R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-13-2009, 05:14 PM   #1
Tech Addict
 
mattozx6rr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 583
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Questions?? top three touring cars

Ok gentlemen and ladies if there are any. My son wants a drifter. I race truggies so as you would expect I know nothing about road class r/c let alone electric as I am a devout nitro sniffer. I need some info and lets not turn this into a brand war. I need the top 3 or 4 electric touring cars based on the following criteria:
1. Value for the dollar (RTR preferred but not required)pretend money is not an issue.
2. Ease of finding replacement parts(sure he will destroy it a few times)
3. Ability and ease of upgrade.(always room to go faster right?)
4. Adjustability

Once again not looking to start a brand war just looking for some honest and solid info.

Thanks
Matt
__________________
1 X MBX6T plus 21-4c
Twisted Bones R/C apparel
mattozx6rr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 05:18 PM   #2
Tech Champion
 
gashuffer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: RcVille
Posts: 5,230
Trader Rating: 48 (100%+)
Default

For Drifting I would suggest either Tamiya or HPI. Both companies have cheap rtr packages.
gashuffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 05:27 PM   #3
Tech Addict
 
mattozx6rr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 583
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

good parts availability? would he be able to get parts say two years later on the very outside?

Also which cars from each?
__________________
1 X MBX6T plus 21-4c
Twisted Bones R/C apparel
mattozx6rr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 05:30 PM   #4
Suspended
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 33
Default

Associated TC5 FT/R/F

Fits all of those categories.
PickenStir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 05:36 PM   #5
Tech Addict
 
HaraR40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bunbury WA
Posts: 525
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default ...

My mate just bought a Tamiya TB03D. Looks not too bad. I've had a TT01 previously and now use a Corally RDX PHi so i thought the TB03D would be very average but the build quality is much better. He bought a kit that had a few alloy upgrades and all in all is a great drifter.

He actually prefers the tub chassis for a bit of protection thats why he didnt end up with a carbon tourer.

Otherwise the HPI sprint 2 drift is supposed to be very good. comes with 15t brushed motor and all the other gear (RTR) for $209 from tower hobbies.

Tamiya do seem to have the most spares available. and if you buy this:
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tam...k-p-29390.html

it comes with all the original plastic bits. my mates has a huge bag full of spares. Will still need radio gear, mot, esc and batteries with this one though....

hope this helps a little and good luck.

PM me if you need more info as i might not look back at this thread if you ask any questions.

thanks
Alex
__________________
Full alloy Micro-t, orion 10,300kv brushless
Corally RDX PHi Drifter - 8.5T Lipo
Axial AX10 Crawler, Vanquish chassis/knuckles, tekin FXR/35t, lipo, DNA dig, HB rovers...
HI Blitz ESE, 10.5T, Lipo
HaraR40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 05:45 PM   #6
Tech Champion
 
gashuffer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: RcVille
Posts: 5,230
Trader Rating: 48 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mattozx6rr View Post
good parts availability? would he be able to get parts say two years later on the very outside?

Also which cars from each?
You could get every part online. Most hobby shops don't stock Tamiya or HPI parts, but with drifting mostly you will be upgrading parts not breaking them. Here are a few.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/index.ph...&filter_mfr=16

This would be the car I choose. Has everything you need to drift.
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tam...k-p-29390.html
gashuffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 10:00 PM   #7
Tech Master
 
rosko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,068
Default

hpi
rosko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 10:05 PM   #8
Tech Adept
 
terryh1313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 172
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

xray
__________________
handle the business, before the busines handles you
terryh1313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 12:18 AM   #9
Tech Champion
 
snoopyrc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tunnel Hill GA
Posts: 5,046
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Take a look at these sites for drifting.

http://www.groovydrift.com
http://www.sflrcdrift.com/
http://www.drccentral.com/
http://www.driftercentral.com/
http://www.rcdriftclub.com
__________________
www.battlefieldraceway.com Racing videos at http://www.youtube.com/snoopyrc
snoopyrc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 12:30 AM   #10
Tech Elite
 
niznai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: All over the place
Posts: 2,940
Default

The good news about drifting is that you can drift anything you want, and speed not being an issue it is very likely that you will break parts only more becasue of poor building skills rather than crashing.

Some of the cars suggested here are overkill way above and beyond what a drifter needs. The bad news is that drifting is about flashy decals and body kits or bodyshells or outlandish paint jobs that can easily spiral out of control and cost more than the kit.

All being said, there are dedicated drift kits some probably better than others but if you want to start looking for something, I would suggest by looking at the company that started it all, namely Yokomo. They set the standard and have a multitude of dedicated drift kits which come in all states of tune and for all budgets. Even if you don't end up buying one for whatever reason, you will definitely learn what makes a good drift car and what to look for when buying one.

If you don't care about any of that and just want to go out and buy a chrissy present for the kid, just get one of the Tamiya kits, either the TT01D (sturdier, simpler, low cost) or the TB03D (just as sturdy, better quality, a bit more costly). These days, they even have flashy lights and blingy stuff that's going to make a kid very happy.
__________________
Team Greasy Weasel

The best upgrade to any car is some driver skill.
niznai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 04:48 AM   #11
Tech Elite
 
cyclone x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Gaithersburg MD
Posts: 2,547
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

xray t2r pro
__________________
Chase Chandler
Sponsors:HOTBODIES Express .The Track. Stevo Racing
Cars: VE8, F104 PRO, B4.1, HPI BLITZ, Losi SCTE
cyclone x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 05:37 AM   #12
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 561
Default

Yokomo SD or Tamiya TB03D all the way. Which ever one you can get parts for easily is the one I'd go with.

I've been drifting for a while now here in Japan and the 2 I mentioned are probably the best bang for the buck you can get, and are VERY capable as drifters...

- Paulie
pgeldz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 08:24 AM   #13
Tech Champion
 
RC MARKET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: HK
Posts: 6,172
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

TAMIYA , HB & XRAY
RC MARKET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 10:02 AM   #14
Tech Master
 
MikaR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,568
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gashuffer View Post
For Drifting I would suggest either Tamiya or HPI. Both companies have cheap rtr packages.
I have Tamiya TT01D and also Kyosho TF-5 both in RTR form. Tamiya looks good but as a drifter the Kyosho works so much better out of the box, tried with several similar tires. Kyosho is even cheaper. The bumper of the TT01D is ridiculous and the nice Tamiya body was smashed quite fast.
__________________
http://modelcartuning.simplesite.com/
MikaR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2009, 01:28 PM   #15
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 607
Default

Id have to say if I didnt already have a yokomo to try out Id get one of these.

1) Tamiya 416X
2) TC5 Foam tire version
3) The new Xray tourer coming out soon

My local track just started dirt oval touring cars, gonna be pulling some fast laps. Cant wait
__________________
Associated B44 Novak brushless/Yokomo YR4 MII 4wd Dirt Oval Car
Tamiya 501x "Worlds Edition" Tekin Redline brushless
Traxxas Slash-Bone Stock, Losi XX-4 (85% completed project)
Elite/East Power/GP batteries/Futaba 3PM 2.4GHZ
electricguy007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric Touring / On-Road RC Screaming Wind Manila Racers 32167 05-02-2017 11:20 PM
New touring cars to come soon ?? Tor Erik Electric On-Road 195 09-16-2009 09:29 PM
Check this out... Trans Am bodies on touring cars PaintingRoly Florida Racing 312 03-22-2009 08:28 PM
Touring cars to expensive!!! myk505 Electric On-Road 74 10-10-2005 06:50 AM


Tags
drifting cars, electric drifting cars, electric touring cars, touring cars


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 02:29 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net