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Old 11-24-2003, 02:56 PM
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Anybody own one, seen one run?

Would like comments on this car as to performance, durability.
Old 11-24-2003, 03:14 PM
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jarret - recently, i looked into purchasing an 8th scale onroad. I compared the Proceed in great detail with the MRX3, Slide and 850. There was no comparison. I was also able to drive a proceed and then an SMP slide. Again, no comparison. It was so far beneath the compition, I couldnt even figure out why it was still on the market. I would strongly recommend against this car.
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So out of the MRX3, Slide and 850, what would you recommend?
Old 11-24-2003, 03:17 PM
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The SMP Slide is by far the best, but also carries the highest price tag. Unless you are a top notch racer, you will not notice the handling gains between those three cars. Unless you are running serious modified engines, they will all handle about the same.
Old 11-24-2003, 03:24 PM
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I know that I shouldn't be looking at buying cars such as nice as these for beginning, but what car would you recommend for a beginner like me?

I assume that all of the cars are kits, so I want one that will come out of the box, RTR after installing everything else.
Old 11-24-2003, 03:59 PM
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ALL, i repeat, all 8th scale onroad kits will be far too advanced for a beginner.

As for you, i would strongly recommend that you start with a kit. They are very easy to assemble, and you learn so much when building, instead of just purchasing an RTR.

If you plan to race in the future, and this is your first on road car - I would suggest the Team Associated NTC3. You can also get it in RTR format if you want. Both will be great first cars, and can easily win any local race without any hop ups. If your local track is large, the optional two speed tranny will be needed for the RTR version, but thats it.

The RTR version sells for about 300.00 ready to go, and the kit version will run about 500.00 after everything, well equiped.
Old 11-25-2003, 12:50 PM
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Well I don't know of any tracks around me. Maybe I'll look into the NTC3.
Old 11-26-2003, 12:20 AM
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wheres a good place to get any of them 1/8 you juss mentioned
Old 11-26-2003, 12:48 PM
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Best place to buy anything is from your local hobby shop. They dont get anywhere near the support they should. If you are too far away from a hobbyshop. you can see more info at www.mytsn.com and www.smpslide.com
Old 11-28-2003, 12:03 AM
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the proceed goes 0-60 in under 3 seconds and has a top speed over 70, it cant be all that bad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 11-28-2003, 09:47 AM
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maxxdriver -

1. The chassis doesnt make a car move - the engine does. The proceed goes 0mph, since it doesnt come with an engine.
2. Doesnt matter how fast it goes, if u cant control it. The proceed handles like crap. is completelyt unstable, had terrible on power steering, far too much poloar transfer movement, and felt 'cheap'.
3. It felt as if it was built out of balsa wood. i ran over a corner dot, which is about 2 inches high, and bent a shock shaft. come on man.
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Yeah, well I decided not to get it anyways and eventually get the NTC3.

After I get a job at my dad's I will buy it and maybe start racing if I can find a track anywhere near.

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