Originally Posted by fyrstormer
I've considered 1/8, but I just don't have the space for it. I barely have the space for my Bullet ST and my Axial Wraith.
Seriously, I think you already have the perfect carpark/road vehicle.
Stepping up to a 1/10th spec will cause a few issues.
1) once you get to 30mph, the tyres start suffering
2) keeping on the ground at higher speeds is difficult to do on a road surface
3) by the time you hit 50 mph, you need a circuit before it hits 2nd gear.
There are many bargains to be had, if you are serious, then look to the Edam pullstart or the Hobao GPX/4 both cater for pullstart avoiding extra costs in starter boxes etc. The tyres all all hex hub based so you can make compromises and if using rubbers, you can set up geometry to have high ride height. On foams before you know it you'll be rubbing your chassis.
By all means buy a Mugen MTX4 for next to nothing, it would be the most robust in its era, but before you know it, you'll be at a track with an older car.
1/8 fan is correct, a GT 1/8 would be a good option.. Longer lasting, tougher, less power to weight, higher ride, bigger tyres and more options for pullstart.
PS: Anything in the lower specs will just break or rattle to pieces as you get the power down.