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Old 12-08-2010, 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Nilks View Post
If it didn't work - yes, it would be ridiculous. But they do work, and I have spent very little money on broken parts on my car. Xray isn't cheap, but you almost never break anything.

I would rather spent money right now, and have a car that doesn't break in races, than having a cheap cars, that breaks every time it touches the track. (Not saying the Asso is just that, as I don't know)

I would rather have plastic shock bodies. Plastic shock bodies don't expand at the rate of aluminum on a hot day and cause me to lose dampening in the middle of a race or tighten up when the temps drop causing too much dampening of the shock absorber. Plastic a more stable than aluminum.
The internals of a plastic shock don't wear and contaminate the oil like an aluminum shock. In a touring car a properly designed plastic shock body will outperform an aluminum shock body, hands down.
I have a couple T3's. I will evaluate the TC6 once my friend finishes the build of his new TC6.....Time will tell.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:37 AM
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I will agree with you on the shocks. I do think they are better and I accept them now. They are harder to build correct, but once you do they last forever! lol Now, I will say they need to redesign them to be faster to build correct. They do that and I will never moan about it again. I'm just glad I only need to rebuild them after a long season.

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I would rather have plastic shock bodies. Plastic shock bodies don't expand at the rate of aluminum on a hot day and cause me to lose dampening in the middle of a race or tighten up when the temps drop causing too much dampening of the shock absorber. Plastic a more stable than aluminum.
The internals of a plastic shock don't wear and contaminate the oil like an aluminum shock. In a touring car a properly designed plastic shock body will outperform an aluminum shock body, hands down.
I have a couple T3's. I will evaluate the TC6 once my friend finishes the build of his new TC6.....Time will tell.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by RCknight View Post
I will agree with you on the shocks. I do think they are better and I accept them now. They are harder to build correct, but once you do they last forever! lol Now, I will say they need to redesign them to be faster to build correct. They do that and I will never moan about it again. I'm just glad I only need to rebuild them after a long season.
Apparently you didn't read the whole t3 2011 thread...
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:28 PM
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hi all, here in Spain do not see many cars Team Associated ... rather, national and regional competitions seem almost UNIMARC, nearly all cars are Xray, Yokomo odd (but very few) and Tamiya ....
from my point of view I prefer the Associated as to the level of driving we're going to make the same times with the car as well as Xray Associated with the car ... and Xray is far more expensive than Associated, in fact I've always bought cars and parts in the United States ,....
Xray is also the most sencible to adjustments ...... The Associated forgive you but some possible configuration errors ...

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Old 12-08-2010, 04:04 PM
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I know that parts availabilityand prices always are in important in decision making. But I suggest you drive a T3 and then drive a T6 or a TC5 which i had and you will see the big difference in cars... I really like associated, but once i started racing with my t2 009 and then my t3.. hands down so much better. I ve also had a few accidents and my xrays have held up so much better than the tc5. They are good cars the t6 and tc5 but if you want a step up i would go with the xray.

A t6 $374.99
a xray t3 $499.99

Its a $125 difference. Buy the tc6 and save 10 dollars a week for 3 months. Thats the difference in price... or wait an extra 12 weeks. and get the car you will be competitive with and most of all HAPPY.

My 2 cents...
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DAMN IT!!! its so hard to choice the right one to start with.

RC4ODC is right, on saving up (for me it would be $100 more) extra cash to buy the better car.

PS: I just flipped a coin with the #6 on one side and the #3 on the other and 2-3 the Xray won
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jackdani said this about the TC6
guys that changed are VERY happy, according to theme the car is easy, have more steering than almost every machine else, is strong and with a complete new design have a perfect balance.


but this to me is something odd. i keep hearing year after year, that the latest cars have more steering. as far as i know there is no free lunch, if you have more steering, you will sacrifice rear grip. you still have to slow down considerably to take a corner, thats why cars these days have spools. is it possible to have so much steering, that you can corner much faster without losing rear grip, vis a vis the T3 vs TC6 ?
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Originally Posted by RC4ODC
I know that parts availabilityand prices always are in important in decision making. But I suggest you drive a T3 and then drive a T6 or a TC5 which i had and you will see the big difference in cars... I really like associated, but once i started racing with my t2 009 and then my t3.. hands down so much better. I ve also had a few accidents and my xrays have held up so much better than the tc5. They are good cars the t6 and tc5 but if you want a step up i would go with the xray.

A t6 $374.99
a xray t3 $499.99

Its a $125 difference. Buy the tc6 and save 10 dollars a week for 3 months. Thats the difference in price... or wait an extra 12 weeks. and get the car you will be competitive with and most of all HAPPY.

My 2 cents...
How can you even compare a TC6 to a TC5? Thats like comparing a first gen T2 to a T3.

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Well, I pulled the trigger and bought the T3 2011 out the door for $5 benjis. Can't wait to put it together during my days off. I also picked up a Parma Bumper and T2 bumper brace or support. Gonna save u for the Tekin RS pro w/17.5T motor, Hitec HS 7945TH servo
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Originally Posted by s.l.c. View Post
Well, I pulled the trigger and bought the T3 2011 out the door for $5 benjis. Can't wait to put it together during my days off. I also picked up a Parma Bumper and T2 bumper brace or support. Gonna save u for the Tekin RS pro w/17.5T motor, Hitec HS 7945TH servo
To save some coin, think about if you need the Tekin RS vs. Tekin RS Pro.

Also that Hitec servo has a ton of torque, way more than you'll need. Savox servos seem pretty good (1257, 1258) and they are running a promotion where you can get $20 by trading in an old servo which ends up being about $47 for a new servo.

https://www.savoxusa.com/Articles.as...81&click=57525
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would the HS 7940 TH be to much also for T3 2011?
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Originally Posted by s.l.c. View Post

PS: I just flipped a coin with the #6 on one side and the #3 on the other and 2-3 the Xray won
Same results in a race ;-)
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Originally Posted by s.l.c. View Post
would the HS 7940 TH be to much also for T3 2011?

Hitec servos are made for crawling! Stick with Futaba or Savok. The s9551 is a great Futaba low profile servo or if your looking for a standard servo go with the Futaba s9351, can't go wrong with either one.
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I replaced my 9551 with a BLS551 and I LOVE it.
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