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Team Saxo GT-500 1/10 TC

Old 09-28-2021, 08:54 AM
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Default Team Saxo GT-500 1/10 TC

This looks like a good option for the Rookie Racer to get into on-road Touring Cars and not have to pay $500+ for a 4WD TC chassis. I am thinking of stocking it in my store if I can find a way to be a US dealer. Thoughts on this car?

https://www.redrc.net/2021/09/team-s...r/#more-200992



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Old 09-28-2021, 10:27 AM
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I love the idea. I would love to have one. However, this is very similar to the recently discontinued Tamiya F103GT. As much as I would love to have and race one, it doesn't fit well with current class structures.
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Originally Posted by R Doyel View Post
This looks like a good option for the Rookie Racer to get into on-road Touring Cars and not have to pay $500+ for a 4WD TC chassis. I am thinking of stocking it in my store if I can find a way to be a US dealer. Thoughts on this car?

https://www.redrc.net/2021/09/team-s...r/#more-200992
I don't know... yes, it uses TC bodies and tires, but that doesn't make it a touring car. It's still a pan car chassis. Also there are much cheaper options than the mentioned $500 kits to get into 4WD TC racing.(e.g. the Xpress XQ2S - at only about $120). It wouldn't even fit into the TC rules, so not really an entry kit for rookie TC racers, I'm afraid. Not saying this car cannot be fun (I'm sure it could), but I cannot imagine it as TC replacement in any way, shape or form. In my opinion, it's more of a fun car than a race car (not because of quality, but because it doesn't fit the rules and would need a class of its own - and I don't think yet another class would be a good idea for our hobby).
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Old 09-28-2021, 11:05 AM
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I feel everyone but a new racer would buy this.. As in a tinker car / mess with it for fun. Like Dirk mentioned many new TC Kit's can be had on the cheap new or just buy a 1-3 year old car off a seasoned racer.
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Unfortunately, 2wd rear drive rubber tire pan car would be the hardest car that a rookie could ever drive. There are sub $150 4wd TC cars out there that would be much easier for a new guy to pilot and would fit into all the legal and popular classes like USGT. Check out Xpress RC and 3Racing for competitive economy TC cars.

The Saxo car looks like a very nice kit for the veteran drivers out there though.
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I like the chassis. Itís similar to the tamiya f103gt. It uses tc tires. This chassis also remains me of wgtr cars/class. The difference is the tires. Wgtr is limited to one tire type. Rwd cars are harder to drive and would be a class for more experienced drivers.

It would be a cool class to start, lots of realism.
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you can now get all the saxo car kits in the US from scale speed out of York Pa.
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you can now get all the saxo car kits in the US from scale speed out of York Pa.
That's good news. Thanks!
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That would be a good GT10 2wd car... Oh wait, that's not a thing, or is it?
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Old 10-25-2021, 05:54 PM
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i had my Team Saxo Gt 500 v2 foam tire pan car out at the track yesterday and right out the box the car was great on asphalt
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