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Old 02-07-2007, 07:38 AM   #31
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RC-Mart is ok too if you're looking for non-Tamiya hop-up parts but they're still more expensive than RC-Champ. RC-Mart is in Hong-Kong and I have ordered from them several times too...just not as cheap on Tamiya stuff.
I thought rc mart was reasonable, but i've never used rc champ Luckily I never paid customs charges for my kit either, which was great!

3racing make some good hotups for this car, I have the chassis kit and suspension mounts in graphite, they also do front and rear toe blocks etc, but I would stick to tamiya / TRF stuff for the shocks and centre one way if you choose to upgrade
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id vote for the T2R
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:51 AM   #33
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isn't still RC mart cheaper than US prices?

like i said previously, my LHS stocks AE, HPI, HB, Losi for 1/10 EP stuff. but since those brands aren't offering any kits that stand out from the crowd (like the TA-05 is), i don't know what i should get still. even though my LHS doesn't stock Xray or Tamiya stuff, i will be racing in the stock class, so broken parts are not going to be much of a problem due to the lower speeds.

T2R-4 (counting T1!)
TC4-2 (counting TC3)
TA05-9 i think (wow, even though my LHS doesn't stock Tamiya parts, i should look into this one)
JRXS (if i can find one cheap)-2
Cyclone S-1
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:06 AM   #34
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isn't still RC mart cheaper than US prices?

like i said previously, my LHS stocks AE, HPI, HB, Losi for 1/10 EP stuff. but since those brands aren't offering any kits that stand out from the crowd (like the TA-05 is), i don't know what i should get still. even though my LHS doesn't stock Xray or Tamiya stuff, i will be racing in the stock class, so broken parts are not going to be much of a problem due to the lower speeds.

T2R-4 (counting T1!)
TC4-2 (counting TC3)
TA05-9 i think (wow, even though my LHS doesn't stock Tamiya parts, i should look into this one)
JRXS (if i can find one cheap)-2
Cyclone S-1
RC-Mart would be cheaper maybe but their shipping prices can be a little high.
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:20 AM   #35
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:41 AM   #36
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I'll give the Cyclone S some love. Mine works great. Can't compare it to a TA-05 cause I've never seen anyone run one here. At our track JRXS has some issues keeping the rear end planted. T2R works good also but more expensive than the Cyclone S in both car and parts, but very comparable performance wise. TC4's have worked well here but it is a shaft drive. Not sure if that matters and with the TC5 coming they should be cheap.
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hands up for TA05 as well..

it's a great car..and i guess wait for the TA05R will be a more worth waiting for as the hop -ups in it i feel it will worth the money..
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:28 AM   #38
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it's a great car..and i guess wait for the TA05R will be a more worth waiting for as the hop -ups in it i feel it will worth the money..
that's what i am thinking. i am leaning more toward the TA-05 now because you can get it for cheap and from what i hear, it performs pretty well.
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:43 AM   #39
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ok, just found out that my LHS carries the Tamiya brand, but they don't stock many parts at all. however, i can ask them to stock a few essential parts if i know that i might be going through them a lot (this will take some serious persuasion!). nevertheless, i can always ask them to order stuff for me at no extra cost. BUT, what if i need a part on race day, i don't have any parts on hand at the shop for me.

so, we're back to the question about parts availability, which stems from durability. my LHS stocks a lot of AE parts (TC4), Losi parts (JRXS), and probably some HB and HPI TC parts too (but they mainly stock MT and off-road stuff). the JRXS looks enticing, but the NIB price is a little high for me and i have not heard anything super impressive about the performance of it. maybe an XXX-S? the Pro 4 looks good too, but again the price is pretty high.

nevertheless, i might be able to find some used stuff that is in pretty good condition for a good price. yet, like most anyone, i would like to build it myself and have a brand new car for a brand new class for me.
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For the TA05 my understanding is you just need the knuckles and hubs as backups. You would probably buy all the spares you might need for less then $50. 4 people I race with (myself included) recently switched to the TA05 from other "high end" cars. I havent raced mine yet but Ive seen others perform and I was pleasently surprised. Im hoping its as durable as everyone says. Im tired of having to replace broken parts every few runs with the RDX.
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i found out about the soon to arrive TA-05R, and that seems to be a good choice ATM. however, it's not here yet so keep the suggestions coming!
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:41 PM   #42
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:32 PM   #44
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and when might the TC5 be out? and when it is released, do i have to wait another month before the "Team" kit will be released? (because that's what i would be getting, i do not need a Factory Team version).
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How can people recommend cars that arent even out? The owner of my local hobby shop said April.
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