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Old 10-05-2007, 09:25 AM   #1
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Default noobie needs help picking a first-ish car

I've been looking all over the net looking for a good kit car to get into my local racing scene. I've narrowed my search down to a few cars that seem to keep coming up everywhere I look and it's getting hard to narrow the field down any farther.

I've been drawn to the TC5, the MI3, and the '007 but I can't figure out which one would be a better buy for someone who is trying to enter into the on-road racing but isn't necessarily new to RC. (I have a tamiya kit S-10 that I got several years ago)

I'll be mostly on temporary tracks (as in tracks that are taken apart at the end of the day so that the lot can be used for business) in parking lots and most people seem to be racing with foam tires. I plan on looking at what people are racing at the electric events this weekend but as of now I've only been to nitro events.

Does anyone have any suggestions for me?
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:33 AM   #2
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All the ones you have listed are great cars. Keep in mind that the 008 is going to be shipping to a hobby store near you this month. There are some new cars coming out as well. I would talk with the guys running at your local track and see what they are running. Most will be using an 007, I can almost bet, and alot of TC4's. You may want to see if any of them have an older chassis that they will part with. Mostly because they would have spares that go with and to help keep the cost down. If you drop 400-500 on a new car and decide it is not for you then you will never get what you have into it.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:39 AM   #3
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Every car out in the market is capable of winning. So just pick one, work with it and stick with it.
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:30 AM   #4
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:54 AM   #5
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To add another point to the good ideas so far...
Todays cars are so technical, that it helps to stick with the same one for a while. But, in this competitive market, new cars and up-dated cars come out constantly. This makes gelling with one car difficult and (in some cases) parts obsolete ($).
From this standpoint, the Schumacher MI3 would be a good choice. Being the most adjustable car on the market means it will be competitive for a long, long time. Plus, it's the easiest car to work on (ie diffs out with two screws, spur/layshaft w/ one...).
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