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Old 05-21-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
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i have not played with on road stuff at all but our local dirt off road track closed and just rins onroad now my 13 year old son " that can drive the heck" out of his off road truck and buggy wants an on road eletric whats some thing strong pretty quick and a good learning car for a first time on roader with off road skills
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i have not played with on road stuff at all but our local dirt off road track closed and just rins onroad now my 13 year old son " that can drive the heck" out of his off road truck and buggy wants an on road eletric whats some thing strong pretty quick and a good learning car for a first time on roader with off road skills
Is the plan to get involved in racing? If so, the first thing you need to do is figure out what "class" you guys are going to want to race in. A spec class like Transam? Touring class? Pan class? (which is like pickign between Slash, 4wd stadium truck, 2wd buggy, etc...) As soon as you figure out what KIND of car you want to run, I recommend talking to some of the guys already running there, figure out what car seems to be the most popular, and pick one of those up. The last thing you want to do IMO, is go finance a car, only to find out that your local onroad track doesn't even run them. Once you find the class and car, you can then either grab a new one, or buy a used one.

advantages of buying new = no wear and tear, get to build it from the ground up
advantages of buying used = much cheaper, tend to come with spare parts (still a good idea to rebuild the car so you learn how it all works, and goes together.)
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:03 AM   #3
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sorry guess i could have included that info

Track- huge carpet oval
class- open mod slider "pretty much any thing goes"

or brushless latemodel " mostly stock with brushless setup "

can use any rear wheel drive 1/10 eletric car for either they have A B and C class for amature thru pro.



not that money is a big problem but id like to keep it around $500 any ideas ?
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sorry guess i could have included that info

Track- huge carpet oval
class- open mod slider "pretty much any thing goes"

or brushless latemodel " mostly stock with brushless setup "

can use any rear wheel drive 1/10 eletric car for either they have A B and C class for amature thru pro.



not that money is a big problem but id like to keep it around $500 any ideas ?
Carpet oval? Sorry.. you're out of my element now!
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You might want to try the oval forum. You'll get more response there.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:26 PM   #6
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You might want to try the oval forum. You'll get more response there.
i didn't know there was one here must have went right past it thanks i will check it out
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try 12th scale pan cars. good for oval
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