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Old 09-14-2012, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default Newbie to on road need advice.

So I am looking at getting an on road car in the future and i am looking for recommendations as which one. I want a car that is easy to work on that is my main concern. Also esc and motor recommendations. I currently run open short course.
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What can you get parts for locally? Start looking there.
What do people at your local track run if you are going to be running at a track?

Associated makes a budget racer with the TC4, and the TC6.1 which is more of a top end competition car.

Lots of speed control and motor options out. I run the LRP ESC's and the Reedy motors. I find the Reedy motors to be very smooth and still have plenty of torque and a ton of rpm.
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im new as well and i went for sakura zero s . I think the best kit for beginners the price is amazing and a ton of option parts .

motor i'm going to be getting is a Reedy Sonic Stock Spec Brushless Motor (17.5T)

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Money isnt a problem i will be racing it in south korea i will just have to order spares and keep them on hand.
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Money isnt a problem i will be racing it in south korea i will just have to order spares and keep them on hand.
X ray is incredibly durable and a competitive car. My first real on road car was an x ray and I'm glad it was.
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So I am looking at getting an on road car in the future and i am looking for recommendations as which one. I want a car that is easy to work on that is my main concern. Also esc and motor recommendations. I currently run open short course.
I have yet to see a VBC Wildfire not be very competitive out of the box. Its less expensive than a lot of other kits. I know that the USA ROAR National champion was pretty close to the stock setup. Just remember that setting up a Touring car takes a lot more than your short course so be patient.

Otherwise its a little more in depth--Xray 2012 Best build quality matched with durability.
Tamiya 417wx will be out a little later
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I have always been a big fan of what the Speed Passion esc can do for the price range. I know that a powerful and fast motor is going to be the Trinity D3.5 motor.
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Thanks for the replies. I am really thinking about getting the xray t3 I will have to look into the vbc wildfire haven't heard of that one though.
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