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Old 12-11-2011, 12:41 PM   #1
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I'm in search of a car mostly for touring but sometimes drifting as well. I did my readings and searched around but can't decide what to get. My budget is low so for esc/motor i will be going with hobbyking 100A brushless sensored combo.
For the car i don't know...i need something reliable, with minimum maintenance reguired. Something that will easily be setup for drifting without altering the whole car. Being reliable is my main focus point.
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I'm not sure about durability on the 3racing Sakura zero s but parts are dirt cheap and the car is only 102 USD have a look at the thread for it on here very good info
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There's already a bunch of threads on cheap chassis advice. But the breakdown is something like: Schumacher Mi1 $165, 3Racing Zero S $100, Associated TC5 $199, or a second hand Xray/Tamiya/AE whatever chassis.

I have a Mi1, and have seen both TC5 and Zero S's in person and in action. The Zero S offers the most flexibility and cheapest parts, the Mi1 is super tough, the TC5 the best spec'd.

Zero S is a great place to start. Parts being so cheap is a good thing, but you can also upgrade the car as parts break, allowing you to end up with a car dripping in alloy and CF, but not having to fork out for it straight away. The 3Racing cars have got a lot of options pulley wise, they have a few different layshaft and diff pulley sizes, so should be pretty easy to CS the car when you want.

If you setup 2 layshafts, and some extra diffs, you would be able to change between drift and touring very quickly. On my XI its only a total of 10 screws to remove front and rear diffs and the layshaft, the S is similar but it depends on what alloy and CF parts your running. So if you had everything spare it would be maybe 10mins at most to change over. A whole gear diff is only $25, but the S does come with 2, so youd only need $10 worth of extra pulleys for CS on one diff, and a spool that could be moved front to rear when changing to drift or visa versa with touring.
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is it a strong car...that withstand impacts and such??
Things that need attention...that wear out too fast??
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can you give some more details about your car?

















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Old 12-12-2011, 04:09 AM   #6
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