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Old 06-09-2009, 01:50 PM   #1
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I am looking into getting a 1/10th scale On-Road car. I am not going to be racing competitively but just in a large parking lot on pavement. Basically I am just looking for some people to list some of the popular cars people are using and then I will make my decision there.

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I have been looking at the TC5. Is there anything better that you wold recommend in that price range.
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The TC5 is pointless if you aren't racing. Look at the TC3/4, or the tamiya TA05. The TA05 is more durable, but some people say it sucks up stones. I haven't had this happen yet though.
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cyclone s or tc4if your not racing
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Maybe look into the TA-05 v.2 when it comes out
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Some options for parking lot bashing are:

Associated TC4 RTR - comes with brushed motor/speed control
Losi XXX-S Drift RTR - comes with brushed motor/speed control
HPI Sprint 2 Flux RTR - comes with sensorless motor/speed control
Tamiya TT-01 RTR - comes with brushed motor/speed control

Keep in mind that most of the RTR kits come with basic radio systems (usually 27mhz limited to 6 different channels) and motors and/or speed controls that aren't being used in any competitive race classes.

Of the above cars, you will more likely see a TC4 being raced in the VTA class or other "stock speed" classes. However, to race a TC4 RTR in VTA you would need to buy a new speed control/motor to be legal. The TT-01 is a competitive beginner car if you are running TCS (Tamiya Championship Series) as well. I rarely see a XXX-S or Sprint 2 being competitively run, and then only in slower classes.

If you plan on racing in the future, your best investment would be to buy a kit without electronics. You can then buy a good radio, such as a DSM and not worry about frequency conflict. You can also buy the speed control/motor that will work if you plan on racing.

However, if in the end you just want to bash in a parking lot with a cool looking body, you can even buy an HPI E10 RTR kit which is about the cheapest RTR available. However, the E10 lacks adjustments and really isn't race worthy.
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