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Old 08-25-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
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I am considering buying a new on road tc car.
There many choices out there.
I'm considering a Hot Bodies TCX or a Tamyia 416 (lastest one).
Both are good cars.
Hot Bodies has local support at the tracks I go to, Tamiya does not.
I am not sure which is easier to get parts for?
My question is which would you choose and why?
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:59 PM   #2
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In your case it would probably be better to get the TCX, I have a 416(OG) and love it though. I am the only one in the area running one and have to order parts, if I need them. If you are looking for track setup and parts support it's best to go with what is the big name in your area. Personally I like being different and feel a sense of accomplishment, being some what competative with a different car. Granted the car is world champ a couple time over, but I surely am not.
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Thanks,

That's exactly what I have heard the Tamiya is an awesome car.
Winning the world's is not in my future. I just want A GOOD, reliable car.
I have been running 2 TC5 from Assoc. and they are just ok. I am looking for the next step and some help in setups etc. I still need help, but I am getting better!
Some reservations about Tamiya support/ parts availability.....
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In your case it would probably be better to get the TCX, I have a 416(OG) and love it though. I am the only one in the area running one and have to order parts, if I need them. If you are looking for track setup and parts support it's best to go with what is the big name in your area. Personally I like being different and feel a sense of accomplishment, being some what competative with a different car. Granted the car is world champ a couple time over, but I surely am not.
+1 The TRF416 is a great car, but Hot bodies is going to have better support.
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both those cars are nice, fast and spendy. heck, if you could afford any two of those, you should really look into the Yokomo BD5 WE. Like Tamiya, Yokomo has limited support and you have to order parts in advance. Yokomousa.com no longer exist as a business but one of the owner is still in business under driftspeed.com. If parts availability is an issue, stick with HB Cyclone.
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