Originally Posted by ckaspar
Now I feel like I know less than before. LOL
Can someone give me a manufacturer or two for each of the "classes" below:
Considering that I already have stuff for a 1/10 offroad vehicle it sounds like a sedan would be easier for me since I already have the electronics/batts/etc. What types of classes are typical for that model of car? Is 17.5 still considered the stock class as it is in offroad? For sedans, is there a carpet car and an asphalt car or is that just tires and setup that makes it either or?
12th - Speed Merchant
World GT - Speed Merchant
Minis - Tamiya (if you decide to race TCS, Tamiya is required)
sedan - Corally, AE, Losi, Xray, HPI/Hotbodies, Tamiya
Still visit your local track and see what classes are the popular ones, and choose the class you want to run from there. Choosing a popular chassis will also yeild more tuning information (like a good starting set-up for your track).
As far as being able to re-use the stuff in your off-road buggy, the most translation will be sedan. However, the hardware will start to get beat-up as you transfer it back and forth.
WGT can use the same electronics, only you will be looking for a single cell lipo (imo - Nimh are dead, stay away). 12th you will be able to possibly able to use your esc (if it is small enough - no tall heat sinks), and your reciever. However, a small servo like the futaba 9651 or 9601, JR 3650 or the KO??? would be the better choice. All are under $100 except maybe the KO.
The Tamiya cars seem to come with an ESC, so you may be able to do without getting an extra speed controller. However, you will still be swapping the Rx and servo - which should translate from off road.