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Old 05-09-2014, 03:14 PM   #7156
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Hi mschumi, the boards are no longer available to buy from Novak. The newest Novak ESC's (like the Pulse and the Crusher) come with the board in them.
Thanks for the reply. I ask because I have a Kinetic with a blown lower board and would like to have it working again! It looks like those would be a direct fit
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:18 PM   #7157
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What motors are u guys running? Didnt look very quick on the straight. 25.5? Or 21.5? And nice track facility. Nice tri oval! Wish we had something like that up here in western wa near seattle. Maybe one day lol
25.5s and FDRs average 4.0. They may look slower because we run VTA as a breakout class, so no faster than 15sec a lap.
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:58 PM   #7158
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gotcha. wow 4.0 is really slow. i run both my cars at a 3.5 fdr. and they are pretty quick. now for asphalt we are running 21.5 and open gearing. so far im gearing my car at a 3.9 and hoping its in the ball park. but we run roar rules. and thats a damn fine looking track you guys have there.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:08 PM   #7159
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@Mschumi,

You should check out Novak's exchange/upgrade program on their site. Cheapest way to fix/replace with another Novak product. Just got a remanufactured replacement for my Edge for something like $68.

http://teamnovak.com/tradein
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Old 05-10-2014, 04:10 PM   #7160
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:10 PM   #7161
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Hopefully for everyone posting this week, there is some good USVTA or ROAR VTA racing at a track near you that you can enjoy this weekend. If not...find a few buddies, an empty parking lot, and lots of smiles.

And please share any photos, pics, track links, stories of all the great VTA racing going on around the country.
Great racing @ SUPERIOR HOBBIES today, main was awesome, my new $110 car was amazing, cant wait to get more set-up/track time

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Old 05-10-2014, 08:13 PM   #7162
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Great racing @ SUPERIOR HOBBIES today, main was awesome, my new $110 car was amazing, cant wait to get more set-up/track time

The Sakura looked pretty good out there. I made sure you put it through it's paces in the main . Big time hustling was in effect. One of the best VTA runs I've had in awhile, good times.
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:55 PM   #7163
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The Sakura looked pretty good out there. I made sure you put it through it's paces in the main . Big time hustling was in effect. One of the best VTA runs I've had in awhile, good times.
was definetley a fun day of racing. I had a blast, thanks superior hobbies for hosting. the cheapo sakura looked great and got some love.
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:08 PM   #7164
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The Sakura looked pretty good out there. I made sure you put it through it's paces in the main . Big time hustling was in effect. One of the best VTA runs I've had in awhile, good times.
I saw the results, very close race for 2nd. Congrats to you guys!!
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:47 AM   #7165
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Default TC3 or TC4.....that is the question

Started running a new TC6.2 (very recently) and want more track time so I want to run VTA.

My basic problem is I'm back from a 25 year layoff and don't know squat about either the TC3 or TC4 so I have no clue which one would be a better car to start off with.

I'm on a tight budget and don't want to spend much on the VTA car, and don't want a high maintenance car. I also want to run competitively with the others so any advice would be appreciated.

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Since you have a 6.2, I would recommend going with a used 6 or 6.1. Some parts cross over, particularly with the 6.1, and you keep your hardware metric. That way you only need 1 set of tools instead of 2. On the other hand, the VBC is pretty good, and I will have one up for sale with tons of spares here soon full ready go with novak club and new boss 25.5 installed. Pm me for more details if interested.
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Now that I've done a little reading on legal chassis I may go with something newer, I was under the impression that I had to look at older cars.

Obviously I would much prefer the newer Associated 6 or 6.1, but I'm open to options, and after looking at the VBC car it seems to be very suitable for what I want it for.

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How much are you going to save going with something like a VBC over finding a slightly used 6.2 somewhere?

Does that make up for having to maintain a second stockpile of parts?

Say for example, a used 6.2 is $400 and a new off brand is $200. Your $200 savings is closer to $100 after you factor in parts.
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Crispy, I'm only mildly considering the VBC at this point, the Associated chassis is my first choice for all the reasons mentioned. Still want to keep this VTA car manageable financially, and on the 'parts' end of things, so going away from Associated may be defeating that purpose.

Most of my time, $$$ and energy will be spent with the TC6.2, the VTA car will be to keep me active between the 6.2 races.

Thank for your input, it's appreciated.
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My .02 on this... Parts rarely break in VTA. I've run at least 4 brands of chassis and have yet to snap anything. Even with some decent hits. And practically any car will work, you don't need much in this class.
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