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Old 10-23-2012, 10:55 AM   #61
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Will do too, but have shown that 'entry level tc' is the key to answer the original poster's question... The tc6.1 , specr R1, are not entry level by any means: none of them come in RTR form......
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:17 PM   #62
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I think the happy medium would be a car you can get into fairly cheap now, and yet continue to move up with through the ranks, rather than buying a different car for each class. That gets crazy expensive.

The Spec R is a nice car, take it from me, Jeff wheeled that thing Saturday night. The thing you have to consider as well, is that someone like Jeff is a seasoned racer, who can clearly set up a car from the get-go. This isn't to say that Joe-somebody can't set up a car like that, but you can sure get lost with all the adjustments.

I run a TC4 in VTA, and it's not a bad car, a bit on the heavy-side, and it admittedly doesn't have features that newer cars have, but for $150.00, you cant really go wrong

My buddy Phil runs a XRAY T3R ($269.00) in our VTA class, and he absolutely is killing it right now. The drawback is parts costs. XRAY's parts are expensive....

The Schumacher Mi1 is another good option. $164.00 through A Main hobbies, it's on a proven platform (The old Mission car...). The nice thing about this kit, is that they've updated the chassis to accept/utillize the lastest LiPo batt's and brushless motors, which AE didn't do when they re-released the TC4. The chassis is much narrower to help the balance. It also comes with sway bars and some other extras.

Above all, head to the local track and see what the guys run. What does the local hobby shop carry? What brands are popular? All these things help in choosing a car that you can get tips/help with and have fun/grow with.

Hope this helps some....
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my 2 bob...

i have used:

Shui Mi2: awesome piece of kit.. bit fragile and parts are hard to come by (in australia)

Tamiya TT-01: terrible... don't waste your time.. i did the full carbon fibre upgrade and all, and only just ok now for VTA

3 Racing Sakura Zero: For the money it is very good... some parts are cheap and break very easily (drive cups on front spool for example).. be prepared to buy upgrade stuff soon after running. Many Xray parts are direct fit.

Xray T2'008: This is da bomb... i still run this older chassis after 3 years of racing at an amateur level.. never break anything.. yes parts are expensive, but you dont need many.. i wore out a belt before breaking anything... even though i hit walls alot earlier on... can be used in stock all the way through to mod... there is now the T4, and there is a few parts that are different, but pretty much the same design.

No one has really mentioned electrics...
Speedy.. i use the hobbywing V2.1... this is a boosted speedy and is only $120 new.. been using same one for the last 2 years with no problems.
Motor.. LRP x12.. 17.5 wind is stock.. little more expensive than most, but very reliable
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:39 PM   #64
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tires and wheels are pretty much up to what kind of track/lot you are running at. for a cool weather traction track i run with SWEEP EXP30 EVO TC tire along with some SWEEP racing dish wheels HARD and MED foam inserts . for some bashing on rough traction parking lots try the hpi x pattern radial tire those will take some beating with out problems .
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Also , the tc4 and tc6.1 have won many championships between them !!!
tc6.1 on sale on associated's website for $250.00. That's a very loaded kit for that amount of money.
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Does the tc6.1 ft kit come with wheels?
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The TC6.1FT is pretty hard to beat for $250. You can even convert it to a WC for about $5-10 or more less than buying the WC kit if you wait for the parts to come in stock and buy from the right places.
What parts are needed to convert to WC?
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Does the tc6.1 ft kit come with wheels?

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784695 312791 #31279 TC6.1 WC Chassis
784695 313729 #31372 TC6.1 Vertical Ball Bearing Cap [A]
784695 313736 #31373 TC6.1 Vertical Ball Bearing Cap [B]
784695 313767 #31376 TC6.1 Vertical Ball Tower, front
784695 313774 #31377 TC6.1 Vertical Ball Tower, rear
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784695 312791 #31279 TC6.1 WC Chassis
784695 313729 #31372 TC6.1 Vertical Ball Bearing Cap [A]
784695 313736 #31373 TC6.1 Vertical Ball Bearing Cap [B]
784695 313767 #31376 TC6.1 Vertical Ball Tower, front
784695 313774 #31377 TC6.1 Vertical Ball Tower, rear
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Just to update. I wanted to thank everyone for the great info. I just purchased a TC6.1 ft for $250. At that price, it was hard to pass up. Looking forward to running in the tc class.
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What is a good body?
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Protoform mazda speed6 LIGHTWEIGHT !!!
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