Originally Posted by kb3ywk2013
Ok you lost me....lol I am real new...brands/models?
Im sorry, i could have said that all better
Ok, i will try to summarize a few things you should know.
Top brands for performance are probably Tamiya, Shumacher, yokomo and Xray. Tamiya has the TRF 417 , xray has the t4 , Shuey the Mi5 and yoke the Bd7. these would be the choice of the top level racer.
Moving down the ladder to mid level cars.
I really like the tamiya TA and TB series. There isn't really anything to compare them too, so i didn't list anything else.
If you get one of these look for a "pro" kit. you will get the very nice trf shocks and some Cvds, you will get other things too, mostly just for bling.
Next there are the budget performance kits. Stuff from 3 racing and spec r falls into this category. often you can get a full kit for under 150. They are based on full competition TC s , they just use different materials to make them cheaper. You will get recommended these a lot. For what you pay they are very good value for money.
Then you have your cheap stuff, mainly from tamiya like the tt01 tt02. Not made for racing at all.
Yes, you can easily run a tc on both asphalt and on carpet, you might want to change out the motor and or gearing and tires and change up some settings to accommodate for the different track settings though.
If i was in your position i would choose a Ta-06 pro. Its a very capable chassis, and most places will cary parts, then as my skills improved i could potentially sell that and move onto a TRF 417/418 or a xray t4.