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Old 07-15-2011, 07:02 AM   #16
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on my TC5 you have the option to convert the spool to diff
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What about gear diffs front and rear? Function like ball diffs but they won't slip and are essentially maintenance free. Associated is releasing a gear diff I hear........
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:40 PM   #18
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Ok, I'm extremely tempted by Olly's used TC5, whats the general opinion of them?
Will it be able to complete with Schumachers (mainly Mi1's) and Xray T2's/3's?
I know the TC6 is now out, but will parts be an issue with the TC5?
The motors at my club are 13.5t Brushless, so nothing too crazy..!
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Onee thing I don't like about TC5s is the motor mount. Most newer vehicles, including the TC6, have the motor mounted very close to the center. On the TC5 the motor sticks out quite a bit. If you can find one for a great price though no reason to hesitate on it, and parts are easy to get.
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Ok, does that make a lot of difference? This TC5 is a lot cheaper than the other cars I've looked at, and while it's not the most current model, I'm guessing it would probably be better than the current, but lower spec version of an xray or a Sakura?
Are they still easy enough to get parts for?
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:02 PM   #21
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Hi James

We all told you, you will have no problem to find parts, lots are same than TC6 when it comes to wishbones and steering parts...

Did you get the pictures?

Also I did not mention to you but I use tape to hold the battery in place to minimise tweaking of chassis, that is why the carbon lipo support is made like this and the balance is much better like Cwood34 mentioned the motor is out a good bit on TC5 so it needs a better balance when you are using lipos which are lighter than Nimh.

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Sorry, I overlooked the comment about parts, but thanks, good to know. And I think worrying too much about the balance is a little beyond my current ability! Its a shame I can't get it over to my club to try, due to work I doubt I'll get to race it for a couple weeks, but when I can I'll try playing about with a few settings and try to get my head around getting it to handle in a way that suits me. Lots to learn, but should be fun
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