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Old 03-13-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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hey its Urban
im a newbee looking for a onroad car for club racing,most guys are running xray and tc5`s ... the problem is i live in canada and xray parts are hard to order unless I order from usa

I have a few traxxas trucks,lipos,2.4(lhs only carrys traxxas and nothing else) so I have to order online
so the cars im thinking about are tc4(not sure about parts) , tt-01e ,ta05v2
what do you guys thinkÉ
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
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I would get something that is popular with the other club members. Then you will have an easier time getting good setup advice and help with it.

If you can get AE parts easily in Canada and the other members run the TC5 that sounds like a good choice to consider. I would ask them where they get their parts from.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:58 PM   #3
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There are a lot of cars to choose from, any of them will be fine as you are learning; for beginners it more about driving under control rather than subtle tuning.

Every beginner breaks parts, get the car easiest to get parts.

As for all the brands, you can't go wrong with Associated. Everybody carries their parts and their designs are solid, their finish leaves a little to be desired, but the parts finish won't make you finish higher on the grid. The Corally's and X-Rays are more works of art - fantastic finish to the parts and wonderful to work on. Reward yourself with one of those as you graduate into the higher classes.

I learned on a TC3, graduated to a Corally Phi, went back to TT-01's to show people you can run with a $100 car (I only recommend this one in silver can racing, the gear ratios don't work for 17.5 and 21.5 racing), have been back to racing the TC3, and am considering getting the X-ray for going to this years Vegas race.

Get the car that has parts in stock, don't go expensive now, save that as a reward for latter.

Good luck.
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