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Old 09-12-2004, 04:47 AM   #1
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I'm in a market for a new TC and decided to choose a shaft drive car. Need some opinions to decide between Pro4, R3 or R2, CGM and FT TC3. All this car has the support from my lhs, so parts will be no problems. Just need something that low maintainence and agile but not fragile..!!
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i dont own a shaft car but all i can say is the pro 4 and the tc3 seem to be the best and the pro 4 is easy to work on ane isnt fragile niether is the tc3 you might want to chek out the new tc4 it looks preety cool
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I haveta say the tub chassis shaft cars are 'friendlier' to drive... go CGM or TC4
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I haveta say the tub chassis shaft cars are 'friendlier' to drive... go CGM or TC4
100% agree. Very friendly to rebuild the diff and changing spur gear too.
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Pro4, very quick both on asphult and carpet(provided you get a ft diff).
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Old 09-12-2004, 09:21 AM   #6
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hey dude, I thought you were moving out of the game?I was the one who looked at your RClab.

Anyway, i'd say get the CGM. It's cheaper and is better all round than CF decked chassis'.I don't think you'd be willing to wait any longer for the TC4 eh? Plus I can tell you that AE parts are at least 20% more expensive than Yokomo or HPI where we live.
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hey dude, I thought you were moving out of the game?I was the one who looked at your RClab.

Anyway, i'd say get the CGM. It's cheaper and is better all round than CF decked chassis'.I don't think you'd be willing to wait any longer for the TC4 eh? Plus I can tell you that AE parts are at least 20% more expensive than Yokomo or HPI where we live.
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nice meeting you.. actually I am out for now and maybe at least for a month or two, not sure... But I can't help myself..! after letting go the Lab, I just need to have a car beside me eventhough I don't have the time to run it!! I think I'm going wacko!!
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You just want a car to sleep with?
that's borderline wacko I'd say!

I'd still recommend CGM cos it's tweak free in case you rolled over it
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I'm in a market for a new TC and decided to choose a shaft drive car. Need some opinions to decide between Pro4, R3 or R2, CGM and FT TC3. All this car has the support from my lhs, so parts will be no problems. Just need something that low maintainence and agile but not fragile..!!
Go for the CGM
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Old 09-14-2004, 06:02 PM   #10
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hi,
I'm in a market for a new TC and decided to choose a shaft drive car. Need some opinions to decide between Pro4, R3 or R2, CGM and FT TC3. All this car has the support from my lhs, so parts will be no problems. Just need something that low maintainence and agile but not fragile..!!
If you can wait, the tc4 seems way cool...the again the yokomo cgm is cool too. Extreme RC magazine just did a shaft drive shoot out.
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Your choice is really limited to 2 cars.......on all counts.

The only 2 cars with a tub chassis are the Yoke CGM and the TC3 or 4. Ever seen a real race car with a flat bed chassis ? So why should an RC car be any different.

Both Yoke and AE have more International wins and world championships to their name than any of the others you mention.

Coincidentally just yesterday I was talking to a very knowledgeable and respectable person in the RC trade, who incidentally sells all the cars you mention, so he will not be biased. He said exactly the same.

Of course if all you want is bling......without the performance and success of Yokomo or Associated, there's always the Barracuda.

Results all over the world prove what I am saying, and so have most of the guys who have offered their suggestions here before me.
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Hi,

I would go for the TC4!

Asso is making cars off such a high level that you can't go wrong with it.
They have tested the car that many so it will be fine right out of the box!

Go TC4!
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