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Old 07-02-2020, 08:05 PM
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Questions?? Best options to start racing onroad touring?

Was looking around the forum for a thread that was speaking about chassis that are beginner friendly and somewhat easy to get parts for. Wasn't able to find any so figured I would post and ask.

I'm looking to get into touring 1/10th scale racing, The local track is recommending that I run the in the 21.5 touring class, although I'm looking for a chassis that is somewhat okay to start with and easy to get parts for.
Any recommendations?

Thank you all for your time, Cepted.
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Old 07-02-2020, 09:02 PM
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Get whatever most people run at the track you are going to run at. XRAY 2020 T4, Yokomo BD-10, Awesomatix A800 MMX. If you want to save some money, buy a used Associated TC7.1 or TC7.2. They are excellent cars and you should be able to get parts for them for a while on the used market.
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Old 07-02-2020, 09:14 PM
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I’d suggest looking at some of the used touring cars for sale here. You find great deals on a year or two older model. Most just need a receiver and ready to go. I’m using 5 cars I’ve bought used in 5 different classes. It’s easier on the wallet as a way to get started. Without having to make a real big investment. There other things you will find needed
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I just bought a used 17 XRay T4 from the forums here. Building it up for VTA. No way I could afford to buy new and be able to be competitive.

But, go to the track this weekend and see what theyíre racing there.
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Xpress XQ1S is beginner friendly but depending on where you're based you may need to order parts from overseas. Check with your local track and hobby shops to see what's stocked locally.
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I was told to try and find a T4 by the track guys, however it seems to be nearly impossible to get a older T4 sadly, That is what brought me to this thread,
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Avoid RTR or cheap kits like the plague. They are tiring, slow, and low quality. By far the best way to go is purchase a used car. Quite often, thereís a local selling a car, but if not, the forums or ebay are a good way to go. A 2015-2018 xray or yokomo can be bought for easily under $300.
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How are parts for the XQ1S though? Are they easy to find? @gigaplex
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Originally Posted by purplerain View Post
Avoid RTR or cheap kits like the plague. They are tiring, slow, and low quality. By far the best way to go is purchase a used car. Quite often, thereís a local selling a car, but if not, the forums or ebay are a good way to go. A 2015-2018 xray or yokomo can be bought for easily under $300.
I've been keeping my eye out but seems hard to find a T4, Haven't checked for Yokomo though, will do that now. thank you!
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Buying a used car from a fast guy at the track is your best bet...

Someone can then help you get the car pointed in the right direction

A used competitive car will be way superior to a new budget car that no one at your track has ever seen before, or has any parts for when you break something...
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Originally Posted by Cepted View Post
How are parts for the XQ1S though? Are they easy to find? @gigaplex
They're easy to get in Australia where I race. They're difficult to get in North America, I don't know if there's still a distributor over there.
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They're easy to get in Australia where I race. They're difficult to get in North America, I don't know if there's still a distributor over there.
Bartolo on road is a distributor for a Xpress. I donít have the XQ1s. I do have their M chassis
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I was in the same boat as you and eventually found a 2019 T4. Keep looking. They're worth it. Outdoor TC is really popular right now because of the season, and Covid. I have several people in my area looking as well.
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Originally Posted by hanulec View Post
Buying a used car from a fast guy at the track is your best bet...

Someone can then help you get the car pointed in the right direction

A used competitive car will be way superior to a new budget car that no one at your track has ever seen before, or has any parts for when you break something...
i think Iím going to buy a plastic tub chassis car and beat just about everyone with it just to piss people off. Thinking a TT02 or a TB04. Iím sure AY would be pissed.
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The TT02 is a low budget, entry level car to get started in the hobby ... whereas something like the T4 has had many years of fine tuned design, development, engineering and manufacturing. To go fast around a race track. They're not really made for the same purpose.
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