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Old 10-29-2010, 10:25 PM   #1
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Default Which TC for Carpet and Asphalt??

Guys just wandering what are your opinions on the better TC for Carpet and Asphalt racing with a decent set up window and parts availability......
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Guys just wandering what are your opinions on the better TC for Carpet and Asphalt racing with a decent set up window and parts availability......

Go to your LHS and see what they stock parts for. That should make a big impact in you choice of cars.
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get the one I have, its the best....
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I suggest an xray because they have something called the 'multi-flex' technology. You can soften or stiffen the chassis with the choice of the upper deck and the number of screws and posts used.
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I know......

I'm stuck, I just wanted some opinions on different TC's.....
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I'm loving the top photon .can't go wrong with it. U will save a ton of money up front . And u can get twice as many parts for the money if u need them . The newer kits come with spare suspension parts. Only real necessity I would do with ur savings would be to get aluminum front knuckles. I'm tellin u u will be very happy with the car
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Inserting standard response here:

"Go to the local track(s) you plan on racing at to see what most racers are running. This will most likely be the brand you can get setup advice for from the local racers, as well as parts support if you break something and don't already have it. If the LHS carries the brand, even better. If not, follow skypilot's advice and get the brand I run, because it is the best."
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thanks for the advice guys.

I just bought an xray T3 should get it on Friday.
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I'm loving the top photon .can't go wrong with it. U will save a ton of money up front . And u can get twice as many parts for the money if u need them . The newer kits come with spare suspension parts. Only real necessity I would do with ur savings would be to get aluminum front knuckles. I'm tellin u u will be very happy with the car

Glad you mentioned that. I saw one run two days ago, at RCM. It tq'ed. Nothing on the track looked like can touch it.
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I'm pretty new to racing RC, but from what I've seen so far, the biggest factors to a car winning are:

1. Driver's skill and focus.
2. Chassis setup.
3. Choice of tires and prep.
4. The ability of other racers on the track to keep up or get out of the way.
5. Electronics setup(Radio and ESC settings)
6. Electronic and mechanical failures.
7. An itchy nose or other distraction
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∞. Choice of competition grade chassis.


I have a Photon and I love it. It's definitely a great car, but there are many other great cars too. Most cost more, some cost less.
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