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Old 08-02-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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Well, I'm in the market for a new electric on-road car. I've narrowed it down to two (by what my LHS sells, and what I think). The traxxas 4-tec is cheaper, but the HPI Sprint 2 is a little more, but it looks like its a little for for a better car. What one is more upgradeable/modifiable? Also, this is my first electric, I'm getting out of the Nitro, too much work.
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:59 PM   #2
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Ooops, and also, I noticed the Subaru body for the HPI is about 10-20 dollars more at most sites, is it just because it is more desirable?
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I'd probably say neither but it depends on what your LHS stocks parts for.........for a little more, you could get a Losi XXX-S RTR and it would still be an inexpensive car with a ton more upgrade potential than either of those. The price difference wouldn't be that bad and you'd be getting alot more car.

Plus, alot of LHS have parts for them.
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My local hobby shop doesn't stock a whole lot of Losi, and what I do see them stock is mostly their nitro stuff. They mostly carry HPI, Traxxas, and Associated. I also see them stock quite a bit of Tamiya.

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Old 08-03-2007, 06:28 AM   #5
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Also, is micro a way to go? I haven't heard much about them, and I don't see a whole lot at my LHS, but they carry the brands that sell them, so the could order no problem. But whats a good one for entry to electric (I've had nitro) and not too expensive.

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Old 08-03-2007, 06:57 AM   #6
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$125 for a Tamiya TA05 (includes a body and full bearings) is the way to go.
The cars are easy to setup and drive and have tons of inexpensive hop-up parts available. They're very durable as well.
It's a great first electric TC that can be upgraded to run with the best.

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is that similar to the tto1?
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No. The TA05 is a belt drive plastic tub car. The TT01 is a shaft drive tub car. The TA05 is more similar to a HB Cyclone S, but cheaper.
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