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Old 09-13-2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default Best touring car / drifter on a budget?

I would like to hear everyones opinion on what is the best car to use as a winter indoor fun racer (on a rubberized gym floor) and summer time drifter (in a clean parking garage area). Price for the car should be reasonable, about $200 to $300.

I have a spare Novak Havoc 2S system with a 10.5 motor from my SC truck that I want to use to power.....whatever.

My first thought is a Tamiya TB03 but not sure yet.

Let me know what you would pick and why.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:39 PM   #2
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200-300 for just the chassis ?

OFNA JL10e
Very competitive Car Shaft Drive, Cheap as Dirt !
But superp build quality. you can grow with it if you ever wanted to do racing.

Team Magic RS FS D
RS and FS are Superp Cars handle like a dream, And drift like a charm.
Very controllable in racing and Drifitng.
The D is teh plastic version and suppose to be handeling the same with less adjsutment.

TC4 associated
They are everywhere Cheap Robust, alot of Hobby stores know about them.

TC5 TC6 associated
US Style Car but a bit pricey, but very noce quality and parts support.

XXX-S Losi
Older Car but multi purpose. Great to be used as Drift car, TC touring car, Rally car(Encased Belt make it able to go in dirt a bit), can be converted into a buggy, can be found cheap used or new. Parts are still available.

JRX-S (Non Type R)
Front motor, nice drift cars but cant get many parts for them no more.

Tigermoth LCG V10
Different can be bough for 200 basic version,... I want it but need to sell some of my stuff first hahaha

Thats all i have experince of, Even for drifting i just go for reg TC cars since i can adjust them to do drift.

maybe this helps have a nice day lalallalalallallala
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Hot Bodies Cyclone S for < $100, Cyclone TC's should be hitting the used market for about 2 bills. Plenty of parts available for the Cyclones. Consider picking up a 17.5t motor to toss in the car, that's probably the most competitive class.
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So, you went from F1 to drifing? If you want to drift, get a TA05 VDF. If you want a fun can that's easy to drive, get a M-05.
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So, you went from F1 to drifing? If you want to drift, get a TA05 VDF. If you want a fun can that's easy to drive, get a M-05.
I am going to do both.

I ordered a 3Racing F109 already but I still want to get a TC.

I am thinking of picking up a used TA05R or TB03R at the moment.
Or something similar.

I will be running a Novak 10.5 because I have a Blitz that I race with and I already have the Novak 10.5 system ready to go. Plus, the 10.5 will be nice and fast.

Xray makes some really nice cars but parts might be harder to get in my area unless I shop online.
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200-300 for just the chassis ?

OFNA JL10e
Very competitive Car Shaft Drive, Cheap as Dirt !
But superp build quality. you can grow with it if you ever wanted to do racing.

Team Magic RS FS D
RS and FS are Superp Cars handle like a dream, And drift like a charm.
Very controllable in racing and Drifitng.
The D is teh plastic version and suppose to be handeling the same with less adjsutment.

TC4 associated
They are everywhere Cheap Robust, alot of Hobby stores know about them.

TC5 TC6 associated
US Style Car but a bit pricey, but very noce quality and parts support.

XXX-S Losi
Older Car but multi purpose. Great to be used as Drift car, TC touring car, Rally car(Encased Belt make it able to go in dirt a bit), can be converted into a buggy, can be found cheap used or new. Parts are still available.

JRX-S (Non Type R)
Front motor, nice drift cars but cant get many parts for them no more.

Tigermoth LCG V10
Different can be bough for 200 basic version,... I want it but need to sell some of my stuff first hahaha

Thats all i have experince of, Even for drifting i just go for reg TC cars since i can adjust them to do drift.

maybe this helps have a nice day lalallalalallallala
That Tigermoth LCG looks awesome! Simple layout but innovative laydown suspension. Looks like it would handle great. Are they available in North America (Canada)? I have never heard of them before.
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Tigermoth is a small company, here it the US. They use parts from other companies, like Associated, and I think Tamiya. The Tigermoth LCG V10 has it's own thread here. Do a search and take a look.
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