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Old 04-28-2008, 12:43 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of getting a 1/5 scale HARM on-road car. But I want to ask first if there are a lot of 1/5 on-roaders here in GTA? I don't want to be playing with it alone. Are there groups of people playing/racing this scale here in GTA? Do they have regular races/meetings around Toronto?

Any input will be appreciated.

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Old 04-28-2008, 06:30 PM   #2
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I would tend to go with the off-road scene more. If you want to stick to on-road ask Advance or John Photo and Hobby about any races they may have. The Hamilton area has been know for some 1/5 racing as well. There are many more guys with off-roads now and you can drive them anywhere. With an on-road you really need a parking lot. I've owned a Harm on-road but prefered my off-roaders much more.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:35 AM   #3
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Both Advance and John’s have long left the large scale racing scene. Advance use to have a lot of organized races (they still have good large scale parts support). I remember races with 30-40 cars and after spectating my second race I went and dropped $3G’s on a car myself.

As far as I know the only place holding 1/5 on road racing is in Hamilton. I actually race there. I personally know a lot of guys with cars but it seems only a few want to come out and play. We will normally have 5-8 racers (more if it’s a big event). So we normally run 1 heat. I’ve been told there will be a couple of new faces this year. You’re more than welcome to join us.

RCTV did a segment on us last year:|1|0 <;pa ge=1&amp;viewtype=&amp;category=mr&amp;chid=0|1|0> .

Joe Selwa is right with the off-road being more popular and can be driven anywhere. Ironically, I got rid of my Marder because I preferred my on-road more (bought a new FG Evo 07 last year). I just think they look cooler

Good luck!

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Old 04-30-2008, 01:12 PM   #4
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I see. I thought of getting one because there's a guy selling his HARM 1/5, not yet sure of the chassis, for $500 (add rx and go). I guess I'll have to give up the idea. They are really cool but if I have to travel to Hamilton to meet with other on-roaders, no no.. Thanks for the replies guys! Really helped me decide.

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onroad is cool, i have an fg onroad myself. brakes are more noticeable, so this is the first upgrade other than that just mix oil and gas and run. also much less stress on the chassis, so less breakage compared to offroad. there are some sick looking shells, any parking lot can turn in your course.
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Old 08-09-2008, 04:01 PM   #6
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The 1/5 scale or Large Scale is so much better than the nitros. I was in to nitros and now i'm into large scales. I have 3 FG's myself. I have 2 off-roads and 1 on-road. The only thing that i can really say is that off-roads are a little bit more fun cause you can basically drive them anywhere. From the roads onto the dirt trials and onto the grass.
The on-roads are alot of fun as well, you just got to find a nice parking lot thats clean and you are ready to let loose! They both have their goods. For me personally, as long as you are into the Large Scales, you won't go back to the nitros.
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