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Old 12-12-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
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Hi i may be looking for a 1/10 scale electric on road car. My limit is 350 not including transmitter but including a spektrum sr300(50$). I want a quality kit not an rtr so yeah please help guys
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come on anyone?
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well, will it be used for racing or just to see how fast it can go on the street or maybe drifting?

Also before i name a brand see what your local shop has or what brands they can get parts for.

but i like Tamiya ta05 or ta05ifs if you like belt drive
or the tb03 if you want shaft drive
I personal think Tamiya has some of the nicest body's

or HPI, Hot Bodies and Associated have nice kits from what i heard but i dont know much about them.
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Sounds like he wants to get into racing.

The Mi4 Race is a great kit. The thing is a beast on rubber tires. Plus with the Mi4LP just being released you'd have a Lipo ready chassis right out of the box.
Only parts I would change are the dog bones and hexes.

I'm sure that the guys at Schumacher USA could get you set up with something.
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for 300 for the kit you'll won't be getting anything new, so just look for the best used deal you can find.
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Thanks everyone. I was thinking more of 300 for everything... but now I've got a new idea... I figure something more around 500$ for a kit with the sr300 receiver, a brushless system with either smc cells or 2s lipoly. The servos are a complete mystery to me... I have no idea what to look for.. My LHS is completely retardo and only stock a minimal losi/associated and traxxas galore haha. What is a good kit in this range? (500 with everything)
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If you get some used electronics you could easily be up and running with the Mi4LP Race for less then $500.
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hows the Team Academy STR-4 kit? This is 220 and looks pretty good. heres the link http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ouring-Car-Kit
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If you are going to be racing in a class. I would go with what most people are running. It will help you set your ride up with help from the guys at the track. If you are new to racing buying a car that is not common will leave you the lone ranger for setup, which is not fun for newbie.

You can buy a used Losi JrxS type R for as low as $150 if you look hard. Great car and easy to make fast.
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get some good used gear plenty in the for sale section
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is there much of a difference between ni cad and lipo? Is it just how long it powere the car?

how many posts do i need to make before i can post pictures?
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Considering your local hobby shop and budget, consider picking up a used AE TC4 or TC5. They are fairly common, and you will be able to get decent parts support from your local shop. Usually, you can get a car with a brushless system installed in your price range.

Lots of tuning support on here, too.

For new, get a Tamiya kit, either TA05, or TT-01R if you're newer to the hobby.

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is there much of a difference between ni cad and lipo? Is it just how long it powere the car?

how many posts do i need to make before i can post pictures?
NiCd technology was popular about 10 or 15 years ago. Doubt you could even find any NiCd's in decent condition anymore. Plus, battery technology has advanced SO much since then, the LiPo would be your best bet.

Also, I'm pretty sure it's 10 posts to post pictures.
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Hey everyone. can some of you guys list the car then with all of the accessories with a total like:

Associated RC8B(500$)
Werks b5(200$)
JR Z9100T(150$)
Ace DS1313(75$)
etc....

925$ total

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my buggy hehe
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There's really no point in listing prices for you. Second hand stuff can be had at any price, depending on condition and extras included. Haggling with the seller can also save you money. Check out websites for pricing on new stuff, then use a calculator to determine the final amount like you have done for your buggy.

Do your homework, and shop around. Some places will build a package for you and give you a deal.
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