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Old 10-17-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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I am looking to get into on road 1/10 .... I wanna be able to run both carpet and pavement....do I need 2 different cars or no....what cars would you guys recommend for a beginner...especially if there is one that will do both with some changing of a few parts tires etc... Thanks guys
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If on a budget, a ta05 or ta06, spec r r1, if not a X-ray t4, get a kit so you can build it, since you are new to tc s and probably have never built one before you will learn a lot about the car through building it. Besides, builds are fun. Then get a 17.5 motor and speed control. or one of the novak 25.5 if you want to do vta.
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Ok you lost me....lol I am real new...brands/models?
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Default Carpet and asphalt?

TIRES are the big deal.

Foams and rubber tires.
Different suspension set ups,too.
Add sway bars to both ends and test.

Don't need much steering on carpet-different for asphalt.

Gearing may be different,also.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:22 PM   #5
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Can I do both with one car just by changing set up
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Ok you lost me....lol I am real new...brands/models?
A TC-3 is a good starter . Associated is the brand name.Buy a used one and LEARN.
Lotsa parts,everywhere.

WHAT do the other people run?

Then ,you have good advice and a lot of help,nearby.
Better to run a car that others are racing/tuning.
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well, no not really, carpet and/or pavement is many things. tires car etc etc
Hey are you just having fun ? or serious racing ? that is the big thing
money? experience ?
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Ok you lost me....lol I am real new...brands/models?
Im sorry, i could have said that all better

Ok, i will try to summarize a few things you should know.

Top brands for performance are probably Tamiya, Shumacher, yokomo and Xray. Tamiya has the TRF 417 , xray has the t4 , Shuey the Mi5 and yoke the Bd7. these would be the choice of the top level racer.

Moving down the ladder to mid level cars.

I really like the tamiya TA and TB series. There isn't really anything to compare them too, so i didn't list anything else.
If you get one of these look for a "pro" kit. you will get the very nice trf shocks and some Cvds, you will get other things too, mostly just for bling.

Next there are the budget performance kits. Stuff from 3 racing and spec r falls into this category. often you can get a full kit for under 150. They are based on full competition TC s , they just use different materials to make them cheaper. You will get recommended these a lot. For what you pay they are very good value for money.

Then you have your cheap stuff, mainly from tamiya like the tt01 tt02. Not made for racing at all.

Yes, you can easily run a tc on both asphalt and on carpet, you might want to change out the motor and or gearing and tires and change up some settings to accommodate for the different track settings though.

If i was in your position i would choose a Ta-06 pro. Its a very capable chassis, and most places will cary parts, then as my skills improved i could potentially sell that and move onto a TRF 417/418 or a xray t4.
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In would like to get into some serious racing but have very limited experience...
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Can someone recommend a place to buy online...
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Do you have a track nearby? if yes, go to it and have a look around. Maybe even watch a few races. Start in novice/stock which uses 17.5, or VTA (vintage trans am) which uses 25.5. this way you will be alb to hone your skills, and the racing is still very competitive, just slower moving. (verses modified)
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I take it even the stock novice classes are still running brushless?
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Can someone recommend a place to buy online...
I like tower and amain. at tower you can pay like 10 dollars for a 1 year memberships that have really good discount codes they send out each month.

Here is the amount needed to spend and the discount. That they send codes out for every month. as you can see, it will basically pay for itself.

$100 $15

$125 $20

$150 $25

$200 $30

$225 $35

$250 $40

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I take it even the stock novice classes are still running brushless?
Yes, everyone now a days runs brushless. stock and novice are separate classes. All tracks should have a stock class. Some have novice, some don't. Stock is like novice, its just more strict in terms of rules, novice is more like run what you brung. There are not universal rules for this though, so some tracks are different.
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Do you have a track nearby? if yes, go to it and have a look around. Maybe even watch a few races. Start in novice/stock which uses 17.5, or VTA (vintage trans am) which uses 25.5. this way you will be alb to hone your skills, and the racing is still very competitive, just slower moving. (verses modified)
I strongly advise to to take this advice.He's been there and done that!
See what looks fun and not too fast/expensive.
See what the rookies are running.
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