Originally Posted by Clairvoyant16
Well FYI im not NEW to rc racing im actually a very good 1/12 carpet racing so i have a idea of a lot of stuff its just i don't know a good kit that is rtr that doesn't cost a arm or leg
If you can race 1/12th scale pan cars, you can drive anything. I would tell you this. I have both cars. Without a doubt, the nitro TC3 is the better RTR for racing ONLY because of it's racing heritage. The HPI is a damn good parking lot racer, but not against dedicated race cars of which the tc3 is one.
The main issue is not which car to buy, the main issue is will an RTR be able to race at the track..and that all depends what everyone else is running.
Everyone here will help you out if you give us some more details after taling to the guys who are racing....
BTW, Nitro is not cheap to race competitively, and no matter how much you try to keep costs down, a racer will spend what it takes to win.