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Old 10-13-2008, 01:01 PM   #1
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Questions?? Choosing a pro chassis?

What are some good reasonably priced pro chassis that you would recamend for racing in a stock class?
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What are some good reasonably priced pro chassis that you would recamend for racing in a stock class?
"Reasonable" depends on your budget... all the carbon/alloy cars out there are pretty similar prices, none I would say jumps out as especially reasonable (I run a TOP Scythe which, in the UK at least, is one of the more reasonably priced).

The race bargain on the market is the Tamiya TA-05 - especially if you can find one in R spec. Very confident handling chassis that will give 95% of people the same results as a top level car.

Cyclone S also runs well but word is that a few of the parts are a bit weaker than the top versions and will end up being upgraded.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:51 PM   #3
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What would you recomend for a carbon fiber belt drive chassy?

or should I just stick with my Tc4?
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What would you recomend for a carbon fiber belt drive chassy?

or should I just stick with my Tc4?
Stick with your TC4.
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:14 PM   #5
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One thing you have to understand when buying a new chassis, is what it's ment for. I made the mistake in hastely buying a carpet chassis, for asphalt racing. The carpet chassis was thicker and inflexible compared to the chassis for asphalt racing. So, when buying a carbon chassis look at the thickness and flexibility.

My little problem was, however corrected and I still use it on asphalt today.
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:31 PM   #6
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I'm useing mine for asfualt and its for a stock racing class but I still want to be able to upgrade it later.

Can I get some web-sites to take a look at I've just been going to the local hobby town lately and they don't have that great of a selection.

My older brother ust to do this and still has his pro chassy if I get it from him I will post pix to see if anyone can tell me what it is. But I highly dought he will ever hand it over so im trying to find a place to buy one.
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tc5. awesome ride and you cant beat it for the money
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:16 PM   #9
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I would take sosidge's advice and stick with the TC4 Chassis.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:20 PM   #10
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Yeah I think I'll stick with the Tc4 until I Pry my brother's out of his Fingers.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:37 PM   #11
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I wouldn't go too overboard on the hop-ups, as I have with my TC4. It's gotten to the point where its a totaly new car onto itself. The only thing left from the old car is the diff housing and A-arms.
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Focus on your setup.

It's cheaper than buying a new chassis and is equally as rewarding as buying a new car when its working right.....
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:33 AM   #13
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In every discussion about "which car to buy" most people tend to chip in for the car they own, so if you wait long enough you will get as many proposals as there are cars on the market

stick to your tc4. Practice, set it up properly, maintain it well and you'll be just as fast with it as you'd be with another car. Once you've learnt the ropes, THEN you can upgrade, and even then you might not be any faster than with the Tc4.

Re chassis stiffness - this is one of the subtleties than 99.9% of the drivers would be totally unable to master properly. This is theory, and marketing. Don
t bother.

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i won't recommend any chassis. but if you don't know how to set up a car, for whichever chassis you like or have, then it's no good. a mediocre kit with a good setup is just as good, or even better, than high-end CF kits with very poor setups.
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I run losi but so i will suggest at Type R but i would also suggest the TC5. Both cars are very competative and the price is reasonable on the kit and the parts.
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