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Old 08-03-2008, 01:57 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

Longtime RC fan that has recently got back into the game with a stampede for some fun bashing etc and I'm looking to get my first on road car and would appreciate some suggestions.


1) Will be used in parking lots/front of my house etc, don't plan on racing but you never know.

2) Price doesn't matter, however would prefer not to overspend just because I can

3) Speed and ability to hop up are probably my top two must haves.

4) Have been searching TA05, Cyclones, TC5 ( open to anything)

5) Old school Tamiya guy who likes the option to build

Any suggestions or feedback from guys using an onroad car for similar fun would be great...Cheers
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Go to your local hobby shop and see whats on the shelves. Ask if there is racing in the area too. No point buying brand X Y or Z if your not going to be able to get parts for it quickly..

With that said best bang for the buck is the TC5, northamerican car available in any hobby shop that goes for the Losi JRXs-type R or just the XXXS(rtr car)

I race xray but only one of my 3 lhs supports xray. If I was not racing and not willing to drive out of the way i would not be running xray. It really depends on how much u want to run a particular brand wether or not your willing to wait or drive around for parts.

Get a race type chassis so that you can eventually go racing. To me racing is what keeps me going, i never bash and the few times i have tried i did not enjoy playing around alone...

Getting a pro level chassis also means you dont need to spend money on hop-ups a proper race car is hopped up. HOPUPS are for monster trucks anyway! LOL
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Thanks for the reply.......in Edmonton and there are great hobby shops here, some of the best mail order RC in Canada are based here, so I'm lucky there. Thanks for the reply.
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HOPUPS are for monster trucks anyway! LOL

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ya greathobbies is great see what they carry online but also check on the spare parts for those cars. I would drop into there store and ask them how quickly they can get parts not on there site. They are sort of like the canadian towerhobbies sort of......
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Go to your local hobby shop and see whats on the shelves. Ask if there is racing in the area too. No point buying brand X Y or Z if your not going to be able to get parts for it quickly..

With that said best bang for the buck is the TC5, northamerican car available in any hobby shop that goes for the Losi JRXs-type R or just the XXXS(rtr car)

I race xray but only one of my 3 lhs supports xray. If I was not racing and not willing to drive out of the way i would not be running xray. It really depends on how much u want to run a particular brand wether or not your willing to wait or drive around for parts.

Get a race type chassis so that you can eventually go racing. To me racing is what keeps me going, i never bash and the few times i have tried i did not enjoy playing around alone...

Getting a pro level chassis also means you dont need to spend money on hop-ups a proper race car is hopped up. HOPUPS are for monster trucks anyway! LOL
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I race xray but only one of my 3 lhs supports xray. If I was not racing and not willing to drive out of the way i would not be running xray. It really depends on how much u want to run a particular brand wether or not your willing to wait or drive around for parts.
I would recommend XRAY as well as long as you have access to parts. Even if you're not racing I think the XRAY T2'008 is worth getting due to the quality you get with any XRAY RC car. Xtreme RC Cars reviewed the XRAY T2'008 in their June 2008 issue and it got all 9s and 10s. Most importantly, it got a 10 for parts fit and quality.

One more thing. If you order a T2'008 any time soon you get a bonus. XRAY's manufacturing plant is a little backed up and this has caused a shortage in composite diffs for the T2'008. Instead of delaying T2'008 kits, XRAY is including the aluminum upgrade diffs for free. That's a pretty good bonus. Don't believe me? Check out the sticker on the T2'008 box.
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From the info you gave, it sounds to me like a Tamiya TA-05 would be a good choice for you. They are super durable, cheap, highly upgradeable, race worthy, and fun.

This is coming from a guy who does not own one and therefore is not just being biased. (spell chk)
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From the info you gave, it sounds to me like a Tamiya TA-05 would be a good choice for you. They are super durable, cheap, highly upgradeable, race worthy, and fun.

This is coming from a guy who does not own one and therefore is not just being biased. (spell chk)
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Tamiya is fine but you may be forced to shop online for some spares/. I waited 6 months for a gear set though canadian channels to repair a guys tank for him...

To me your best bets in Canada are XRAY we have a great distributer if your hobby shop is willing to make orders outside the normal horizon or greatplane distributors. Otherwise Associated and Losi would be next best. Hotbodies is also an pretty good option too although our spec cyclone sport class has had some no shows because we could not sourse new chassis that broke(the plastic ones are fragile)
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thanks for the replies , do you guys think there will be an update to the TA05 in 09?
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thanks for the replies , do you guys think there will be an update to the TA05 in 09?
i run the ta05ms which is the carbon fiber edition and all the blue aluminum bling. http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=42103
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thanks for the replies , do you guys think there will be an update to the TA05 in 09?
Never say never, but since the '05 was launched there has been the 05r, 05ifs, and then the 05ifs-r, so I would say thats quite a few variants (not forgetting the MS also) so it does look unlikely, but that is a pure guess.

Look at the 415, it had about the same amount of variants, then the 416 came along...

I dont see how the '05 can be improved on after the ifs-r, but who knows.
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From the info you gave, it sounds to me like a Tamiya TA-05 would be a good choice for you. They are super durable, cheap, highly upgradeable, race worthy, and fun.

This is coming from a guy who does not own one and therefore is not just being biased. (spell chk)
+2, or look at the TB03, which is the shaft driven IFS version
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I would recommend XRAY as well as long as you have access to parts. Even if you're not racing I think the XRAY T2'008 is worth getting due to the quality you get with any XRAY RC car. Xtreme RC Cars reviewed the XRAY T2'008 in their June 2008 issue and it got all 9s and 10s. Most importantly, it got a 10 for parts fit and quality.

One more thing. If you order a T2'008 any time soon you get a bonus. XRAY's manufacturing plant is a little backed up and this has caused a shortage in composite diffs for the T2'008. Instead of delaying T2'008 kits, XRAY is including the aluminum upgrade diffs for free. That's a pretty good bonus. Don't believe me? Check out the sticker on the T2'008 box.
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anyway, as replacement parts and support is always a concern check out what's carried in your local hobby shop. for unless you're intending on doing some top level racing there's really no reason to have or consider having a full out racer, and by going with whichever brand is carried locally you have easy parts access.
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