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Old 12-12-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
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Hi there, i am getting back into TC racing after an extended break. I raced 17.5 stock with a t2 chassis (just a straight t2, ie not 007 or whatever), back of the pack type of racer and i am wondering how much difference a new chassis would make. Also, i have a tekin rs and a t2 era novak motor, how would those two perform in comparison to new technology?
Another question while i am at it, does anyone have a link to a single source of how to go about setting up a tc from scratch, ie basic chassis stuff (i have the xray setup book the chassis came with) motors and esc boost, brakes etc? There is tons of great stuff in these forums but hard to sift through for a basic racer!

Thanks in advance for all your help!
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:35 PM   #2
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Should be fine to get you started.
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:22 AM   #3
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Definitely run the kit you've got and see how you get on. Once you are back up to speed then you can decide if you wanna get a new chassis. My advise would be to rebuild your shocks and diff etc put new orings and seals in as they could've dried out or degraded during the storage.
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If you can get a 12.5mm rotor in that Novak motor, and a top quality lipo/charger combo(Thunderpower), then you're good to go.... I also run an old chassis(tc4) in 17.5t blinky, and it holds its own against the new cars once the power is there...
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If you don't have a Hotwire for the Tekin RS, find someone that does and have them load the current "blinky" firmware (no boost, no turbo), since virtually everyone requires blinky mode in every class except modified.

Check your old batteries, and get rid of them if they are puffy, or either cell is below 3.2 volts.

Just about every track also runs a spec rubber tire, like a Jaco Blue, Sweep QTS-32 "True Blue", or Solaris Medium (assuming you will be running indoor on carpet).
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Thanks for the replies guys, i will check the rotor pick up some new tires for the t2. Re the batteries and charger, i have a swallow charger and 5000mah 30c yontungs. What would you say about those?
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That charger and lipo battery are good for bashing only , not Racing.... You might be able to get away with the charger if you repeak quality packs before you race, but the Yontong battery are not up to snuff.... You already know what I recommend, so I won't repeat....
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Ur t2 will work but the setup window is very small compared to the newer T4 cars this I do know for a fact . A local guy runs one with decent luck in 17.5 but he is running new D3.5 and batteries .
Run it till u can get back in the grove .
But for batteries get u some promatch batteries ! Very good price and top notch performance !
The 7200/80c packs r very nice and should last u for a long time .
Back to the T2, do what ever u can to make that car flex as much as u can. It seems the more flex the chassis has the larger Ur setup window will be on med-high traction racing .
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http://richardchang.com/hobby.php?topic=tcsetup

I love this website. Tells you exactly what changes will do what, which is awesome. Helps me a ton when I want to figure out what to do.
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Thank you all for the replies. Plan of action is:
New tires
New racing batteries and charger
New motor
Race time!
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