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Old 12-19-2009, 12:15 PM   #1
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Questions?? Im new to the touring cars.

I was going to get a kyosho Fazer readyset..., they are reasonably priced and im new so im not sure if i will like the cars. Is this a good car to start on? if not what should i get?

I dont really prefer traxxas so no 4tech lol..

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If your going nitro the 2 best rtrs i would look into would be the Kyosho Fw05 T plus or the Ntc3 rtr.With alittle setup work,an some foam tires, these would be good for parking lot racing.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:51 PM   #3
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If your going nitro the 2 best rtrs i would look into would be the Kyosho Fw05 T plus or the Ntc3 rtr.With alittle setup work,an some foam tires, these would be good for parking lot racing.
Thanks ill check them out. any1 else have any other ideas comment, very much appreciated.
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BUY WHAT YOUR LOCAL HOBBY SHOP HAS PARTS ON THE WALL FOR .
nothing sucks more then gitting a new car then waiting a month
for parts to come in. trust me on this I KNOW. or get 2 one to run and 1 for parts lol
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:03 PM   #5
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BUY WHAT YOUR LOCAL HOBBY SHOP HAS PARTS ON THE WALL FOR .
nothing sucks more then gitting a new car then waiting a month
for parts to come in. trust me on this I KNOW. or get 2 one to run and 1 for parts lol
HAHA.. ya my LHS can order jus bout any part u need for Traxxas, team Assoicated, HPI, and kyosho. and have them in a matter of a couple days.

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The question that I have is are you just interested in running the car at your favorite parking lot or trying a prepared surface like a race track?
If you are near Joliet, IL. Leisure Hours Raceway is a great track to race on.
Also are you aware that there are 1/10 and 1/8 Touring cars. The 1/8 Touring Cars are categorized in the "GT" Class. Two popular models are the Ofna DM1 Spec and Kyosho Inferno GT. These cars have better stability on unprepared parking lots than 1/10 Touring cars. There is also a GT Class that races at LHR and the Midwest Series.
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The question that I have is are you just interested in running the car at your favorite parking lot or trying a prepared surface like a race track?
If you are near Joliet, IL. Leisure Hours Raceway is a great track to race on.
Also are you aware that there are 1/10 and 1/8 Touring cars. The 1/8 Touring Cars are categorized in the "GT" Class. Two popular models are the Ofna DM1 Spec and Kyosho Inferno GT. These cars have better stability on unprepared parking lots than 1/10 Touring cars. There is also a GT Class that races at LHR and the Midwest Series.
I was not aware about the 1/8 scale being the "GT" model , thanks for the info ill check them out.
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If your going nitro the 2 best rtrs i would look into would be the Kyosho Fw05 T plus or the Ntc3 rtr.With alittle setup work,an some foam tires, these would be good for parking lot racing.
Agree with Fw05, but would add a centax clutch hop up as many newcomers are over enthusiastic in the first weeks and will soften up springs in no time at all. It's a very common experience with pullstarts stalling all the time becuase clutch springs let loose. Then they direct their problem solving to engine tuning and the probelms snowball from there. Servos arent the best.
One the centax is set, from there its a little lube on the thrust bearing and it'll run free for longer.

"How many times have you pull started off the ground, lauched them onto straight and told them not to STOP!!?"

Fw05 chassis seems to have proven itself quite well in our neighbourhood.
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I was not aware about the 1/8 scale being the "GT" model , thanks for the info ill check them out.
The GT model is based on the 1/8 scale off road buggy chassis. These cars are different from the 1/8 scale on-road race cars.
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[QUOTE=CurveTracer;6740847]The GT model is based on the 1/8 scale off road buggy chassis. These cars are different from the 1/8 scale on-road race cars.[/QUO

okay so which would be better to get Im not going to race it on the count of the lack of an on road course around my area,
(we just have off road courses )
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I have run both on parking lots and racetracks.
The 1/8 GT cars would be my recomendation for untreated parking lot operation. The 1/10 Touring cars will be easily upset by rocks, pebbles and irregularities in the parking lot surface.
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I have run both on parking lots and racetracks.
The 1/8 GT cars would be my recomendation for untreated parking lot operation. The 1/10 Touring cars will be easily upset by rocks, pebbles and irregularities in the parking lot surface.
okay thank you all for your input i appreciate it.
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I have run both on parking lots and racetracks.
The 1/8 GT cars would be my recomendation for untreated parking lot operation. The 1/10 Touring cars will be easily upset by rocks, pebbles and irregularities in the parking lot surface.
Have an Inferno buggy with Road Rage Prolines, love it.... Would agree with this if not racing IFMAR etc.
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