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Old 02-23-2016, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Cancun Tom View Post


Box on top of battery is a ESS-ONE sound module, really adds another dimension to the car.

Looks great, Tom! Now how about holding a big race at your track, sometime around next January?
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:32 PM
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vta ready and yours for only $1300

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTA-TC3-Team...sAAOSwWTRWynFj
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Old 02-23-2016, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by nashrcracer View Post
This would have been a dialed foam setup in 2003.
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Originally Posted by nashrcracer View Post
Is that one of myron's old rides?
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Old 02-23-2016, 08:59 PM
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This would have been a dialed foam setup in 2003.
So what I hear you saying is FOAM VTA!!!

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Old 02-23-2016, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by mikel33 View Post
Is that one of myron's old rides?
well it's myron pricing lol

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So what I hear you saying is FOAM VTA!!!
I'm there!
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Cancun Tom View Post


Box on top of battery is a ESS-ONE sound module, really adds another dimension to the car.

I have one in mine too. Sounds great. I slowed down to engine response and shifting speed.
http://youtu.be/JTH-ZD38Ij4
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Originally Posted by nashrcracer View Post
I believe he's off by $900. Should be at least $2200.

I have an IRS TC3 roller at home.
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Old 02-25-2016, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by nashrcracer View Post
LOL, I see the Buy It Now price dropped a few hundred dollars within the past 24 hours or so.
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What are guys running as far as chassis in this class. I've read the rules and it seems like just about any chassis is legal so are people running $500 and $600 chassis'?

I'm new to the racing scene and from what I understand this is supposed to be the class for beginners. I'm just looking for a good chassis to start with, nothing that's going to set the world on fire but also nothing that's going to have 10 laps down at the end of 5 minutes.
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Originally Posted by NitroSport85 View Post
What are guys running as far as chassis in this class. I've read the rules and it seems like just about any chassis is legal so are people running $500 and $600 chassis'?

I'm new to the racing scene and from what I understand this is supposed to be the class for beginners. I'm just looking for a good chassis to start with, nothing that's going to set the world on fire but also nothing that's going to have 10 laps down at the end of 5 minutes.
Almost any chassis will do. I run an XRay T1 that's about 15 years old, and I'm very competitive.

USVTA is a very good class for beginners, but it's not just for beginners. It's for anyone who likes close racing, and FUN!
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Old 02-26-2016, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by NitroSport85 View Post
What are guys running as far as chassis in this class. I've read the rules and it seems like just about any chassis is legal so are people running $500 and $600 chassis'?

I'm new to the racing scene and from what I understand this is supposed to be the class for beginners. I'm just looking for a good chassis to start with, nothing that's going to set the world on fire but also nothing that's going to have 10 laps down at the end of 5 minutes.
I have seen a $100 chassis being run against a $1000 chassis and be right in the mix. It really come down to set-up and driving.

Go to your local track, see what cars are being run and maybe you can find a used car to start with. Just keep in mind, the older the chassis, the harder it might be to get replacement parts.
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Old 02-26-2016, 07:27 AM
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Part of the allure of VTA is you can run your older TC and still be competitive. I run a TC4 that was my primary car 10 years ago, and I can still make the A most times. And there are plenty of people running TC3's. The LHS owner that runs the track races a TC3 that was given to him, and he hasn't maintained anything in the car. The shock oil is still in there from 15 years ago!
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Old 02-26-2016, 07:54 AM
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Even a perfectly set up $1000 Awesomatix can be down 10 laps at the end of 5 minutes. It will take time to learn drive. We were all there once. There are lots of good starting options.

If price is a primary concern you can go the TC4 route. Lots of support amd parts avaulablity out there. If belt drive and metric is the way you want to go and stay budget minded, the VBC Ghost Evo and Ghost Evo RM are very good cars. Not as much support, and most likely have to get parts via internet.

If you are willing to drop some more $$$ the Associated TC6.2 or TC7 are good options and will have lots of support. The VBC D08 is another good option, but support and parts are a little harder to come by, but not impossible to get.

Now going to the high end there is always xray. They have tons of support, very good parts availablity, and are pretty durable. But parts get pricy when you do break something.

You could also go Th used route and get any of these cars at a relative bargain (a used xray t4-14 is still going to cost more than a new associated tc4, but a used tc4 will be really inexpensive). Used route is a good route, but be prepared to go through the car with a fine tooth comb and replace worn and broken items.

Also do not forget to factor in a $100 transponder in your busget. This item is often left out as it's not need to run the car, but if you're going to race it is a requirement to have one.

Good luck and see you at the races
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The TC4 is a great choice for USVTA. A well set-up TC4 can run with the big dogs, and the parts are very easy to source. Most hobby shops carry TC4 parts.

Another nice thing about the TC4 is even though it is a tub chassis and weighs a little more than modern chassis, it also means you won't have to add a bunch of lead to it to make the USVTA 1550g minimum weight.

My loaner USVTA car is a TC4, and this past Sunday I let a 15 yr old kid run it. By the mains, he was running withing 0.1-0.2 seconds of the TQ Awesomatix chassis. And this same TC4 has beaten the USVTA cars of TheProfessor, NutDriver and JustWill, three guys that post here.

The TC4 is pretty tough too. As a loaner car, I haven't had to replace anything on the car yet. Now the body on the other hand.... The ONLY upgrades that I think are absolutely necessary on a TC4 are steel outdrives on the front, and a servo saver. Threaded body shocks are "nice to have" upgrade, so you more finely tune the chassis.

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