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Old 02-23-2007, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Low budget On-Road?

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!
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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Have you considered 1/12th? Half the parts, half the price, less batteries, less weight, tires wear longer, more durable, and more race time.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:52 PM   #3
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i would look at the following cars as options...

1. XRay T2R
2. HB Cyclone S
3. Tamiya TA05

all 3 are well priced and competitive. i think the Xray is the most expensive of the 3 but it is also the best of the 3 i suggested.

hope that helps!!
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Buy a used TC3, you can probably buy one for $75.00. Associated has great parts support and lots of hop ups are available. I say forget the 1/12 scale, unless you have a swept parking lot to drive in, it will get hung up on every pebble, rocks in the spur gear, etc. The TC3 is reasonably sealed, shaft drive.
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Tamiya TT-01. Cheap and sturdy. Lots of options available too.
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Thanks for the responses! Yeah I wouldnt be against getting an older car either (as long as its not like the first Losi on-road car lol).

Is shaft driven a little less maintance free? Im not against wrenching on my car, but Im an off-road guy, and that would be taking up more of my wrench time, so if I could get a car that is pretty sturdy and easy to mess with thats cool too. I will look into the HB and Xrays as well as the TC3.
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The shaft drive on a TC3 is pretty much sealed aside from a small vent on the diff. When you say basher type on road car, I'm picturing you enjoying driving the car whereever there is open pavement, and that could mean a lot of debris spraying up from the tires. Also, you will break parts if you hit things. So consider whether you want to mail order parts, or are they available off the shelf at your hobby store?

For racing on a prepared surface, I'd go with one of the above suggestions, but on an unswept parking lot, I'd be trying for a car with the drivetrain as closed off from the elements and road debris as possible.

JR has or had a belt drive car with the belt fully enclosed under cover. That might be good as well.
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Tamiya Mini! The Suzuki Swift kit has an ESC and motor in it!
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i would say get a xxxs it has a fully sealed drivetrain
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The shaft drive on a TC3 is pretty much sealed aside from a small vent on the diff. When you say basher type on road car, I'm picturing you enjoying driving the car whereever there is open pavement, and that could mean a lot of debris spraying up from the tires. Also, you will break parts if you hit things. So consider whether you want to mail order parts, or are they available off the shelf at your hobby store?

For racing on a prepared surface, I'd go with one of the above suggestions, but on an unswept parking lot, I'd be trying for a car with the drivetrain as closed off from the elements and road debris as possible.

JR has or had a belt drive car with the belt fully enclosed under cover. That might be good as well.
JR? Is that Losi or a different company? Yeah you're pretty much on, I wouldnt go to a completely tore up area as I dont like my cars looking like crap. lol
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My mistake, JR something is the model. Yes, its a Losi belt drive car.

Have you considered street tires on a 1/10 stadium truck? Then you have a vehicle you can play with just about anywhere, climb, jump, not get hung up, chase the neighbours cat across the lawn, etc.
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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.
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Losi xxxs Brushless RTR. Or the TC5 RTR.
Bashing? I would go with the brushless.
The T2R is tough as nails and a great race quality. If you have electronics.
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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.
I believe that car is created by Selective R/C.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...e_id=604#specs
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Looks tough? The Traxxis is a brute to.
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