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Old 01-10-2008, 07:26 PM   #1
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I just ran in the Novak race and have a lot more interest now that we are running brushless and that there is a good track within an hour of where I live (downtown Chicago). I want to start running again and I realize that in order to get a lot better I have to practice and race a lot more.

My thought is to run practice all day on Saturday and practice and race on Sunday. That being said, I am running a Surikarn EVO III and it is pretty out of date. My 4600s do not even properly fit into the cut-outs in the chassis. So, in order to proceed forward, I just want to focus on one TC class. However, my decisions are as follows:

1. Rubber vs. Foam - I have run very limited foam (1/12th scale) and never in TC. However, I have always wanted to run foam but have a fair amount of experience with rubber tires. I am aware of the higher maintenance and cost of running foams but it still intrigues me.
2. Chassis - I am narrowed down to T2008 or Corally RDX Phi. I like both cars a lot but am concerned about the gear interference problem on the Xray.

So, really this is a two-fold question. My goal is to get A LOT better in the next year and I recognize that I need a lot more running and practice. My concern with running foam is that I will spend too much time truing and changing tires and not enough time running. So, I am leaning towards rubber. When my driving and set-up skills get a lot better in a year or so, I can then try out foam.

Also, in terms of chassis, what are some other things to consider to make the decision, outside of the obvious newbie type stuff (i.e. parts support etc.). There are guys running both cars at my local tracks. I can get parts for either car.

Also, do you recommend that I stay completely out of foams, due to my focus to get a lot of running in within the next year?

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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Old 01-10-2008, 07:40 PM   #2
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foam all da way. and screw the other 2 cars. get a serpent s400. if you get a 12th scale get the flexi flyer007 with crc parts
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Kahl,

What's up man no Mi3?? :P

Honestly right now I wouldn't race foam. Look at the turnouts at our tracks and it's probably 80-90% rubber tire TC. Foam is fun but the learning curve is even steeper IMO.

Just grab one of those new kits and run rubber with us. As for practice...

baah practice schmactice...I never do it. :P
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:47 PM   #4
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i supose if your club is running rubber you should suport it. but here is a fact i learned. foam setup is really close to a rubber setup for mod. just change tires and motor and let her buck
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Gentlemen -

thanks for the comments. I like the Serpent S400, but hardly anyone is running it.
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the car is super easy to dial in and they are coming out with gear diffs like in there nitro sedan. super easy
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I assume you will be going to "The Track". They do stock Xray parts. So my suggestion would be go with a car that you can get parts for.
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To be honest, if you want to run rubber, there are a lot of good cars
Corally
Xray
Tamiya -both the 415/6 cars and the TA05R
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The main thing is getting a car you can get both parts and help for. The cars above have help with setups from the web, and guys are running them at the track, too. If you have the dough, you know Dr. Hohnstein has the Corally dialed. Ken Pepe has the TC5 working good too.

You just need to get off on the right foot, drive the crap out of the car, and try stuff now and again. Learn what everything does on the car, and talk to guys who have been around. Most will clue you in on setups, since most adjustments transfer in the big picture.
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Kdagh1: Hi, Have we ever met? I live near Trackside so we must not be too far away. If you have any questions please feel free to PM me or even let me know when you will be at Trackside and maybe i can help you with your stuff. I say Xray but i will help you with anything.
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Kdagh1: Hi, Have we ever met? I live near Trackside so we must not be too far away. If you have any questions please feel free to PM me or even let me know when you will be at Trackside and maybe i can help you with your stuff. I say Xray but i will help you with anything.
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You know you would Splint, BNRacing for life. Ive been good, best to you also man. paul

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You know you would Clint, BNRacing for life. Ive been good, best to you also man. paul
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sorry C ill edit my previous post. lol

you like splint better lol
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I'm thinking of changing my name to an unpronouncable symbol
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I thought you preferred "Chocolate Thunder", or did I hear you wrong?
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