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Old 04-02-2014, 03:02 AM   #16
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I am partial to tamiya, so I would say go with a 418. Tamiya quality is amazing, and there is something "unique and interesting" that only comes from owning a tamiya.

I had the ta05 v2 with essentially every option and a ta05 vdf. Both were amazing cars for the money. I'm sure one of their trf. Cars like the 418 could only be great.
I race with two guys who have been running Tamiya's, one of them for 9 years straight.
They now both own different cars (one a T4'14 and one a BD7 2014) as the 418 wasn't competitive enough at our local track.
First time out with their new cars they were both a minimum of 0.2s per lap quicker than with their Tamiya's (15s laps)
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:07 AM   #17
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There are only two choices here: tc4 or Awesomatix !!!
The rest is all the same....
The rest are the same for a very good reason its tried and tested. The TC4 was a POS (TC3 was much better and way ahead of any thing else at the time) Although the Asomematix is a great car, beautifully engineered and it has some very clever design feature, good so far BUT its also quirky to set up, cost twice as much as everything else and its fragile. If you have deep pockets and a touch of OCD then get one, if not stick with one of the cars from any of the top manufacturers.

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Old 04-02-2014, 04:58 AM   #18
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Go for VBC wildfire D06.
I don't want to say too much about it but I can guarantee that u will be happy with it.
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:24 AM   #19
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I've got the DETC410 and I like it so far. It has way more steering than any other TC I've tried. I've usually been more partial to the Associated cars but I love my Durango. Parts are cheap, it's fully equipped with everything you need right out of the box, and I love the looks of it.

The only things I would upgrade would be steel or Ti turnbuckles for the camber links to replace the aluminum, and steel front outdrives if you're running mod.

A few nice things: the arms, hubs, and rear bearing carriers are the same left to right. Arms come in a 4-pack for $10. The bulkheads are are interchangeable front to back, as are the shock tower mounts. It also comes with swaybars and double-jointed front CVDs right out of the box.

Lots of options out there, though.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:52 AM   #20
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Ok everyone my driving has become better to where now Im searching for that car i can push. I will say i do like a car with alot of steering like my wgt car. So here are my choices the tamiya 418, detc 410, Arc R10 2013, or the Spec R R1 pro.
As is the common and most reasonable answer, the best car is the one that the guys race locally, tracks, classes etc all have their quirks and if you are racing at a club 90% of the time, then having a car that most people have is a great thing as you can share set-ups and parts.

Going of your list, then I can answer about the 418

The 418 has been very quick at my local tracks (both Small and Carpet). I've been on winning spree with mine (Won a local championship, and winning most or just coming second against a 13.5 car (mi5) with my 17.5 on most club nights). I personally find it really easy to drive compared to the 417 as its much less tail happy. Its also very robust. I really like mine, and most club racers who have one also enjoy them.

there are two guys with the Spec-R - (S version) and they are good for the money so I imagine the higher spec one should be good.

At our club the most popular car is still the Xray. They just work and seem fast. The next most popular single car is the Mi5 (although some guys really dont like them and are considering moving on to the 418 or Xray) Then TRF's and a couple of HB's. Yoks have vanished along with associated.
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:11 AM   #21
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You should maybe also have a look at the Team Magic E4RS Evo II or the Awesomatix. Both are great cars.
Setted-up correctly, you can get a LOT of steering out of almost any car i think...
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:17 AM   #22
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The DO6 does have a lot of steering.
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What about the D06....the vbc car!
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Go for VBC wildfire D06.
I don't want to say too much about it but I can guarantee that u will be happy with it.
+1 on the VBC!! Has tons of steering and takes setup changes well. Great car.
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:47 PM   #23
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There are only two choices here: tc4 or Awesomatix !!!
The rest is all the same....
The rest are the same huh?
At least the rest don't cost $900+ UDS (Awesomatix).
As for the TC4(which is an out dated design), the only TC4 you can buy new is the the club racer kit, which would need to be upgraded with threaded shocks, anti roll bars, etc.
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Team magic car...never! 900 bones for a car yea right....i can buy a used zx636 stunt bike for that.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:59 AM   #25
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maybe you'd want to read the threads on each individual product you are considering purchasing, as most of them will have 100's and 100's of posts, covering most any topic. This would then give you a good idea of which flaws the design&manufacture might have, and how likely it is to suit you.

Starting one of these "what should I buy"/"look at me" threads almost always seems to end with the thread starter completely disregarding any advice given and purchasing what he had his mind set on.

Therefore I can't be bothered posting a summary of what I've already read on these forums, as it took me quite some time and I'm sure you'd just completely disregard it anyway.
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The DO6 is a great car, comes with Ti turnbuckles as standard, high quality build and is decent value.

There are a lot of good cars on the market, biggest factor for me was local parts support.

The TD looks good if you have local parts support go for it.
I agree that the D06 is a great car (surprise, surprise, I know) but just to avoid an issue in the future, I would like to point out that the D06 does not come with Ti turnbuckles. All of the kit turnbuckles are 7075 aluminum.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:21 PM   #27
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DO6, Team Durango and AE.....are where Im at..
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DO6, Team Durango and AE.....are where Im at..
How is the Durango doing? Compared to the 6.2?
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What about the Yokomo BD7 2014 just to throw something else into the mix..

I've only just started TC but the quality of this kit is amazing.
It feels great to drive too..
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Yea but here in the midwest of the united states part support is hard. The TD car is doing great the 6.2 is also a great car. Just saw a do6 today...not a bad car. I didn't get to drive it though.
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