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Old 12-31-2014, 06:09 AM   #31
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:37 AM   #32
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Awesomatix is good choice. But I like evo 6 for the price. I hear some good things about tb04 by tamiya also. Suspension needs some work but otherwise worth a mention I think.... or not lol
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Both cars should fare well in 17.5, but I'd take the Awesomatix because of parts availability, overall durability and its spec racing track record.
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Old 12-25-2017, 12:42 PM   #34
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If you have a TC4 or grab one for cheap(new ones are $150) you can try this...

https://kfrusa.com/collections/front...conversion-kit
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I just finished thrashing with a TC3/4 that I have had for awhile in VTA trim. Two weekends with it and it handled pretty good. There was an issue with ackermann that I couldn't work out and for some reason I couldn't keep the motor temps down (170 f) even though the drive train was super free. After plateauing on performance I switched the motor, body and tires back to my VBC Wildfire (old belt car) and was .2/lap faster and the motor temp was actually cold (115 f with the same timing and gearing). I still don't know what the issue was.
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I like shaft car, I have Awesomatix and some TB series as well.
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there is the kyosho tf5 if you can find one
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I just finished thrashing with a TC3/4 that I have had for awhile in VTA trim. Two weekends with it and it handled pretty good. There was an issue with ackermann that I couldn't work out and for some reason I couldn't keep the motor temps down (170 f) even though the drive train was super free. After plateauing on performance I switched the motor, body and tires back to my VBC Wildfire (old belt car) and was .2/lap faster and the motor temp was actually cold (115 f with the same timing and gearing). I still don't know what the issue was.
At this point I am ready to sell the TC3 and its ton of spares just to make racing room. If anyone is interested just send me a message. Happy New Year to all.
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:39 AM   #39
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My son does pretty well with his box stock TB evo.6 MS in 17.5. He likes it better than the TRF 419 with Samix aluminum chassis.

TQRC HAS ONE IN STOCK.

https://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/prod...asp?p_id=11231

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Tamiya TB Evo.7 is pretty trick, but costly
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I bought my son an HPI RS4 Sport 3. I installed Camber, Longer Wheelbase, Toe, changed to 64-Pitch Gears(34-Pinion - 98-Spur) and upgraded the radio(Futaba 3PV).

-It comes stock with a 15-turn Brushed Motor. -I want to install a 10.5 Brushless Motor and change the ESC.

Which motor is the faster motor; the 15-turn Brushed or 10.5 Brushless?

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I bought my son an HPI RS4 Sport 3. I installed Camber, Longer Wheelbase, Toe, changed to 64-Pitch Gears(34-Pinion - 98-Spur) and upgraded the radio(Futaba 3PV).

-It comes stock with a 15-turn Brushed Motor. -I want to install a 10.5 Brushless Motor and change the ESC.

Which motor is the faster motor; the 15-turn Brushed or 10.5 Brushless?

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It depends on the brushed motor. I would just go with the 10.5 and relieve yourself of a lot of hassles and future rebuilds.
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The HPI RS4 Sport 3 comes with a 15-turn Non-adjustable and Non-rebuildable Brushed Motor.

I have an Orion Vortex 10.5 Brushless Motor just sit'n in the closet.

But if the 15-turn Brushed Motor is faster in the chassis than the 10.5 Brushless Motor; I'll keep the 15-turn installed.

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The HPI RS4 Sport 3 comes with a 15-turn Non-adjustable and Non-rebuildable Brushed Motor.

I have an Orion Vortex 10.5 Brushless Motor just sit'n in the closet.

But if the 15-turn Brushed Motor is faster in the chassis than the 10.5 Brushless Motor; I'll keep the 15-turn installed.

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The 10.5t will be faster. You can adjust timing as well as manipulate timing with the ESC.
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there is the kyosho tf5 if you can find one
Anyone familiar with how this car was back in its day (about '04-'05)?

I raced Yoke SD's in 2003, and then hpi pro4's in '04/'05/'06 and both cars are among my favourites in my 25 years racing. I remember reading about the shaft tf5 at the time and would have liked to try one of those as well to compare to the SD and pro4.
Ran the belt tf5 in '07 and liked it a lot too, and I bought a new in box shaft tf5 a couple of months ago, just for the shelf, but it would be fun to give a run at some point.

Did the shaft tf5 have any real issues to overcome?

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