Originally posted by racerb
so basically what I am saying is the ONLY reasons the I am looking at the TC3 is because my LHS carries ALOT of parts for it and because I can pick a racer kits for like $250 or so...
This is a very, VERY good reason.
How is the Team kit priced where you live? And the FT?
Do have in mind, that those A-arms tends to break easy.
One thing I dont like about the FT, is the alu battery bar. Because of the tight space on the chassis, good quality connectors easily can dead-short on the alu battery bar.
The racer seems nice. But my experience with composite shocks aint the best. They are hard working and they need a rebuild from time to time. And alu shocks simply last better. But that could be an upgrade later on, just considering prices.
These choises can be hard. I'm a kind of budget guy, but I've also experienced this: Buy cheap and cry a lot. Buy expensive and you only cry once.
The included tires, do they perform well on your track? Otherwise, try and trade them for proper ones in the LHS.