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Old 05-17-2007, 07:07 PM   #16
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no need to look around. Go to the schumacher corner and look at the dedication that the LHS's have for their Shuie drivers.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:19 PM   #17
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Not a plug for LRP but don't send to Europe for service. Associated is the US distributor so send there. Believe me, I did, 2 times. Great service. Came through great. I have 3 VFs, 2 work. 2 have been repaired and one is refurb from ko. They are my fave. Haven't let me down in a race situation. Interesting technical variation with computer interface for the tinkerers.

As for batts, lots of 42s to bring you up. Want the best, pick a good matcher, stick with them.

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If you local track has XRay parts in stock I would go with either the T2 002 Euro #300008 (Asphault) or US #300007(Carpet). Great chassis, one of the most durable out there, spare parts can be a little pricy but they dont break very easy, conversion kits are availible for US to Eruro #300942 and Euro to US #300941. I would also suggest you perchase the new 2mm topdeck part #301182, this is $money$ on low traction asphault or carpet.

Batteries, SMC IB4200's, they are a great matching company, that's who matches the Team Brood batts

ESC, KoPropo VFS-1 Competition 2, for both 1/10 touring and 1/12, it's one of if not the smallest ESC on the market, super powerful, and like novak there is a US based distributor if it ever needs to be repaired, unlike the LRP wich have to be shipped to Europe. I would also suggest you get the multi setting adapter #61009, or if you have a labtop computer you can bring to the track the ICS PC Interface #61012, with these you can adjust every aspect of the ESC and taylor it to your needs, also on their website they have printed setups for both touring and 1/12, for every type of track and motor

ESC second choice, Novak GTX #1780

Motors, gotta go with Team Brood for the best motor tuning company, as far as which motor, that is up to what class you are driving and what type of track it is, but here are some good one's to start with
Stock- Trinity CO27
19 Turn - Trinity Komodo Dragon
Mod - Team Checkpoint and Orion make great ones, how fast is up to you

1/12 chassis, I have not gotten into 1/12 yet, but I have heard good things about the CRC T-Force #1312 and Generation X Carpet Knife #3200. Also the Corally SP12X US #00067, and the CEFX C12 #12000 or #12000-G (green editon) are very good cars.

1/12 batteries, same as above SMC IB4200's
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:42 PM   #18
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the tc5 would be a great choice because it's fast, less and expensive, and parts support is there. also their website is really cool with lots of setups and tips.
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:02 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by todd8603
Not a plug for LRP but don't send to Europe for service.
I must be mistaken, I thought I had read that they did, oops. I still think the Ko is a superiour speed control, epsecially for guys who like to be able to control, or tinker with every aspect of thier car. Also Ko is easy to access, either on the phone, here, or email, Robert always gets back to you one way or another, and that does make a differance for me, some companies that shall remain anonymous (you know who you are) are almost impossible to reach
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Old 05-18-2007, 04:17 AM   #20
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Tamiya's are pretty strong and the parts backup is usually pretty strong too. Not forgetting they have won some pretty hard fought races.

Cant comment on Xray, Corally or the others though, only the Associated tc3 which is a bit fragile and outdated now if you want a top level car.

Was good in its day though
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