I've just registered on here after several days of browsing the very useful threads
Was just hoping you guys could maybe give me some advice, i'm not that new to 1/10 TC racing, and i think i've got to the point at which my old battered HPI needs to go as it simply isn't competitive in the races i'm now in..
I'm after a new kit (Must, if possible, be a kit, i enjoy building the things almost as much as racing them!) & i believe i've narrowed it down to 2 options, I'm prepared to spend up to about £200 ($320, i see a lot of you guys are in the US!) so i was thinking either a Sakura Zero S, or an Xray T3R.
The T3R is about the most i want to spend, so i'd be running it as it come, but i was thinking the Sakura, as its a lot cheaper could have a few extras bought with it?
What do you guys think? What 'essential' upgrades should i go for with the Sakura? Is it as good as an Xray T3R?
A lot of guys at my local club run Xrays, but i don't mind having to wait for parts to arrive as they are much harder to get hold of for the Sakura, but i can still get them mail order easy enough. I'm not a pro, and if the parts don't arrive in time & i miss a nights racing then i miss the night, no big deal!
I like the idea of the Sakura as i like running something different, but i don't want to buy a worse car for a similar money!
We race 13.5 brushless, on an extremely grippy carpet circuit running Contact foam tyres.
I'm not currently using Lipo, but i most likely will in the not too distant future...
Any advice on set up/gear ratios for these 2 cars would also be appreciated, or maybe there's a car i've missed?
Thanks in advance, and thanks for reading through my rather long first post.