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Old 02-28-2015, 05:49 PM   #1
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I'm getting a bog chunk of change back from the government and I'm thinking I really want a 1/5 scale. So I'm starting my research what in "your" opinion is the best way to go? Quality or bang for the buck, easiest to drive or will have the biggest classes at the tracks (SW Ontario).
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:29 AM   #2
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Re: What to get....?....

Loaded question

The best opinion is your own.
What do you like?
List is too long here

What are you looking to do with it?
Are you a racer or basher

How much do you really want to spend?
Really - I wanted a Baja and I knew there would be upgrades I wanted before first run. I was looking at spending maybe $2000 but wound up spending over $3000 and I'm not done. Lol

I suggest you do a lot of reading

Keep us posted

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Old 03-01-2015, 11:39 AM   #3
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Well, I knew or hoped I'd get a lot of strong and varied opinions. That's what I was looking for as part of my research. It would spend most of it's time on a track either just hot lapping and or racing.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:47 AM   #4
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Re: What to get....?....

Depends a lot on how deep your pockets are but you can never go wrong with Quality. I have been looking at the Losi 5T but I need to clear out some of my other stuff before I can do anything, have way to many things that are not getting any use LOL. There is a nice one on here with upgrades but he says no trades or I would give him a shout. You might want to check it out.
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:51 AM   #5
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What's your driving skill? So-so driver think 4WD, good driver look at 2WD. Are you into it seriously? Or just for fun? Serious drivers start with a 2WD to become better drivers then go to 4WD. Look at the drivers that frequent the tracks around you, what do they drive? If you want to compete with them get something similar. Look at the available parts at local hobby shops, what do they sell? If you want to up-grade, look at availability of high end parts.
Redcat has a decent selection of up-grades, Losi 5ive is new, so limited selection ATT. HPI/KM has a plethora of high end parts.
How much do you want to spend???? That's the big question.
My Baja5b could be a money pit if I let that happen.
My Losi 5ive cost more up front, but not as many options ... yet.
My Redcat is in pieces in a box! 'nuf said.
I love racing my 5B against the Losi's, I win more often than not. 2WD are slightly faster and with enough practice, driving skill makes all the difference.
My 5B is far more versatile, with a few quick changes, I can go from race track, to basher, to on-road.
Research is the key, it took a long time and many R/Cs to discover what I was into.
Good luck and welcome to the wonderful world of 5th scale.
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