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Old 02-28-2006, 07:11 AM   #16
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Buy Cells, Motors, tyres and tools new.

Everything else get from E-bay or the like.

If you're just starting and you want an Xray then an FK05 is as good as a T2 and half the price and will also probably come with spare parts. (Also by the time you're up to speed the T3 will be out (next Tuesday I believe )) and you can buy that new.

Speed controls like a GTX will cost $80 or so, Radios will be $100 and just the same as new etc etc etc.
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CAR... $399.99
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=120&id=5762
RADIO... $269.99
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...inid=61&id=682
ESC...$159.99
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...inid=57&id=709
BATTERIES...$49.99 each times 5 $249.95 plus free shipping with large of order
http://www.teameamotorsports.com/cat...roducts_id=124
MOTORS...$39.99 each....Get two $79.98
http://www.teameamotorsports.com/cat...roducts_id=170
if mod than...$64.99
http://dcmotorsports.net/products/pr...products_id=28
CHARGER...$124.99
https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...ns&pn=DTXP4170
POWER SUPPLY....$54.50
http://www.buyreliant.com/psupplies/psv200.htm
LATHE...$139.99
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKBG4&P=7
TIRES...$31.99 times two $63.98
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...nid=356&id=195
TOOLS...$119.99
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXKKU4&P=ML
BODY...$18.99
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=370&id=4590
SERVO...$104.99
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...inid=62&id=843
SETUP SYSTEM...$119.99
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=384&id=5317
SHIPPING...$50.00 (est)
Thats a total of $1967.32
Leaves you enough to get a few spares.

That is the best deal I can make...to include shipping.
Call Steve at Speedtech and Eric at EA Motorsports and see if they will give you a discount for ordering so much. They both are the best in customer support in the business that I have come across.
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Old 02-28-2006, 10:17 AM   #18
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My opinion, Im a cheapskate

Car - Tamiya TB Evolution IV, 2nd Hand = $200.00
Charger - LRP Pulsar Competition = $140.00
Power Supply - Integy SHE 10A Power Supply = $63.00
Batteries - Hyperform 3700 Matched cells (3) = $138.00
Speedo - LRP Quantum Sport ESC = $70.00
Motor - Epic ROAR Stock Motor = $32.00
Radio - Airtronics MX3s Radio/Reciever = $165.00
Servo - Futaba S3305 MG Servo = $38.00
Body - Protoform Nemesis Body = $19.00
Tools - Integy TI-Nitride Hex Set = $27.00
Tires - Take-Off CS-27's = $30.00
Extras - Glue, Grease etc. = $10.00
Postage = $150.00

Total = $1,082.00

A setup even I would envy, you will be a very well equipped newbie and will have over $900 to spare which everyone preffers
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