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Old 08-24-2009, 02:49 AM   #1
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Hey people

I wanted to get into electric and I came down to running either:

Tamiya F1 Class
Tamiya mini class
1/10th electric tourer class (TC5R or Hot Bodies or Xray t2)

I am just getting into electric onroad to perform better in 1/10th off road at my local track and was wondering which chassis of the above will assist me in becoming a better offroad racer...

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Old 08-24-2009, 03:07 AM   #2
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Practise, with any or all of the above.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:54 AM   #3
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That reply doesn't really help...

I was after which requires more skill and finesse to conquer...

Thank you
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:59 AM   #4
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TC mod class.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:24 AM   #5
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stock 1/12th scale in my opinion but from above 1/10 sedan stock (stock17.5motor)
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:33 AM   #6
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i suggest running stock because you can concentrate on your driving instead of getting addicted to the horsepower just yet. running stock you'll be able to focus on the proper drive line more , and is easier to see where your blowing corners or not taking the proper drive line. i started out in mod myself and thought i was pretty fast but someone suggested i go to stock and i did and realized just how much room i had for improvement, with in turn made me a better driver in both classes.
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That reply doesn't really help...

I was after which requires more skill and finesse to conquer...

Thank you

That is the best answer. If you didn't understand it, perhaps you don't understand very well what you asked.

When I opened the topic (there was only one answer then) and read your post I was going to give you the same answer then I realised someone beat me to it and I thought, well, he's got the best advice, I can't add anything to the discussion.

Any on road class will teach you tunning and control way beyond anything you can learn (or even use) off-road.
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Run the slowest most popular class that is local to you, this way you can get the most help with your car and have the most people to judge your progress against.
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stock 1/12th scale in my opinion but from above 1/10 sedan stock (stock17.5motor)
+1, 1/12 stock is the best for building skill
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F1 is good for driver training. rear wheel drive, lightweight, low maintenance, long running times, fast. have run for 1 hour non stop (except for pitstops) using a tamiya f1, that will help driving skills.
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stock 1/12th scale in my opinion but from above 1/10 sedan stock (stock17.5motor)
Sorry for the newbie on-road question.....1/12th is referring to rwd pan car, right? Thanks.
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I am looking for a class to improve on to become a better offroad racer...

If that clears things up

Thanks for all the help guys, keep it coming.
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Sorry for the newbie on-road question.....1/12th is referring to rwd pan car, right? Thanks.
Yes , 1/12 reffers to rear whell drive .


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I am looking for a class to improve on to become a better offroad racer...

If that clears things up

Thanks for all the help guys, keep it coming.
Like others said , TC MOD , and iv'e also been told 1/12th really helps so you choose
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Meh.

All of the chassis types require a different driving style, practise with any one of them will enhance your skill. All of them can be made to hard to drive by over powering them.

And trying to learn lines,braking, and how the car handles in an over powered car will make you worse, not better.

Pick the chassis that appeals to you, Select a mild motor, and go practise, lap after lap after lap,There is no magical chassis that will enhance your skills over any other more so then quality track time.
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