Ok... took me 3 days to read through most of this thread. So I know some of you but none of you know me. I also read through some of the SnowBird coverage. Futureal... great job on the coverage for that event. I though you were just reporting on it...I was amazed when I realized you were racing also.
Looks like most everyone loves their Demon chassis. So I'm pondering switching to the Lightside. But I'll avoid painting yoda on the body for now.
From what I've read my best bet would be to go with a D1 chassis as I'll be racing mostly high-bite carpet with foams. Right now I have a stock TC3 racer kit built and ready to go. Since I'm just returning to racing after a 4 year break from my off-road racing experiences I could use some advice.
I'm assuming the TC3 Racer kit is a good start. I have already upgraded my racer kit to threaded shocks. Other than a D1 chassis is there anything else I should do right away? Remember I'm pretty much an advanced novice at this point.
Here is what I have right now: TC3 racer kit (plus threaded shocks), foam tires suggested by local racer (can't remember which but harder plaid foams on front), purple/copper springs, Hitech high speed/torque servo, Futaba 3pdf Transmitter/stock reciever FM, Novak SuperRooster speedo (I know.. but I had it handy from my back yard basher), Monster Horsepower stock motor, Novak Millinium charger (older one), 4xRC2000 matched packs (leftover from racing 4 years ago), 1 new GP3300 matched pack with 1.17+ numbers.
Stock Motor Suggestion?
19t Motor Suggestions?
Body? I read several references to an Parma Alpha Body.
Any other upgrade suggestions?
If I end up with a D1 I'll check back for setup suggestions. I know there are some in this thread already.
Drop me an email if you paint bodies? Mine will not likely last long and plain white is less than impressive.