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Old 02-13-2008, 09:23 AM
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Most of the suggestions on this thread are ridiculous! Where is he going to get an MI3 or TC5 for 130?!? Both retail at around 270.

Barker; what do you want for your budget? Most of the competitive cars come as a bare chassis with no electrics. So you'd have to continue to use your speed controller, radio and motor from your Tamiya. No matter what car you stick them in, you're not going to go much faster.

I'd avoid the Schumacher Mission. As a new starter you're going to be crashing it quite a bit. Getting spare parts for the mission (it's a very old chassis) will be hard. If you want a decent car for a good price, try and pick up a decent 2nd hand TC4. You can pick them up on ebay for around 60 for the team or 80 for the factory team. That would leave you with a bit of change to update your electronics. You can also get parts easily from Apex models.

To be honest, I'd stick with the Tamiya for a couple of months until you get used to racing. It's a decent car to learn with.
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