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Old 10-29-2014, 10:30 PM   #1
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Hello,

What is for you the best low budget touring car for running 13.5t blinky ?

- yokomo BD7 RS
- team magic E4 JS II
- sakura XI
- serpent s411 sport

or must I spend more money for some CSO one v2, Top Sabre S4, Hobao H4 ?

Thanks a lot.
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Yokomo of course.....
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There are so many of these threads if you're just willing to look through 1-2 pages of thread titles... I have summarized the threads nicely below

1) Head down to your local track to see what other people are running, and try to run something that is popular so they can help you with set up
2) Its better to buy a used, quality car rather than brand new, cheap cars like sakura
3) If you ask for an option on what the best used chassis is, you will get endless responses. The usual suspects include xray, bd7 (not the RS), tc6/6.1/6.2, ARC R10, etc. You will never get a definite answer for this question
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:37 PM   #4
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There is no low budget TC unless by low you mean over 1000$
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:54 AM   #5
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2) Its better to buy a used, quality car rather than brand new, cheap cars like ......
unfortunately, this is true.

Ive tried the 'budget' option. The quality just isnt there .
From what i read, the mid range cars often arnt much better, just slightly more expensive.
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I've got both BD7 RS and Bd7 and they are exactually the same to drive

Second hand proper car is the way to go to get started
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I have seen many well maintained used quality cars sold for very reasonable prices, I would never consider a new budget car.

I bought my self two well maintained Tamiya TRF417v5's for a quarter of new retail price, and they where very well maintained, new bearings, belts etc.

Off course, the culprit of buying used is that you can get rubbish, but if you are reasonable knowledgeable about TC's it will be easy to judge the state of a used car; the amount of slop, cvd wear, drivetrain feel etc., and the general look of the car.
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Your better off finding a unicorn or a virgin sorority girl. A budget tc is a myth. Because no matter what you get you drop yet another $100 on a transponder. Then you need tuning larts like springs and swaybars. Then you need tires, then a body. Then bla bla bla. It all ends up costing way more than your original budget.
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There is no low budget TC unless by low you mean over 1000$
I wanted to try TC and was also looking Yokomo BD7...but when i see this, it suddenly stopped my hope...

But I really want to know roughly, if really go to BD7, what will be the cost of electronics? just roughly.Tks!
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What class are you racing? The price can vary wildly. Anything from a $50 ESC to a $250 ESC. From a $60 motor to a $150 tuned beast. Batteries are the same way. And again a servo, and transponder. Plus youll need spares and tuning extras. Are you new to TC? Do you have any set up tools, those are pretty penny too. Dont foeget the little things like wires and connectors. It all adds up. Most of the time I dont agree with niznai, but on his $1000, he might actaully be lowballing it.
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I wanted to try TC and was also looking Yokomo BD7...but when i see this, it suddenly stopped my hope...

But I really want to know roughly, if really go to BD7, what will be the cost of electronics? just roughly.Tks!
ESC -$120
Motor - $80
Servo - $50
Battery - $60
Transponder - $80

Assuming you have your own rx tx
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:06 AM   #12
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The cheapest way to go is used and get a complete setup off of ebay. You can find a decent used chassis with electronics for about 400-600.

If you really want new but cheap go to hobbyking and get everything from there.

You can get motor, chassis, esc, servo and battery for around $250. Then you would need to spend about another 250 on body, tires, transponder and budget remote.

For a Good budget remote check out the radiolink rc3s.
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I've seen SpeedPassion ESC with 17.5 motor for $100 on Ebay. Just saying.
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I've seen SpeedPassion ESC with 17.5 motor for $100 on Ebay. Just saying.
I would stay away from speed passion motors - buying a new insert just to change timing is ridiculous!
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There are so many of these threads if you're just willing to look through 1-2 pages of thread titles... I have summarized the threads nicely below

1) Head down to your local track to see what other people are running, and try to run something that is popular so they can help you with set up
2) Its better to buy a used, quality car rather than brand new, cheap cars like sakura
3) If you ask for an option on what the best used chassis is, you will get endless responses. The usual suspects include xray, bd7 (not the RS), tc6/6.1/6.2, ARC R10, etc. You will never get a definite answer for this question
Going back to the original response, this is pretty decent advice, especially for a racer on a budget. Just go down to the local track and see what people run. If they're racers you can probably pick up some good gear in good shape for a good price. Personally, I sell "used" items in fantastic condition all the time to locals just to thin the ever-expanding herd. I'd rather buy used items (especially chassis) locally than online through a forum or ebay.

You can get going for well under $1k. Don't let that scare you.
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