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Old 06-13-2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default looking to start racing 17.5 stock 1/10 sedan

i come from off-road. i know nothing about on-road. Need help in determining what's hot and what's not! I will be doing casual parking lot racing. Cost is not a factor. However, i am looking to run the kit box stock, so i'm looking for the best out of the box. I do not want to go through the hassle of buying aftermarket parts.

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i come from off-road. i know nothing about on-road. Need help in determining what's hot and what's not! I will be doing casual parking lot racing. Cost is not a factor. However, i am looking to run the kit box stock, so i'm looking for the best out of the box. I do not want to go through the hassle of buying aftermarket parts.

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i come from off-road. i know nothing about on-road. Need help in determining what's hot and what's not! I will be doing casual parking lot racing. Cost is not a factor. However, i am looking to run the kit box stock, so i'm looking for the best out of the box. I do not want to go through the hassle of buying aftermarket parts.

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Parking Lot racing id pick a shaft drive touring car. Like a TC4 or something.
Most companies have switched to belt drive and Id only run those on carpet.
Unless the track is very smooth and no rocks or debris.
I ran a belt drive touring car on dirt before and it picked up everything, it
was a complete hassle to clean too. Never again...at least not on dirt,
belt drive cars and dirt dont mix...Also if the track has small rocks, a belt
drive car wouldnt like it very much, and you'll have problems.
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Parking Lot racing id pick a shaft drive touring car. Like a TC4 or something.
Most companies have switched to belt drive and Id only run those on carpet.
Unless the track is very smooth and no rocks or debris.
I ran a belt drive touring car on dirt before and it picked up everything, it
was a complete hassle to clean too. Never again...at least not on dirt,
belt drive cars and dirt dont mix...Also if the track has small rocks, a belt
drive car wouldnt like it very much, and you'll have problems.
Absoutly wrong! Belt drive cars are popular for a reason, they are easy to work on and ... well... they just get the job done. If your going with shaft drive the ONLY car I would suggest would be the Awesomatix car and its 800+ dollars.

Get a good quality belt driven car and you wont be disappointed.
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I love, love love my Xray, don't hate my TC6, and thoroughly respect the hotbodies/hpi

Parts availability at the local hobbyshop may help steer your decision, doesn't matter how good the car is if I can't replace the steering knuckle I broke cuz I make mistakes
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