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Old 01-03-2005, 12:58 PM   #1
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Hey guys after a couple threads I had a little succses but now im thinking about getting a tc3 rtr I was wondering do you guys think I could get one of these for under 300 dollars canadian funds seeing how there discontinued?
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Old 01-03-2005, 01:12 PM   #2
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i dont know much about the canadian dollar rate but seeing as the tc4s just came into the market, some people will be ditching their tc3s for tc4s and so the tc3s would be selling cheap, many of them. oh and by the way, dunno bout canadian$ but in american$300, you can get a tc3ft maybe twice if you take your time and look for good deals
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Old 01-03-2005, 01:16 PM   #3
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to be honest with you, look into a kit you can build yourself. For one major reason and one reason only, to understand the inner workings of you own car, which ultimately.leads up to knowing how to repair it.... just a thought...
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Old 01-03-2005, 01:23 PM   #4
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If I would buy a car I would rather order a kit from HongKong,
its really cheap in there, and as ALBERTO said its better to fix your own kit to know the mechanism of your car.
I have the TC3 and its perfect but take more opinions from people who tried the TC4 and compare between them.Check the factory team kit or the team kit.

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Old 01-03-2005, 01:33 PM   #5
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the tc3 is very similar to the tc4, its just that the tc4 is a slightly more revised version of a tc3 both cars are very good! but if i was shopping i would get a tc4 kit, it might seem overwhelming to build your own car but you will gain so much from doing it yourself that you could make future repairs on it in your sleep!
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I would get a TC4 kit and build it yourself so you can understand how it works and how to fix it when it breaks.
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Old 01-03-2005, 02:15 PM   #7
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ok that sounds like a good idea I could understand how it works and that way I can chose the parts that I want to put in it
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what come with the tc4 that makes it cost 350 canadian and what do I need after I buy the kit?
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radio, speed control, steering servo, motor, wheels, body, 6 cell battery
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You would need a battery charger too, and maybe a power supply depending on what kind of charger you get.

If you are still trying to get a RTR, you can also wait for the TC4 RTR which is supposed to be out in the next month or so I think.
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Old 01-03-2005, 06:21 PM   #11
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no im thinking about getting the tc4 kit not the team versions just the regalar one but that doesnt come with the radio does it?
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No you are right it doesn't...it is a basic kit with no electronics. However, I was saying that if you can wait, and are still looking for a RTR, next in line for Associated's releases is the TC4 RTR version. That will have the speedo, motor, and radio. Don't know when exactly though...just heard about it.
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Old 01-03-2005, 09:29 PM   #13
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I was thinking that but someone on the forum gave me the great idea of getting a kit that way a can find out how the stuff works so I can fix it if it breakes and by the way is the tc4 kit a kit that has all the mecanical part I just add the electrical?
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Yup, thats it. Good to see you considering a kit. Too many people are scared of having to assemble their own and then they get frustrated when they always have to take thier car back to the hobby shop to get it fixed.
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Old 01-04-2005, 07:41 AM   #15
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the task of building seems a little scary right now but I know how to solder and stuff so it will be fun to build I was considering to get a rtr before but I think the kit will work out better
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