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Old 07-11-2011, 03:47 AM   #1
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Questions?? new to On-Road - suggestions/ recommendation

hi all,
new to On-Road, want to into this exciting driving/ racing.
can you guys suggest/ recommend chassis's/ kit's to get? reliable good/ solid chassis which will keep me going for 2-3 years to come.
I would prefer electric, shaft driven and 4WD On-Road vehicle though.
TT-01E? (Tamiya)
TB-03? (Tamiya)
TA05? (Tamiya)
TA05-MS? (Tamiya)
TA05 Ver.2? (Tamiya)
TB Evolution 5 MS? (Tamiya)
TF5? (Kyosho)
TF5S? (Kyosho)
TC6? (Team Associated)

any help and support, would be greatly appreciated, don't want to buy something and be disappointed right away, so would love to get experienced and know-how feedback on this from the On-Road drivers/ racers.

thanks to you all in advance!
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Depends on what class you want to run in. Guys run tt01s in my local 540 class and do ok. But if you go to stock or mod (don't go straight to mod) you might get torque steer with a shaft drive car. Having said that, my tf5 has a 10.5 in it and it copes just fine. The shaft drive tamiyas you mentioned, would need some hop ups to handle stock level power. Speaking from experience, if you buy the cheapest option you'll probably end up spending more in parts to make it more competitive. So, go for the tc6 and be done with it . I would consider an xray t3 '11 too, they aren't THAT much more then a tc6. But cheaper then a 417.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:26 AM   #3
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TC6 it would make sense for cheap parts and plentyful ones, new model, so you are fine for 2/3 years.

Very good chassis straight from the box.
a Tekin RSpro or Novak Kinetic speedo a good 10.5t LRP motor (if 10.5t is run in your club, or 13.5t or 17.5t)
2 packs of 60C lipo, charger and your on the way...to start racing.
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On top of buying a kit you need:
motor
esc
batteries
radio
receiver
servo
body

take that into consideration when building out a car. This is considering you are already into R/C and have tools, chargers, soldering iron, etc...

Tamiya TT01 is a pure beginners car and the XRAY T3 '11 is a top level racer. You can option out the TT01 with every aftermarket part available and still not even be close to the capabilities of the XRAY T3 '11 or TC6. I read the XRAY T3 is getting an upgrade but that won't make the current model a bad one. If you plan on going competitive get an XRAY, but this is just my opinion and 100 guys on here will tell you 100 different cars to get. Someone that has a tamiya will tell you to get a Tamiya, XRAY heads will say XRAY, Associated will tell you Associated, etc...

You can't go wrong with any car, it all depends on the class you wish to race in. I jsut picked up my first 1/10 TC; a used XRAY T2 '008, easy to setup and a great solid car. Once I learn my way around this car with setup and become faster and all that fun stuff I will upgrade.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:39 AM   #5
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The TC6 is a belt driven car.
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Judging from your signature I'd say you're not new to RACING...just you've been doing off road.

That assumption made, I'd say figure out what your local hobby shops carry as far as spare parts go. Nothing worse than being at the track and breaking a part that you find is only available via mail.

Second, don't knock belts right off the bat. Seems everyone is going BACK to belts. I run an HPI Pro 4 (shaft car) and may move up to a TCX if I decide to get back into touring car. (kind of burned out at the momen)

Finally a word on Tamiya. The gripe I have with them is the way they discontinue kits. I can get parts for my original, 14 year old HPI RS4 but not my 5 year old Tamiya F201. It's been the one thing that has kept me away from any of their top level touring cars. Just would hate to put that much money into one and then a few years down the road be stuck with a car I can't get parts for.
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Thumbs up thanks!

hi you guys, want to thank you for the great help, feedback and know-how, in pointing me into the right direction and having the chance to view all the various of vehicles/ platform's out there. many thanks guys!
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Questions?? how about HPI E10?

hi guys, what do you think of this platform?

HPI E10 RTR Ford GT LM Race Car Spec II
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Questions?? TRF417

Hi guys, was checking and looking at the TRF417 chassis only thing is, on Tamiya they say it is discontinued kit???
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hi guys, what do you think of this platform?

HPI E10 RTR Ford GT LM Race Car Spec II
It's okay but not a racing platform. It's more of a bashing car than a racing car.

If you want HPI's "race" sedan, look at the Hot Bodies TCX. That would equate more to the Tamiya TRF417.
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if you want a good but cheap kit..get a TC5r off of teamassociated.com they have brand new kits for $225 that might be the best deal going so far..unless you buy something used
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sorry i just looked TC5R'S/F ARE GOING FOR $199 NOW...WOW!
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if you want a good but cheap kit..get a TC5r off of teamassociated.com they have brand new kits for $225 that might be the best deal going so far..unless you buy something used
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sorry i just looked TC5R'S/F ARE GOING FOR $199 NOW...WOW!
WOW that is a good deal http://order.aeteam.net/product_deta...Itemcode=30105 [email protected]@k
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if you want a good but cheap kit..get a TC5r off of teamassociated.com they have brand new kits for $225 that might be the best deal going so far..unless you buy something used
hope this help

sorry i just looked TC5R'S/F ARE GOING FOR $199 NOW...WOW!
WOW! that is cheap! I want one, I added it to the cart, started checkout, then wifey saw what was going on, to give you an idea of how she looked

Had to abort transaction lol
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if you want a good but cheap kit..get a TC5r off of teamassociated.com they have brand new kits for $225 that might be the best deal going so far..unless you buy something used
hope this help

sorry i just looked TC5R'S/F ARE GOING FOR $199 NOW...WOW!
And I just sold a used TC5r for almost that price

Associated cars are a good choice because they are reasonably priced, parts are readily available and cheap, and (as I have found) seem to do well on the used market, should you decide to upgrade or if you lose interest. Of course, there is a lot of support here, and on the web in general. just my .02
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WOW! that is cheap! I want one, I added it to the cart, started checkout, then wifey saw what was going on, to give you an idea of how she looked

Had to abort transaction lol
thats funny...my girl did the samething

but its a good car i run 1 in 17.5spec imma get another 1 for vta
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