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Old 12-12-2004, 05:20 PM   #1
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What is the best 1/12 scale car to buy...considering running 1/12...not sure which to buy as they all look pretty much the same....
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L4 all the way
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then go with parts support
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Old 12-12-2004, 06:15 PM   #4
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I've heard the L4 too, but want to know what is the best off the shelf. Does the L4 need any specific items to be at its top form for high level racing?
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The L4 is the simplest car in 1/12th scale as well as one of the fastest. The parts support is the best as well as almost every other car being based off of the L4 and the front suspension.

The only things that come to mind are threaded front axels and a silva threaded shock. but those only total up to like 15-20$

Ive tried a few differnt cars and I think that the L4 is far simpler than any other car as well as easy to tune and fast.
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the l4 is good out the kit it will all be in your set-up you will have to have all top-end stuff you can get a l3 and put good esc battery tires and that stuff and win it is not the car to tell you the true it will be your drive
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its a matter of preference. i like my 12l3 coz it handles well, responds to changes well and best of all, i can run both 4 and 6 cells. beat that!
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o ya i do not race 1/12th
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If you want to run your rear tires all the way down you'll need the lowered pod plates.
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Run what is popular with the people you race with. Truthfully, most of the 12th scales availible are decent, but dealing with setting up a car that is not run by other local racers makes it many times harder to get started with the class.

Personally, the only cars I would steer clear of are cars that are very new and undergoing a lot of changes/revisions.

Personally, you can't really go to wrong with an associated, trinity, crc or speedmerchant cars. All have been around for a long time and are proven to be successful designs.
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Old 12-12-2004, 11:13 PM   #11
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The L4 is ok... but you will need to buy threaded front axles, racing tires, lowered rear pods (unless you want to buy lots of tires!)

Get either of the CRC Team Cars (T-Fource or Knife).. they come with racing tires, lowered rear pods so you can run those tires down to the rim and titanium threaded front axles, so you can avoid using those pesky e-clips that the L4 uses.
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i think the l4 is great out of the box. We run on carpet that is med to high tracktion and I was able to TQ with a stock L4. That was only my first time out with 12th. I am usually mid to low a mains with my sedan. So the L4 works out great. I would agree that you will probably want to get the lower pods. Seams that 12th scale seams to wear rear tire alot more them sedan. Guys that is because of the 2 wheel drive thing
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I ran a Trinty Reflex 12 at my local track and it was good, but I would just run what everybody else runs, you can get a good setup and you know you don't have anything worse than they have.
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