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Old 10-04-2008, 07:33 AM   #1
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A carpet touring track just opened close to my house and I went there last night. My brother and I rented a couple E10's to try out and we both liked on road and we want to get cars of our own. The owner said that they will be racing a mod class which is what we will be interested in racing. I have been racing offroad for 2 years now. I will most likely be buying used and don't have a whole lot to spend, I would like to get 2 of the same cars. What would be good cars for us?

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You can find Xray 007 for a good price. These are really good cars. People still carry parts from them like NEXUSRACING.COM.
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:04 AM   #3
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I saw a few of the 007's for sale on here and I'm not even looking for anything that fancy. Would a TC3 or TC4 be good or are there better cars out there at a good price? The track that I will be racing at requires foam tires too. I don't really want a XXX-S because I had 2 XXX4's and I hated them.
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This guy has 2 cyclone black editions for sale, $200 each.
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You should go to your local hobby store and see what cars they have parts for. The parts for the TC4 are low cost and it a great car.
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You should go to your local hobby store and see what cars they have parts for. The parts for the TC4 are low cost and it a great car.
I buy almost all of my stuff online but the carpet track can get associated parts. I think I might go with a pair of TC4's then. Thanks for the help everyone.
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You should look at the TC5 first. Also I like the Cyclone for mod but I have to buy on line if I want anything and parts are low cost for them also.
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You should look at the TC5 first. Also I like the Cyclone for mod but I have to buy on line if I want anything and parts are low cost for them also.
The TC5 is out of my price range, it looks sweet though.
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It would be better for you to get 2 used ones, You need the best you can get for mod or any class,,,,,,, you'll be happy you did.
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TC4 is a good start. Its a nice entry level car that can be upgraded as you advance.
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The tc4 is going to be a handful running mod as its shaft and your going to be fighting some torque steer
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What would be the best foam tires? 26mm, 28mm, 30mm? What color compound? I am looking at the TRC tires.
Here is the track: www.jchobbiesraceway.com
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you're going to run mod on that track?!?! seems kinda small for mod.

Just wanted to chime in and say that if you're new to onroad.. you might want to start in stock first. also if you're racing on a budget.. mod is probably not the best idea. mod guys go crazy and get tire warmers and things like that to get any advantage they can. So just be prepared that you might end up spending far more than you want. which could kill the hobby for you. you might also get discouraged when you arent competitive or you break too many parts. i really think you should start with stock if you want to have fun.
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I will do stock first since I have all the good stock equipment from racing stock offroad. I already have lipo packs, a lathe, a good charger and power supply, mod brushless system, some putnam top of the line 27T motors too. It is a new track so the classes really depend on the turnout. I am still wondering which tires to get.
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