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Old 10-26-2008, 10:51 PM   #1
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Default Im looking to buy my first on-road car 1:10 tourer

Im shopping and trying to educate myself to purchase a 1:10 on road car. I do have some experience bashin around but nothing serious. I want to start racing and getting into the hobby more seriously. What would be a good choice in the 1:10 class, keeping in mind this would be my first racer.

I do like the 720 from what I hear its a great car..

any insight is very much appreciated

EDIT: I would also not like to purchase a car that is to become obsolete soon
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EDIT: I would also not like to purchase a car that is to become obsolete soon
NT1 or RRR Evo 2. MTX4 should be replaced in 09, and 720 as well if serpent is still around. Best thing to do is 1. use the search function; and 2. go down to the track that you'll be racing at and see whats popular. You really cant go wrong with either the xray or kyosho tho
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Would it be a better move to go 1:10 as opposed to 1:8 for my first on-road racer? or does it not make any difference..
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Would it be a better move to go 1:10 as opposed to 1:8 for my first on-road racer? or does it not make any difference..
Everyone is going to think their car is better than the other.
This is an on-going post, and has been posted many many times.
The best car in the world is useless if you can get replacement parts.
Just like the post above stated, go to the local track, or local shops and see what parts they stock, whether it be Mugen,Kyosho,NTC1,Serpent.
ANY of these cars can put you in the main once your driving has improved to that point.
Look around at the for sale forums, and pick up a good used car,even a roller and start with that. Most of these cars are for sale in the sale forums.
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:58 AM   #6
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..sorry for the repetitive post, I appreciate your insight and patience.

Ill be sure to search for my answers before posting a quetion.

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Would it be a better move to go 1:10 as opposed to 1:8 for my first on-road racer? or does it not make any difference..
I would go 1/10 scale just because it has a cheaper initial cost. Keep in mind 1/10 scale is not as durable as 1/8. I believe 1/10 scale will make you a better 1/8 scale driver. some may disagree. But check out your local track and see what class has the bigest turn-out. You don't want to get into 1/8 scale when your local track only runs 1/10 scale. Look at the 1/8 GT class also.

Be patient and have fun!!!!!!!


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Old 10-27-2008, 08:04 AM   #8
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..sorry for the repetitive post, I appreciate your insight and patience.

Ill be sure to search for my answers before posting a quetion.

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Don't worry or take it personal. A lot of people that have been on this board for a while are used to seeing this question posted about once every 2 weeks or so. Doing a search does help, but usually nobody wants to do that. Human nature I suppose...

But as mentioned, the best most expensive tricked out car in the world is useless if you can't get parts for it. Best bet: see what the locals are running and what you can get parts for locally and go from there. Also, consider what you want to do: race at a track, or bash around with your friends. If bashing around is the plan, almost any HPI or Tamiya kit your shop has will suit you fine. If you plan on racing at any point, any of the current cars from Serpent, Kyosho, Mugen or Xray will be in your future.
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Yea.. I currently have a traxxas jato to bash with, but im looking to get more out of the hobby, Im really excited to start racing.

Gonna head to the track tomarrow, see what the guys are running, then make my decision as to what brand / new / used
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Jamn37,

If you are planning to get serious about racing instead of bashing any of the top kits are going to work (Kyosho RRR Evo 2, XRay NT1, Mugen MTX4, Serpent 720and Team Magic G4RS)so what it comes down to is parts support. Check with your LHS and the local racing scene, see what kits they have the best support on parts. See what other guys are racing with. You don't want to be the odd man out if you're just starting. Get a kit that some of the local racers are running so you can go to them if you need help or have questions on setup. From a personal standpoint, you can't go wrong with the Kyosho RRR Evo 2 or Xray NT1.

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I may be wrong but if you can get an older model like the VoneRRR evo WCE a bit cheaper than the evo 2 it could be a good bargain and still rather competitive. But usually the latest is the greatest.
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Hey Jman37,

Just like the same thing I was telling to you about on your 1/8 post. Go check with your local hobby store and see which car has the most support you need. Once you have that, you will be fine on that particular car.

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If you look ,that was the car Chris Toso was runnning at the Worldswith layed down servo.
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If you look ,that was the car Chris Toso was runnning at the Worldswith layed down servo.
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