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Old 12-26-2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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what 1/10 touring car should i get? i am trying to get started in 1/10 touring car racing on carpet which car should i get and what else should i get to start racing




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I hear the 008-416Phi TypeCy5 is pretty good car.....

Go w/ the car that most people use at your track and has good parts support.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:05 AM   #3
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Also what sort of money are looking to spend on a car?

You will need:
Radio gear (handset/reciever,servo,ESC,motor)
Batteries - 3 or 4
Charger

That is all you need to start of with.

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I'm pretty sure he will also need a body, tires, power supply, soldering iron, motor, tools, spare parts, etc.
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go with the phi its a sweet car
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:31 PM   #6
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Get yourself a TT-01 and race in a spec class. Don't spend $800 and decide it's not for you. If you like it, then get yourself some better equipment. I hate to see kids spend $1500+ of their parents money and just decide it's not for them.

Jeez, I wish when I was a kid, my parents would have spent that kind of money on me as a child.
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Go with the Serpent S400!! A sure shot!!
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aaaaaaa DUH! TC5
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what do you have avalible

parts?
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To a certain degree what might be a good car for one, might be not so good for another.

Think about how easy the car is to wrench on, if its second hand account for buying some new parts as soon as you get it. Differentials are using needing a rebuild and shocks can be leaking.

It is only false economy trying to control a car that is ill handling, some wrench time and double checking things on any car before it hits the track is time well spent, rather than time wasted wondering what the problem is with it at the track.

Most of all, enjoy the hobby and have FUN! Personally, I race with a Tamiya TA05 as they are a strong, durable car and wont cost the earth
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you can get a tc3 for a dime a dozzon. If you are looking for a new rtr, there is the cyclone s, tc4, and xxx-s, which are all very good cars.
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Losi JRXS Type-R , a good all-around asphalt/carpet touringcar.
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you can get a tc3 for a dime a dozzon. If you are looking for a new rtr, there is the cyclone s, tc4, and xxx-s, which are all very good cars.
I had a tc3 for about 5 years, the car was competitive in its time and I had a lot of good results from it. But for a newcomer the car is not very forgiving on the barriers.

I cracked/snapped a number of hubs and wishbones on it and as with any racing you cannot predict what will happen in a race meeting so I found myself getting another tc3 to strip down for parts if I had a bad day. Alloy parts are OK for a newcomer but they can bend easily and then make the car handle oddly.

The composite driveshafts can crack easily too if you tap a board with the steering on lock too- the pin will eat up the impact and shatter through the driveshaft material at its weakest point.

Nice enough car, but just not as durable as some of the others out there. You can only stand so much frustration...
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Alot of good advice here. Has any of it helped you decide ? If you have a carpet track close, attached to a hobby store, then see what they recomend, as far as parts availability, entry, level, upgradable etc.
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I agree with tc3team the TA05 is a very good car to go for, it's a great beginner car and you can rival some of the more expensive cars on the track. Also the TA05-IFS is a very good car as well, i actually prefer it to tandard TA05 as it sems to handles better.

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