The sway bar set in this kit may not be used for Spec, but may be used for GT-3
3. Kit type closed-endbell, silver can motor only.
4. The stock 19-tooth size pinion is the only gear allowed.
5. You must run kit type tires (Racing Slicks {50454}, Racing Radials {50419}, Racing Semi Slick Tires {50810}
6. Narrow 24mm Type A {53293}) and type B (53294) tires are not allowed. All TL-01 Spec cars must use 26mm wheels and tires.
7. Any tire insert may be used.
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Old 05-31-2004, 01:26 AM   #7
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Yep, that's me...I've been messing with this stuff for a year or so, but only very part-time. I race novice and I really enjoy the Tamiyas that I have. It looks like a cool class you can race in for cheap.

A whole TT-01 kit is $90 (even has some kind of ESC ), a Tamiya BB kit is $20, tires will be another $20-30 and the oil-filled shocks will be another $20-30 bucks.

I'm considering a "real" Tamiya TC as soon as I "off" my Pro 4, but this is a way I can do the TCS race for cheap.

I'd like to consider myself good enough to be a sandbagger, but I think that would be overly optimistic on my part.
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