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Old 03-03-2009, 04:38 PM   #1
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I am am going to buy a 1/12th scale to play around with at the local carpet track here and go to different tracks around here now and then. The track here is a flat oval It's carpet as I stated, I wanted to get a 12th that I can take with me to the other carpet tracks around that race on the course layout. So can you guys gimme tips on which 12th I should look into more seriously, the choices I have right now are the corally spx 12 with the specialized chassis, bmi, hyperdrive, trinity, 12R5, and 12L4. I have not had a 12th before but I have ran alot of TC.

So any tips and advice on this would be great, I was thinking the L4 but I dunno much about this scene.

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Old 03-03-2009, 05:43 PM   #2
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The L4 is a fantastic car. I prefer T-plate cars but with lipo starting to catch on a bit you might prefer a link car. If so, BMI or CRC would be my choices.
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Hey guys,
I am am going to buy a 1/12th scale to play around with at the local carpet track here and go to different tracks around here now and then. The track here is a flat oval It's carpet as I stated, I wanted to get a 12th that I can take with me to the other carpet tracks around that race on the course layout. So can you guys gimme tips on which 12th I should look into more seriously, the choices I have right now are the corally spx 12 with the specialized chassis, bmi, hyperdrive, trinity, 12R5, and 12L4. I have not had a 12th before but I have ran alot of TC.

So any tips and advice on this would be great, I was thinking the L4 but I dunno much about this scene.

Thanks
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I would recommend the follow:

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1. BMI Racing DB12RR 1/12th scale chassis <--stick with this one and you'll never look back. It's a tough car and easy to setup!!

2. SpeedMerchant Rev 5

3. CRC GEn X
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:09 PM   #4
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In reality all the cars you mentioned are good.

Here's how to pick the best one for you: Go to the track and count how many of each chassis are used by the locals. Pick the one with the highest count because that will be the one that the majority of racers will be able to help you set up and have parts if you need any.

I have an AE 12R5 but race at a track that supports CRC. Guess what, if I break and don't have a spare then I'm going home. Here's the good news, after racing the whole season I have only broken one rear bearing and one spur gear. Believe me when I say this is one strong car because there were many times that I hit the boards very hard using a 13.5 BL motor.

Take your pick, they are all good. (I'd go with the best deal.)
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:26 PM   #5
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Thanks guys,
Yea I don't think I am going to get into the lipo with my 12th any time soon, I have always liked the AE although my stepdad and his friends were corally/trinity due to being sponsored by them back when I first started racing.
Thanks for the advice guys!

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Old 03-03-2009, 09:11 PM   #6
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I would recommend the follow:

Choice

1. BMI Racing DB12RR 1/12th scale chassis <--stick with this one and you'll never look back. It's a tough car and easy to setup!!

2. SpeedMerchant Rev 5

3. CRC GEn X
June! Wassup!

You're right about the DB12RR being tough. You saw first hand what kind of a hit it can take and still keep going.
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Please just get a bmi. Not always messing with tweak. Very strong, and if you ever need help just call bmi and talk right to the designer or go on the db12r thread and everyone is glad to help you with setups.
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You cant go wrong with the Corally sp12x worlds edition, i mean it did win the 2006 worlds on carpet
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:24 AM   #9
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Hey guys,
....the choices I have right now are the corally spx 12 with the specialized chassis, bmi, hyperdrive, trinity, 12R5, and 12L4......

Thanks
Josh
You mention some dated cars in your "choices" list. Trinity and L4 are a bit old and discontinued.

Everywhere we run the CRC Gen-X is the most popular. The R5 is gaining some popularity as well. The R5 looks pretty good although I seen a number of issues raised on the car on the RC Tech Forum. I like CRC Gen-X.. you get racing tires in the kit.. most every hobbystore/track has the cars and parts. The car wins a lot of races as well.

Either way... you'll love 1:12th.
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I would also recommend the CRC Gen X! Its a great car on any surface and its available at a great price! www.teamcrc.com
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I personally like the ae r5. With its side dampner shock u dont have to waste time servicing the tubes between rounds like other cars.. I cant speak to much about most of the cars listed. But the R5 did win the worlds this past year..
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Since you are planning to run oval and road course with it...are you planning on getting an oval chassis plate and switching between the 2 chassis plates? If so you'll want to get a car you can get an oval chassis for.
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With everything going 1 Cell LiPO, pick up an AE12R5 and then when CEFX releases the Phoenix Link car pick up one of those.
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12R5 is going to be my choice. They have been making 12th cars longer than anyone. I wish I still had my 12i or e, can't remember that far back.
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I really like my CRC Genx easy setup take a hit and keep on going brushless pod makes brushless motors easy and balanced . great support from teamCRC in Rome NY
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