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Old 06-26-2003, 03:58 PM   #1
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hpi sport 2 VS tc3

would anybody give me feedback on these cars ?

which you think is better for a novice racer ?





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If you're about to buy one of either then you'd be better to go for the TC3. HPI stopped production of the Sport 2 a long time ago now and parts won't be easy to get. It was a good beginners car, I had one as my first car and it was very durable but it's time has passed.
The TC3 is very competitive in all forms, it too is an old car but it's still a very well supported chassis and it's not likely to be replaced for quite a while.
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what can you tell me about the kyosho KX-One???????????
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what can you tell me about the kyosho KX-One???????????
not much, generaly kyosho kits aren't that competitive, I think the TC3 would be better.
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Both cars can win in the right hands, personally I'd go for the Sport 2, its just so easy to drive out of the box. The TC3 requires a little "dialing" in.
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The kx-one can be competative but the price is high, parts support is low and trying to find others that run it in the US will not be easy. There is also a good chance that the out of box setup won't suit a new driver since it comes equiped with a front one-way. The sport 2 can be competative with a few hop-ups and is a solid car. The Tc3 has massive support in the US and is one of the best cars out but it probably won't be as durable as the sport 2.
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fatdoggy is correct in most cases.

If you want to race and have any dedication - the TC3 is a more balanced car, stiffer car, better reaction.

If you want to bash, you're not going to find a tougher car than the HPI. It was my first onroad car and I have a soft-spot for it but, without a good deal of hopups, it's just not as solid a car as the TC3 is, box stock.

Don't know about the Kyosho except that I have never seen parts for it. . .
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tc3 for sure

i don't have one but they are a vary good car the sport tc3 can be upraded form bacic to team vers. as you get better even if it needs dialing there will be 50 other people at your track with them ask one to help you out one will parts are there and they are a very competitive car
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Go for the TC3, Racer version, it includes a body, and has the same handling as the other two TC3`s. The only thing you might want to change in the future on a Racer is the shocks, to aluminium ones, and add a heatsink to the motor..
When i raced the TC3 i had no problems with parts breaking, the only thing that i damaged was one rear hub carrier, and i have had some serious crashes, so its very durable, and has a good out of box setup. plus the parts support is very good, and it is a popular car so you will not have a problem with finding setups if you have an issue with the handling
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