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Old 08-23-2005, 08:40 PM   #1
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Default AE RC12L4 vs. CRC Bloody Knife?

i am getting into 12th scale racing and i dont no the pros and cons to each kit....can you people please help me out in which one to get????

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Old 08-23-2005, 10:52 PM   #2
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In the beginning, I wouldn't even worry about it. Pick one, and learn how it works, learn to set it up and learn to drive it right. Both style of cars work fine. Eventually you'll start playing with other cars cause 12th scales are relatively low cost.

Personal preference: on high traction carpet, go for the carpet knife (pivotball/link car). If you run on asphalt go for the L4 (t-bar car).

And lets not turn this into another pointless t-bar vs. pivot ball arguement!
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:17 PM   #3
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You can't go wrong with the L4. It's alot easier for most to track tune. Stick with the T-Plate car.
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L4, The Carpet Knife just is not for some people. It seems like everyone can drive a T-bar car competatively but not everyone can drive a link-car well (I personally cannot figure out how to run a CK but can turn some very competative times with my CRC T-Fource)

I've heard of a person who dropped 12th scale because they hated how the Carpet Knife handled only to pick it back up once they drove their pal's T-bar car.
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:33 PM   #5
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I agree with you guys. I have found t-bar cars to be more consistant and easier to dial in to any track. I did like my rev3 when I ran links cars though and when I ran a carpet knife, it was basically modified to the point where it was a rev 3 roll center wise etc.

I loved my 12l3 and 12l4 (I ran the links cars in between the two) and once you are ready to upgrade, there are many optional chassis out there for it...
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Old 08-24-2005, 09:41 AM   #6
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ok i have decided on the L4....but what spares would i need and what othr essential rc electric accesories or parts would i need

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You don't break much on a 12 scale. Keep some front arms handy and an extra t-bar in case you snap one.
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ok down to accesories.....what would i need....battery jig...soldering iron....tools...any drops 4 the motor.........anything else at all i would need

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Old 08-28-2005, 10:52 PM   #9
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Get the Carpet Knife... You get way more for your money. Plus, the car totally dominated the ROAR Nationals, I think like the top 5 or 6 places in stock.

The Knife comes with dual aluminum lowered pods and racing tires, (you will need to buy those with the L4). I think the new cars from CRC are now coming with their new Durashock.

The CRC car is just way more car for the money and a very fast car at that.
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its also more money then the L4 though right???????

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Old 08-29-2005, 08:13 AM   #11
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Hey Dude it depends what your running on,
T-Bar Cars are gennerally more asphalt orientated

Link Cars suit carpet use

I dunno thats my opinion

If You are GUnna run asphalt.. Look Into a Yokomo YRX-12 SSG Masami Edition Their Damn Bullets

If only Xray made 12th scale now
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Old 08-29-2005, 08:23 AM   #12
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You can't go wrong with both cars actually, but also have a look at the corally 1/12.

This car is very strong, so it's a good car when you start, and crash sometimes, because you heve to get used to the speed, and the direct power.
It's also capable of winning, because it's two times in a row Euro champ

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get the L4 and the rear lowering pods for it. It will be fast enuf for now, and later bmi makes an upgrade chassis. the L4 runs good on carpet or asphalt.
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why not have the best of both worlds (link and t bar)? get a t-fource!
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No one has mentioned the CRC T-Fource. Its basically a 12L4 with every hop up you could want. Lowered pod plates, damper tubes, etc.
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