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Old 08-25-2010, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default What electric car is best to get.

I have a Traxxas Slash and would also want an on road electric car. preferably something that when i upgrade will be able to use LiPo just like my slash will be using when i get the VXL kit.

I want a car that is able to get tons of hop up parts and also get some pretty unique bodys. most likely wont race it. probably just build a track to bash it around on.
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The Tamiya TT-01 would be the perfect car. Bulletproof and upgrades up the ***. And Tamiya makes the best looking bodies in the business. All based on real world cars.
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thanks ill look into it.
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What brand makes it?

Is the tc4 good? I hear it is.
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It really depends on what your budget is and how much you are looking to upgrade on. Of all the cars out there, I'd probably stick with a Tamiya TT-01 Type E (shaft driven) or even better, stick with the TA05 (belt driven). These cars ranges from $140-$180. There are so many upgrades to both these cars I'll brake your bank plus as mentioned, the bodies are the most realistic in the business (right down to the sponsor decals). Heck, if you want, you can enter into the many TCS (Tamiya Championship Series) held all over the U.S. and have a chance to win a free trip to Japan. Touring cars can get pretty spendy but look into the buy/sell/trade forum for good deals, maybe even on Ebay. If you don't find what you are looking for, just let me know...I have a few touring I can part out on brand new, just built, bodies unpainted.
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thanks ha. im just wondering cause sooner or later i will be wanting one ha
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This post might upsets some hobby shops people, I want to let you know the TB03 chassis has been on sale from Tamiya direct (formerly known as Alisohobby) recently. If your local hobby shop have an account with Tamiyausa, ask them how much they will charge for TB03, body styles are either SGC-7 (like a RX7) or Calsonic GT-R or Takata NSX. They should be right around the same price as TT01E kits w/ led units during the on-sale period.
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Nothing wrong with the TB03. It's like the shaft version of the TA05-IFS. You might even want to spent the extra money and go with the TB03-R.
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Is the tc4 good? I hear it is.
I have been pretty happy with the TC4. I have 2 TC3s and 2 TC4s that I am currently running. I don't race in a club or anything, I just bash them around in a local parking lot with some friends. These cars have a lot of tuning options and fit most popular bodies. I beat them up pretty bad, but they take it quite well. I haven't tried many other touring cars out there so I am not trying to say it is the best one to get, but for me, the TC4 works great!!

I use the same lipos in my Slash and TC4/TC3s.... the red truck (TC4) in the pic below has the complete electronics setup from another Slash 4X4 and it works great on the road!!
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I have been pretty happy with the TC4. I have 2 TC3s and 2 TC4s that I am currently running. I don't race in a club or anything, I just bash them around in a local parking lot with some friends. These cars have a lot of tuning options and fit most popular bodies. I beat them up pretty bad, but they take it quite well. I haven't tried many other touring cars out there so I am not trying to say it is the best one to get, but for me, the TC4 works great!!

I use the same lipos in my Slash and TC4/TC3s.... the red truck (TC4) in the pic below has the complete electronics setup from another Slash 4X4 and it works great on the road!!
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There are many choices on etamiya. You should be able to find one that suits you.
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