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Old 02-03-2006, 08:41 PM   #1
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Im stumped & looking for some suggestions what would you recomend for a 13 year old He has raced before indoors & did very well 2nd B Main novice class but now that we moved & there is only outdoors I really don't know what to get him I been thru the phase pro4,losi,xray,jrxs was thinking of giving him the losi but I want for him to build his own. all suggestions will be appreciated & don't forget the pro's & cons of what you suggest
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a XXX-S G+ or JRXS would be good

im 14 and have a XXX-S and hit a wall at 20 and broke a c-block only b/c it was like 20 out side and platic is very brittle then
(after 300 in damage me and my step-dad found that out)

the JRXS is more of a racer

and the XXX-S G+ racer/basher

if he allready has a touring car and wants a really god touring car for racing get a JRXS
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:35 PM   #3
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Go over to Ebay and see whether can you grap yourselve a bargain for one of those top of the line touring cars.
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Old 02-04-2006, 12:09 AM   #4
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xxx-s is not a basher they break so easy, so jsut dont hit stuff haha
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if you sneeze to hard it's broken
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I'd think twice about getting a losi JRXS as someone at my track bought one and he had to machine the CVD as it wasn't made properly. He also said it was a dog to setup. I'd go the T2.
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Key is to prioritize - make a list of what's important to you. Here are some examples in no particular order:
-parts availability locally (if he is racing, he WILL break)
-popularity at track, for help in setup and other tips
-if your son is building it, consider kits that go together smoothly (e.g. xray, tamiya, hpi)

Above all, no NOT pay attention to opinions of which car is "faster" or more dialed from the local racers, because 20 people will yield 20 different opinions, guaranteed. All top touring cars from the major companies are capable of winning; all have inherent problems; all have inherent advantages.

Rank your criteria, and then eliminate cars that don't satisfy your top priorities first. You'll likely end up with only one or two final choices. These are all lessons learned from shopping for my first high end touring car recently. Best of luck.
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You could think about a Tamiya TA-05. They are cheap, perform good, easy too set up and are fairly durable.
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415MS or MSX
ive got one and it takes the hits so well, im yet to break a part yet, and its had some BIG spills (i gota learn to drive )
tho this car isent cheap (neiter are spares, tho there all still in there packageing), its worth every cent i paid for it
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Im 14 and love XRAY's!!!!!!!!!!! They are durable, go together easy, you can get parts, don't brake much. Go for the T2!!!! I LOVE MINE.
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You may be underestimating your 13 year old. He already have some racing experience in novice. Ask him what he wants to build, race and maintain. I am not sure where in the sunshine state you are located, but if you happened to be in the Orlando area check out Superior Hobbies parking lot race this Sunday. You'll be surprise how many young adults his age are racing. Most of the tc companies are well representative and that should give you an idea what to get.
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I would recomend either the x-ray FK05 or the 04 along with the T2 all these kits are relatively easy to build and have what I would consider the best instruction manuals I have ever seen. The diffs even come pre built although I took mine apart to make sure they where lubed etc and it's not a bad idea to see what they look like. I have found the x-ray line of cars to be extremely durable compared to to the other cars that I have raced in the past whitch includes the xxxs g+ the TC3 and TC4 with the xxxs being the worst and I would not recomend that car to anyone epsecialy a beginner.
The assoc cars where ok but in my opinion the x-ray is all around a superior car from building it to it's handling and adjustability and finaly it's durability.
As far as price goes yes the x-ray is a little more but well worth it.

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If you want something that is durable and is competative at a descent price, go for the TA05 from Tamiya. They have good instructions and lots of hopup potential. The kit can be found for about $130 compared to $350-400 for an x-ray, corally, or yokomo.
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Thanks all to those that posted
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You may be underestimating your 13 year old. He already have some racing experience in novice. Ask him what he wants to build, race and maintain. I am not sure where in the sunshine state you are located, but if you happened to be in the Orlando area check out Superior Hobbies parking lot race this Sunday. You'll be surprise how many young adults his age are racing. Most of the tc companies are well representative and that should give you an idea what to get.
Not underestimating him I know the potential he has & race at superior as well the one main reason I want to make sure whatever he goes with he will learn it since i won't really have the time to work on it since I race as well
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