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Old 02-07-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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how long will tc4 be around for?

im thinking of picking one of these cars up on the cheap. and would like to know how much longer it will be on the market for? it seems to me that its at the end of its life but do you think parts will be hard to get?
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how long will tc4 be around for?

im thinking of picking one of these cars up on the cheap. and would like to know how much longer it will be on the market for? it seems to me that its at the end of its life but do you think parts will be hard to get?
The TC4 RTR is still in production which means that spare parts and hop ups are still in production. It will be around for some time due to its continuing popularity as a low cost competitive racer.
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The TC4 RTR is still in production which means that spare parts and hop ups are still in production. It will be around for some time due to its continuing popularity as a low cost competitive racer.
I herd from my lhs that they are discontinueing it
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The TC4 is a relatively durable car. If you over-tighten the steering rack/servo saver, you can break it, so it is good to have a spare rack (fairly cheap).

I'm currently racing a FT TC4 in VTA (25.5) and a tub TC4 in USGT (21.5) and am able to make the a-main against decent competition with both cars. I rarely break any parts and tend to hug the barriers. I have occassionally broken an a-arm or steering knuckle, so keeping a limited number of spare parts is advisable (for racing any car).

The only parts that can be difficult to find are the blue aluminum rear 2.5 toe in arm mounts. However, I think they can still be purchased directly from Team Associated's web store. In fact, they still have plenty of parts for the electric TC3 online. Here is a link to Team Associated's webstore if you are looking for parts (http://order.aeteam.net/).


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Old 02-07-2012, 12:23 PM   #5
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Actually it is not being discontinued. In fact another version of it is just over the horizon...
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Actually it is not being discontinued. In fact another version of it is just over the horizon...
can you say USVTA EDITION...humm maybe...maybe not...oh, Im awake now...it would be nice all the same...maybe
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can you say USVTA EDITION...humm maybe...maybe not...oh, Im awake now...it would be nice all the same...maybe
We can all dream.. I would pick on up! My old TC4 drifter has been one of the best cars I have owned.
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can you say USVTA EDITION...humm maybe...maybe not...oh, Im awake now...it would be nice all the same...maybe
or the USVTA DS version
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My guess is it's getting the 2.4ghz/Brushless updates that all of the other 1/10th scale AE RTRs have.
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My guess is it's getting the 2.4ghz/Brushless updates that all of the other 1/10th scale AE RTRs have.
not yet Something different. VTA was taken into consideration.
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Hopefully for a couple more years. When the TC5 came out, the word was the TC4 was already on the way out.

But here we are, the TC6 is out and we still have TC4 around.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #12
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if they remove it from the market do you think that parts supply will dry up?

and what is a team cf chassis tc4 roller worth now days?

thanks for any more info
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The tc4 will outlast the tc5, tc6, tc6.1 , etc... It's just the RTR world growing demand for simplicity that makes it attractive...
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Factory Team CF rollers usually go for $100-$140. The main reasons it will stay around for awhile are simple. It's shaft driven and has sealed diffs for the dirt oval guys. I'm guessing the new version will be the TC4.1
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Bring back the TC3
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