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Old 01-21-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Suggestions on first TC?

Just got into the hobby last year and after racing off road most of the year I've been watching a lot of on-road videos and wanted to check out 10th scale electric touring cars...

Any suggestions on a kit for a beginner that won't break the bank?

I've been looking a little at these kits if anyone has any feedback on them.

Schumacher Mi1
Xray T3R
Ofna JL 10e (not even sure if this considered a touring car)

Just to be clear with these choices I don't expect to be able to compete with the pros or anything I just want to check the class out and see if it's something I'd like to spend/invest more money in. With that being said if these kits are just plain garbage or something like that I'll go the used route.
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other choice: sakura s
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:22 PM   #3
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Of those, the T3R is the best for being current, but you might also want to check out the 3racing Sakura Zero S. It's a good entry level car at a great price and all parts are interchangeable with the full race version of the Sakura Zero, so you can upgrade bit by bit to a full competition chassis if you want.
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Cool I'll check those out also.
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I'd go used if I were you. Most guys take very good care of their touring cars. Tons of Xray T2s/T3s, Hot Bodies, Tamiyas, etc... that are always popping up on this site.
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Hey OP I own both the Jl10e TC and Jl10e Drift, I actually think the drift would be a better for racing because of the weight distribution but I'm not positive purely from my observation of owning both kits.. All I can tell you is for the price they are excellent quality kits but I haven't raced them so I don't know how competitive they are.
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