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Old 09-01-2007, 12:19 PM   #1
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What is a good 1/12 pan car to get? asso 12L4? CRC? corally? parts easy to get? Thanks
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Go with the L4, easy to setup and tons of parts are available.

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CRC Gen. X. Plenty of parts support, excellent chassis design, easy to build and maintain, no battery tape. It even comes with race rubber in the box.
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Hi,

Get the DB12R. great car, easy to build, easy to follow instructions (plus lots of great tips too!), comes with all the good stuff, great right out of the box setup. plus great parts support and the quality of BMI!!!!!!!
You can't go wrong

DB12R. FTW!!!!
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What is a good 1/12 pan car to get? asso 12L4? CRC? corally? parts easy to get? Thanks
Simple - Get the CRC Gen X, excellent support, parts availability, dealers can order cars and parts from Horizon. CRC is the 1/12th leader, many racers use the Gen X, so lots of help available. Plus, they always have innovative new products.
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SpeedMerchant, but I might be a bit biased....

Great car. Easy to setup and keep running at the top.
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12L4 is a good place to start and if you can lay waste to the competiton with that car you might think about a more exotic car like the DB12 or the Speedmerchant. 12th scale is a drivers class not a flavor of the month chassis class.
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SpeedMerchant, but I might be a bit biased....

Great car. Easy to setup and keep running at the top.
I have to second that Johnny, probably one of the most proven cars you can buy today. Speedmerchant has a top notch team to help with support and setup!

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t-bar cars are very easy to drive and to setup. But probably you will destroy some t-bars (in the beginning)
link cars are nearly undestroyable but driving and setting up is (a little bit) more difficult.

BMI DB12? Never drove one, but there is a big thread about the car in this forum.
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For price you can't beat a L4 to learn on. If money wasn't a thing, a Gen X is a proven design.

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I have to second that Johnny, probably one of the most proven cars you can buy today. Speedmerchant has a top notch team to help with support and setup!

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Have to agree there! Speedmerchant makes great cars! Im getting rid of my rev 3 and picking up a rev 4. Im letting a lot go for cheap. http://rctech.net/forum/showthread.p...=speedmerchant

Also consider the Hyperdrive model. good support and barry makes good cars!
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The L4 is a great way to start. I then converted my L4 to an OD chassis and I have been very happy. Depending on what type of racing you will be doing the guys here will let you know what they think will be good. On the rug, I here link cars are the way (rev3 or rev4). For asphalt I like t-plate cars myself.
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In case guys are curious about DB12R parts support there isnt a single part on the car that wont ship to you the same day you order it.

If you are in a jam at a track all the front ends parts are the same as a 12L4, CRC T-Fource, Gen-X, etc.,...they all use or can use the RC12L4 front suspension.

To be honest nothing else breaks on a DB12R...we've tried

If you want to check out the instructions to see what its all about click the link below.

http://www.bmiracing.com/docs/Instructions.pdf
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