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Old 04-15-2011, 11:44 AM
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Guys, looking for help to determine what touring car to get.

Car will be mainly used for street and parking lot. I do love speed. Controlling that speed is why I'm asking. I plan to build it, and most likely will not do much tuning. Set it and somewhat forget it.

I had a TA03R that I updated about 3 months ago with a Dynamite Fuze 5800Kv motor and ESC combo + 2S lipo. A few cart wheels later... I need a new car.

Was thinking of TA05 V2. However, the shiny aluminum and chassis of the TC6 is nice. TC5 is relatively inexpensive. On and on and on.
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The TC5 is on clearance on RC10.com for $225.
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:07 AM
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Hey,

If you are looking for a car just for thrashing round the parking lot etc I wouldn't be going for anything like a TC5/6 or anything simalar, these cars are built to race (which I highly recommend, its alot more fun) I would go for something like rally car or something.

Thats just my personal opinion but if you get a tourer get it down to a local track to blast round the track
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Funny thing is - there's 6 hobby shops within 20 minutes of where I am. Nearest track... There's an outdoor one that runs monthly. They're 65 minutes away from me. Parking lot is somewhat my only option.

I been having fun with my Traxxas Stampede 4x4. I really really want an onroad car.

I think I've pretty much decided either between TA05 V2 or TC5.
- Parts for both are readily available at my LHS.
- They're both around $200.
- TA05 V2 is newer while TC5 may be older but has seriously cool stuff.

Question is - Which car would give me more control?
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Originally Posted by pacogolf888 View Post
Funny thing is - there's 6 hobby shops within 20 minutes of where I am. Nearest track... There's an outdoor one that runs monthly. They're 65 minutes away from me. Parking lot is somewhat my only option.

I been having fun with my Traxxas Stampede 4x4. I really really want an onroad car.

I think I've pretty much decided either between TA05 V2 or TC5.
- Parts for both are readily available at my LHS.
- They're both around $200.
- TA05 V2 is newer while TC5 may be older but has seriously cool stuff.

Question is - Which car would give me more control?
I believe the answer is within your hands...
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both? I wish.

I'll give it a few more days.

I'll eventually decide.
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I would go for the Ta05v2 much more stronger than the TC5 and as quick. It's also very versatile and it canmake a great CS drift car, or a very hot router with the exotech chassis conversion.
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:53 PM
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Decided to go with the TA05 V2. Getting the Gallardo kit. Can't wait!

Planning to move my existing Dynamite Fuze 5800 KV motor and ESC combo. Will purchase a new Traxxas receiver and a new servo.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:52 PM
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Just sent payment for a used TA05 V2. Can't wait to get it.
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I want pics
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I built a TC3 many years ago (before lipos and brushless existed) I took my newly built car to my local parking lot (In brooklyn, NY parking lots are few and far) and hit that throttle, 12 seconds later a rock flew into my gears destroying my pinion, spur and motor. Chunks from my foam tires flew off. For a track, its an awesome car, for the parking lot - great choice picking up the TA05 V2 (IMO).
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Originally Posted by dennisnielsen View Post
I want pics
Will post as soon as I get my hands on it. Seller should be shipping it soon.

Originally Posted by Onetrade View Post
I built a TC3 many years ago (before lipos and brushless existed) I took my newly built car to my local parking lot (In brooklyn, NY parking lots are few and far) and hit that throttle, 12 seconds later a rock flew into my gears destroying my pinion, spur and motor. Chunks from my foam tires flew off. For a track, its an awesome car, for the parking lot - great choice picking up the TA05 V2 (IMO).
Ouch! I've noticed that the TA05V2 spur and pinion are exposed. Similar to a lot of the newer chassis. I hope I don't have to encounter that situation.

I was having trouble choosing. At the end, I thought the TA05 V2 would be more than adequate as a replacement for my old TA03R.

The anticipation of getting my TA05 is seriously killing me. Had to run my Stampede 4x4 on the street today. The body roll was not a good sight.
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Seller just emailed me the tracking #. The anticipation is killing me....
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here's a pic from the day I got it.
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Hey pacogolf888. If the weather is nice on Sundays there will be racing in the Home Depot parking lot, across the highway(401) from Yorkdale Mall in Toronto. 90 Billy Bishop Way. Check the forum at www.fastcats.ca

The track gets cleaned and sprayed with sugar water. The race director, John, is awesome. Makes it a ton of fun. He was the guy who announced all the road races at Snowbirds (a huge annual race in Florida)

For TC chassis there are two classes. One is 13.5 boosted(some days might actually be open modified). The other class is 21.5 no boost, which would probably be the class to start racing. I'll probably be racing both every Sunday and on Thursday nights if they start doing Thursdays again..

I think this Sunday will be cleanup and a bit of practice if it doesn't rain. It will be the first day open this year. They might be running on the holiday Monday too though.


If you want to take the trek out to London, RROL ( www.rrol.ca ) races on a large sealed track at the Home Depot there on Saturdays. If it is raining they race indoors at Lou's Speedway. Lou's is an awesome permanent indoor on-road carpet track just outside of London, in Dorchester. www.lousspeedway.com
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