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Old 03-17-2011, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default Hot Bodies 12X 1/12th

I'm looking to get into on-road and wondering if this pan-car Hot Bodies 12X 1/12th is any good?
Will this hook up on the carpet?
How would you compare this one to Associated RC12R5.1?
Thanks for any input really appreciate that cheers
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:04 PM   #2
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i would say go with the 12r5.1, i beleive (correct me if im wrong) that the hot bodies is actually a t-bar car, the 12r5 is a link car, most people run link now because of the use of single cell lipos.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:48 PM   #3
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is there i big difference between link and t-bar?you can buy saddle pack for 60$
and get kit like for 130.
Also how long does s 5000mah lipo last?
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8min races but you can get around 10min
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I've seen the HB 12th car run, it's very good.
But do you really want to start out with old tech going forward into a 1s 12th scale world.

You could pick up a used R5.1 for more or less the same cost as the HB.

Having said that, the saddle 1s and that t-bar design will work fine to a point, for club racing spec classes it should be more than enough, for mod, you will surely be at some disadvantage.
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I will only throw this .02 in... Link cars are easier to live with, less tweak and breakage. If you got the skills, a t-bar car is a beast though.
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I'm going to disagree with what nf_ekt Just said, in my experience link cars are very fast but are more prone to tweaking than a t-bar car. Get yourself a speedzone saddle lipo strap in and have some fun.
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I'm going to disagree with what nf_ekt Just said, in my experience link cars are very fast but are more prone to tweaking than a t-bar car. Get yourself a speedzone saddle lipo strap in and have some fun.
Really? It's different for everyone but I remember hard hits causing problems with a t-plate car. Never was the case when I went to a CRC link car. Main thing was the link car seemed more durable. Different stroke for different folks though .
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Yeah, I would say Chris is in the minority on that opinion.

To each his own, as long as you're having fun it's all that matters
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It may be easier to go with a link car, with the 12x you're also investing in equipment that is not standard for the majority, if not all of other current 1/12 chassis'

I'm not sure if all the saddle packs you get for a t-bar chassis will fit in a link car later on if you decide to sell the 12x.

May or may not be something to consider.
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I am planning on this fall and winter racing season and would like to get into on road racing. 12x hot bodies is what I had in mind because as the sig said I have the hb 1/8 buggy.

But from reading the other post here I am starting to lean towards the 12r5 because it in link designed. I do plan on starting in stock class. The local track is carpet here in Seattle wa Hangar 30.
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Hey cliffhanger,omarwashington,

Yes the link cars would be the best way to go for now, you may want to look at all these link cars listed below. There listed in no particular order. They all perform very well. It Just comes down to Driver preference.

I agree with chrismoore about the Link car's tweeking. With my Experence with running T-bars in the past, the link cars tend to tweek more.

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