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Old 07-25-2011, 04:03 PM   #1
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Default Whats best Chassis for Carpet Racing ?

I want to get into carpet racing, and will get a tc5f to start out and get feet wet,,, but i wanted to know what other chassis's are out there for indoor carpet.
VTA class,,, 17.5 turn motor limit,, rubber spec tire rule.
opinions on different brand chassis and what you like about them will help me determine what I will buy new for winter racing,,
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Q. Whats best Chassis for Carpet Racing ?

A. The one you can drive fastest.
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I want to get into carpet racing, and will get a tc5f to start out and get feet wet,,, but i wanted to know what other chassis's are out there for indoor carpet.
VTA class,,, 17.5 turn motor limit,, rubber spec tire rule.
opinions on different brand chassis and what you like about them will help me determine what I will buy new for winter racing,,
thanks
XRAY makes an excellent touring car, but its a bit over the top for the average mortal... as for slower classes and VTA, the answer is probably whatever you can get for cheap, especially if your just starting out. A good TC5, slightly older XRAY, anything really can serve, just get the correct spring set for tuning your car and go from there.
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LOL, isnt the question the same as How do you scratch an itch?
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Before this thread gets way out of control, if you want a touring car, we only run rubber tires thus TC5F would not be useful because it is made specifically for foam tires.

Modern TC's are all the same. Get the car that is supported locally and/or what matches your budget. Anyone who says their car is the best it lying.

Examples include associated tc3, tc4, tc5, tc6, X-ray t2 or t3 series, hot bodies cyclone, tcx, tamiya 416, 417 etc...
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Before this thread gets way out of control, if you want a touring car, we only run rubber tires thus TC5F would not be useful because it is made specifically for foam tires.

Modern TC's are all the same. Get the car that is supported locally and/or what matches your budget. Anyone who says their car is the best it lying.

Examples include associated tc3, tc4, tc5, tc6, X-ray t2 or t3 series, hot bodies cyclone, tcx, tamiya 416, 417 etc...
THIS GUY SPEAKS THE TRUTH!
If you are just getting started racing on carpet you will break parts. It does you know good if it takes two weeks to get one part replaced if you don't have a LHS that has them in stock. Most of the RC MFG. and have good platforms for carpet. It would also help if some of the racers at the track had the same platform that way they can direct you in a good initial set-up for carpet (this is a key point)! One more point, tires, tires,tires. I believe 90% of a good handling car on carpet is the right tire and insert!
This too is where the locals can really be helpful!
Good luck in finding your chassis that someday you will say this car is DIALED!!
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On RC10.com, under their web specials, they are blowing out the TC5R for $199, with free shipping.
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This is like broken a record.
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the tc5 creats to much grip outa the box! i ran one and could never get it to work i run the top photon and its solid on carpet and asphalt!
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This is like broken a record.
well,, i havent raced carpet before,, so its like a brand new record for me,,
thanks for the feedback,,,
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i got a TC5F with enough spare parts to build almost 2 more cars,, motor, esc, batteries, boost ready to go,, just drop in my RX,,,
But im still interested to know about the other cars, as this one may turn into a loaner for my friends or for my son to use also.
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please dont take this the wrong way:

i thought rc was about enjoyment of the hobby and is for those who like the technical side, and as well are people who happen to be rc driving enthusiasts.

that being said, you wont need a spectacular car to have fun out there--especially in 17.5 vta class.

get something that still has parts availability, can be tuned in a variety of manners which suit your knowledge of suspension and vehicle dynamics and just enjoy. i do not understand the need to collect/own the "best" of everything. is it not more enjoyable to drive a "pos" and beat the wheels off of someone who has the "best" everything???
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Save your self the money and stick with the TC5. Once you get into that "need the best" like mentality, you might as well run in touring car.
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Save your self the money and stick with the TC5. Once you get into that "need the best" like mentality, you might as well run in touring car.
This man speaks the truth.. Just run what you have, if you have not raced before the car will be much better than your ability. Along the way you can learn how to set up your car, get laps without hitting the sides and then finally learn racecraft.

You will not need to upgrade for a while, just race, make friends and learn about all the areas that entails.. Then you will also have a good idea what new features in a car you will want that will fit your driving style.
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