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Advice Needed: Traxxes TMAX 3.3 trade for AE TC3 Drifter

Old 01-25-2007, 03:41 PM
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Default Advice Needed: Traxxes TMAX 3.3 trade for AE TC3 Drifter

Just need some advice guys. A friend of a friend wants to get into touring car and wants to trade his TMAX 3.3 for my TC3 drifter. I have never had a nitro car or truck, so thought I would give this a try. What do you guys think? I'm not using the TC3 anymore, just laying around as a drifter. For touring car I use my T2 or T2'007 for racing. Is there anything I should know about the TMAX before I trade? Is it reallly hard to tune nitro, the carb and all that... Any advice would greatly be appreciated.

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Old 01-25-2007, 09:22 PM
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well, the truck, overall, is fine. you can definetly get better but as a whole, its still a solid truck.

the engine may or may not be easy to tune. the 3.3 has followed in the TRX 2.5 footsteps. sometimes you get a good one, sometimes you get a bad one. worst case scenario is you end up buyin an RB or O.S. engine (drop-in).

id take an MT over a TC any day. more fun.
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:04 AM
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You should end up getting a pretty good deal. I'd take a Tmaxx over a TC3 any day. Admittedly, I'd probably sell it on Ebay and put the money into some other MT, but still. (just kidding - I'm a Savager remember!)

The 3.3 is supposed to be easier to tune than the 2.5, but they're not the easiest engines on the market. If any nitro engine gets mistreated, it will not perform as it should, so bear this in mind with second hand stuff.

If you're a nitro noob, it's not ideal starting with a second hand engine unless you've seen it working properly. Otherwise, you could end up trying to learn to tune a carb AND diagnose faults/problems at the same time. That's a steep learning curve. Read: vertical!!

There's alot of carb tuning info here on RCTech. But please read this Fantom Engine Manual. It covers most of what you'll need to know.

Fantom Engine Manual

You'll pick it up quickly once you get started. Nitro is awesome.
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Thanks for the advice, much appreciated!!!
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Sounds like a good deal. I had a 2.5R and I found it very easy to tune, just go to make sure there are no air leaks. Have fun

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