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Old 06-09-2009, 05:17 AM   #1
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Just a quick question, generaly speaking what is an average cost of a up-keep of a 1/8 scale on-road race car for somenone that races one sesson.

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It depends on how much you practice and crash but atleast 100 bucks a race.
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So is it safe to say that on the average active 1/8 scale driver will spend approximately close to $3000 annually?
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no, gettting started will run you about $1500-$2000 the first year.

Kit- $500-600
Engine - $200-300
radio with servos- $300-500
Pipe- $100
Spares $100
Few sets of tires- $80
2 bodies- $60
fuel- $30
starterbox-$80
setup gauges- $150

after that probably $300-500 will cover your tires fuel and spares everywhere. stuff doesnt break as much as you think it would.
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Well thank you for the responses it is apriciated very much so. With this said I all ready have FUTABA 4PK and some tools, now need a car set up board starter box and few other things.
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Also, Keep in mind. If you are just Starting out. You don't need the " Latest & greatest " Car , motor & pipe set. You could save ALOT of Money By finding a local Racer who is switching Brands Or Updating Models. Just a thought.
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Also, Keep in mind. If you are just Starting out. You don't need the " Latest & greatest " Car , motor & pipe set. You could save ALOT of Money By finding a local Racer who is switching Brands Or Updating Models. Just a thought.
+1 always check on the 4sale thread there is always soemeone selling & you can pick it up at a fair price
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Well thank you for the responses it is apriciated very much so. With this said I all ready have FUTABA 4PK and some tools, now need a car set up board starter box and few other things.
Go to a local track when there is a race and ask around for someone selling their car/parts. That's usually the best place to get a bargain.
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