getting a Associated TC3 for drift

Discussion in 'RC Drifting and Setup' started by R_man_5k, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. R_man_5k

    R_man_5k New Member

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    Hey all,
    I am going to buy a TC3 Monday and use it as my Drift R/C. Unless someone can convince me otherwise.. If there is something else I should look at please let me know...

    I was just wondering what else I would/should get with it? (I am already set up for some PVC wheels...) Is there any hop ups that I should get souch as a rear sway bar? Also how is the stock motor? I am getting the RTR which has a 19turn motor ...I think... Should I get a 27turn... I see people talking about 27 turns in here... I also plan to get a RX-8 body for a nice paint job... but I am sure I will put the stock body to good use durring drift pratice...

    Thanks all
  2. SpArKeY_STi

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    The stock body and motor are fine. The only hops id get are Threaded Shocks, and alum shaft.
  3. AE86 Drifter

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    yeah what sparky said but i would get the 27T . you should just wait till the stock motor needs brushes/comm cut, and then get a 27T instead
  4. SpArKeY_STi

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    Ya... i find the Mosters of HP ( i think thats the motor... got it used with no sticker ) motors are AWSOME! The only problem iv had with mine is i dont have a very smooth drive train now. I dont know if its cause im not useing right parts, or if its the motor. I had a big bin of motor parts and decided to build them back, so some may not be coreectly built.
  5. AE86 Drifter

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    yeah Banzai motors are really good. they just modify different types of motors. i have a banzai trinity monster motor in my TL-01 and it is INSANE. that is the only way to put it
  6. R_man_5k

    R_man_5k New Member

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    thanks for the replies...
    I got it picked up this evening! By the weekend I should have it all set up for drift! Tomorrow night I am going to get to just mess around with it and get to know the car.....
    Will post pics soon!
  7. R_man_5k

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    Last night I was able to get the TC3 out and mess around with it for a bit. It is my first electric car (in a long time) and I was very impressed with it. I will get some pics up soon... first I need to paint the body (weekend project) and I did order a few goodies for it too :)
  8. R_man_5k

    R_man_5k New Member

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    Well I was able to get out and pratice drifting some today... I need a lot of work :D But I had a great time... not I just need to find some drifters around Dallas TX...
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  9. SpArKeY_STi

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    how do you like the Yok tires?
  10. R_man_5k

    R_man_5k New Member

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    They work very well. Lots of grip, but still very easy to break loose and get sideways. But they are hard to mount!!!

    I did not put the GPS to it yet, but I think that I did not loose any "top speed" with them... just takes a bit longer to get there vs the stock tires...

    With the stock tires I have hit 22.2mph... kind of slow for what I am use to, but with the yokes on there and driftin I don't even think or care about speed then!!!
  11. SpArKeY_STi

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    have you used ABS or PVC before? If so, can you compaire it pls?
  12. R_man_5k

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    I should be able to compare by Sunday :D I bought some PVC yesterday ... now just have to cut and mount some. Once I can compare the two I will post my thoughts.
  13. R_man_5k

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    PVC all the way!!!! I felt it was much better than the Yoke tries... The only thing better with the yokes is top speed. I felt that I had much more control through the slide with the PVC and it was easier to get sideways with the PVC...
    The Yokes wear very fast also.

    Now I just have to work on the overstear when comming out of the slide...

    I had a blast today..
    I will post some photos of the RX-8 bodies I did in the photo thread soon.