Originally Posted by carbons2k
Ive been racing off road for about 2 years now and looking into racing 17.5 TC. There seems to be a lot of manufacturers out there but curious as to what a good 'starter' car is for someone who already has experience racing. I know the Xrays are real nice but a bit pricey at the moment. Probably looking to spend about 250-300 for a kit. Any help would be appreciated.
I can save ya about half of that.
Spec-R Racing S1. Runs anywhere from about $109 to $139, depending on where you order from. Uses some X-Ray and Tamiya parts (interchangeable, anyways). I bought mine after about 26 years of racing oval, to go VTA racing with.
There's a thread here on RCTech for the Spec-R R1 (the higher-end kit, about $289, if you wanna go that route). It uses all aluminum vs the plastic stuff in the S1. Needs electronics, tires, and a body.