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Old Mar 21, 2014, 11:42 PM
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Cheap sedan cars?

Im not really looking for fast or anything, but I remember my uncle had this old green bodied car and it was pretty fast, tho I never knew what is was as I was pretty young, but he said is was so fast because the chassis was a thin piece of something(very light). Maybe like a carpet car? possibly tamiya

Say this thread:
and thought, that would be cool to have, kinda scale look to it, and have a nice amount of customizing to do, for handling (tires rim style color brushed motor speed or torque pinions spurs 4x4 2wd etc)

1/18th to 1/10 is a good scale for me, tho I was wanting to put my big ass lipo in it for super long run times (2s 6cell niXX size)

hmm... any1 know any good cheap sedans?
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 03:11 AM
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2WD carpet cars tend to be very fast, simple drive train, low rolling resistance, low weight, ideal for high speed. One drawback, you need a very smooth track to run these, or you constantly have the bottom scraping the ground.
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You could pick up an HPI Sprint2Drift, Sprint2Sport, etc, etc. They also make the E10 which is bushed RTR for about $180, if you wanted fast you could put a brushless motor/ESC combo in it.

I have an E10 that I just got and plan to convert it.
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Old Mar 25, 2014, 10:02 AM
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The car you linked to is an M chassis made by Tamiya. They are an absolute riot to drive and the customization possibilities are endless. As for cheap, I think they are very reasonable in price, as well as many of Tamiyas 4wd touring and rally platforms. There are less expensive ways to get into a sedan but most tend to lack quality and/or parts support.

I am in the process of building a sedan chassis right now

That after a Tower Hobbies coupon code only ran me $150 with upgraded priority shipping. These include an ESC and my particular chassis also included Tamiya TLU-01 light unit along with some white lights for the front of the car and reds lights for the rear. The TLU is normally almost $50 by itself so if you were to go with a kit without that unit such as



And take advantage of one of Towers savings codes you could get your base kit for around $100 or so. Add in one of these

And one of these

Plus these

And you have a very affordable package that you can build yourself, is built from quality, trusted products and you know will be reliable with good parts and upgrade availability.
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