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Old 09-04-2010, 07:45 AM   #31
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Mike, I noticed from your signature "RCMadness". Since I plan to race there eventually, what do most people run for TC there? I don't think Chris stocks Photon parts or does he?
I live in NY, so its a trip to get there, we tend to come out for the trophy races and keep a supply of parts. Chris doesn't stock any photon stuff that I am aware of, he's big with HPI/HB, tamiya and I think he has some Xray stuff. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the new generation cars it seems like they all are moving to a more rear grip AND more steering feel. (except a Mi4, lol). I really like the way the photon drives and I like the price, mike haynes is running his losi type-r again and has it working really well, a lot more planted than when he ran it a few years ago. Which ever car you choose get some soft springs for that track.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:14 AM   #32
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Surely TCX!
Maybe 416.
TOP low price, but needs options
TC6 ...?
what part of the top photon needs option parts then ??
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TOP low price, but needs options
Its funny you say that cause every run of Kits they make they put the newest stuff in. Right now the kit comes with 2 chassis's(6cell rubber & stiff lipo), steel spool cups and Florine coated shocks. And if you live in the USA they give you a complete 2nd suspension set. Arms, C-hub's, Rear Hub's & Knuckles. All at the same price as a tc5 which is 100-200 less then everyone else.

What more do you want them to give you?
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:46 PM   #34
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Its funny you say that cause every run of Kits they make they put the newest stuff in. Right now the kit comes with 2 chassis's(6cell rubber & stiff lipo), steel spool cups and Florine coated shocks. And if you live in the USA they give you a complete 2nd suspension set. Arms, C-hub's, Rear Hub's & Knuckles. All at the same price as a tc5 which is 100-200 less then everyone else.

What more do you want them to give you?
Is correct, the latest version is more complete than the previous ones, but always requires a spool more reliable and support the replacement of central spur gear with the new aluminum support

About the Tamiya, remember that only the price of the model must be added the cost of the lipo frame and a spool most reliable
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Is correct, the latest version is more complete than the previous ones, but always requires a spool more reliable and support the replacement of central spur gear with the new aluminum support

About the Tamiya, remember that only the price of the model must be added the cost of the lipo frame and a spool most reliable
Perhaps your experience with the Photon is only with the very earliest version. The original spool issues were addressed long ago and the V2 Spool is very reliable. All of our team drivers use the V2 Spool and report no problems. If you think the Alloy Center Pulley is a neccesity you may have had issues with proper assembly of the kit pulley. The alloy pulley is very cool and selling like crazy, but to say you must use it to run the car really isn't true
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Looking at pictures from the European Touring Car championship, looks like all the 416s, TCXs, and others are all using the Tamiya Gear diff at the rear. What's up with that?
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Looking at pictures from the European Touring Car championship, looks like all the 416s, TCXs, and others are all using the Tamiya Gear diff at the rear. What's up with that?
TCX uses Cyclone TC parts to put a Spec R gear diff from a 416 in the TCX.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:43 PM   #38
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I pick photon because that is what I have. Also EJ and OD are the bomb diggity.
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TCX uses Cyclone TC parts to put a Spec R gear diff from a 416 in the TCX.
So just making sure I understand, can the current kit form TCX use the Tamiya gear diff directly with no further modification?

And can the Photon and TC6 do the same?
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The photon can take a gear diff with no modifications. There is currently one made by an aftermarket company(i forget the name) and photon will be releasing one soon I hear. I believe team drivers have it already.
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So just making sure I understand, can the current kit form TCX use the Tamiya gear diff directly with no further modification?

And can the Photon and TC6 do the same?
for the TCX to use the Spec-R gear diff for the tamiya, you have to change the front pulley..

as for the photon TOP sells a gear diff for the car..

TC6 im not sure about since the car is not released yet..
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also note, with the front pulley switch for the TCX, you need to fit the 37t tamiya pulley, but it must be re drilled to fit, a point worth noting also is that the centre bore of the tamiya pulley is about 1.5mm larger than the HB pulley, so it is a little tricky to get it drilled perfectly, but it isnt too difficult if you know what your doing.

good luck with which ever car you choose
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So just making sure I understand, can the current kit form TCX use the Tamiya gear diff directly with no further modification?

And can the Photon and TC6 do the same?
Here is what Hiro posted::

http://www.rctech.net/forum/7741200-post377.html
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:58 PM   #44
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for the TCX to use the Spec-R gear diff for the tamiya, you have to change the front pulley..
I don't get it. Why do you have to change the front pulley when all you are replacing is the rear?

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Thanks for posting... seems like too much of a "pita"...pain in the...

I would just assume Hot Bodies / Associated will come out with their own which should be a direct fit.

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Thanks for posting... seems like too much of a "pita"...pain in the...

I would just assume Hot Bodies / Associated will come out with their own which should be a direct fit.
Not any worse than building a ball diff
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