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Old 11-04-2012, 08:33 AM   #1
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Default Tamiya TT01 vs HSP 94103 on-road cars

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A nooby question.

I am an absolute beginner and therefore on a tight budget for an entry level car.

I would like to possibly (later) upgrade parts on the vehicle.

Which is the better of the two (or has the most positive points):
Tamiya TT01
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For racing? Or bashing / drifting?
On carpet or asphalt?

If its a local track I would see what the local fast guys run and go used. That way you have technical support for setups etc., if those guys are friendly. But to answer your Without any of the above info. I'd go tamiya. The quality of parts, long standing history and reputation is unmatched.

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Old 11-04-2012, 09:10 AM   #3
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Thanks J-Milz,

No not racing.

Playing around. Possibly drifting later.

carpet too small i guess so on asphalt road on a sunday afternoon . (maybe track)
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TT-01 by a mile. Proper manufacturer, proper support.

HSP is a junk product.
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bashing around eventually gets boring, imho...

go tamiya so you'd have something better to work with in case you get bitten by the racing or drifting bug...
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HSP looks like knockoff Chinese junk to me, I'd steer well clear.
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perhaps you could consider the new Spec-R S1 chassis, it costs only $120 and therefor you have a good chassis that is great for racing or parking lot.
http://www.rcmart.com/specr-sports-e...c-p-35699.html
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perhaps you could consider the new Spec-R S1 chassis, it costs only $120 and therefor you have a good chassis that is great for racing or parking lot.
http://www.rcmart.com/specr-sports-e...c-p-35699.html
The Serpent S411 Sport and XRay T3R are also excellent budget options as well, and if one is looking for something upgradeable, both can be converted to their higher-spec companions (S411 TE and T3'12 respectively) through option parts.

The S1's price is pretty hard to beat though.
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The 3racing Sakura Zero S is another budget sedan that comes with a usable set of tires, inserts and rims for around $100. I've seen a few on eBay starting as low as for $93.

http://www.rcmart.com/3racing-kitsak...g-p-32632.html
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Unlike as suggested above, the HSP is not junk and variations of the chassis are used by several manufacturers as their base model cars. They are great value and can outperform the TT01. But, and it's a big but, there is very little support so it is difficult or even impossible to find spare parts and there are no upgrades available for it.

If you aren't planning on racing I would still choose the TT01 over any of the budget race chassis. The sealed drivetrain means the TT01 can be run over dirt and gravel without damage, and can run for ages with no maintenance at all.
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I should go with Tamiya TT01. The quality of parts, long standing history and reputation is unmatched unlike the HSP. HSP's variations are used by several manufacturers as their base model cars. They are great value and can outperform the TT01. But there are no upgrades available for it so it is difficult or even impossible to find spare parts.The TT01 can be run over dirt without damage, and can run for a very long time with no maintenance at all.I would still choose the TT01 over HSP.

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