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Old 09-03-2020, 10:19 PM
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What would be the best on road car to start out with, and what would be the best motor and esc combo to go with. I was told to get a Xray t4 but I would like to know what every one else’s thoughts would be.
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Old 09-03-2020, 11:43 PM
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There is nothing singularly "best". Ask three people on here and you will get four different answers. The Xray T4 is a very good car. But does your local shop or track store parts for it? What are other people at your track driving? Nothing is as frustrating as when you break something on your car during race day and you cannot fix it.
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If you never raced you don’t need to start with the best but if money is no option and you really want the best then you want a current generation race quality 1/10 scale touring car assuming you want to race 1/10 scale touring car. You you want a 2020 X-ray t4 or a yokomo bd10. Best roar legal esc is probably the hobbywing xr10 g2 160a. Assuming your racing 17.5 best roar legal motor would be the trinity x factor or the r1 wurks v21 generation of motors.
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And then there are the Pan Cars- F1, GT12 and WGT-R. Depends on what you want to race.easiest is go to a local race and talk with various racers and see what they are racing.Then check for parts supply locally. Pan cars are way easier on parts - and up keep. Have fun with what you are racing.
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What tracks do you plan to run at?
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There's no "best" like some people are saying. It purely depends on your track since what people are running there and what support you will get will be the most important not the equipment. Generally, Xray, Yokomo, and Awesomatix will be the common cars I'll see but not exclusively. Motors will vary from place to place but in general, the r1 is good, the team powers is good. Don't get a used motor since they will have less performance. You'll want the one all the fast guys are using at your track whatever that may be so you can copy their gear ratio. Esc, just get what people have at your track since they can help you program it as well.

Just go to where you will be racing the most, watch a race, ask the fast guys what they are running, ask the shop what stuff they carry and decide from there. There is no concrete "best"
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Recent Xray T4, HW XR10, R1 21.5, Protek 160SS, Done - YMMV
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The best answer to the best question. Go to the best track near you, find the best driver there, buy his stuff. There, you have the best so you have no excuse not to be the best...
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I second that. Buy out whoever's getting out and make sure they have tons of spares. Older cars are still competitive and great to start with, but make sure you have parts with your package or they are available! Best thing is to have fun!
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The best local racer will not say he is the best racer with the best car, it can also mean that the others are more worse than him.

But going to a/the track is the best answer. See what brands are runned, look what shops do sponsor the tracks and find out which classes they run that will suit you because that will make the choice of your equipment.
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Another question to ask your self is how experienced am I? Touring cars are complicated and you either need a lot of knowledge or a good friend to help you. Pan cars are simpler but not generally raced as much. If you have a good off-road background you can probably work with a TC. The real bottom line is where you race at and what do they race. Then figure out the car type followed by the brand based on support.
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The “gang” approach is probably the best. If a majority of people are running a specific brand, chances are that it’s because there a good network of information being passed between them, not to mention that likely one or more shops in the area support the platform.

While I admire the “Lone Wolf” mentality, I would recommend that anyone get a little experience with a kit that you can get help with at first before venturing out solo. There are a surprising number of good kits out there, but each one has its nuances to getting the most out of them. It helps to have a little experience under your belt if you make that decision.

Whatever you go with, just don’t get an Associated TC. 7.2 - that car (and AE’s entire on-road program, for that matter) appears to have been quietly discontinued since the beginning of the year.
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All cars are good but Xpress xq10 is a great car and not the most expensive if buying new also do a s range of cars for budget racing worth considering and have good teams around the world that you can ask for help

esc hobbywing xr10 range just stock if on budget stockspec if u wanna save weight and pro if you want all the bells and whistles

motor xfactor , hw g3r , team powers and surpass
All make A finals

bodies zoo racing baybee , dbx/dogballloxs and xtreme twister

Servo Savox on budget and xpert are top end

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