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Old 08-03-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default 1/12th scale recomendations?

I am considering a 1/12th scale carpet car maybe in the next month and wanted to get some feedback on what you guys recomend or recomend to stay away from. I have a few tc's and offroad cars but I have always wanted to try a 1/12th scale car. Either new or used, I'm no pro so I'm not looking to spend a ton of money but I really like lipo's and brushless so if anybody has recomendations on a good car and set up I'd appreciate your help. Thanks
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:38 AM   #2
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I've been a diehard t plate guy for years but with 1s lipo being the new thing I picked up a CRC GenX 12 in trade to give link cars another shot. Straight out of the box that car was quicker than my old but hooked up 12L4.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:25 PM   #3
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I don't think you could go wrong with any of the cars on the market. The linked cars are easier to accept LIPO at the moment but some people really like the handling characteristics of Tplate cars and are finding ways to make the LIPO batteries work. That is mute point if your track is using NiMh batteries still in the class.

CRC, Speedmerchant, Associate all have good linked cars. I personally have a 12R5 but had a CRC in the past and it was good as well. I would consider local parts availability in your purchase. I think it's much better to be able to get a part off the wall than it is to order and wait a few days for shipping.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:30 PM   #4
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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that. There really aren't any bad cars on the market. Any of them can win and they are all pretty durable. In fact, most of the older cars are still great.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:36 PM   #5
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I just recently sold 2 12L4's that I had really hooked up. However when a friend of mine showed me the new BMI12RR. I knew I had to get one. Man that car has some quality parts and accessories.

Also I run the speed passion GT 2.0 speed control and I haven't seen an eaiser speedo to set up.

Hope I've helped some. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:49 PM   #6
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Speed Merchant Rev.5 Lipo edition is a great chassis, right out of the box.
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IMO you will not find a better car than one of the BMI cars no matter if your a beginner or expert. Both the original or the new RR car can handle the 1s lipo, no mods needed. But if you want the new RR can come with the new lipo specific chassis. Only the BMI and Speedmerchant have lipo specific chassis avalible at this time that I know of. As mentioned all the current cars are very good and you can win with any of them when well setup The best advice I can give you is to spend time at your local track and see what brands are being run, its easier to get help if your running a brand that others are.
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:14 PM   #8
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Thanks for all your advise guys, parts availability is always one of my bigger issues when picking cars. I was considering a used 12l4 just because you can find them pretty cheap and most everyone carries parts for them where as some of the other cars look a little nicer but you almost have to have a spare car cause alot of tracks dont carry spares for them. I havnt really payed attention to how the lipo's will fit in them, do you have to buy a newer lipo prepared car to run the lipo's or....?
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:17 PM   #9
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I have a 12L3, 12L4, and a CRC. I like the CRC the best. The 12L4 is a perfect starter, though.
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