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Old 02-06-2003, 12:07 PM   #1
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Hey guys i am new to r/c and i am considering buy the Team Associated Nitro TC3 RTR.

Would you guys tell me what you think about this cars overall performance. How does it handle, hows its speed, is it durable, is it good quality.

i am going to be using this car for just driving around my neighborhood for fun, and may eventually start racing it.

Any info would be great.

Thanks alot,
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Old 02-06-2003, 12:52 PM   #2
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There's a whole lot of information on this car and it's kit brother on the NTC3 thread.
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Old 02-06-2003, 07:21 PM   #3
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David, it is a good car to start with. Easy to drive and setup. It'll save you money as it comes with a pull start and a controller to boot. Good luck and have fun
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Hey guys i am new to r/c and i am considering buy the Team Associated Nitro TC3 RTR.

Would you guys tell me what you think about this cars overall performance. How does it handle, hows its speed, is it durable, is it good quality.

i am going to be using this car for just driving around my neighborhood for fun, and may eventually start racing it.

Any info would be great.

Thanks alot,
David
Hi David,
Welcome to the hobby! You mentioned that you may eventually go into racing, with that I would suggest to you getting the NTC3 kit instead. I started like you and got the RTR NTC3 too, believe me you will get addicted and after some time that you want to upgrade with the parts, you will then realized that getting a kit will be beneficial in the long run. I started on the wrong foot that's why I spent much more upgarding my radio to futaba 3pdf
fm radio, my engine to novamega 3, my steering servo to futaba s9350(hi-torque), my single speed to 2 speed trany. For a start the rtr ntc3 is a great car and I enjoyed the having a 46mph speed with a single speed. It's all up to you bro. Good luck.
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Hi David,

I also chose the Nitro TC3 RTR to start racing with. The main reason I went with the RTR is it gets me started cheaper (car, radio, & engine for around $300. USD). I ran 1/10th electric Dirt Oval with a modified RC10 about 10 years ago & am looking forward to starting out again in 1/10th Nitro Touring. The AE/Thundertiger .12 engine is good & fast & runs great with some tuning (wait to pull the carb restrictor until you learn to control the car). I also chose the RTR over the team kit because it comes with steel outdrives instead of the MIP CVDs. I'll upgrade to the CVDs AFTER I learn to stay off the boards . The first mod I will make is the VCS shocks & concentrate on suspension tuning & honing my driving skills. After than comes a two speed & some serious back streach racing at the track with a 21/27-54/48 6 tooth drop on the shift The track I will be running at has a "Novice Nitro" class which means I won't be getting in the way of better drivers while learning to drive again Check out the Rc10ntc3 thread here (78 pages at the current count), the Associated Nitro TC3 thread (108 pages) at the Radio Controlled Zone in the Nitro Touring & Onroad section, & go straight to the Horses Mouth. Check out Team Associated for lots of good information incuding an e-book of the NTC3 touring guide (yep, you have to pay for it ). This will get you started. Have fun

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I would like to send out A BIG THANK YOU to everyone that replyed to my thread, i really appreciated this info. please keep this thread going with more information and things that you have done with this car.

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it depends on how much you really want to spend. if you plan on racing in the near future or if you know you like upgrades you'd be better off getting the following:
NTC3 side exhasut kit: $260
Sanwa MX-3 Radio: $110
OS .12 CV-RX: $125

This will run about about $150 more than the RTR. but the radio and engine is MUCH better and will keep you from having to upgrade in the near future.

Also, don't be intimidated by having to assemble a kit, 2 speed, diffs etc... the NTC3 was my first onroad car and took me less than 8 hours or so. Just take it slow and read the directions twice before even touching any of the parts.
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I purchased my NTC3 for $280 this was the kit with the O.S. .12 TR engine. I never had the experience of the NTC3 as an RTR =( You can find some really good deals from this site at the For sale forums. Also you can try radio control zone's sale forums. Also, if you go to school, you better be ready to control your self with spending time on the RC. When I first got my car, school was not my priority =) Good Luck and Have fun
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