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Old 07-08-2008, 01:42 PM   #1
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I am still looking for my first car. Would a XXX-s brushless rtr be a good choice to start with.
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what are you looking to do with the car?
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1/10 touring someone told me about the losi jrxs type r but I am not trying to spend that much money until I make sure I like it I am gonna race it at the local track
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1/10 touring someone told me about the losi jrxs type r but I am not trying to spend that much money until I make sure I like it I am gonna race it at the local track
xxx-s is a great choice to start, or the tc3 or tc4. The cyclone S rtr is another great choice as well. Smart to try it out on the lower end of the spectrum. All the above cars are tough and can be tuned to perform well enough they can also be upgraded and have great parts availability at low costs.
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but to start with a brushless car and race it? id say your spending all your money on the bl system that could be used in a better car and run in a stock class if you know what im saying.
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1/10 touring someone told me about the losi jrxs type r but I am not trying to spend that much money until I make sure I like it I am gonna race it at the local track
If your looking for a RTR go for the cyclone S...shameless plug but i have a JRXS Pro (predecessor to the type R) for sale for cheap
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but to start with a brushless car and race it? id say your spending all your money on the bl system that could be used in a better car and run in a stock class if you know what im saying.
The RTR losi he's looking at comes with a BL set-up. For the $, this is an excellent choice to get into touring. The only downside is it comes with a 10.5 motor, and most track only run stock and 13.5. But still, only having to buy a 13.5 for $80, a couple packs & charger, $500 or so is not that bad to get into touring.
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By far the Tamiya TA05 is the best entry level sedan for the beginner.
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is the tc4 the next generation after the tc3 I went to associated and they did not list the tc3 just the 4 and 5
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is the tc4 the next generation after the tc3 I went to associated and they did not list the tc3 just the 4 and 5
Yes the tc4 is after the tc3 and it's a tank, my son runs one it's fast competitive in stock and it can take a beating. Not only that there are direct upgrade parts to go to factory team with carbon fiber chassis and all.

I drive 2 jrxs type-R's and i used to drive the pro's i think the xxx-s is more durable than the r, or the pro for a beginner.
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By far the Tamiya TA05 is the best entry level sedan for the beginner.
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i'm going to have to disagree with you guys and say the xxx-s isnt a good car. i would honestly say that you should start with a TA-05R for a few reasons.
1) cheap
2) durable
3) easy to setup
4) great for a begginer
after you get better, i would say move up to an X-Ray or a TC-5R
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i'm going to have to disagree with you guys and say the xxx-s isnt a good car. i would honestly say that you should start with a TA-05R for a few reasons.
1) cheap
2) durable
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4) great for a begginer
after you get better, i would say move up to an X-Ray or a TC-5R
exactally, learn with the durable car first and clean up your driving and then buy the new xray or tamiya trf if one is out by then.
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1/10 touring someone told me about the losi jrxs type r but I am not trying to spend that much money until I make sure I like it I am gonna race it at the local track
If you are not looking to spend alot of money, do two things, first, look around the track and see what others are running, second, look at parts support for the track. Than go to the for sale thread and see what you can find that your local track supports and what the others racers might be able to help you with.

There is nothing wrong with the XXX-S except that everytime you might need a part, it will have to be ordered. The car more than 4 years past it's prime and been replaced by two other cars. Same wiht the TC3 and the TC4, yes there are parts for these cars but they are not going to be on the self at the track.

Onroad cars don't take a beating like offroads do, they hold up pretty well so spending the money on a used car is a pretty safe investment, and if you decide you are not going to stick with it you might still get most of your money back out of it, the XXX-S, well you just spent $300 buck and it is only worth about $100 if you sold it 3 months later, and that is not money for the car. Oh, yeah, it will take about 2 years to really even start to get the onroad thing so just stick with it, it is alot of fun the better you get.

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