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Old 11-15-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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Hello, i am a 8 year + offroad racer and this will be my first 17.5 touring car. Both the T.O.P and the Hoboa are practically the same price point so I was just curious as to everyone's opinion as to which one I should Buy. Thanks
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None of these! Get an ARC R10 2013!
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:15 PM   #3
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I have both. Both can be a bit twitchy on a track surface with slight imperfections. The EX is a good car on a smooth surface such as NorCal Hobbies (Reedy Race). Adjustability and parts availability is quite good. E.J. and O.D. are great people to work with. My first outing with my H.B.4E was at Roadrunners track in Camarillo, not quite as smooth as NorCal, but the car was .3 quicker (had both cars there). Car has a lot to offer once I' m used to the amount of steering it has. Oh yeah, 17.5 blinky in both. If you go with the 4E, be aware that you need to boil your C-hubs and spindles in H2o. 3 mins. then let pot with parts cool. The tolerences in the 4E are so close that there is no "give" to disperse any energy, which means the weekest link(s) might/will fail with an agressive impact. Adding moisture to the nylon based plastic definately helps. TQ Racing Hobbies, and Nitrohouse Hobbies are great sources far parts. Jeffrey Lin of Ofna/ Ho Bao is also very helpful. His car with 13.5 at Tamiya looked VERY good. Missed TQ by a couple hundredths. Told me it was the first asphalt race for the car. His car has great corner speed. Excited about running the 4E at NorCal in 2 weeks. Hope this helps. Chris S.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:48 PM   #5
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What does your local hobby shop support? What do the racers at your local track run? My first onroad car was one that did not have local hobby shop support nor racers running that particular chassis. It didn't work out and I sold it a few weeks later.
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What does your local hobby shop support? What do the racers at your local track run? My first onroad car was one that did not have local hobby shop support nor racers running that particular chassis. It didn't work out and I sold it a few weeks later.
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None of these! Get an ARC R10 2013!
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