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Old 01-03-2008, 09:11 PM   #1
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I have a 14 yr old son who wants to start with rc cars/truggys..I needed to know what is a good brand to start him off with. He already has a truck, but we wanted to get him moving up a bit..any suggestions?? He likes the nitro by the way..Thanks for your input ^-^
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what does he have now and how experienced is he with it? It might be best to start off with a 1/10 scale stadium truck, or a 1/8 scale truggy if he is already seasoned in the hobby.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:30 PM   #3
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:40 PM   #4
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The basics, what is the budget, what experience does he have, where is he looking to take the hobby (to the track or the dirt lot) if the track what runs at the local track.
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Any of the "top shelf" brands like Team Losi, Team Associated, HPI, XRAY, Ofna/Jammin
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:43 PM   #6
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Natalie you are going to get all kinds of suggestions on what to buy but this is honestly what I would do if I were in your shoes. First, go to your local hobby shop and find out what they carry in regards to kits and parts. Then try to ask some of the local racers what they are running and why. Then come back here and get a general idea of what people think about the car that you have chosen. Of course you will have some na sayers but that will be everywhere you go! Then price shop, support your local hobby shop if the prices are within reason, if not buy via internet. Here are some really good sites;

If you have any questions I will be more then happy to help. You can just send me a pm (private message) and I will help all that I can. Good Luck

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