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Old 06-28-2011, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default Best bang for your buck roller chassis?

I need anyone who has experience with different roller chassis to give me their opinion before I do trial and error myself and my wife divorces me. Lol. My budget isn't that big since I'm basically just building a second car out of the spare parts I've amassed while upgrading.

I got back into RC after a long layoff. I went from nitro off-road to electric on-road. In one day, I spent $500~ (a lot more than I wanted to spend to "try" RC again) on a Spektrum DX3C, HPI Sprint 2 Sport, some battery, a charger, a second set of wheels with drift tires, a 350z body, paint and other miscellaneous stuff. Not even a week into it, I bought a Mamba Max Pro with a 1416 (Neu-Castle 4-pole) 5700kv motor. I also bought the Field Link USB programming card. Just a few days ago, I bought two micro receivers (SR3500) because I found my chassis too cluttered so now I have three receivers total. I also have many other stuff I bought and I've only owned the car since Father's Day --a gift from my wife, which I'm sure she's regretting.

I know this is nowhere near the extreme most of you guys spend, but that's exactly what I'm trying to avoid. All I need is a servo and a chassis and I got myself another car. I want to make use of my extra parts and avoid switching wheels back and forth to drift. I'm not interested in TT01 or E10, though. I've seen TA-05 roller kits for $150. Is that the best way to go for me?

Pardon if this has been asked before. I tried searching but keywords popup in threads that are out of context. If I missed a thread, linking me to that so I can read up and research on my own is fine.

Your opinion is very much appreciated! TIA.
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any racing or just playing/drifting?
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You could check out a TC3 or TC4 as they can be had for dirt cheap and parts are still pretty common. My brother just picked up one for $100 with a gtb/13.5 and a buttload of spares.
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any racing or just playing/drifting?
Sorry, I forgot to mention this is for non-competitive use. Two guys at my local shop and two of my friends will probably go to park near by and draw a track using Crayola Sidewalk Chalk on the smoothest surface we can find (basketball court, tennis court, handball court, etc.) LOL.
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You could check out a TC3 or TC4 as they can be had for dirt cheap and parts are still pretty common. My brother just picked up one for $100 with a gtb/13.5 and a buttload of spares.
Wow, used in the FS forums here or eBay? And if I pick up a TCx chassis, do I make that my drift car and my Sprint 2 Sport my grippy car? I've checked craigslist, eBay, random RC sites, the FS forums, etc. but the problem I have is I don't know if the RC I'm looking at is an AWD 1:10 electric or something else. I'm really green to electric AWD 1:10 touring/drift.
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they are AWD, shaft drive,with a front and rear diff.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:37 PM   #7
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LSP S10 Blast TC, roller is sub 100 bucks, and over all its not a bad car either, all you need to do to make it competitive is give it a good setup and give it a bigger pinion gear.
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Team associated is closing out all their tc5's for around 200. I just got the foam tire edition, motor and esc will be here tomorrow!
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sakura zero s. brand new for just over $100
but you mite want to then turn the sprint in to the drifter and the sakura in to the race car as the sakura is better than the hpi
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+1 on the Sakura Zero S. Its a lot of car for just $100.
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tamiya ta05 and ta05v2 is very good cars too, should be a few for sale now when the ta06 is out
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sakura zero s. brand new for just over $100
but you mite want to then turn the sprint in to the drifter and the sakura in to the race car as the sakura is better than the hpi
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Thanks so much, guys! I'm going to be looking into Sakura Zero.
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