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Old 01-27-2004, 10:58 AM   #1
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i have been into trucks for a long time, i want to give on-road a try, what are the most popular models? anything goes gas or electric. thanks
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Best thing to do is see what the fast guys at your local track are using.

Can't go wrong with an XRay though...parts support is the only downside.
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Old 01-27-2004, 11:05 AM   #3
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For electric sedans:

Losi XXX-S
Associated TC3
Xray T1 Evo 2
Yokomo SD

Those are the four I see at the track most often. There are MANY others that are all worthy competitors, including brand new cars on the way from HPI and Schumacher.
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Looks like everyone assumes that if you want to try on-road racing it will be touring cars...
But if your local track runs 1/12th scale, check it out. Races are 8 minutes instead of 5 and they are really challenging and fun to drive!
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then if it looks interesting, see what the locals are driving-most brands of 1/12 are good but if most guys run a particular car you can get more set-up help with that one.

Popular Cars:
CRC Carpet Knife 3.2
Speedmerchant Rev 3
AE 12 L3
IRS Rug Rat conversion for AE 12 L3
Quad 12 conversion for 12 L3

Someone will say I left the most important car off the list, but these are some of the most widely used cars right now.
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well thank you for all of the quick response, now my next question is where can i find my closest local track? is there a directory? i am located in southern ca.

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Go to www.rccaraction.com and go to the track directory to find a local track or a track in your area.
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well thank you for all of the quick response, now my next question is where can i find my closest local track? is there a directory? i am located in southern ca.

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socal raceway located off the 405 freeway and brookhurst in huntington beach... there's a thread in the racing forum for them also. the website is http://www.socalrc.com

also check out the parking lot circuit. the next race is in montclair at pegasus hobbies (sunday, feb 1). again, there's a thread in the racing forum. it'll be on a parking lot...2 story driver stand, full hobby shop, shopping mall nearby for food... power will be provided, but most parking lot races people bring generators, so make friends with someone and im sure you can plug in with them.

in terms of cars.. good luck! there's a HUGE selection of cars to choose from in touring cars. i tried all of them..and i like all of them equally too bad i can only drive one at a time.

AE TC3
Losi XXX-S GP
Tamiya Evo III / Surikarn
X-Ray Evo FOC
Barracuda R2 and R3
Yokomo MR4-TC SD SSG

i can go on and on....
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thank you for all of the info, ill check them out soon.
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