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Old 01-09-2014, 07:52 PM   #1
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Default New to onroad,rundown on 12th pan

As the title states. I have a small indoor carpet track that recently opened up near me so I was thinking of adding an onroad to my rc's. The track is on the smaller side so I was thinking 12th scale. So, what:

good quality competitive car?
I have a few different extra motors,6.5,13.5,17.5, which motor
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If 1s, I have a LRP superstock to use. I have an extra Savox servo too

Classes are popular
Suggested class for a rookie onroad guy( run Mod 2wd buggy off road)

Also any helpful tips for learning onroad tuning
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Put in the 17.5 and any 1s battery. Buy a set of black fronts and yellow rears and cut them down to 43 mm and 41 mm. Any of the big brand 12ths from the last 3 years will be perfectly competitive for you, crc, ae, sm, top etc.
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Put in the 17.5 and any 1s battery. Buy a set of black fronts and yellow rears and cut them down to 43 mm and 41 mm. Any of the big brand 12ths from the last 3 years will be perfectly competitive for you, crc, ae, sm, top etc.
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A good idea if you are just starting out it to run a car that others that you race with use. Then you can learn setups and can find parts.

If your savox servo is a small enough it will get you started otherwise a Spektrum 5040 is a good servo for 1/12 and it costs less than $30.
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So what is a popular class. Blinky 17.5 on 1s?
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A XRAY X12 Is A Good Competitive As Far As I Know Of
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like Andrew said: there are no 'poor' quality offerings from the 'big' names, 17.5 with black/yellow is a great starting point. i am not familiar with savox and 1s, it might be great. (futaba 9650 is a standard to compare others to)

myself, i would go sm (rev-8 which was just released) the front end is bullet proof(old school frontend is also idiot proof!) the alloy parts are not soft (alloy parts from some other vendors feel soft when i snug up a fastener which leaves me squeamish)

i didn't know what you meant by 'good quality competitive car'. they are all competitive, and they are all perfectly adequate quality, but some use harder or softer materials which have a cost differential. All mfg's that Andrew mentioned give very good value, so personal taste and other factors (like what others at the track are familiar with) may be more important considerations.

the bottom line is that with 1/12, compared to the car kit there is substantially more $$ tied up in electronics, battery, tires and bodies(which are all reusable). so if even if you were to get a 1/12 up and running and decide to totally change direction, the cost to switch to a new kit is less than a 30% bump in total investment. that's not 0 but the total cost of a complete 1/12 setup and a 2nd kit is still less than setting up 1 touring car.
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