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Old 02-07-2008, 08:56 AM   #1
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Hi, I know back in the day the biggest magazine was R/C Car Action.

Is that still the case? Any opinions on the "best" magazine (most honest car reviews, best race coverage)? I was at the bookstore yesterday and saw one called RC Driver...they had a good subscription deal, but seemed rather ad-heavy.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:40 AM   #2
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:44 PM   #3
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I think RC Car Action used to be the only one.

Anyway, I remember that one being ad heavy and I could always find the best price along with plenty of info. Ove the last few years there must have been a lot of places that went out of business because I notice the ads are nowhere near as heavy or as lengthy as they used to be. What I like about the last few issues I picked up was the fact they mix up cheap and expensive reviews. Back when I had my first car it seemed like they would only be reviewing different kit and RTR version of either the RC10 or the JRX2.

Based on what I have available for me at most outlets, I'd have to say that RC Car Action is still the best.
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+1 RcCaraction
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:30 PM   #5
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I like RC car cause I have the impression they are more into off road. I like Xtreme cause they have setup articles from the pros. And Car action cause they have some pretty interesting articles. So hard to choose!
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I'm in England and I subscribe to RC Car Action. Even with shipping it is cheaper than the much thinner, poorer quality UK mags. The reviews are excellent and they are up to date with everything.
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I like all of them, but in the past few years, it seems they are all pretty repetitive of each other. They all tend to review the same cars the same months.

But, I still buy them all anyways...
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i like rc driver
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:26 PM   #10
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By far the best is http://www.rc-car.com. Not a ton of ads like R/c car action or Xtreme And there reviews are dead honest. Like last years 1/8 buggy shootout. Or the RC8 review. They test all there cars on tracks and in local races. Some of the others test on baseball fields and dirt lots.

Plus R/C CAR has a great retro article every month about old kits
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Rc driver is the magazine.
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I subscribe to RC Caraction and Xtreme RC cars,and they are a little ad heavy but they still have really good content. From the looks of the posts in this thread, I will be checking out RC driver and RC car. They both sound pretty good! Xtreme RC car alway has some good "How To's" and they get setup info from the pros. They also have a section that has some cool tools that you can get cheap at Harbor Freight and places like that. Or is that in RC caraction? I get them mixed up sometimes cause Im constantly going between the two trying to figure out where I read that reveiw or which one had the tip on how to clean my brushless motor? Anyway, sometimes it just depends on what type of vehicles your into, onroad, offroad, electric, nitro? I would go to a good newstand or maybe Walmart, they carry alot of RC mags, and go thru them and see which one has the most content you enjoy. That should help you choose.
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Racing lines magazine FTW!!!
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