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Old 07-10-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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I am looking to get a tc chassis to run in spec club racing. Basically it's 17.5 with a spec gear ratio and spec tires. I may run 17.5 blinky or trans am once and a while.

I just sold everything with the notion that I was going to take a break, but we all know how that goes. (had a photon).

I am looking for something inexpensive but reliable. I will only be racing occasionally, so I don't want to spend a ton. I was looking at the X-ray t3r, the Sakura zero ( with some upgrades), ta05 or ta06.

All in all they will all end up close in price. I through in the Tamiyas because we do have 2 local tcs races. But not sure if they will limit me.

Any advice on chassis and hop ups would be appreciated.

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They even have a tc4 on amazon specifically for club spec racing @$149.99
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A Photon would be perfect for that if you have good parts support where you are.
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Sounds like the TA05 / or Ta06 would be best for that situation. Especially as you can do the TCS races.
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I had a Photon and loved it, but wasnt looking to spend that much again.

Will a TA05/06 hold me back in the other classes? TCS is only 2 races a year.

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X-ray T3R is a very nice chassis. The only hop-ups I've put on mine so far are turnbuckles for ease of setups and an additional top deck standoff for behind the steering column as it can pop out upon impact due to flex. If your parts supplier has the X-ray stuff, I'd strongly consider it.

Are you running on carpet or asphalt mostly? I run primarily on asphalt and the T3R is great for that.
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Leaning toward the X-ray. I will mainly run on asphalt, but will run on carpet sometimes in the winter.

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I'd go with the Sakura, I've heard nothing but great things about it and parts are sooo much cheaper than on the x-ray.
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I am a little hesitant about the sakura, mainly do to parts. I created a cart with all the extras I wanted and barely went over $200 and that included all the spare plastic.

Is it true that Xray plastic fits the Sakura?
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Leaning toward the X-ray. I will mainly run on asphalt, but will run on carpet sometimes in the winter.

Thanks Chris
Cool. I would get extra standoffs for the top deck and add them for carpet to get more rigidity. The extra flex of the T3R chassis is excellent for asphalt as supplied with the caveat of the standoff behind the steering column.
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I am a little hesitant about the sakura, mainly do to parts. I created a cart with all the extras I wanted and barely went over $200 and that included all the spare plastic.

Is it true that Xray plastic fits the Sakura?
I'm not sure if they fit or not but the Sakura seems fairly durable from what people have been saying and you can get much more spare parts to have on hand for the same price as only a few X-ray parts.
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