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Old 06-11-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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Hi, I just started racing rc. I currently race 1/10 tc with an xray fk05. I want to get an offroad because offroad is the big thing here in stl and in my hometown they just opened up a track through a local park. I need something to do in between the tc races. I want something that I can use my tc electronics and trakpower 4900 lipo. What should I get. I dont want a new one since I am still learning the whole sport plus I live on student loans and have a part time job as a mystery shopper.

I dont even know what class to start in so I am a ball of clay mold me..
Also about how much will the suggested chassis run me?
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Hi, I just started racing rc. I currently race 1/10 tc with an xray fk05. I want to get an offroad because offroad is the big thing here in stl and in my hometown they just opened up a track through a local park. I need something to do in between the tc races. I want something that I can use my tc electronics and trakpower 4900 lipo. What should I get. I dont want a new one since I am still learning the whole sport plus I live on student loans and have a part time job as a mystery shopper.

I dont even know what class to start in so I am a ball of clay mold me..
Also about how much will the suggested chassis run me?
Before anyone can make a suggestion, we would need to know what classes are offered.
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I'm not sure about that. The local club up here is stlouis dirtburners. If anyone knows about them. I would want to get in the most common class so that I would be able to run pretty much anywhere I went.
I have not made it out to one of their races yet to do that part of the research process
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If they have the class, I would start with stock truck. They are easier to drive and harder to break. Locally we allow Lipo and brushless in stock and mod. Lipo is limited to 5000 MAH and must be hard case in our area. Again, if allowed I would run brushless motor; less time working on motor and more time learning to drive and set up the vehicle. Here stock must be 13.5 now and will be 17.5 next year after ROAR rule changes.
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I have lipo and brushless setup with a few different motors. And Spektrum dx 2.0 Are these the 2 wheel drive trucks?
What brand do I get and about how much?
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I have lipo and brushless setup with a few different motors. And Spektrum dx 2.0 Are these the 2 wheel drive trucks?
What brand do I get and about how much?
2wd stadium trucks. Look for either Team Associated or Losi. To be honest, I don't know that much about the Losi vehicles as I am an Associated fan. Thus, I would recommend the FTT4. It is about $225 new.
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2wd buggy is the biggest class. Might be something to consider.
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for trucks i recomend the losi xxx-t cr, a big track winner here.
buggy id say ae ft b4, quick and turns good.
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Go to the offroad track and hang out a little. Watch some dudes run and see what they've got. Buy whatever they're running that looks the most fun to you.
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i will have to agree with these guys, FT b4 or t4 if you want to use the trakpower 4900. part supply is usually pretty good for associated and they make a good product.

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From the cheap side of things, probably go with a 2wd buggy IF there is a class for it and it has a lot of attendence. The 2wd buggy should be cheaper on tires which usually is the main expense if you keep your vehicle together.

As for which brand to go with, good variety out there to choose from from AE, Losi, Kyosho, and Academy.
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2wd buggy has to be the easiest class to get into. Trucks may be more forgiving, but the buggy to me just feels a bit more like you're "racing".
Flame away truckers!
AE and Losi have to be the most well supported from what I have seen.
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