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Old 07-12-2010, 03:03 PM
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i bought an rc car off a guy at a car boot on sunday, he didnt know much about it and wanted 20 i managed to bargain him down to 15 though, im led to believe its an carbon associated tc3, with a reedy stockstar 27 motor, lrp qc3 speed controller, lrp electronic phaser, just wondering if anyones got any info about it? ie will it be quick lol,
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:31 PM
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Hello,

It does look like you have a TC3 based touring car with a graphite conversion. This car can be competitive at some levels of racing such as spec class, VTA and such classes and can run well at a club level if set up correctly and driven well. One of the best things about the TC3 & 4 chassis is the durability, they are built well and do not break very easy.

The down side is most of the newer touring cars have switched to a belt drive platform and more advanced suspension geometry, if you were planning to run in a rubber tire or mod class you would have a much harding time keeping up with a TC3 based car.

One a final note, most classes are leveraging brushless motors which are so much more efficient then brushed setups, in VTA type classes you could run what you currently have and be competitive at some level, however investing in a newer brushless set up would be you best placed upgrade money...

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:32 AM
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I'd say you got a sweet deal. Hopefully your local club has a VTA class, that'd make an awesome VTA car.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:06 AM
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Very very good deal!! And all of the above posts are correct.
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:09 AM
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Nice car for the money! it has sedan tires.at my track they have some guys running 27t sadans in the 17.5 sportsman class.27t is not allowed in VTA class.if you went sportsman class you would only need body,body posts look too short for VTA and you would also need about 50 dollars worth wheels and tires.

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Old 07-16-2010, 04:40 AM
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I'm going bargain hunting for 15 you go your self an awesome bit of kit you would be lucky it you could by the carbon fibre chassis for 15.

Would be an awesome car in a VTA Class but i like "lionfish71" idea of the sportsman class wheels & Tyres and your ready to race!
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You got one hell of a deal on that car.
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:07 AM
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you've done well!!
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