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Old 02-23-2007, 02:34 PM
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There are a few options to choose
1) Traxxas 4-TEC which comes with 20t motor, radio, esc $189.99 @ http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXJJG1**&P=7
2) Associated TC4 (not, TC5 is coming out soon) comes with 17t motor, radio esc etc. $234.99 @ http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMGP9&P=7
3) HPI Sprint 2 Drift RTR comes with 17t motor, radio, esc, etc $244.99 @ http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPVL2&P=7
4) Tamiya XB TT-01 RTR with silver can motor, esc etc $184.99 @ http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXNUD2&P=7
5) Losi XXX-S RTR with 19t motor, novak esc, jr radio etc. $269.99 @ http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=LOSA0285
6) Losi XXX-S RTR Brushless with novak ss4300 brushless motor, novak super sport brushless 10.5 esc, jr radio etc. $379.99 @ http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=LOSA0287

Note: Prices vary from stores

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Old 02-23-2007, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Disaster
What do you guys think of a Himoto 4WD RTR....$90 including S&H on Ebay???



Himoto on Ebay

I found a couple good reviews of it so I thought I'd try one. I'll report back when I get it.
My brother just recently got the Himoto 1/8th buggy. He says he's pretty happy with it. One suggestion though, change the radio gear as soon as you can. Many glitching problems right out of the box.

as for a starter car. a Trinity T-Spec is not too bad. they come pre-built with a motor, battery, and body all for around $115. the quality is pretty good. and they are reletivly fast for a spec car. I have run mine for over a year and I am just now replacing the spur and pinion gear. One thing about them is the suspension. its not really that great. also, the difs tend to come loose. but those are really my only complaints. GL with touring, its crazy fun!
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:26 PM
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That TC4 seems like an OK deal. I'm going to look for some Losi cars too.
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:22 PM
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Default HPI Sprint...now the Sprint 2

Forgot about the Sprint. RTR Electric 4WD. Very nice car.



HPI Sprint 2

Sprint at Tower for $240
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by syndr0me
I believe that car is created by Selective R/C.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...e_id=604#specs
Sure does...there is not www.selectiverc.com on the web anymore. Wonder if these guys took over...or were the manufacturer for Selective and decided to go it alone when Selective folded.

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Old 02-23-2007, 04:46 PM
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By doing some searching I was able to find a thread that suggested Selective just repackaged the car from Himoto.

Himoto Selective thread

another thread suggesting RS4 influence
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Disaster
Sure does...there is not www.selectiverc.com on the web anymore.
http://selectiverc.com/?page=pages/newproducts

Alive and kickin'?
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by K_King
Probably an impossible question, but I'm looking for a basher type on-road car, not a racer with graphite or carbon everything, that I could take out and mess around with. I've seen the TA05, and once its all said and done it could be around 300 (ESC, plus a few upgrades I guess).

Are there any other kits out there that I should look in to? Again its not going to be a racer, BUT the racer in me would like a car that is somewhat adjustable and ale to be upgraded with various hop ups.

Any other ideas? Thanks fellas!
Stormer hobbies has the cyclone for sale for only $199.00 plus tax and shipping. Awesome price.

Or I can sell my rdx for only $225.00 rolling chassis. Or all the hop-ups with it for only $325.00. Which includes the following:
Titanium screw and turnbuckles
Ceramic bearings and the stock ones
corally carpet and asphalt spring set
front lower shock tower used for carpet racing PLUS regular shock towers
2.9 graphite lower deck and all three original upper decks
low roll blocks and regular roll blocks
tons of spare arms(spares are great for any type of driving)
Tamiya wheel hexes(they're the best)
Corally spool
Corally one-way
(2) diffs (one needs to be rebuilt)
stock steel screw set and belts and lots of other stuff for it

PS: This car has been great for me and is in mint shape
Finishes with this car have been as follows:
A-main at 2006 reedy race of champions
A-main at 2006 asphalt nationals
A-main at IIC race
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by James35
Have you considered 1/12th? Half the parts, half the price, less batteries, less weight, tires wear longer, more durable, and more race time.
I agree with James.

Plus, if your concerned about too much maintenance then 1/12 scale would

be the ultimate choice.

In addition, You'll have a super high perfomance race car!
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:10 PM
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I'm not totally against working on the car, especially since it wont be driven all THAT much, it would be more like a hey lets go mess around outside type of car.

I have an 1/18th scale right now, aren't most 12th scales just pure racers? A cool F1 type car would be awesome, or a NASCAR type car!
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I have a TC3 and an HPI sprint for sale.
Both excelent cars. Performance andf bashing. Great combo. Let me know if you intrested.
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Originally Posted by K_King
That TC4 seems like an OK deal. I'm going to look for some Losi cars too.
I think the best deal is with the Losi RTR brushless. Good car and radio equipment and motor ESC combo. Its a giant step forward as far as RTR's.
And the car is awesome on asphalt.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:36 PM
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How about a used Hpi Pro4???

Great car and when you're ready, the car is competitive for serious racing...
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:48 AM
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Don't know why, but decided to pop for the $90 Himoto on Ebay. Initial reaction is car looks very tough...as in basher durable but that was the highlight. Came with a 1800mAh battery and wall wart trickle charger. I slow charged the battery with a "real" charger and it took 2300mAh.

First run was very dissapointing. Not sure if drivetrain is a little too tight, ESC is weak or broken or if it is a battery issue but it barely crawls from a start...like it is wayyy overgeared. If I yank the throttle the ESC cogs horribly....just makes a click, click, click sound. I don't see any capacitor on the ESC...perhaps it is a combo issue of marginal ESC, no capacitor, poor batteries and tight drivetrain.

I can't recommend this car to anyone who doesn't like to wrench. I guess the next step is to tear it down and reassemble the drivetrain making sure the diffs are lubed well and nothing is to tight.
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:59 AM
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If you are looking for new low budget electric racers, these are the ones I feel should be looked and and are of good quality:

1. Hot Bodies Cyclone S (I have one and it is a great asphalt/concrete runner)
2. Xray T2R (if they ever would release it to the American public)
3. Tamiya TA05
4. Team Associated TC4 RTR
5. HPI Sprint 2

I don't know much about the Kyosho electric cars and don't know if Trinity still has there Spec car on the market. Only the Xray car comes as a rolling chassis and will need rims, tires, and a body purchased as extras. The rest come with the aforementioned (the Cyclone S has a version with a body and without a body). Stay away from the cheap cars (like Himoto) that people are pushing on Ebay. This is just my opinion.
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