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Old 08-23-2011, 07:32 AM   #1
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I really had my heart set on a TT-01 since the first time I saw one drifting. Everywhere I have read people are saying they are cheap, reliable and fun to drift

I'm a beginner and am looking for a drift car, something I can upgrade and make better over time but something I can keep and enjoy later on as I get better at drifting

Don't mind and am more than capable of converting from bushed to brushless, not chasing speed or power just a well balanced and powered drift car. Not looking at going crazy with a lot of hop ups, really just want a thrasher with nice style, nice offset wheels and clean JDM shell

TT-01 seemed to be the way to go but the more I look into it now people seem to be saying TB03 is better, stronger and newer and drifts better than the TT-01 and will outlast a TT-01

I can get a new TT-01 kit assembled with ball bearings and oil filled shocks for $100 comes with a shell also

Price wise and everything I mentioned above, which would be a better choice?

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TB03 Hands down.

It's a much better car and you can make more adjustments to the suspension to either drift good or race on a track later if you want.

It may be more expensive but it's a way better car overall.

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Thanks man

Anyone know where to get one at a good price here in Australia?
Don't mind ordering online or from overseas
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Not sure about Australia, but speedtechrc has 4 different TB-03 kits from $129.99-$139.99 USD
Cheaper than fleabay

http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...?catmainid=120
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Thanks man

Anyone know where to get one at a good price here in Australia?
Don't mind ordering online or from overseas
You're going to be paying somewhat more for a TB03 but you'll have a better car with more hop options available to you in the future. The TB03 is a shaft drive which seems to be more popular with the drifting community, also offers better protection from small stones if you just want to punt it around a carpark.

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Not sure about Australia, but speedtechrc has 4 different TB-03 kits from $129.99-$139.99 USD
Cheaper than fleabay

http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...?catmainid=120
Even with international shipping that's a significant saving.

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Old 08-23-2011, 10:03 AM   #7
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Nothing wrong with a TT01.

I have a TA05 (belt version of a TB03) and it is a great drifter but I can do the exact same thing with my TT01 and it is way cheaper to repair and run. Parts are readily available anywhere and everywhere....actually more so than the TB03!

TA05 parts support is just as good as the TT01 if not better.....the TB03 just never took off as well as the TA05.

It is all about the setup and how you drive it, nothing more....you can make any 4WD chassis drift.
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Belt > Shaft, for drifting. Smoother and no torque steer. But as mentioned, can be more prone to rock damage (I haven't had an issue with my t2 009 and multiple hours in various conditions).

If you think you want to get into countersteer, a belt chassis is much easier to work with. Check out the Sakura Zero S - it appears to be a straight copy of the T2 009...
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If you have the money buy the TB03. It also depends, do you want shaft or belt driven? If you plan on racing you should go with belt, if you just want to bash in a parking lot go for a shaft. If you want belt the car to go with is a Tamiya TA05, which have a few models (IFS 5-6 years old or V2 the newest) also with the TA05 you can get the R model which is worth $380 in all the carbon and aluminum upgrades. Hope I helped!!!
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If you have the money buy the TB03. It also depends, do you want shaft or belt driven? If you plan on racing you should go with belt, if you just want to bash in a parking lot go for a shaft. If you want belt the car to go with is a Tamiya TA05, which have a few models (IFS 5-6 years old or V2 the newest) also with the TA05 you can get the R model which is worth $380 in all the carbon and aluminum upgrades. Hope I helped!!!
For $380 I'd get a TOP Photon, a 3 Racing Sakura XI or maybe a TC6. I don't think a $380 TA05 is a good value no matter how many parts have been upgraded.
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For $380 I'd get a TOP Photon, a 3 Racing Sakura XI or maybe a TC6. I don't think a $380 TA05 is a good value no matter how many parts have been upgraded.
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But, if you're going for either TT-01 or TB-03 then get the TB-03.... it's just way better.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:21 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the help guys
I'm convinced on the tb03 now and it's also in my price range
With the 5 listed on the website, is there any differences with the chassis set up?
The shells are different obviously but not concerned about which shell I get as I will be changing it anyway
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Thanks for all the help guys
I'm convinced on the tb03 now and it's also in my price range
With the 5 listed on the website, is there any differences with the chassis set up?
The shells are different obviously but not concerned about which shell I get as I will be changing it anyway
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As far as I can see the only difference is the body shell, another advantage with the TB03 is that it shares the same suspension setup & parts with the TA05 so suspension parts shouldn't be a problem if you need them.

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If you have the money buy the TB03. It also depends, do you want shaft or belt driven? If you plan on racing you should go with belt, if you just want to bash in a parking lot go for a shaft. If you want belt the car to go with is a Tamiya TA05, which have a few models (IFS 5-6 years old or V2 the newest) also with the TA05 you can get the R model which is worth $380 in all the carbon and aluminum upgrades. Hope I helped!!!
LOL did you really just copy/paste the post I answered on your thread yesterday? Anyways, go TB03..TT01 is junk...
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TT01 is junk...
a bit harsh??....
obselete , overpriced, INCOMPLETE out of the box, outspecced by Chinese toy RC's.....
Tamiya should be ashamed to sell it as is. Doesnt even have bearings,oil shocks, metal centreshaft or metal dogbones !!! (outspecced by Chinese toy RC's)

go for TB03. Its what a TT01 should be
or a TA05 (watch out for small stones & debris)
or a used Cyclone TC
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