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Old 09-07-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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Questions?? Best asphalt touring car

I would like to buy a new touring car (my fourth ever hobby-grade rc car and 2nd touring car) to race competitively at leisure hours raceway stock 17.5 1/10 touring. What would you recommend in terms of a kit for racing?
I have heard a lot about the ta06 pro, the ta05 v2, TOP Proton, the xray t3 & t4, mi5, trf417, and tc6. I haven't bought a tc for a while so, I am not sure what to get. Is the chassis flex of plastic better or worse for asphalt? I really don't have a budget but, I'm not really looking to put $1000+ into a car+electronics. $500 for a kit alone (w/o electronics) is a lot of money for just a kit no electronics but, if it is well worth it, or I need it to compete, I can scrape enough money together for any budget (practically).
I've owned many on roaders but, in the past 2 years, I have only purchased one. It is just a Sprint 2. I have worked on tuning it for awhile and want to move to a more competitive level. I only used to go to the track less than once a month but, I'm looking into going more often. I have really fallen in love with my sprint 2 and my buddies' touring cars. I love the class as a whole. I plan to make my sprint my bashing car if I get a new touring car.

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I would like to buy a new touring car to race competitively at leisure hours raceway. What would you recommend in terms of a kit for racing?
I have heard a lot about the ta06 pro, the ta05 v2, TOP Proton, the xray t3 & t4, mi5, trf417, and tc6. I haven't bought a tc for a while so, I am not sure what to get. Is the chassis flex of plastic better or worse for asphalt?
What class are you running?

Do you have a budget?
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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Awesomatix A700 if you have money or dc4 le/tc4 if you don't !
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:42 PM   #4
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This question has been asked many many times ..
The most common answer to this question is
" the most popular cars at the track u will be racing at"
This is the best for ur situation IMO .
The locals with these cars will be able to help u with setup and part support .
Thus keeping u from stocking $100s in spairs
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I will stock spares anyways just because I'm cheap and want to get the best deal on a part, haha :-)
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Look into used too. There are a lot of great used cars out there
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Look into used too. There are a lot of great used cars out there
Like the t3r, the mi3 and the trf416x?

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Simple answer at LH

Xray T3, T4
AE TC6.1

Both are supported by the track side Hobby Store.
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:09 PM   #9
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Simple answer at LH

Xray T3, T4
AE TC6.1

Both are supported by the track side Hobby Store.
Is that the only way to be competitive?
Is carbon fiber the best and only way to go on that asphalt?
I would imagine the ta06 pro & TOP Photon aren't even in that same league if so.
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Dc4 le / tc4 costs $350 for a nice CF kit !!! No belts to worry about too !!!
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If you are new VLXMASTER, then pretty much any car from any manufacturer is going to give you 2 good years of service. Just go where your budget allows, Spec-R S1 or 3 Racing Xi Sports are about $120 new, 2nd hand T3 or TC6 $150-200 or new pro version of any chassis $350-600.

TBH there is so much bluster and hot air about what is best and what is not. The reality is, just about all the chassis from all the main manufacturers are good, they are that good that 7 or 8 different ones are in the A main of any international event.

So the only thing that you need to worry about when buying is maybe parts support being local if that means anything to you, or not if you do not mind ordering from overseas and the other thing you want is to have a DURABLE and RUGGED chassis that wont break when it touches anything.

The only car i would stayt away from is Schumacher as they are a bit fragile for a newbie, the rest should be good for you.
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The Spec-R S1 is an inexpensive fiberglass chassis that is excellent for asphalt racing. Parts are not expensive and are available online from TQ Racing and other places. You can drive it like you stole it and not worry about scratching up a graphite chassis.
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The Spec-R S1 is an inexpensive fiberglass chassis that is excellent for asphalt racing. Parts are not expensive and are available online from TQ Racing and other places. You can drive it like you stole it and not worry about scratching up a graphite chassis.
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Buy whatever is most popular at your track if you are new to competitive tc. It'll be easier to get help when yoyou need it. A well setup tc is a pleasure to drive. No matter how much you spend a poorly tuned tc will suck.
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Dc4 le / tc4 costs $350 for a nice CF kit !!! No belts to worry about too !!!
Will I eventually get over my arch enemies; torque steer and harder to control acceleration if I go shaft drive?

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