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Old 05-15-2012, 02:02 AM   #1
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I normally race F1 and Pro10, so last weekend I raced my first 4WD in Touring Stock and loved it!
I just used my old Tamiya TL-01 with all hopups including gearset, alloy shaft etc.
The car handled really well, but in a straight line it was pretty slow compared to everyone elses. Still at the end of the day I managed 3rd!
The TL-01 even though it's fun to drive and fun to watch the other drivers faces when I beat them, especially when it's still got the Mitsi Evo 6 shell

Question is... I have been looking at something cheap and more modern to to replace it with. I have been looking at the 3racing Sakura S and the Associated TC4. Which one is going to be better for Touring stock?
I though the belt driven Sakura would be the one to have, but apparently the TC4 is going to be the better choice? With the $50usd I can save buying the Sakura I could invest in some hopups?
Can someone help me out?
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I normally race F1 and Pro10, so last weekend I raced my first 4WD in Touring Stock and loved it!
I just used my old Tamiya TL-01 with all hopups including gearset, alloy shaft etc.
The car handled really well, but in a straight line it was pretty slow compared to everyone elses. Still at the end of the day I managed 3rd!
The TL-01 even though it's fun to drive and fun to watch the other drivers faces when I beat them, especially when it's still got the Mitsi Evo 6 shell

Question is... I have been looking at something cheap and more modern to to replace it with. I have been looking at the 3racing Sakura S and the Associated TC4. Which one is going to be better for Touring stock?
I though the belt driven Sakura would be the one to have, but apparently the TC4 is going to be the better choice? With the $50usd I can save buying the Sakura I could invest in some hopups?
Can someone help me out?
The Sakura is a more contemporary layout and I believe can be upgraded to full Zero spec if you desire. The TC4 is a very dated design that still works but given the choice I'd go with the newest design. What are people at your track running? If they are all using shaft driven cars and have them working well maybe there is more incentive to get something similar.
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Go the Sakura for sure.
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Get the Sakura. Great car for the $$$$
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Sakura + hopups!
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The base Sakura Zero S with a few key upgrades makes for a wonderful sedan. I recommend the vertical motor mount, spur gear adapter, 19T lay shaft pulleys and perhaps a belt tensioner guide.

If you add Ofna Diff Lock (#10230) to the front gear diff you effectively lock the diff action to create a front spool which helps.
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Awesome! That's the answer I was hoping for
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