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Old 04-04-2006, 07:56 PM   #1
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I have about $100 and want to get an on-road car to race. I'll be racing out door pavement with rubber tire and probaly 19t. I'll buy used from somebody in town. My question is what car should I be looking at to do this with or should I save up some more money and get something better? Or should I get a couple year old car and invest in good electronics?
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for a hundred dollars you can get a nice tc3. Those cars work very well and parts are still made for them.
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Save up a little more and you can buy a new TAMIYA TA05. Pretty competitive car!

The TC3 is good too. Electronics cost more than the car itself. It just depends on what electronics you prefer.

Try buying from local fellow racers first(maybe better deal)and you can alway buy from rctech.net for sale forum or ebay.
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Get a TC3, learn on it, beat it up, sell it later and move up to something else. At the price you can get TC3's for these days, you'll lose little to nothing.
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Get a TC3, learn on it, beat it up, sell it later and move up to something else. At the price you can get TC3's for these days, you'll lose little to nothing.
I will offer this bit of imfo up.... If you can find a tc3 cheap then good because later (money permitting) you can get the BMI chassis/towers for it and it will be a very competitive car. Alot of racers still run this set-up and win. Aside from that, a xxx-s (non-graphite) roller can be had for cheap and they are great to drive, very consistant--- or better yet try to score a Mi2 (not the EC, the older one) for cheap and you will love it! I have the older one that I got a great deal on, eventually upgraded to full BMI chassis and TRF shocks and it rips! There are alternatives to the newest, megabuck cars- just do alittle research...
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