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Old 04-21-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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how long do you stay with the same chassis? do you guys keep the same chassis, or do you upgrade every 2nd year? or do you jump ship when some thing hot comes out?
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You always have to try the latest and greatest. Just never know when you find that car that drops your lap times by .5 seconds.
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You always have to try the latest and greatest. Just never know when you find that car that drops your lap times by .5 seconds.
Or you can be like Pete and change your car like the weather. Great guy to buy any car from always less than 6months on his cars.
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Or you can be like Pete and change your car like the weather. Great guy to buy any car from always less than 6months on his cars.
Yes sir you got that right.
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I never change my cars ! I added my last Car(A700ex) to my stable , and will sure have fun beating the competition !!!
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I am going to buy the Xray T5(?) 2016. At that time both of my Xrays will be a decade old, and I have definitely gotten my moneys worth of racing out of them. (I have 2 T2'06's) Still can put it into the Amain on occasion, so I feel I don't need to upgrade, but most of the suspension is pretty worn out.


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how long do you stay with the same chassis? do you guys keep the same chassis, or do you upgrade every 2nd year? or do you jump ship when some thing hot comes out?

When i have out grown the previous chassis i then upgrade. I got 18 months out of an LRP S10 and have just upgraded to a Spec-R this is more car than i am driver, should be good for a couple of years atleast.
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I just recently bought two cars in one year, and also moved. I went from an RC8BE to a tamiya vdf 2...i enjoyed drifting more when i had my TT01DSpec!
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Or you can be like Pete and change your car like the weather. Great guy to buy any car from always less than 6months on his cars.
We all know someone like that lol.
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I upgrade as I break parts (and since I rock a T3 in VTA doesn't happen alot). Once parts start to become a problem or I can see a real benefit (car is just plain faster, easier to setup, more durable, etc) I'll start looking into a new chassis. Heck I rocked a T1 pre FK05 until the local shop threatened to give me all their old spares in 1 shot rather than piece by piece lol.
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I just got back into onroad and picked up a cyclone a tcx and a pro 4. All old kits and they have the same suspention geometry as the tcxx. i see no need to upgrade until I can run several races in a row wothout a single mistake on my part. untik there is some major evolution in design all of these cars are esencially the same. At this point with very lightweight lipo's LOSI had the right idea 7 years ago with the JRXS-R. Come back to that, thats when I will upgrade my chassis. I am not paying $400+ for. slighty upgraded ideas that are almost a decade old
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If a car is good, I don't like upgrading. New cars need a run-in and full tuning, likely at least one full rebuild and in total that is a process best measured in months.
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Usually i start thinking into switching chassis / upgrade, when i feel the chassis is limiting my racing ... usually lots of people run to new version of chassis as soon as they get to market, my time is like 2-3 full seasons lol !!
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My goal is to upgrade my kits every two years. I have a slash that's 4yrs old I still race in the winter and about about every 2yrs I put enough into it that I should have bought a new one to ensure it will make it though a 1000 lap endurance race we have...
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Most serious racers get a new car every time a new model is released by their preferred brand. They sell their old car right away to offset some of the cost.

They usually pick a brand and stick with it. Spares are usually common and carry over from one model to the next. Sticking with a brand also helps you to sort out setups and how effective certain setting changes are.

Guys that hop brand to brand seem to get lost and never have a lot of success with any car.

Truth is all the current sedans can be winners if you take the time to figure the car out.
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