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Old 11-29-2008, 07:10 PM   #1
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I priced out the least expensive allowed wheels, and the required tires, along with a camaro body from Tower and Im at 100 bucks. That kinda sucks right now, funds are scarce. Are there any sites selling the wheel and tire combo cheaper?
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not really. i'd hold off if i were u but check in with ur track. b/c with roar coming in, its gonna open things up in the motor dept and potentially in the wheel/tire, battery, and body depts. kinda sketchy times right now. i know i'm sittin. my car can either be in VTA or TCS form right quick. idk.

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with roar coming in, its gonna open things up in the ........potentially in the wheel/tire
The ROAR Tire/Wheel rule will keep the current options as USVTA.
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gonna be hard to do that when they can stipulate 1 manuf on tires or bodies. its a real dicey time. hope it stays normal, hope it stays USVTA. but already we see a lotta folks playin the waitin game around here or goin out and buyin a slash to goof around with while we wait.

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HPI 7494 '68 Chevy Camaro Body 200mm $24.99
HPI 3809 Vintage 8 Spoke Wheel 26mm (2) $6.25
HPI 3814 Vintage 8 Spoke Wheel 31mm (2) $6.25
HPI 4793 Vintage Racing Tire 26mm D (2) $11.49
HPI 4797 Vintage Racing Tire 31mm D (2) $12.49

Total cost for VTA $61.47 plus shipping or pick them up at your LHS

It is a good thing to support your local hobby shop where you intend to race. I suggest you will find their prices similar to ours. While the cost of entry into any class of racing is never cheap, IMO Trans-Am represents one of the most effective forms of RC racing we have. It's not just the cost of entry you should think of it's the consumables. This is where Trans-Am shines with low tire wear and limited drive train issues due to gear restriction and motor and battery rules.
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I have a VERY nice painted Camaro body and full set of tires on 5 spoke rims. Used one day-practically new. Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected].
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:50 PM   #8
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gonna be hard to do that when they can stipulate 1 manuf on tires or bodies. its a real dicey time. hope it stays normal, hope it stays USVTA. but already we see a lotta folks playin the waitin game around here or goin out and buyin a slash to goof around with while we wait.

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I don't think it's dicey at all. ROAR is using USVTA rules, ROAR is not taking over USVTA and can't mandate any changes except at a ROAR event. ROAR can't stipulate a brand for equipment, but the only people not running the Novak 21.5 or the HPI tires and wheels we be those that don't normally race USVTA anyway.
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Since i'm bored and enjoy research....

Prices rounded up from Tower Hobbies...
HPI Camaro body- 24.00
Front tires- 10.00
Rear tires- 13.00
Front wheels, black 5-spoke- 6.70
Rear wheels, black 5-spoke- 6.70
Total- 60.40

Need a lipo?
Team Orion 2400mah lipo- 35.00
Total- 95.40

Rounded up from Novak's Website...
Havoc 21.5ss ESC/Motor bundle- 150.00

Grand total minus shipping...
$245.40
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If you are coming from foam tire racing VTA tires/wheels are actually pretty cheap in the long run. Foam tires are roughly $10/pair mounted on rims. VTA tires are $17-20 mounted on rims. In foam tire racing you usually need to buy a new set of tires every race day. If racing on carpet the VTA tires will last a whole season.
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Since i'm bored and enjoy research....

Prices rounded up from Tower Hobbies...
HPI Camaro body- 24.00
Front tires- 10.00
Rear tires- 13.00
Front wheels, black 5-spoke- 6.70
Rear wheels, black 5-spoke- 6.70
Total- 60.40

Need a lipo?
Team Orion 2400mah lipo- 35.00
Total- 95.40

Rounded up from Novak's Website...
Havoc 21.5ss ESC/Motor bundle- 150.00

Grand total minus shipping...
$245.40
The joy of VTA raceing Priceless
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I've used the Orion 2400 it in 5 minute qualifying and ran similar lap times to my Orion 3600.

The cost of running this class is relatively low. Parts breakage is lower on average where I race. Tires easily last 8 or more race days. For bodies, shoo-goo and dry wall tape will make any very durable.

From what I've read online, most tracks and drivers are extemely helpful in this class. I'd suggest asking around at your track and see if you can borrow what you need to race until funds become available.

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I bought my '68 Camaro body, tires, and wheels on here for $25 shipped. The body had a couple small cracks in the front and the tires weren't too bad either.
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Since i'm bored and enjoy research....

Prices rounded up from Tower Hobbies...
HPI Camaro body- 24.00
Front tires- 10.00
Rear tires- 13.00
Front wheels, black 5-spoke- 6.70
Rear wheels, black 5-spoke- 6.70
Total- 60.40

Need a lipo?
Team Orion 2400mah lipo- 35.00
Total- 95.40

Rounded up from Novak's Website...
Havoc 21.5ss ESC/Motor bundle- 150.00

Grand total minus shipping...
$245.40
Used TA05 R from ebay $78--- good USVTA car.

XRAY 008 used $300 or above for normal TC racing.

It's all relative. VTA is still cheaper by a long shot.
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Last I checked a TA05R was just fine in stock class TC as well... Both TC and VTA can be as expensive or cheap as you want them to be (to a degree). The only big difference I see is you're going to spend more on tires running TC.
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