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Old 02-26-2014, 04:56 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Hi Guys, im looking for a competive 1/10 electric on road kit

I have been out of on road for 15 years and us to run Tamiya 1/10 on road sedans. I was reasonably competitive back in the day. Im looking at getting back into it. What kits are around today that are on the money straight out of the box.. ie the less upgrades possible.. don't mind spending the money 1st up rather than upgrading after the fact.

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I have been out of on road for 15 years and us to run Tamiya 1/10 on road sedans. I was reasonably competitive back in the day. Im looking at getting back into it. What kits are around today that are on the money straight out of the box.. ie the less upgrades possible.. don't mind spending the money 1st up rather than upgrading after the fact.

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Any of the big name manufactures will do what you're after.
Some cars seem to suit drivers better than others.

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There are quite a few that are competitive out of the box, for which you simply need the extra tuning parts, not upgrades.

To me, the short list is:

Team Associated TC6.2
Xray T4 '14
Awesomatix A700

All three would give you the capability of winning out of the box. One important factor to consider is support, both in terms of what other racers at your track have and what your local hobby shop(s) stock. Most shops carry Associated parts.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:05 AM   #4
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Add to that list the Schumacher Mi5, VBC D06 and Tamiya 418.
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Just about every company making TC kits has a competitive one. It is about preference and how much you want to spend.
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Where I race the competitive guys seem to be all running X-Ray with the exception of one Serpent team driver and a couple running VBC. The X-Ray drives well out of the box and has really good durability if that matters. If you are looking for fast and the coolest tech go straight to the Awesomatix site. With the right tuning they can all be fast, some giving a more direct route to competitiveness than others.
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:22 PM   #7
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Cheers Guys. I have only just started looking. I do like the look of the associated as i run 1/8 buggy of road rc8.2e.. i will do some more research. thanks for your input.

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Spec-R R1.. Great car at a great price! Few guys at my track switched from Xray to Spec-R R1 after they saw my car
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Driver means more then car, and to some extent, you are picking anodizing color.

The higher end kits will require less replacement due to breakage, and will wear the plastics slower. Xray, Serpent, Awesomatix, etc. The entry-level kits tend to break easier and wear out much faster. These would be the 3-Racing kits, Spec R, etc. In between are all of the rest and can be closer to top or bottom. VBC, ARC, TC6.2 etc. In the hands of a capable driver, any of them can and are fast. Paying more up front gains you durability, a wider setup window, and a better stock setup.

Someone else mentioned that different cars match different driving styles. This is very true. While some can be tuned to match some styles, others just work better for some then others. To me a Serpent drives better with smooth inputs, whereas an Xray shines when you come into a corner too hard and muscle through. Driving some cars can help, but also finding an option that has parts support (locally or otherwise), and setup support (others driving the car at your track) will make the decision much easier.
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Xray, Serpent and Yokomo would be my top 3 picks. If you have a budget though, the Team Associated TC6.2 would be good for you as parts are cheap to replace.
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Thanks Guys... i have what you would call a open budget so really after a kit that i don't have to then think,gee i need to upgrade to spec up.
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Thanks Guys... i have what you would call a open budget so really after a kit that i don't have to then think,gee i need to upgrade to spec up.
So buy them all and choose the one you like the most
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Hi, If budget is not a problem then buy an Awsomatix TC car and you have the
best car available. Regards
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I will add, for those who may be reading this thread who ARE on a budget, I just ordered an AE TC6.1 kit brand new from AE's website for $199 delivered.
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