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Old 06-29-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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Thinking about getting an on-road car to use for both drifting and on-road racing. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:22 AM   #2
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There are a bunch of cars to choose from. I mean there's mild to wild. I would suggest that you go to your local track or club to see what most use and inquire. Maybe your local hobby shop to see parts availability as well. In drift mode, you'll probably not thrash the car too much but in racing, depending on your skill level, you may need a small cache of spares so if you do break, you can make appropriate repairs so that your day doesn't t end early.

Next thing is do your want a ready to run car? Or go the way of a kit cause the cost will increase exponentially cause components will need to be purchased separatly. Maybe second hand from a local racer or this forum. It's real easy for other in this forum to spout out different cars but may not suit your needs. Good luck.
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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Ive been racing off road for a couple years now, but i havent done an on road car yet. Thinking about possibly building a kit too, since usually ive bought either used or RTR.

Been reading a lot about the Sakura Zero S. Heard there is a rebranded hobby king one. Are they good for on road racing and drifting?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=25176
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There is now a Sakura XI sport that supersedes the Zero S.
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I saw it. Not too sure how I feel about the spur gear being that exposed.

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The "Phantom Nissan GT-R Style Electric Drift RC Car SKU: A2009TV1" is ready to light up the track right out of the box! This bold RC car comes complete with an electric brushed motor, forward/reverse transmission, four wheel drive. This electrifying vehicle is fully equipped with drift RC racing tires ,specially designed solid compound drift tires, pre-mounted high performance wheels, fibreglass chassis and of course the super cool Nissan GT-R style body shell.


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^^^^^^I would stay away from this one. Not much of a tourer by any means.
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As mentioned above there are a lot of cars out there. The tt02 is a good all round beginners car. Its strong and the drive train is not exposed. If you want a car you can use on the street, drift and race in beginners classes this is good candidate. At out club the tt01 is the most popular beginners car (The tt02 has replaced it). Also most guys/girls that started with it keep coming, others ome with more fancy cars, break them repeatedly and just give up.

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Thinking about getting an on-road car to use for both drifting and on-road racing. Any suggestions?
Listen to the advise from the second post. It is the best help you've been offered. Also look at their membership date. It's obvious he's been doing this a long time.
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As mentioned above there are a lot of cars out there. The tt02 is a good all round beginners car. Its strong and the drive train is not exposed. If you want a car you can use on the street, drift and race in beginners classes this is good candidate. At out club the tt01 is the most popular beginners car (The tt02 has replaced it). Also most guys/girls that started with it keep coming, others ome with more fancy cars, break them repeatedly and just give up.
The average price for a Tamiya TT-01 kit is between $79.99-$124.99. You can also purchase the TT-01R, or TT-01D - both of which come with hop-ups that most TT-01 owners buy anyway. The TT-01R is 134.99 as a kit only on www.towerhobbies.com and the TT-01D is $134.99 for a kit all the way up to $279.99 for a Ready to Run.


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Old 07-03-2013, 09:58 AM   #12
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Thanks for the advice. How is the stock motor on the TT-01 kit?
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My TT-01 was kit form and I used a LRP w/ reverse. It works fine for the stock motor that came in the kit, but if I upgrade I might have to change out the ESC too.


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