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Old 12-30-2018, 11:44 AM
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HI All.
After long soul searching I have decided to enter the world of Touring Car.
I have an AE 7.1kit that needs a Motor and Esc.
Until I'm used to the handling and drive consistency and driving as a team, I'm not too worried about going fast.
I have a Reedy 800z with a sonic 25.5 roar spec available for a wicked deal.
Once I get faster could I be relatively competitive against a 21.5?
Or should I start with a 21.5?

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Old 12-30-2018, 01:18 PM
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If you're learning how to race, consistency will be more important than an increase in power . If you're in rookie, most tracks are pretty lax on rule enforcement anyways.
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Old 12-30-2018, 02:58 PM
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Get the motor that suits the rules at the local track. Otherwise you'll find yourself buying a second motor pretty quickly when you get tired of being passed on the straights.
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With the 25.5 Reedy motor you could start in the USVTA class where you can focus on driving and setup to get faster and have fun.
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Step one: go to your local track before you buy anything. Talk to the guys racing there and see what classes they have and that guys show up for It makes no sense buying a motor for vta or usgt if no one runs those classes at your local track .
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After you have decided what class is right for you (i would suggest vta if it is available I would talk to the other racers about what you should buy and what they run.
Buying what everyone else is running is key for a beginner as you can eliminate variable and the other racers can help you with set up. This means you just focus on driving.

I would also see if some those guys have some old used stuff you can have for free or cheap I know the top guys around me give alot of thier old stuff to the new guys that are making an effort
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I just finished my 1st year of racing RC touring car. I have to say that 25.5 USVTA is my favorite. Has definitely increased my driving skill and knowledge of car set up. Plus, I feel driving a slow care fast is way more fun than driving a fast car slow.
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