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Old 11-16-2005, 07:02 AM
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Hey mate,

Im really glad to hear that you are getting interested in off road, and i will start off by saying that racing offroad will make you a better onroad racer, as it teaches you more control in low traction.

I personally race a FT B4 and yes atm they seem to be the best car to have but its also down to sriver preffernce, but if you are looking for a car thats easy to tune the B4 is easy to get. I personally when im not in hospital am at all club days and i am willing to help out any one with setup with cars, motors and all of that.

And i can say the same for mnost of the people that race at knox, we are all willing to come and help out.

The B4 doesnt tend to break, if you get any spares, get some front and rear arms, front shock tower, front bulkhead and rear chassis brace.

Hope to see you soon

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Originally Posted by BG
A few questions for you people.


Does this club have a website? When do you race? What classes do you run?

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rccar.com.au has not been updateded for awhile
Try www.keorca.org.au for latest info & Pic's
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F Alonso- Coming into off road from tourer you may even want to look at 4wd. tourers are bascially 4wd off road cars with short arms and shocks.
They are much easier to drive for people new to the dirt. By all means go for 2wd first if thats what you want, but its a little steeper learning curve.
For 2wd, the B4 is a great car which i highly recommend, but both the losi and the AE are excellent cars to start with. If you run into trouble with either, people are friendly and willing to help down at knox, just ask.

Make sure you start off in at least stock, the biggest mistake most on roaders make going to off road is going straight for modified. Its much more technical driving wise than on road, so you gotta get a feel for it first.

BG- as the fuhrer stated....... but no spools!
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Old 11-16-2005, 02:35 PM
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Okay, thanks for your input guys. At the moment its just an idea that I am tossing up, but we will see what happens a little bit later. I'd like to run two classes, but not on the same day, and I've always had an interest in driving an offroader so it seems like a logical step, especially as Knox is not far from me either.

I think that I would go for the 2WD car mainly because I'd like to get one and learn with that one car and not have to buy more then one car. Also, I just get the feeling that there is more interest in 2WD, but I could be wrong. What kinds of numbers do you typically get per class at Knox?
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Old 11-16-2005, 02:48 PM
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For anybody interested in having a few laps of a 2WD Stock, I will have my B4 ready on Sunday.
We usually have a one hour lunch break, so come on down!!!
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I'd love to, but this weekend I have a gig at the Docklands. I'd love to have a go though sometime, would be great.
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Old 11-16-2005, 03:47 PM
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F Alonso,

We consistantly run two classes, Mod and Stock. Depending on numbers we sometimes have a mixture, maybe a 4wd or 2 in with the 2wd's.

2wd is the more popular class at the moment, but with the 'new breed' of 4wd chassis emerging things are looking up. As Cantona said Touring cars are 4wd's with shorter arms/shocks. I'm currently running a XX4 W-E with a brushless and the thing has got pace, pity about the joker steering it
Tire wear is also pretty good at Knox, another reason to come check out Offroad
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Old 11-16-2005, 04:18 PM
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Okay, its basically for that reason why I think that a 2WD is probably the one to get, mainly for that longevity. I'll most likely get an AE B4 if I do go into offroad.

Any ideas of where to buy one, as well as tyres/wheels/spares?? Being a Tamiya boy typically, I've bought a lot of Japan but they don't stock AE at all. I really appreciate the help everyone is giving too by the way.
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F Alonso,

Good question, I'm not sure where to get one in Melbourne!!!
Shepparton Toyworld (03) 58312853
Albury Hobby Centre (02) 60211564

Try those Guys, both have AE and both support Off Road in Vic
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Wow, that's quite a way away. I'd most likely get parts from overseas, especially given that AE unfortunately are not supported well by Australian hobby stores, let alone Melbourne. Any online stores you could recommend?
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Old 11-16-2005, 05:06 PM
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Simon,

You could try RAB Hobbies, they will be stocking AE soon...

CLICK ME!

Or, I do know where there's a 2wd Losi XXX with graphite bits not being used...

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shepparton toyworld has an excellent of AE parts in stock! and are good to deal with im sure that you will have no issues dealing with them.
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With the new Importer hopefully things will start picking up.
You say Albury and Shep are far away, yet you want to get your stuff OS????

BTW: If anyone does call Shep, make sure you ask for Arnold.
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Yeh, I only say that because if you are going to get it shipped to you, then you may as well find out if it is cheaper OS because most of the time it is. But from the sounds of it, the cars are pretty competitive on price here as opposed to OS. We will see what happens. I haven't really investigated it thoroughly as yet.
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:59 PM
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What tyre combos do you use on this track?
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