Anyone have any suggestions in the team associated rc8rs? It's the rtr version of the rc8. I drove johns rc8 and loved it. I doubt I can drive the car to its ability yet. But. Any words of advice? I've got like a $400-$450 budget.
the RC8rs is ok, but ultimately you will want to upgrade it, they've changed quite a few things on the RC8.2 since the RS. The engine that comes with the RS is a 28, but its kinda lousy, runs ok for a couple gallons, but after that its a crap shoot. The electronics are a little sub-par with weak servos, but the radio itself does just fine.
The only thing that is the same between the RS and 8.2 is the actualy drivetrain itself, the chassis plate, shocks, shocks towers, and arms are all different. the A-B-C-D plates are junk too, they wear out really fast and leave a lot of slop in the the suspension.
Just my experiences with the RS
For getting your feet wet its not completely terrible, but it will be lacking quite a bit once you come around more as a driver. Your only other option might be to try to find a nice used roller and finish it off with a new engine, servos, radio gear and whatnot