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Old 07-01-2011, 08:04 AM   #16
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yup. a great bulletproof motor combo.
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:55 PM   #17
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Cool, i hadn't even thought about putting a traxxas motor in there.
That's another one to think about.
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that the one off the VXL-3s ESc?
Yeah I think that is it. The ESC is good for 3S which would spin that 3500kV motor nearly 40k and everything I've heard points suggests that is about the upper limit of the stock diffs.
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Sweet i may go that route as im not doing this to start racing, its just a replacement for my NTC3+ which i always just used for parking lot bashing.
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Ordered the Velinion today. Was in at the LHS for something else and i was talking to one of the guys in there, and even though they had the Castle and LRP systems in stock he actually recommended the Traxxas kit for this application. Said the Castle in anything over 4600kv would be a parts shredder in the TC4.
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Ordered the Velinion today. Was in at the LHS for something else and i was talking to one of the guys in there, and even though they had the Castle and LRP systems in stock he actually recommended the Traxxas kit for this application. Said the Castle in anything over 4600kv would be a parts shredder in the TC4.
Just out of curiosity what shop were you in?
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I was hoping I could draw on your experience regarding a handling problem...

I have an old, but well fitted TC4 with Ti screws, carbon reinforced chassis, etc. I have recently found it in my garage & I can't get it to handle...

When I give it hard throttle, it 'hacks' right or left & generally speaking wanders all over the place except at slow speeds. It was a high speed 'wander' that got a wishbone arm broken & I really think that this would do well on the track especially with a LiPO.

It didn't do any of this when I raced it previously... Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
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Getting tired of waiting for the velinion system to arrive so i am running this short run times on a lipo for now. messing around in the parking lot etc for 5-6 mins a few times just to get it loosened up a bit before i hit it with brushless.

Are there any "must-do" upgrades on the TC4 before I even think of going brushless in here?
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Getting tired of waiting for the velinion system to arrive so i am running this short run times on a lipo for now. messing around in the parking lot etc for 5-6 mins a few times just to get it loosened up a bit before i hit it with brushless.

Are there any "must-do" upgrades on the TC4 before I even think of going brushless in here?
i once had a factory team tc4. and to get the chassis to handle alot of power is gonna cost you a pretty penny. first off i would get parts from irrgang or irs they make titanium drivetrain parts (and they aint cheap) because alot of power will cause the drive shaft to bend or warp. the chassis also will torque flex which causes it to wander.i would recommend getting a tekin set up tekin rs with a 17.5 motor. with boost and proper gearing you could get the car up to 35 mph with the stock parts. i would not put anything faster than a 10.5 in it with stock parts. unless you wanna drift. then you could put a 7.5 (with drift tires) as the wheels would spin and would not cause any drive train damage because it is moving freely with almost no resistance. good luck p.s the tc4 is a good vintage trans am class chassis and alot of people use them. all you have to get is a 21.5 or 25.5 vintage muscle car body and hpi vintage tires and wheels.
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thanks for the reply. my mind is made up on the BL combo im picking up a Traxxas Velinion with the 3500kv. Seemed to be a good option without breaking the bank considering im most likely not going to be racing with it. (not anytime soon anyways) im just hoping to build it up a little bit to make it a bit more reliable. Is there a chassis brace for the stock chassis or do i have to go carbon/graphite to get a 2 tier chassis?
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thanks for the reply. my mind is made up on the BL combo im picking up a Traxxas Velinion with the 3500kv. Seemed to be a good option without breaking the bank considering im most likely not going to be racing with it. (not anytime soon anyways) im just hoping to build it up a little bit to make it a bit more reliable. Is there a chassis brace for the stock chassis or do i have to go carbon/graphite to get a 2 tier chassis?
if you have tub chassis i would leave it alone. the tub chassis has a good flex to it. if you have the stock servo in it, that would be the first thing i would change. get a good high speed/ torque digital servo.
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a servo was definitely next on my list, more curious of drive-line components. are there full kits you can buy to replace out the diffs or are they pretty much buy this and this and this kinda deals?
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a servo was definitely next on my list, more curious of drive-line components. are there full kits you can buy to replace out the diffs or are they pretty much buy this and this and this kinda deals?
start here: www.teamirsrc.com/tc3.html www.3racing-parts.com www.gpmparts.com
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13.5 or 17.5 tekin setup will Do u Great! 10.5 is Crazy How fast do you want to go..
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