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Old 03-06-2011, 01:07 PM   #1
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hey all, i want to get into on road racing. i presently only have a couple of off road cars. can anyone give me some suggestions on a good beginner car and a round about price. thanks, brad
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Go to your local club and find out what's being raced there. If they have a mini class (Tamiya m-chassis cars), start there.
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Depends if you plan on getting serious about it. Two good cars for the price is a TOP photon and Associated TC6. Both are about 350-375 photon being a little cheaper but hoppy shop more likely to stock associated parts
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Hey Brad, Timbulb made a good suggestion. No offense to anyone but don't get sucked into the whole "depends on if you want to get serious" mindset. Good Lord, we're a bunch of folks playing with toy cars and 99.9% of us will never get paid for doing it so what does "serious" have to do with it. Find a good inexpensive way to start. Mini class is great !! VTA is one of the strongest programs out there. Thats just a couple of options. Depends on what you're local racing scene offers though.
Unless you want to start a good budget class you may be stuck to what's already offered. In that case, buy what you can and LEARN,LEARN,LEARN but more important is to have FUN !! Without that, you're just going to get frustrated and end up bailing out. Older cars like the TC4, XXXS, Cyclone, TA05 or Evo can be bought used for good prices and are VERY competitive once you start learning a few things. Go for it !!....on road is still a blast.
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Hey Brad, Timbulb made a good suggestion. No offense to anyone but don't get sucked into the whole "depends on if you want to get serious" mindset. Good Lord, we're a bunch of folks playing with toy cars and 99.9% of us will never get paid for doing it so what does "serious" have to do with it. Find a good inexpensive way to start. Mini class is great !! VTA is one of the strongest programs out there. Thats just a couple of options. Depends on what you're local racing scene offers though.
Unless you want to start a good budget class you may be stuck to what's already offered. In that case, buy what you can and LEARN,LEARN,LEARN but more important is to have FUN !! Without that, you're just going to get frustrated and end up bailing out. Older cars like the TC4, XXXS, Cyclone, TA05 or Evo can be bought used for good prices and are VERY competitive once you start learning a few things. Go for it !!....on road is still a blast.
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Hey Brad, Timbulb made a good suggestion. No offense to anyone but don't get sucked into the whole "depends on if you want to get serious" mindset. Good Lord, we're a bunch of folks playing with toy cars and 99.9% of us will never get paid for doing it so what does "serious" have to do with it. Find a good inexpensive way to start. Mini class is great !! VTA is one of the strongest programs out there. Thats just a couple of options. Depends on what you're local racing scene offers though.
Unless you want to start a good budget class you may be stuck to what's already offered. In that case, buy what you can and LEARN,LEARN,LEARN but more important is to have FUN !! Without that, you're just going to get frustrated and end up bailing out. Older cars like the TC4, XXXS, Cyclone, TA05 or Evo can be bought used for good prices and are VERY competitive once you start learning a few things. Go for it !!....on road is still a blast.
Second that! Minis are easy and super fun to drive.
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Follow the first suggestion and go to one of your local tracks and see what the popular options are. You don't want to get pulled into a class that may be gone tomorrow.

Do some homework and don't rely on car suggestions until you get to a track. See what is involved and some tracks may even have rentals for you to try.
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