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Old 10-20-2008, 07:47 AM   #1
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I am finally am getting back into it after probably 15 plus years. SO much has changed.

Money is no object but I think I will start with an RTR and go from there. I was looking for some insight on the best current RTR money can buy, which I am sure will garner many opinions.

I have done some research and so far the same few come up often so are these the ones to choose from??

Team associated TC4
HPI Sprint 2 Flux brushluss
Hot Bodies Cyclone S
Team Magic E4JR
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Out of those I would say the Team Magic is probably the best performer, but I would be tempted to go with the Cyclone S. What are you going to do with it? If you just want a basher that flux will rip it right out of the box. If you are going to race then one of the other two that I mentioned, will be better suited to your needs. JMO.

If Money really is no Object then go down to the track and buy what ever the fastest guy is running and build it yourself. I suggest the following.

KO Helios with popular DSM module and receiver.
X-Ray T007 or 008 or Serpent S400 or Corally RDXphi.
Tekin RS or pro

Motors and batteries again depend on what you are going to do with it.
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it depends on what you want to run, If you are looking for Vintage Trans Am Class I would get the Sprint 2 with the flux, by a lipo and switch the motor to a 21.5

As for competitive touring car racing I would go with the cyclone, as it can be a more capable car down the line.

If money is no object, buy you a corrally rdx phi, LRP TC Sphere, and some new trinity 5200mah lipo's a novak 17.5 foam or rubber tires, a protoform r9-r or r9-f body and go racing. you would also want a personal transponder, setup tools, and a good radio like the dx3r and a futaba 9551 low profile servo. The TC5 is also a good car, and Xray is always top of the line as well.
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So far thats two votes for building it yourself instead of getting an RTR. If you just want something thats already built then get something used.
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HMM...I have seen replies for building my own in on other sits as well. Its more a time factor which is why the RTR appeals.
This car would really just be for me to bomb around in local lots. I know of no road tracks in my area.
However I like to tinker so I wanted the best RTR out there........and then I would as my leisure do upgrades
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:20 AM   #6
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Think I am going to go with HPI here...the GTR

http://www.hpieurope.com/kit-info.ph...&partNo=100424
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Where in Mass are you? Depending on where you are I'd check out either RC Excitement in Fitchburg, MA, or RC Madness in Enfield, CT.

www.rcexcitement.com
www.rcmadness.com
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I bought an associated TC4 RTR as my first car at the beginning of this year. And have never regretted it. I still have spare parts that are in their packaging, so it's definitely a durable car. People often question it's competitiveness, but from first hand experience it can go toe-to-toe with the XRAYs and TRFs. I would say, if you can get your hands on a used TC3, then go for it.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:48 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the info

BTW , I did go to RC madness in Enfield...what a massive dump. would never walk into that place again
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