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Old 02-21-2004, 07:17 PM   #1
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I am looking at 3 different touring cars and I'm not sure on what to spend my cash on, Choices are HPI Pro4,Cuda R3,Tamiya 415,what are the pros and cons on the cars listed,thanks for any help,
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Any pro car will be up to the task... its the driver that makes the difference.....

Get the car you like and has good parts support.
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cudas nice but parts hard to get
TRF is gonna be hott item to run be fast
the PRO-4 is gonna be the cheapest and cheap parts to get easy and a competitive car also
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cash's son sure the cuda parts are sometime ahrd to get,but again the cuda is a bullet proof... and other car will break before the cuda in anyday
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XRAY IS A BULLET PROOF TOO... Very Competitive And alot of hobby shops have parts if serpent Shapens Up.
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I have a cuda and the parts are easy to get and steve is always on the ball getting them in stock. The pro4 looks like a great car as well but i like exposed diffs and aluminum bulkheads. I think the R3 with the sparkly chassis and updated parts is definately a more interesting car than the pro4.
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sparkly chassis looks kinda... Girlish to me. I really Didnt like it in my opinion. If i was to get a R3 i would get just solid colors. My opinion
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sparkly chassis looks kinda... Girlish to me. I really Didnt like it in my opinion. If i was to get a R3 i would get just solid colors. My opinion
Solid colors? They only come with the sparkle carbon fiber. I have a setup board that's the same material, looks awesome.
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Oh Didnt know they only had sparkly colors My bad But then again Noone Around central Florida Runs r3,R2.
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Also you mentioned R3 Might be More interesting than Pro4 Might be. But Look at if your not a Expert. Maybe 0-1 people might run R2-R3 at a track. And Might not get good help. Alot of people are Switching to Pro4 SO Gettin a Setup is no problem Around the track. I think ? Thats Central FL
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For uno, it depends on where you live for cuda parts, I've never been to "in a van down by the river" so I can't help you there but YES get a car where you have parts support and whatever is appealing to your eye.
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Also you mentioned R3 Might be More interesting than Pro4 Might be. But Look at if your not a Expert. Maybe 0-1 people mgiht run R2-R3 at a track. And Might not get good help. Alot of people are Switching to Pro4 SO Gettin a Setup is no problem Around the track. I think ?
If I cared about that i would have gotten a TC3. Any setup issues can be troubleshooted like any other car, they all do the same thing and have the same major adjustments. Issues specific to a certain car can be talked about on the forums here. Only reason i went with the cuda is its reputation as being extremely durable and also because you don't see many of them.
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im heading same as you Im going to be The only person on my tracks With a Warpspeed DEmon1. But I know some setup and stuff. But for a 1st timer gettin a car. I dont think cars like R2, R3, Tamiya etc Would be best choice. Most track Have tc3's Xray's Losi's Schumacher's.
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Also Depends On your local hobby shop. Some hobby shops might only carry Losi, AE parts... other Just Tamiya, Schumacher. It depends How you can get parts for the Car. If you have Internet Access and Can buy parts, Internet would be the best place get parts at lowest cost if buy in Bulks My opinion..
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As of right now I do have a few TC's,Xray's,R2 cuda,SD yok,IRS tc-3,a few 414's,I'm the only person in my area that runs a cuda,so I have no idea how well the R3 works,I know that the HPI pro 4 has been out for a few days and no one in the area that I race at has one or plans on buying one,the Tamiya is also in the same boat,these are the cars that interested me and no one that I race with has one so my only option is to ask what you guy's think.
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