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Old 04-13-2003, 09:00 PM   #1
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Electric road car decision

Hi there, I want to start racing electric on road cars but very confused to which is best to get. I like having the best money can buy so money is not a problem.....

But there are so many out there...I'll be racing stock 27turn and Mod electric...

Far as i can see there are the XXX-S Graphite plus, TC3, The new tamiya evo 3, and some others.....I noticed that the Evo 3 has won the world championship buy an asian guy, Would the Losi be able to beat that car?

Which is best...
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The Tamiya TRF 414M2 is a good car to look in to.
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So you wouldn't go for those other cars that i mentioned?
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Evo 3 as long as there is support at your Local Hobbyshop. Checkout what your locals are running in the Australian forum though.
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That's the first thing to look at. Local suport for the car. Tamiya won the worlds, but losi and the TC3 win all shorts of events too. They'll always have a few in the top ten. Between these three car it is a hard dicision. I've driven all thre of these and I perfer the TC3. But that my opionion. What are the local guys running. It will help with your set up if you can get advice from the local fast guys if you run the same car as they do.

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Fatdoggy kinda hit on it. You can go round and round all day about what car is best. If you are going to race, you are going to break stuff. Look into which car your LHS has parts for. Hell, Id love to try a Schumacher or a corally but there is no way in hell i can afford to order an entire spare cars worth of parts to keep in the box for a race weekend. Once the body is pinned down nobody is gonna step back and say wow he's got this or he's got that, it's going to come down to driving so get the car you can keep on the track with spare parts!!! All that being said.............................................. get the Losi!!!!! LOL

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I don't have a local hobby shop So all my ordering is from America

I'm about 2 hours away from a shop.....and shops here in Australia are incredibley expensive. EG:XXX Kinwald edition costs $950aus but in america it only costs $340

The people at the track seem to be running pretty cheap cars that are made by Tamiya. I mean just the ones that sell for around $120 us dollar or so.
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If you like shaft drive, go for Yokomo MR-4TC SD or Tamiya TB Evolution 3.
If you like belt drive, go for Xray T1 Evo 2 or Tamiya TRF 414mII.
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XXX Kinwald goes for under 250 in the US

TC3 for shaft, XXXS for belt. These cars are such proven designs, you can't go wrong.
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Hi there, I want to start racing electric on road cars but very confused to which is best to get. I like having the best money can buy so money is not a problem.....

But there are so many out there...I'll be racing stock 27turn and Mod electric...

Far as i can see there are the XXX-S Graphite plus, TC3, The new tamiya evo 3, and some others.....I noticed that the Evo 3 has won the world championship buy an asian guy, Would the Losi be able to beat that car?

Which is best...
Thanks
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the evo3 didn't win the worlds.....it was the 414.
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I don't have a local hobby shop So all my ordering is from America

I'm about 2 hours away from a shop.....and shops here in Australia are incredibley expensive. EG:XXX Kinwald edition costs $950aus but in america it only costs $340

The people at the track seem to be running pretty cheap cars that are made by Tamiya. I mean just the ones that sell for around $120 us dollar or so.
Wow mate if your going to order from anywhere, get your stuff from japan or hong kong it should be alot cheaper when dealing with the exchange rate. Plus if your going to use your credit card alot of US mail order places won't except non-US credit cards. I seriously suggest you got further down the main forum page to Australian forum and ask there.
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Took the words out of my mouth!
Yea Hongkong , Japan or Singapore is jus hrs away from where you are! (Gold Coast)


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Wow mate if your going to order from anywhere, get your stuff from japan or hong kong it should be alot cheaper when dealing with the exchange rate. Plus if your going to use your credit card alot of US mail order places won't except non-US credit cards. I seriously suggest you got further down the main forum page to Australian forum and ask there.
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I've got a few HK web sites but they don't have easy online ordering and don't have prices...

Is there any websites in Japan or singapore which are better?
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http://shopping.rcmodel.com.hk/
http://www.rainbowten.co.jp/english/index.html
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