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Old 07-30-2004, 12:57 PM   #16
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Get the XXX-S RTR a good stock motor and peak charger and 4 packs of GP 3300 assembled stick packs and go have fun at your local track. For an inexpensive car they have the best balance of good parts and a good radio in a RTR car. Although the HPI Sprint2 looks like a great car also. The only reason I don't recommend a TC3 is the really CRAPPY radio that is included.
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Old 07-30-2004, 01:43 PM   #17
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What about an Xray T1R? Not as expensive as the Evo FK, but it still has all the performance. I would spend good money on good equipment: CE Turbo35, matched 3300s, lathe, and nice radio (M8 or KO Helios)
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Don't buy an RTR unless you are completely adverse to working on your own stuff. Putting the kit together yourself gives you a much better understanding of the car and will give you the knowledge you need to fix whatever you break.

I completely agree with micros_rock in that you should spend the bulk of the money on high end electronics that you can get comfortable with and swap to another car when you get tired of whatever car you end up buying. Also, invest in some good tools - they will serve you well in the long run but make sure you know hardware the cars you are looking at use - metric or SAE.

As far as the actual car goes, just get whatever is popular at the track you run at and has parts support at your LHS. There's nothing worse then missing races because you're waiting for replacement parts in the mail.
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Old 07-30-2004, 02:40 PM   #19
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The idea of building your own kit is a VERY valid point but don't get carried away with buying expensive electronics and batteries to start with, technology changes extremely quickly in this hobby and investing in very high end chargers and batteries will not pay off for a beginner. However buying a good radio ALWAYS pays off. I still stick with keeping your battery costs low to start with because you will not need the runtime anyway in stock, and you will not notice the difference with specially matched high voltage packs until you have some driving time under your belt. Most of the really good matchers that advertise on this site offer brand new assembled sportsman packs for a fraction of the cost of their high end packs check them out.
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Old 07-30-2004, 03:13 PM   #20
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Everyone knows the T1 FK is a great car but those of us who have driven it after driving other cars for years know that it is the best handling car out there.

I just bought my T1 FK about 3 weeks ago. Here is a rough estimate of what I spent:

Xray T1FK - $320
LRP QC2 speed controller - $180
Novak XXtra receiver - $90
Airtronics 94360Z high speed, high torque servo $120

I already had batteries, charger, motors, wheels, tires, radio, comm lathe, body shells.
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Old 07-30-2004, 03:51 PM   #21
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you already have 3 touring cars...
what are they???

I would not buy another with 3 already I would look at things that would make them better or faster such as...

integy setup station $80
Mip tweak board $50 (not sure on this price)
batteries gp3300
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Old 07-30-2004, 03:57 PM   #22
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I have around 5 but i sold 4 of them. thats why i have so much money for another setup. at this time i have a ae rc12l4.
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ae12l4 is a great oval/pan car.. i suggest FT TC3 if you like to own/buy a great touring car.. very easy to set-up and gear plus lots of available hop-up parts if you wish to lighten the stock out of the box FT TC3.. happy racing!!!!!
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I suggest the Yokoray Mi2 ProC4
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Old 07-30-2004, 04:45 PM   #25
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If you have plenty of time the TC3 is a great car, BUT be prepared to do alot of fitting of parts. Either the molds for the gearcases and gears are worn out or the quality of the kits has gone. Like I said GREAT car but the quality of the parts right now is horrible.
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was that suppose to mean the yokomo rayspeed version?...
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Old 07-30-2004, 04:47 PM   #27
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how is the Tamiya TRF415 Chassis?
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Quote:
Originally posted by wagonman72
If you have plenty of time the TC3 is a great car, BUT be prepared to do alot of fitting of parts. Either the molds for the gearcases and gears are worn out or the quality of the kits has gone. Like I said GREAT car but the quality of the parts right now is horrible.
Haven't encountered these problems when Im upgrading my FT TC3.


My Previous post was mean't for coolrcdad reply..
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Old 07-30-2004, 04:52 PM   #29
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how is the Tamiya TRF415 Chassis?
Its also a great car the sister of 414.. pro racers call this car as the TANK!!. durable and steady... great free drivetrain.. too expensive hop-ups
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Old 07-30-2004, 05:02 PM   #30
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Something noboby has asked is, how long have you been racing Crazydiablo606? What class(es) do you currently race in? What kind of electronics do you already have?
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