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Old 06-12-2013, 09:50 AM
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I'm looking for a warpspeed tc3 if anyone knows where ones at
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My Xray T1 cars are still very competitive in VTA and USGT. Unfortunately the T1 is a bit heavy for TC, as the rules seem to reduce the minimum weight nearly every year.

I like the fact that the T1 has pivot ball suspension, like any modern real car. I've been eyeing that nifty new Russian TC, since it also has pivot balls, but it's much cheaper to keep running the T1.
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I have 4 TC 3s. One FT, 2 team and one IRS conversion. The IRS car is set up for VTA, but has never been on the track.
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Originally Posted by Chrissy C View Post
Love this thread!

I think a shaft drive car would be brilliant for todays stock classes (21.5t boosted or 17.5 blinky), the torque effect of the motor is much reduced from the old brushed days, a shaft car would give you excellent accleration.

I have been looking for an older car to update for a while, the trouble is (in my opinion) you need to have one that you can use a spool in (with replaceable outputs) and a gear diff.

The only gear diff for a shaft car that i can find is one by SPecR for the Tamiya TB03 so i have been slowly collecting parts for that car, they are still readily available and you can also use the same suspenion components as the 417...so I don't know if its really considered an 'old car'....

I also have some Yokomo SD parts lying about so might do something with those too. Someone was asking about SD parts on here, to get all the SD/CGM parts you need to go to Japan (RC Race & Drift or Banzai) as the SD is still used as a drift car, about 99% of all the parts are still available...plus some new parts that the latest drift car uses.

A Tamiya 414M2 would be my ideal 'old car', but they are tough to find...anyone have one they want shifting
Exotek races with an HPI Pro4 and is kicking butt and taking names... The car is just wicked fast.
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My losi JRX type R was a rocket at 17.5 touring, but as I paid for the TC6.1 I figured I should be racing it... now I just mess with the type R on foamies with a big modified. The again, when the groove came up this last weekend I beat my best JRXS single lap ever by a full three tenths, so maybe that TC6 has something going for it. (May have just been the groove, my 1/12 scale was also in beast-mode)
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Where are the rest of the oldies but goodies?!
I am still here with my old car.
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Originally Posted by alcyon View Post
I am still here with my old car.

All the more reason to keep that kawada blog current! Keep up the good work

By the way, was that fibre lyte chassis expensive?
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Originally Posted by AARON YOUNG View Post
I'm looking for a warpspeed tc3 if anyone knows where ones at
BMI was better, and he used to cut the warpspeed stuff anyway...
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Still running a TRF 415, but with modification like:

- 415 MRE steering upgrade
- larger pulleys for better internal gear ratio (got the same IR as a 417 now)
- custom bottom deck because I can't seem to get new Tamiya decks anymore
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I love this thread!!!

My TC3 is the current New Zealand Touring Car Stock Champion!!!

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I love this thread!!!

My TC3 is the current New Zealand Touring Car Stock Champion!!!

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What mods do you have on it?
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I have put the nitro steering system on it. Also done a bit of grinding to lighten it up and also made sure the gears are as free and smooth as possible. The front diff, I did up tight, similar to a spool but not as harsh. I also have used a spool up front with faster motors.

All in all, its not that far away from the standard Factory team TC3.

From what I can see, todays cars have more setting options, which can make the car more adjustable, but can also make the car easier to set up totally wrong. I can also say just because a car has a carbon fibre chassis and aluminum everywhere, that does not mean that its any faster for a lap than an injection molded car.

For stock type racing where every kph counts, I would highly recommend a TC3.
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I liked my tc3 team when I raced it years ago, but the differentials appeared to be the weak spot for me when using a 19t motor as they overheated on the d rings. Maybe I needed metal outdrives

I had a few IRS parts on it too as well as milling the chassis out with a sander to save weight and the front shock tower mod, but I got rid of it ages ago.

The HPI Pro 2 was another of my favorite cars, I won the stock club championship with it many, many years ago.

Another car I used to race and still have to this day is the tamiya ta05 with a full 3 racing graphite chassis and trf shocks.

A little on the heavy side, but indestructable! And the thick chassis was perfect for high traction tracks using foams. It didn't handle so nicely outdoors on rubber, the chassis flex was virtually non existant.

There is a picture of the car here: http://www.fusionhobbies.com/blog-ar...led-car-racing
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Originally Posted by irockflipflops View Post
All the more reason to keep that kawada blog current! Keep up the good work

By the way, was that fibre lyte chassis expensive?
wow, nice to know there are people reading my blog ! the chassis costs me about 62GBP plus shipping, chassis comes with battery holders. I made a few mistakes in that chassis design but it doesn't affect the cars performance, just the ease of strapping the battery in.
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Originally Posted by ixlr8nz View Post
I love this thread!!!

My TC3 is the current New Zealand Touring Car Stock Champion!!!

Mike
Mike thats awesome! A true testament to the fact that driving skill is more impactful than the coin spent on the latest and greatest rides.
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