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Old 03-08-2007, 06:29 AM   #1
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I've just finished building and playing with my TT01 that i purchased recently, but it just feels and looks a bit 'cheap'. Which makes sense because it was.

I've compiled a list of features that im looking for in a electric car and I was hoping someone could point me in the direction of a car that has as many of them as possible.

- Electric (obviously)
- Belt Driven
- Decent amount of alloy standard, and more available
- 'Known' brand. I need to be able to find it and parts in Australia without to much trouble.
- Can be set up for drift fairly easily

I know its a bit of a long list, but even if some suggested cars only have a couple of the features, at least I know where to look.

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I've just finished building and playing with my TT01 that i purchased recently, but it just feels and looks a bit 'cheap'. Which makes sense because it was.

I've compiled a list of features that im looking for in a electric car and I was hoping someone could point me in the direction of a car that has as many of them as possible.

- Electric (obviously)
- Shaft driven
- Decent amount of alloy standard, and more available
- 'Known' brand
- 200mm preferred
- Can be set up for drift fairly easily

I know its a bit of a long list, but even if some suggested cars only have a couple of the features, at least I know where to look.

Cheers.
First off...electric touring cars would all be 190mm. Everyone is getting away from shaft drive for the most part but if you NEED shaft drive then you can find an Associated TC4 which is soon to be replaced by the TC5 (belt drive) or the Tamiya Evo5. As for setting it up for drift...no idea....don't do it. Try asking about that part of it on one of the drifting threads. Next comes the part where every Xray owner tells you to buy the new T2'whatzihoozits that has almost nothing you asked about.
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:43 AM   #3
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Thanks mate. I've just been reading up on the shaft vs Belt designs and see that it looks like belts are the way to go, so I'll change that accordingly.

Also, thanks for the 190mm info. That explains why im having so much trouble finding one. Shame, since my fav body is HPIs 68 camaro and it only comes in the 200mm.

So, now in the belt driven 190mm range, what do people recommend?
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Thanks mate. I've just been reading up on the shaft vs Belt designs and see that it looks like belts are the way to go, so I'll change that accordingly.

Also, thanks for the 190mm info. That explains why im having so much trouble finding one. Shame, since my fav body is HPIs 68 camaro and it only comes in the 200mm.

So, now in the belt driven 190mm range, what do people recommend?
OH, I completely forgot about Yokomo who build drift specific cars and many of Yokomos cars are shaft drive. What people recommend depends on what you're doing with it. If you're looking for a full-blown racer then the fields a mile long and anything can be great, just pick what you like. You've got everything from Associated to Yokoma. Every company has a fantastic racer so I'd say go with the company you can find parts for. Stormer Hobbies does still have the Hot Bodies Cyclone for sale at $199 which is a STEAL!!! If you're looking for something to drift...then no idea.
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The Xray T2 or T2 '007 should be easy to get parts for. They also have aluminum c-hubs and more option parts that I don't know about.
They have very soft springs out there so you can very easily set it up for drift.
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The Xray T2 or T2 '007 should be easy to get parts for. They also have aluminum c-hubs and more option parts that I don't know about.
They have very soft springs out there so you can very easily set it up for drift.
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HAHAHAHAHAHA this is like the whole "What is the best BL motor?" / "Mamba Max" combos over on RCU, even when the Mamba Max is obviously unsuited for powering 1/5 scale electric conversions, for example.
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I don't really want to know which car is "best", I just want a list of cars to look for so I can find a good deal.

No arguing in my thread.
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I don't really want to know which car is "best", I just want a list of cars to look for so I can find a good deal.

No arguing in my thread.
Have you asked the guys on the Drift thread? I have no idea if ANY car I might recommend would be a good drifter. Like I said though...best deal is the Cyclone at Stormer for $199. You won't find a better car for the money...PERIOD...and I'm a Tamiya fan.
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Wait for the Schumacher MI3 it will be the car to have.
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Sorry to say but I concur on the Xray T2 or 007.
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for drift i'd go with shaft drive... gets the torque on early to spin those wheels easy.

for set-up do the opposite what the grip racers are doing.
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Definatly liking the Cyclone, but the Aussies seem to be over-valuing them a bit if you guys can get the for $199USD.
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Definatly liking the Cyclone, but the Aussies seem to be over-valuing them a bit if you guys can get the for $199USD.
I think Stormer Hobbies is the ONLY place offering them at that price and they are in the U.S. They do say they specialize in overseas shipping. Check them out at www.stormerhobbies.com .
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Try the Yokomo web site they make drift car kits, might be the kit to get ready out of the box?
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