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Old 04-20-2006, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Fastburn
if you are only looking to spend 30 - 50 bucks for an RC car, then get that one off ebay. I dont want to be mean, but you will never get anything that runs for that price, heck, you would be lucky to get a rolling car without any electronics for that price.
You have to be realistic about this hobby, speed and cheap dont go in the same sentence.
Witha budget of about 500 dollars you could probably throw something not half bad together, but drop a zero and forget about it.

Again, I dont want to be mean, your budget is not realistic for these cars.
I heard that TT01 is good for beginner
cheap and possible to hop up further to be competitive
but not sure, i dont have one
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:36 AM
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sori dude... its the only one i can think of the moment.... anyway, im not obsessed with traxxas but im obsd with Kyosho... there are no traxxas here in the Philippines... except for revos... hehehe
i wasnt talking about you when i said that...look who i quoted
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:39 AM
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it ok, not that great though.
but the whole picture is the problem, its not just about the car, so it seems.
From what I gather, he is looking for a complete RTR car for 30 - 50 dollars.
There is the problem, after the car you still need radio, charger, servos, battery, tires, body and all your support gear.
So thats why I said go for the car on ebay, cause there is no way you are going to get an RTR car for anywhere near that off of this forum.
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:22 AM
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the one off of ebay would be a waste of money...if you break something your done....theres no more...but if you get a good quality car that you can buy parts for you wont need to buy a whole new car
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by speedracer008
the one off of ebay would be a waste of money...if you break something your done....theres no more...but if you get a good quality car that you can buy parts for you wont need to buy a whole new car
true..... but with a budget like that I doubt they would be able to afford parts if somthing did break..
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:48 AM
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true..... but with a budget like that I doubt they would be able to afford parts if somthing did break..

exactly
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All you gotta do is look, but being a newb, you probably want something rtr, and not used. However, I did discover that buying something used is the quickest way to learn how to tear it apart and rebuild it.

And no, you won't find a 30 buck car that is ready to go. Check these out, a couple rtr's and a couple rollers if you wanna get spendy.

ebay rustler

ebay mini t

ebay t-maxx rolling chassis

ebay project savage roller
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Old 04-20-2006, 11:34 AM
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Yeh..I guess I'll use my funds for a Xbox 360. I'll buy a RTR TC4 Touring. Then I'll upgrade to factory team later on. But what do you guys think? Xbox 360 or RTR TC4?
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:16 PM
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lol...this is an rc forum..man will say rc..but id wait and get the ps3
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if you like sitting inside all the time and not getting any fresh air, then go for the xbox, but if you like having fun and playing outside, go for the car.
I think about how much I enjoy my PS2 vs. RC and it doesnt even compare, the RC is way more fun. But I really enjoy racing and interacting with other people.
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Originally Posted by speedracer008
what is with your obsession over traxxas...there not the only ones out there
traxxas is good for newbs, ok? im sure there are many other trainers out there that are great too, but something like a traxxas 4-tec is durable, so he can crash it in a wall for hours, and have little damage. traxxas also tends to be cheeper, and in this case, he wants some good car for 30-50 measly bucks. for 50 bucks more, you can get a working, used one on ebay (about 100$)
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Old 04-24-2006, 04:49 AM
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hey guys.... For a quality car u will have to be prepared to pay round bout $400, there is a new model out not sure wat brand but it is $350, so if u want quality thats wat u will play.
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Dude, for a DECENT car you're dropping 100 at least. HPI made the dash series. For about $100 you could get a decent electric about 1/10th scale that was ready to run out of the box, and had interchangeable bodies etc...For about $200 you could get HPI sprint 2 series, upgradeable and very reliable and durable. Also Tamiya makes some nice $150-200 electric starters. Shop around online and see what prices you can get. Go for the big brands like Traxxas, HPI, Tamiya, Associated, Duratrax. Good luck
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Old 04-24-2006, 08:04 PM
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Do you realy want a cheap RC car? Then this is what you'll get http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...ducts_id=16375 But thats not complete yet ok.
Its ugly right? I'm a 13 year old and i've just started racing. I was looking for something like what your saying and i found a QD car. Before i bought that i went to a racing school with TT-01's and i realized "OMG! I was about to get a crappy toy car!" you wont be able to get a $50 priced RC car. If you like you could get that toy car(i think its what i was also supposed to buy) bring it to the track and get envious. I'm a tamiya boy and i think you should go for the TT-01, its good its low maintenance and its begginer and pro all in one; it will cost around $215. Look around the forums for a second hand car if your budget isnt enough.

On the subject 360 vs. Car, get the car!! I have a PS2 and i think that the car is so much better than PS2.

I hope this helped you.

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Old 04-25-2006, 01:26 AM
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Yeh i was talking bout nitro cars thats y it might have seemed expensive lol.
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