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Old 12-24-2009, 12:02 PM   #1
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hey guys, i need help finding a decent car to race in a road course, maybe even some drifting. i really dont want to spend more then $200 on it. i was looking towards buying a tt-01 but one of my friends said they wernt very good for road courses. so now im looking at the ta-05 and maybe a tc4 any help or advice is greatly appricaited
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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Go with a TC4 or a TC3. The TC3 would be cheaper though....
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Check out woflhobbies.com they have the TM E4 for $250....
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Go with a TC4 or a TC3. The TC3 would be cheaper though....
im willing to spend a little bit more and get the tc4, newer design, newer electronics are worth it in my opinion, but thanks!

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Check out woflhobbies.com they have the TM E4 for $250....

can you give me an idea of what the handling would be like?

but i'll definintly add that to my research sheet, thanks


any other popular 1/10 onroad entries?
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TA05 or HPI Sprint 2
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TA05 or HPI Sprint 2
thanks man, im already looking at the ta-05, but i will defo check out the hpi sprint 2
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you looking for just a kit or a rtr car with electronics?

If you get the ta05 got for the version 2.
also around that price is the tc4, cyclone s or tb03
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you looking for just a kit or a rtr car with electronics?

If you get the ta05 got for the version 2.
also around that price is the tc4, cyclone s or tb03
i'd personaly perfer the kit, lol i have enough esc's, recievers, and servos laying around lol, time to put them to work

and i was looking at the cyclone and i was'nt quite impressed with the engineering behind it, but i have not looked at the tb03 yet, thanks!
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try here they have a few different kits and are pretty good to deal with.

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/car-kits-c-420.html
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try here they have a few different kits and are pretty good to deal with.

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/car-kits-c-420.html
lol thanks, but i've known about rcmart for awhile lol, that where i ordered parts for my t-maxx
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For your budget you should be able to find a good used AE TC5 or Xray T2 07.
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If you don't mind buying used you can get a better quality kit for what your looking to spend as stated above.

tc3 75-150
Tc4 100-150
tc5 150-200
xray t2/ t2 007 100-175
corally rdx 100-150
Losi xxx-s 75-125
Losi jrxs 100-150
ta05 100-150

just to name a few and what I've seen them go on this forum for.
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For your budget you should be able to find a good used AE TC5 or Xray T2 07.
lol i've got room to play around with the prices, one i sell the t-maxx for $75 i'll have even more, not to mention my b-day is in a few days

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If you don't mind buying used you can get a better quality kit for what your looking to spend as stated above.

tc3 75-150
Tc4 100-150
tc5 150-200
xray t2/ t2 007 100-175
corally rdx 100-150
Losi xxx-s 75-125
Losi jrxs 100-150
ta05 100-150

just to name a few and what I've seen them go on this forum for.
thanks man, i'll keep an eye on some of the used ones, i normaly dont like buying used rc's be cause pictures can hide alot
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lol i've got room to play around with the prices, one i sell the t-maxx for $75 i'll have even more, not to mention my b-day is in a few days



thanks man, i'll keep an eye on some of the used ones, i normaly dont like buying used rc's be cause pictures can hide alot

Any truck you buy is guaranteed to do one thing... Break!

The best truck is the one that is working and can finish a race. Buy a truck that has parts readily available from you LHS. I made the mistake of purchasing my RC8Te from the net to save a few bucks upfront however, now I have to mail order every time I need a part. Not only is it more expensive, it takes way more time.

My local hobby shop is a LOSI shop. Now both AE and Losi are both top notch companies but I didn't realize, till I needed a very small 3$ part on race day and DNF'd how important having local parts avail would be.

*** Also, its important to support your LHS!! (especially if that's where you race).

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Any truck you buy is guaranteed to do one thing... Break!

The best truck is the one that is working and can finish a race. Buy a truck that has parts readily available from you LHS. I made the mistake of purchasing my RC8Te from the net to save a few bucks upfront however, now I have to mail order every time I need a part. Not only is it more expensive, it takes way more time.

My local hobby shop is a LOSI shop. Now both AE and Losi are both top notch companies but I didn't realize, till I needed a very small 3$ part on race day and DNF'd how important having local parts avail would be.

*** Also, its important to support your LHS!! (especially if that's where you race).

hope that helps -Bret

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lol i understand that things break, lol its even more likely to break the way i drive lol, but last time i bought a car i bought it stock for $25 under the cost of the new ones. when i got it it had lots of cracked parts. first run i drifted into a wall (not very hard) and broke alot of parts ($40 worth) i was etter off buying it new

lol and my hobby shop does not help support me lol, with my mini-t i asked them if the stock esc could hadle a certain lipo battery... 2 esc's later i went back to the nimh lol.

and sorroy to hear about the lhs story of yours, i guess annoying things like that just come with the hobby lol
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