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Old 12-03-2014, 03:49 AM   #1
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I was thinking of trying on road but don't know which car I should get.

Looking for one that I can run on carpet and on the road.

Would like to hear from you guys on what you have had and why you liked it

I am a off road guy and never had a on road car

Thanks Brian

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Old 12-03-2014, 04:20 AM   #2
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If you took the time to browse the thread headlines in this sub forum, you will find several other threads on the subject, people asking which car to get.

This is a continuously asked question.

Browse the forum and you will find good information.
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The Best Touring car for 2015

Need a new car. Schumacer, Xray or Tamiya?

Off-Topic: What Were the Best/Worst Cars You've Owned?
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Get yourself to an on road club and see what takes your fancy.

There are no hard and fast rules.... One mans meat is another mans poison so to say
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Get yourself to an on road club and see what takes your fancy.

There are no hard and fast rules.... One mans meat is another mans poison so to say
And that's why you should never touch another man's meat.
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Unfortunately threads like this just becomes a popularity vote. The most popular ones are Xray, Yokomo, Tamiya, ARC and so forth. Get a car that most racers have in your area. That way there will be someone who can help you with setup and recommended parts.
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I was thinking of trying on road but don't know which car I should get.

Looking for one that I can run on carpet and on the road.

Would like to hear from you guys on what you have had and why you liked it

I am a off road guy and never had a on road car

Thanks Brian
Many different choices out there - you need to ask yourself the following questions:

1.) How much do you want to spend?
2.) Do you plan on racing the vehicle in organized events? If so, will you do so occasionally or on a weekly basis?
3.) What are your overall expectations if you were to engage in competitive racing? Are you racing for fun, or racing to win (two different mindsets with 2 entirely different solutions, BTW) ???
4.) How much driving skill do you have (be VERY honest here)
5.) How mechanically inclined are you? Will you be wrenching on the car when it breaks? If so, are you comfortable with making repairs (again, be honest here)

Answer those questions, and the community will most likely point you in the right direction.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:29 AM   #8
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I was thinking of trying on road but don't know which car I should get.

Looking for one that I can run on carpet and on the road.

Would like to hear from you guys on what you have had and why you liked it

I am a off road guy and never had a on road car

Thanks Brian
Find out what guys in your area/club have. I.E. if there are alot of Xrays/Associated's dont buy a Tamiya. Cause when you break a part, your done for the day. If you match someone is bound to have what your after.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:46 AM   #9
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When you say "on the road" do you mean bashing in the street, or racing on asphalt? That's an important distinction.

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A sticky needs to be made to cover this subject.
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:24 AM   #11
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Get a Tamiyated Yokaray ABC T9-07 15 Xi Firemacher. Those are the best.
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Old 12-03-2014, 02:27 PM   #12
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Heres a response i gave 1 of the guys asking for help but it was too late since he already had purchased another car

I started racing 1 year ago. First car was a HPI, then tried AE, then Tamiya 417v5.... this winter i sold both 417's for 2 Awesomatix A700 Evo. I want to give you my honest feedback.

One of the most annoying things that i did not like about a traditional car like you named is they will release a newer car yearly. Which most of the time, the new one is better. Most of the time, you cannot convert your last years to the new updates. This would require for you to sell your car every year.

A few pro drivers in my area told me that it is recommended to switch cars yearly anyhow because of slop developing a year later. It is more cost effective to sell your 1 year old car then buy the new release.

Awesomatix may cost more from the beginning, but long term it is way more cost effective.

- it is the only car in the market that doest not release a new car yearly. They make updates on parts that is compatible to upgrade even the first generation kit.

- the car is mostly aluminum and carbon fiber which makes the car very durable. Slop develops mostly in Plastics.
Aluminum and carbon = no or less slop.

- I have never broken a piece since i have owned it and i crash hard very hard. Some mod guys have T boned me full force on a straight. Things might pop out, get loose (mechanic error lol) but have yet to actually break a piece.

Something to think about since you have concerns that a new kit comes out every year....

Me as an Awesomatix owner dont have to worry about that.

Also, Awesomatix from what i have seen and hear is prolly the only car where you can have the very first generation and still compete and beat the newest and greatest kits currently out.

Hope this helps.
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Who says you have to have tbis years model to be competative. The sponsored guys do becaus eits in their contracts. The average racer is still running cars that are 4 or 5 years old as long as parts are available and still competative. Sure its cool to have the newest, but definitely not needed.

I made a joke earlier because I really think people should go to a local track and check things out there. Actually talk to people. Look at the cars see what they like. I got VBC for one reason initially. Gunmetal anno. Xray makes great cars, so does AE, but I cant stand all that color. But ive been doing this a while and can figure things out on my own. But wisdome says get the most common car at you track. If your just screwing around. Get a TC4. Cheap, bullet proof, durable, parts everywhere. But you definitely dont need the lastest and greatest.
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ok guy thanks for all the info
This is my back round I started out racing cars when I was around 13 I am 42 now I raced until my late 20 then I went to airplanes then that got boring did boat racing for awhile then took up flying 3d helis did that for a long time had lots of fun and a lot of oh crap went to a lot fun fly's and meets and now back to off road racing with my son

But never had a on road car and he wants to get one so I thought it might be fun

I tried to get him to fly heli's but he did not have much interest in them he would do it on the sim but not the real deal so I quit the heli's and we went racing

So as far as mechanically inclined I am very

For most of my life for work I have done Body and paint work.
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And yes my son and I are going to the on road track this weekend to check it out and I will see what all they have to offer and what most drivers are driving
I just wanted to hear some pro and cons on some on road cars and what to stay away from
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