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Old 01-10-2022, 11:29 PM
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Ok got it....Pm me if you have the gear diffs+ parts for sale !!!
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Old 01-10-2022, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by bertrandsv87 View Post
Ok got it....Pm me if you have the gear diffs+ parts for sale !!!
maybe ...I have to think about it
I even have the modify ball clutch disc diff,,you can adjust the slipper
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Old 01-10-2022, 11:36 PM
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Whatever you got, I'll take it and start tinkering....
Nothing beats building something and testing it against the best out there..
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Old 01-11-2022, 09:51 AM
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You can make a ball diff pretty stiff without clamping it down. Build it right with carbon balls wet sand the diff rings, and go with a heavy viscosity automotive or marine grease. Just remember a little goes a long way. about as close to a gear diff as you can get on old stuff. Lucas oil wet n tacky works decent.
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Maybe a mix of six balls and six pegs with very little ofna diff lock lube might increase friction...The problem with ball diffs is that their friction does not increase as much as the gear diff through the turn, resulting in either slipping or unloading the inside wheel. No way to measure the immediate increase in friction....

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Would be nice if a Tamiya can beat X4s. Will try with this

2022 Modified Class
Tamiya TB04 lcg
Weight 1270gms


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Found an ABC Hobby Carrera 4 in great condition. I'll post some pictures of it soon.










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Looking at creating a class for some of the locals to have some fun running vintage touring cars. Trying to keep the cost down and speeds low as not to have hard hits that will break these brittle and sometimes difficult to find plastics. Hobbywing 1060 ESC and Tamiya Torque Tuned motor is cheap, fast enough to have fun, gearing will be open with heat sinks allowed, but no fans.

Question I have is what chassis were available pre-2000? I believe the TC3 was released in 2000. Tamiya has the TA02, TA03, and some TB series chassis? Not sure what Kyosho, Yokomo, or Schumacher had. HPI had the Pro4? What else was there?

What type of bodies and wheels were being run? I was wondering when dished TC wheels and stratus bodies came onto the scene. I don't think Mazda 6 bodies showed up until sometime in 2003. Not sure what bodies to suggest guys run. We already have VTA and USGT, but don't want modern TC bodies being used either. I suppose it all comes down to availability.

I was thinking about the Gravity USGT tires. Cost is low, available loose or pre-mount, and have good traction.

Mostly informal, but want to have some structure so we don't have some guys running 10 turn mods against stock motors or tossing a bunch of money at something just to win a fun class.
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Originally Posted by WhiteLX View Post
Looking at creating a class for some of the locals to have some fun running vintage touring cars. Trying to keep the cost down and speeds low as not to have hard hits that will break these brittle and sometimes difficult to find plastics. Hobbywing 1060 ESC and Tamiya Torque Tuned motor is cheap, fast enough to have fun, gearing will be open with heat sinks allowed, but no fans.

Question I have is what chassis were available pre-2000? I believe the TC3 was released in 2000. Tamiya has the TA02, TA03, and some TB series chassis? Not sure what Kyosho, Yokomo, or Schumacher had. HPI had the Pro4? What else was there?

What type of bodies and wheels were being run? I was wondering when dished TC wheels and stratus bodies came onto the scene. I don't think Mazda 6 bodies showed up until sometime in 2003. Not sure what bodies to suggest guys run. We already have VTA and USGT, but don't want modern TC bodies being used either. I suppose it all comes down to availability.

I was thinking about the Gravity USGT tires. Cost is low, available loose or pre-mount, and have good traction.

Mostly informal, but want to have some structure so we don't have some guys running 10 turn mods against stock motors or tossing a bunch of money at something just to win a fun class.
The TC3 was 1999. The HPI Pro 2 was 1998 (Pro 3 was 2001). Losi Street Weapon 1997.
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Old 01-26-2022, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by EDWARD2003 View Post
Found an ABC Hobby Carrera 4 in great condition. I'll post some pictures of it soon.
Oh I remember this one!!! The original LCG car! Fantastic find!
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Originally Posted by WhiteLX View Post
Looking at creating a class for some of the locals to have some fun running vintage touring cars. Trying to keep the cost down and speeds low as not to have hard hits that will break these brittle and sometimes difficult to find plastics. Hobbywing 1060 ESC and Tamiya Torque Tuned motor is cheap, fast enough to have fun, gearing will be open with heat sinks allowed, but no fans.

Question I have is what chassis were available pre-2000? I believe the TC3 was released in 2000. Tamiya has the TA02, TA03, and some TB series chassis? Not sure what Kyosho, Yokomo, or Schumacher had. HPI had the Pro4? What else was there?

What type of bodies and wheels were being run? I was wondering when dished TC wheels and stratus bodies came onto the scene. I don't think Mazda 6 bodies showed up until sometime in 2003. Not sure what bodies to suggest guys run. We already have VTA and USGT, but don't want modern TC bodies being used either. I suppose it all comes down to availability.

I was thinking about the Gravity USGT tires. Cost is low, available loose or pre-mount, and have good traction.

Mostly informal, but want to have some structure so we don't have some guys running 10 turn mods against stock motors or tossing a bunch of money at something just to win a fun class.
- Kyosho TF2 96 or 97 I think
- Schum had the seminal SST series based on the Cat 2000, 97-98-98 then went to the Axis in late 99 or early 00 based on the Cat3000
- Yokomo had an undecipherable series of touring, sometimes more than one per year, and JDM on top, all based on the Works double deckers: YR4, YR4 Compact, YR4 SP, YR4 II, YR4 M2, YR M2 USA (which was my first TC in 98, this I remember clearly!), YR4 M2 JP, then switched to the plastic-tubbed MR4-TC in 99 I think .
- HPI RS4, then RS4 Pro, then Pro2 (one of which I am rebuilding this year!)
- then some oddities a la Xpress, Carrera (see above), Kawada Alcyon I and II, Alex Racing, BSR Bullet (if someone has a mint one for sale BTW...), OVA, ...

Bodies: at the time, Accord, Alfa 156, and Strat1's were the hot ticket.

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Old 02-06-2022, 07:18 AM
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Tamiya TB04R LCG Team Gold Edition
Will see if this can beat the newer X4s, MTC2s and A800s in our Modified Class. Key mods is lower weight, lower cg, flex and inboard rear shocks.

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Originally Posted by rccartips View Post
Tamiya TB04R LCG Team Gold Edition
Will see if this can beat the newer X4s, MTC2s and A800s in our Modified Class. Key mods is lower weight, lower cg, flex and inboard rear shocks.
Question to you : What is our Modified Class ?
you must be the top fastest driver in your area .
Good luck beating high end latest TC in Modify if any others driver is as good as you are
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Tamiya TB04R LCG Team Gold Edition
Will see if this can beat the newer X4s, MTC2s and A800s in our Modified Class. Key mods is lower weight, lower cg, flex and inboard rear shocks.
I'd be impressed if that drivetrain can handle modern modified power.
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Old 02-07-2022, 05:01 AM
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Based on the motor installed, this looks neither modified nor powerful.

Maybe rccartips can enlighten us here?

For us, modified usually means motors between 4.5 and 5.5 turns. 17.5 would be one of the slower stock classes here in Germany.
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