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Old 06-22-2008, 09:08 AM   #16
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The TA05 is kind of the gold standard in the price/competitiveness/durability balance. The only knock on it (as you found) is that the parts are somewhat difficult to get. A lot of local hobby shops dont stock them (Tamiya asks them to get way too much stuff to make it worth it a lot of times).

I have a TA05 but began running a TC5 about 6 months ago. With a p-dub bumper installed Ive actually found the TC5 to be even more durable then the TA05. Parts for TC5s are usually very easy to find and relatively inexpensive.

Thats all if you want to buy new.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:10 AM   #17
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XRAY. You will have any part you need through nexusracing.
Every part you need for a car they never seem to have in stock. I love Nexus Racing but man they sure cant seem to keep the actual kits in stock.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:41 AM   #18
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If you don't know much about them then try a RTR like a TC4....great car to start with. Might as well start on the cheaper end than start at the top, the expensive end, not knowing anything about it or even liking it 1st. ...
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Old 06-22-2008, 12:15 PM   #19
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If you don't know much about them then try a RTR like a TC4....great car to start with. Might as well start on the cheaper end than start at the top, the expensive end, not knowing anything about it or even liking it 1st. ...
I disagree. I think that building the kit is the best way to learn how it is built, what goes where, and what will be involved in making repairs when the inevitable happens. Besides, building is half the fun. Also, don't buy the cheap car, don't buy the expensive car. Buy the car that is used at a track near you. It will be the car that the local hobby shop will most likely have parts for. It will be the car with the largest knowledge base for getting set up advice and repair advice. It could also serve you best if you break a part that the LHS may not have in stock, and someone at the track does.

Just my $4.
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Old 06-22-2008, 12:37 PM   #20
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any cimments on a t2,t2r?
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Old 06-22-2008, 12:46 PM   #21
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Old 06-22-2008, 01:42 PM   #22
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TA05 (R version so u wont feel need to upgrade)

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I agree with timmay. Building a car from scratch is the only way to learn about racing and prepare yourself to get better in the future. Also, for beginners parts availability is key as is other racers who race similar cars. Make sure to get competitive gear (doesn't have to be the best) but things that you will be able to use even as you begin to get better at the club level. You will know when its time to upgrade (likely 1 down the road assuming you race frequently).
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:24 AM   #24
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The question is how much you want to spend? If there is a track where you live, go over and have a look at what guys are running.
I like the HB Cyclone S (best) and Tamiya TA05 for starters. I run a Tamiya EVO and I get all my parts direct from TamiyaUSA in a matter of 2-3 days . I'm not sure how fast you can get parts for the HB Cyclone S. You can't go wrong either way ...
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Don't know much about them but am thinking 4WD is a must if they even come in 2WD. All I want is something that parts are gonna be made for, for a long time.
i would say the tc5r made by team associated. i say so because parts arent too expencive and are found at most hobby shops. its a very competitive car for any class. i see at my local track, kids starting off with that car and a 17.5 bl system.
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:04 PM   #26
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Get a TT-01typeE chassis. It is cheap, sealed gear box, and just came out so there will be plenty of parts for it. That is, if you are just going to be a parking lot basher.

Check this if you want to know what it looks like:
http://www.tamiya.com/english/produc...e911/index.htm

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Old 08-06-2008, 09:37 PM   #27
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I would have to say either Tamiya TT-01R or the TA-05R for 3 reasons:
1) Cheap
2) Durable
3) Great entry level cars
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:16 AM   #28
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The TA05 is an easy car to build if you get one, just pay attention to the steering arm linkage (if assembled wrong the steering lock wont be very good) and belt tensioners (make sure both sides fit into the same notch) diagrammes.
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