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Old 05-23-2010, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default i am looking for a begginer on-road touring car,NEED HELP!

i am looking to take a step up and race a on-road car but have no clue?any ideas
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well the first thing is to tell us what if any equipment do you have (radio, charger, batteries, esc, etc.) and what is your budget for the car?
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depending on your time your going to put into racing if your going to want to be racing on-road alot I would recomend getting a higher in car for ex: Hot Bodies,Tamiya,xray....

But if this is just going to be somthing your going to be doing once in awhile

no doubt go with a ofna jl10e($124.99) , or Hot Bodies cyclone S ($129.99)

or even you can meet in the middle of the two of high end and starting set and that would be a Tamiya TA05

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i am looking to take a step up and race a on-road car but have no clue?any ideas
LOL..I am in the same boat,I am wanting my 1st on road car..Parking lot/some racin.I have no idea what to buy??I have a LRP 6.5 brushless system..
I do think I want a rubber tire on road car...Any Ideas? Thanks,,
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I agree with the previous post. The OFNA JL10e is a great choice. I dont think you would go wrong with a TC4/TC5 either. The TC4 in a RTR package is about $230.00.
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A 6.5 motor will be balistic in a touring car on a carpark. If you are an experienced driver, great, otherwise trade for a higher wind.
As far as what car to get, see what classes your local club runs first, then you can get something appropriate. If there is a spec class, go for that, it's usually fairly cheap to get into, and the cars aren't too difficult to set-up and drive as they are fairly stock.
As for chassis, if you get a higher end second hand one, make sure you strip it right down and rebuild from scratch. That way you will get an idea of hwo it goes together and how the cars work.
If you get a lower-end kit, it will generally be more user-friendly to build and set-up, and also spares are generally cheaper.
The Tamiya TA05 or HPI Cyclone S are both fantastic starter cars for touring, and very driver friendly
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Another vote here for the JL10e but that chassis does have some common known issues that needs to be addressed prior to running. If your budget allows you could get a TB EVO IV straight from Tamiya. Comes fully optioned for $230.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58331
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If you are starting out,get a good car,such as an Xray,it will handle,making it a good drive,durable,making it a good drive,plenty of people running to draw from,holds its value pretty decent.It is easy to make fast as your driving improves.If you start buy full race equip.by the time you upgrade,add on etc.you will have more money involved,and that is a pricey road.
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thanks guys...im not looking oon spending more than $250, and this car must be a very durable one!
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check whats popular at the local track and what racing class you would be interested in running.
From there you can guage what chassis is popular so you will have support and can get help if needed.
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