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what car do i go for ??

Old 08-01-2010, 06:13 AM
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im in Australia, my local on-road car club runs a few classes each week.
it goes:
540 class (TT-01 chasis )
540 Pro (any chasis)
Stock (any chasis, 17,5 brushless)

there are more classes up from here.

but i am thinking if i get a tt-01 to start out, i might really limit what i will get from the car, because ultimately i think i want to run stock, as this is what i run in off-road.

so what do you guys suggest as a good starting point that i can also use to progress with a bit. Im happy to start in 540 pro and then move into stock.

I like my associated gear, but am open to ideas

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Old 08-01-2010, 07:05 AM
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Sakura zero ?
And a rctech user selling his little used one with few spares and he is from Australia
Worth to check...
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:59 AM
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TA05, tub version is all you need for stock/silvercan.
Tough,easy to setup, cheapish parts easily available.

I say all you need, not all you may want. I got a Xray 2008 for not much more $$ than a new TA05. Lovin it.

TT01 are overpriced & a bit crude. They dont even come with bearings, shows what Tamiya thinks of them.
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:49 AM
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A tamiya TA05 IFS ver II is actually a very good valued car.
The car is capable of a good performance that is almost as equal to a TRF chassis.
The car is only as good as it has a good setup and a good pilot.
You could spend a lot of money on a Xray T3 or a TRF416X but it's all about finding a good setup for the car to have lots of fun.

In my opinion it's better to spend a little less for a very good valued chassis and then you have saved money for buying some good setup tools.
Those tools are very importand to find a good setup for the car and it gives you the oportunity to experiment with some setup changes.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:31 AM
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Really you need to decide a budget. If you wanted to go the pro eco route then the chassis is going to cost you a fair bit,but would not need to be replaced if you go for stock. The 540 electric's and motor are relatively cheap in the and the speed you get out of them are not far off stock before timing boost.

You could also look for a good chassis second hand (you know where)

Shame really there is a guy in our club selling a fully hopped up TA05 for 40.00 $70.00 aus.

I could have a word and see if he will post overseas ?
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agreed
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