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Old 06-21-2008, 10:12 PM   #1
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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.
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I recently just bought my fist on road electric. I bought a Hot Bodies Cyclone-S. For the money I dont think it can be beat.
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cyclone s is definately an excellent car, however it will require some upgrades and such. probably the most user friendly starter car would be the tamiya tt01 and the car can be hopped up pretty well. i own both of these cars and recommend them both very highly.
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another option is to buy second hand old model racers, if your going to race thisis a good idea cause u can get second hand cars for the price of a tt01 just cause they are used and not the current model and really something like a tc4 or trf415 are more competitve than say a tt01 this is what i did.
besides most companies sell parts for old models for a fair while schumacher are very good for this reason imo
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Tamiya TA05... good for stock and even modified brushless. ty
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I agree on the TA05 and the buying a second hand car. I have a TA05 and have also owned a few 2nd hand cars both very good options.
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tc5 is awsome and i can find the pretty cheap second hand
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TA05 and Cyclone S are hard to beat for the quality of car for the money.
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Tamiya TA05... good for stock and even modified brushless. ty
yapp..agree...just replace those standard outdrive with aluminium ones...enough to handle various mod motors.
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can't go wrong with a TA05 (any of the variants, TA05R, TA05-IFS R, TA05MS)
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looking on towers some of these doesn't seem to have alot of replacement parts. Should I be looking somewhere else for the parts?
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XRAY. You will have any part you need through nexusracing.
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I just bought my second onroad car (only one I own now) it is a FT TC4 and I have had very good preformance out of it, has some hopups on it out of the box, pretty sure Associated will make parts for at least a few years to come, and I picked mine up on Ebay for just a little over $115 in nearly new condition.
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have the same kinda question....got the choice of a Tamiya EVO 5 or a TRF 415...going to running a novice class at first.
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Both the evo 5 and the trf 415 are good cars, i think it would really depend on the price... get the cheapest of the two.

in terms of "technology", the evo 5 came after the original 415, and since i have a evo 5, i am bias, so i will tell you to get an evo 5. I am a parking lot basher, so I can tell you first hand, this is a good car to learn the basics...
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