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Old 08-31-2010, 07:39 AM   #1
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I was wondering... what's the oldest touring car people are racing currently? Anyone running anything 10 years old... older? How do you do? Do you get clobbered? Just trying to decide whether my continued testing with the old Street Weapons I have are really worth my time.
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I run a few Asscoiated TC3s at the local club level where driver and setup skills are more important than performance. However, in the TC class running open speed controls, I do have trouble keeping up with the fastest guys. I do much better in spec classes like VTA where speed controls and tires are limited. I think the street weapon is a great car and there's no reason you can't compete. Just don't expect to beat the best driver in your club when he's running an X-ray T3, etc.

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I've been racing my AE TC5 against a Losi XXX-S in 17.5 Stock
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i am still running a 10 year old kawada sv-10 alcyon, and gonna race it in a motor controlled race. i still do quite well with it. in the B main out of 40 drivers.
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I've been racing my AE TC5 against a Losi XXX-S in 17.5 Stock

TC5 aint that old, besides its still looks like today's cars.
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TC5 aint that old, besides its still looks like today's cars.
He was saying the XXXS is the older car....
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After just reading the thread title, I thought.. there's a guy from the Pittsburgh area racing pretty regularly that's 73 years old.

Then I read the first post and see you meant the oldest TC chassis.

I should pull my old TRC/Composite Craft Lynx II 1/10 scale pan car out and try running that in WGT.
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Hey Joe, I have a Lynx collecting dust too. We should dig them out sometime and run a couple laps. Just don't brake anything, I think parts might be a little hard to come by.
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Thanks guys. Sounds like I should just go brushless and give em hell. I dont want to win.. I just want to run in the middle of the pack and improve my driving.
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Thanks guys. Sounds like I should just go brushless and give em hell. I dont want to win.. I just want to run in the middle of the pack and improve my driving.
I think that's a good idea. There is a lot of satisfaction to be had from doing well with something that isn't state of the art. That's one of the reasons I like my TA-05.
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I run a TC3 at the local Hobbytown Saturday races. Not quite comp-level racing as it's done in a parking lot and shares races with every other imagineable class... but for that kind of racing the TC3 can hold its own.

...but on a dedicated onroad, prepped track, I can put the smackdown down with my TC5R like my TC3 simply isn't capable of doing. Same motor, same speedo, same LiPo, same tires, same body... the newer chasis is just faster (top speed), quicker (acceleration), more accurate (traction in and out of turns), and easier to drive faster.

I feel that a newer chasis also easier to work on. IMO.
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I've been racing my AE TC5 against a Losi XXX-S in 17.5 Stock

Yep my xxx-s does ok in 17.5 (with hobbywing) and it's an RTR car.
just a pity the driver let's it down a bit lmao

if you got a good setup then there shouldn't be a big issue - aslong as spares aren't a big problem to get
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I think that's a good idea. There is a lot of satisfaction to be had from doing well with something that isn't state of the art. That's one of the reasons I like my TA-05.
i second that !
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i know its offroad but look at those cats who put modern 2.2 rubber on their rc10s and mix it w/the 'new' stuff. pretty neat. even saw an astute 4yrs ago or so now show up for 1 wk amidst laughs from others only to Q2/F2. never to be seen again. heh to think of ball bearings in your hingepins.

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I have a few old skool cars... my oldest on-road car is an original RC10 that was converted to a Dual Sport on-road car (with it's off-road brother the RC10). I haven't run the dual sport in years but I drove the RC10 a few weeks ago and it was a blast!! Over 20 years old, but it sure doesn't drive like it. Second oldest is the Tamiya TA03F which is currently setup for drifting. It does very well drifting, but it can't quite keep up with my TC4s on rubber tires using the same electronics setups.... although I haven't spent much time tuning it for rubber tires.

Its pretty cool how well those old cars run compared to some of the newer stuff.
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