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Old 06-28-2004, 07:12 PM   #1
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How does the Nitro TC3 rtr Plus perform?

I am about to get an Associated nitro tc3 rtr plus and race it. I was about to get that HPI rs4 evo, but lots of guys said that everybody would smoke me at the track. Is the nitro tc3 rtr plus pretty well equiped out of the box? Once I get some more money after I get the car, should I look into getting a better engine for it, or is the stock one pretty good? Any other components like shocks, cvds, radio gear, pipes, etc. I should get? I would really appreciate it if someone would help me. Cherio!
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First: You would be wise to get the TC3 over the EVO. The TC3 is based 95% on the FACtory car and the evo is based on a backyard basher offroad chassis. ITs not like your getting a lower priced R40.

Essentially the TC3PLUS RTR is a lower priced version of the new Factory kit. Just as with the electric version weather you ran the RACER,TEAM or Factory car you got a great race car(weight differences where the only real factors)


AE updated there rear end and thats a good thing. If you get this car for play you dont need to spend a dime. IF your gonna race this is what i would save money for:
-tires(foams hopefully your club runs)
-threaded shock bodies
-motor is a .15 fine if your club allows it if not save for a .12 novaraossi or rb
-Front CVD bones should be replaced with steel bones for durabilty
-high speed servo
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Thanks for the help. But I have some more questions. I run Yokomo hard tires all around on my electric tourer, but could probabaly go softer. What brand and compound would you recommend for occasional racing(2 times a month) and bashing? Also, I am pretty sure that you can use a bump-start for the car. I have had a couple of pull-start engines, but they bloody hurt your hand. So could I just bump-start the engine instead of pull-starting it? And for the dogbones, you recommend UNIVERSAL steel bones right? Those and the threaded shocks I can get from AE right? Anyways, thanks for the help and I look forward to getting the car. It will be my first nitro touring car!

P.S. - Why are the .12 engines more powerful than the .15?
Also, how fast will that novarossi take my car?
Thanks a bunch!Cheerio!
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Thanks for the help. But I have some more questions. I run Yokomo hard tires all around on my electric tourer, but could probabaly go softer. What brand and compound would you recommend for occasional racing(2 times a month) and bashing? Also, I am pretty sure that you can use a bump-start for the car. I have had a couple of pull-start engines, but they bloody hurt your hand. So could I just bump-start the engine instead of pull-starting it? And for the dogbones, you recommend UNIVERSAL steel bones right? Those and the threaded shocks I can get from AE right? Anyways, thanks for the help and I look forward to getting the car. It will be my first nitro touring car!

P.S. - Why are the .12 engines more powerful than the .15?
Also, how fast will that novarossi take my car?
Thanks a bunch!Cheerio!
The .12 are more powerful because they generate more rpm's than the .15.A properly tuned novarossi will send your car flying
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GReat tires for bashing or racing:
-Takeoff CS22 or CS27 you can get them premounted now
-Sorex 24 or 28 tires

Bump starting:
-yes you can bump your pull start engine

CVDS:
The kit CVDs use aluminum bones in them(MIP offers Carbon,Alloy,steel and shinny) I suggest using the steel versions at least up front for longer lifespan

Threaded shocks:
yes the AE ones all u need to order is the threaded bodies. You can use all your current shock peices to install in the new bodies

.12 vs .15(small blocks):
-ROAR and NORCA calls for .12 as the "legal" engine to use. So manufactures put all there efforts in power and speed into there .12 mills. Typically a .15 is cheaper and of lower quality and are found in RTR cars. A novarossi engine can make your car go as fast as you need. 30mph on a short tight track or 60mph on a large 1/8th scale track. Top speed is so rarely an issue when talking lap times.
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