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Old 08-08-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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My local track has a nice sized on road course that I'd like to take advantage of. I'm looking for a entry level 4wd 1/10 sedan with the following specs:

- 4WD (prefer shaft)
- Sealed gear diffs
- glass, graphite, or carbon chassis
- RTR / ARTR

I do have a spare Novak sensored ESC and 540 motor so those are available to upgrade a brushed RTR system or to install in a ARTR. So far the Team Associated Apex is the front runner.

Any Reccomendations out there? Thanks for your help!
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I would avoid the apex and go with a spec r s1 or 3 racing sport car better overall and can run with the top dogs
They are both belt but if u want shaft drive u could try and find a tc4 or tb03
You could even wait for the new tb04
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:15 PM   #3
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Generally speaking, a Rookie with an entry level Kit no one else has will be a bad combination. I'm not saying it can't be done, just saying, choosing the road least traveled will only make the transition to on road more difficult. Set up advice and spare parts will be scarce if not entirely un-available. I've done it my self so I know. I was the first one to run VBC wildfires(17.5 TC, VTA) @ our track. It was rough in the beginning. But there are at least 5 or 6 other guys that have them now, so its easier to compare set up notes and pick up a random spare I don't have myself. The VBC is quite fragile for a beginner, so I've made quite a few changes to increase its durability. It's hard to learn anything if you are only out there for 6 laps. In the end what you want is a kit that will last until the end providing good close racing with everyone else. Which I feel can be achieved with most of the current kits in capable hands, just how long it takes to get them there will be what's different.
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Tc4 Club racer , but no gear diffs.....
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I agree. The TC4 club racer would be a decent way to go.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:56 PM   #6
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I really like my TB03... but then again there's not much stock in it anymore, and it's set up for going sideways at silly angles. Checks all the other boxes though.
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The best would be to get a tc4 roller for $50 or less, and get a carbon fiber diggity designs DC4 LE kit $200 to endup with a modern shaft car for nothing.....
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Why not try belt?
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Why not try belt?
I'd be open to belt driven. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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Tamiya is coming out with a TB04 very soon and this shouldn't cost that much when it does. This is a shaft car with gear diffs. (There are not many shaft cars with gear diffs out there.) There are only 2 that I know of now. The $700 awesomatix and the TB03 has aftermarket gear diffs made by spec-r. I currently have 2 Tamiya Evo 5's that can fit the Spec-R gear diffs, but the diffs are not made that greatest. I am hoping the TB04 diffs will work in my Evo's.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ro-thread.html - Comes out next month.

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I'm running the tc4 club racer and its reliable tuff and with alittle work handles great. It's little heavy though you'll def want to put the swaybar kit front and rear and get gold springs for the front and silver for the rear. The car is plenty competitive for gt or vta but mod tc will spank it. On the plus side its virtually indestructible
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The tc4 runs great and stays light with lipo packs that are under 240grams... I run my tc4 13.5t(1390grams)) with a Tp3300 lipo (208grams) and don't lack any speed/punch and still make runtime...
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