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Old 10-23-2009, 04:17 PM   #1
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I am an offroad guy who wants a nice touring car to race around my street at my house. I don't want to break the bank but I am one who believes in you get what you pay for. I don't want a car that I am going to be fixing all the time but don't want a $400-$500 kit either. What is the best all around "budget" touring car that is still great quality? I am not racing (except maybe the neighbors) mostly just bashing around teh street. Is the hot bodies cyclone S a decent car?

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The Cyclone S is a great car. The Xray T2R is also an excellent car. It's a bit more costly then the Cyclone, but it's closer to a full on racing machine as well. Tamiya makes a bunch of really nice budget TCs as well.
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:40 PM   #3
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i would go for a Tamiya TA05 ver2, costs around $200

you get alot of car for that price! and if you decide to drive it on a track someday it will not let you down for sure
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i would go for a Tamiya TA05 ver2, costs around $200

you get alot of car for that price! and if you decide to drive it on a track someday it will not let you down for sure
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Xray T2R pro edition... about 270-280 dollars.. same xray quality, great chassis!! same suspension material!! same bearings as the higher dollar edition..

great chassis meaning if all your doing is running in the street.....
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:06 PM   #7
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I believe it is the TOP Photon. That's assuming you consider the $400+ kits as high priced, $300-400 as mid priced, and sub-$300 as low priced.
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Just get a TC3 or TC4 good all around car. It has a tub chassis so debree shouldnt be that big of a problem. Good luck
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On the street?

Go shaft drive.

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I'll say go with a TC4 they are pretty cheap for rollers and alot of parts available.
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If you not running on a perfectly clean surface, get a shaft drive car like a TC4. Belt drives can get destroyed by the smallest peices of sand and gravel.
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i would go for a Tamiya TA05 ver2, costs around $200

you get alot of car for that price! and if you decide to drive it on a track someday it will not let you down for sure
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tamiya tb-03d + some hopups for stock motor
cyclone tc for mod motor (with $60 off tower coupon)
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maybe i should ad that the ta05 is good for both mod and stock, i have driven my car with 4.5t motor and 2s lipo and it holds up well, i havent damaged anything yet!

i havent even seen the tb03 irl but if it holds up like the ta05 it should be a good choice as it has a closed drive train.

other than that the assoc. tc4 is a good choice, had one in the past and its a really nice car! not as durable and well handling as the ta05 ver2 but if its just for bashing you will get away with less money on the tc4
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