Originally Posted by Charlie 13
Getting back into RC racing and thinking heavily of the Trans-Am class on carpet.
Anybody out there got an opinion on car/motor/speed control that is best for this class?
It depends on what you want to get out of your racing. I'm trying to stay relatively inexpensive. You can save and pick up a used touring car. Associated TC3s and 4s are cheap and easy to find and work great. There are still tons of parts for them too. I personally went the eccentric route and picked up a couple of brand new E4JS chassis for $210 each because the kit looks durable and the car is new, so parts sourcing is not an issue. I also don't think a full carbon chassis benefits this class in any way, but that's my opinion. Motor, the only 21.5 sanctioned by USVTA is Novak. That's one I wish I could have back! I went the 17.5 and new 4600 4 Cells. In practice I can keep up with the Jone's, but haven't raced them yet. I wish I'd have gotten the 21.5 kit, pre-wired to the GTB and dove in head first with LiPo and charger. Bodies, the nicest looking are HPI, followed by Pegasus and then Parma. Keep in mind that the HPI bodies are 10" wheelbase, so what ever car you buy should have an adjustable wheelbase.