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would this get me a complete and good car
Traxxas 4-Tec 4WD Kit $114.99
Hitec "Lynx" 2 channel AM, with 2 HS-303 Servos $54.00
Trinity Speed Gem Pro Titanite 15T Double Motor $29.99
Trinity Golden No Solder Leads $4.79
Novak Super Rooster Reversible 119.99
DuraTrax Piranha 1500mAh SCX 6 Cell Flat Standard $12.99
Hobbico 910 AC/DC Vari-Rate Multi-Charger $39.99
DuraTrax Bearing Set 4-Tec $19.99
what kind of pinion do I need?
what kind of spur do I need?
is this a good set-up for $396.73?
I'm going to be doing mostly street racing with fast acceleration and good top speed.
any sugestions i got a $500 limit?
01-01-2003, 11:02 PM
i would get the RTR kit for just over $200 and then buy the rooster ESC, motor, and bearings. this would save you some money. General rule of thumb... get a pinion gear 2 teeth less than the number of turns your motor is.
01-02-2003, 11:04 AM
id ge tthe superbrain charger instead:)
01-02-2003, 11:22 AM
the controller is a good choice, because you only need one servo so you will have an extra.:D
01-02-2003, 05:46 PM
if you want a good car dont get a 4 tec. get a tc3 kit or a hpi sport 2 .
Italked to my local hobby shop today and he said to just get a tc3 rtr because it is faster out of the box than a 4 tec out of the box plus it looks cooler to and the guy said he doesn't have the tc3 in his store but he said i can give him a call and he would order it for me for and he would sale it to me for $220.00
would that be better?
01-02-2003, 11:10 PM
if your gonna leave your speed control and motor stock for a while then get a rtr. if not just get a kit.
01-03-2003, 08:48 AM
acutally rccaraction said that the tc3 rtr is slower than the 4-tec rtr:p
01-05-2003, 02:59 PM
3300 nimh for batt
01-05-2003, 05:44 PM
3300's are ool i have some but mine were nearly $100 a pack :(
01-05-2003, 06:05 PM
no the tc3 is a couple mph slower than the 4 tec i rember about 6 months or so ago rccaraction did a reveiw on rtr touring cars and the 4tec won the stock topspeed 21 mph the tc3 got like 19
01-05-2003, 06:06 PM
ooops didnt read Tiki_man36 post sorry Tiki_man36
01-05-2003, 06:45 PM
radio shack has 3000 nickels for about 32 work great have two 3300 nicks bought at hobby town for about 40 ,trinitys there mindblowing
ok but which is better for upgrading the tc3 or the 4 tec? and if i got the 4 tec with all i listed above would it be faster that a TC3 upgrade with $227.74 with into it? if you don't get what i mean,
I mean if i got a tc3 and a 4 tec and upgraded them both with 227.74 each which would be faster. And one reason why i am going with the tc3 more than a 4 tec is because with the tc3 you can buy a rally kit for it and go dirt racing but you can't with the 4 tec because it is belt driven not shaft driven
01-06-2003, 08:01 AM
Originally posted by MPH2
ok but which is better for upgrading the tc3 or the 4 tec?
By far the TC3 is more upgradable than the 4 tec.. As for which one is faster with the same upgrades, well they both would be close..
Which one is more adjustable for racing.. TC3
Which one is is easier to work on.. TC3
The TC3 is shaft driven.. No belt to skip, break or stretch..
I got myself a TC3 last year and have never looked back
01-06-2003, 08:48 AM
You have to remember the TC3 is a competition built car. The 4-Tec is a sport based car. I run a 4-Tec now because I got it for next to nothing, and its fun telling people they just got beat by a Traxxas lol :D. I have ran several TC3's, and they have more adjustability to them, but if your a newbie to touring, its more to mess you up as well.
01-06-2003, 02:42 PM
i have been racing my 4-tec in the stock class for a while, and with a good motor,esc,and a set of bearings you can be faster than many tc3's and hpi's. it doesnt particularly matter how fast you are, it all depends on how you drive you car. oh also, you can now get a graphite chassis for the 4-tec, its pretty sweet, its drops so much weight!! hope this helps
01-06-2003, 04:53 PM
remember is 95% driver
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