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Old 05-24-2012, 06:50 AM   #1
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So am new to on-road and I need to pick a car am racing 10th electric 190mm sedan what is the best car for large and med size tracks. I was thinking about the TC6.1? Give me some options and a reason why I also wants something durable.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:58 AM   #2
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This question get's asked on here weekly. The fact remains that there isnt really a best car.. Just ones that might suit your driving style/setup ablity better.

But even then, the single most important thing to remember when buying a TC is parts supply. Can you get them quickly, cheaply and easily. I learned the hard way. For my first real TC I had no local (as in in the country) support for parts. It made it expensive and time consuming.

Head down to your local track and ask what people are running, and then make your choice on one of those based on your favourite colour alloy, or coolest looking logo.

Fact is, if every one of those top level cars were set up perfectly, with the same driver same conditions they very well may turn a different lap time. But it would be with in 1 or 2 tenths, and you can make up much more time then that with just practice.
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Make your decision based on local support and parts availability.... especially if you are new to on-road. Find an experienced racer and see if he is willing to help you out with initial car setup and some info on the little idiosyncrasies particular to your chassis.

If you are new to on-road and/or new to the hobby, picking what you think is the "best/fastest car" (ie: Yokomo, since Volker is crushing everyone this year) can be a horrible mistake if no one else is running it locally. You are going to encounter problems, you are going to need tips/help, you are going to want to bounce setup ideas off other guys running your chassis, etc.
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here are my thoughts

1. what kit you like wrenching
2. what kit has shop support
3. what kit has other drivers for support

more or less kits are now equal, especially in our hands
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Thanks for all the help. I am very involved in the racing just in off-road
So I know how to wrench and set-up my cars just on-road is another world lol.
Most people run associated at my track but I can also get serpent very easy
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If people run AE, then run AE. No excuses for failing then
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Thanks for all the help. I am very involved in the racing just in off-road
So I know how to wrench and set-up my cars just on-road is another world lol.
Most people run associated at my track but I can also get serpent very easy
OMG JUST GET THE AE!!! you are the parts support for us damit !!! lol
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Awesomatix A700
Might be a great car but it breaks all of the rules that are listed above. You would need three of them just to campaign the car, and you are on your own for set up help or parts support.
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Might be a great car but it breaks all of the rules that are listed above. You would need three of them just to campaign the car, and you are on your own for set up help or parts support.
Haha i was joking with that post just because i see a thread like this everyweek.......but i do own this car and its the only manufacturer where the owner of the company answers your posts in the thread and parts take a week to get too me and i live in canada ......and theres tons of set up help on the awesomatix site soo i kinda have to disagree with u there but dont want to change topics.
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Yeah I ended up buying the AE. Can't wait to try this on-road thing out.
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Haha i was joking with that post just because i see a thread like this everyweek.......but i do own this car and its the only manufacturer where the owner of the company answers your posts in the thread and parts take a week to get too me and i live in canada ......and theres tons of set up help on the awesomatix site soo i kinda have to disagree with u there but dont want to change topics.
I see your point. I guess I should have caught it to begin with but sarcasm is harder to recognize in print.

The Awesomeatix is a neat car and I have seen Oleg answering racers conisistently, but parts support wont be local. You can't walk into the LHS and get parts. At the track you cant borrow an arm from a buddy in most cases. But all of that can change.

You sure can't call it a copy of anything.
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Yeah I ended up buying the AE. Can't wait to try this on-road thing out.
I think that is a good choice. It will run with anything in the right hands. Thats my problem, the right hands.
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I see your point. I guess I should have caught it to begin with but sarcasm is harder to recognize in print.

The Awesomeatix is a neat car and I have seen Oleg answering racers conisistently, but parts support wont be local. You can't walk into the LHS and get parts. At the track you cant borrow an arm from a buddy in most cases. But all of that can change.

You sure can't call it a copy of anything.


I think that is a good choice. It will run with anything in the right hands. Thats my problem, the right hands.
Your rite you cant tell somebodies moods in print next time i will put an LOL when im being sarcastic and yes you are rite with the fact that lhs dont have parts.....but thats the same with my xray nobody in town carries there parts ....i guess im just used to keeping spares on hand but that can get expensive.
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Personally, i like to be different and run a chassis that few people use. All high end chassis are competitive, if they were not, you would not see them in the A Mains at any world class event.

So, go to your local club and see what all the sheep are running, then go buy something totally different to all of them.

Even the parts availability is not really a strong argument any more, you can get parts internationally in 3 days and nationally overnight if need be, and besides, you should have common spares anyway in your pit box, so, if you break something you have it on hand at the track and you are not out for the rest of the meeting.
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So, you haven't taken part in any of racing competitions! I think, TC6.1 is a good one.However, have you bought TC6.1?If so, what's the cost?Awaiting to know your experience with this car.Best luck.
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