Originally Posted by crazyjr
Negitive to that. The Jato is as raceable as any truck available with the right parts. My current Jato is set up for legal racing
Single speed conversion
OS .12 rt engine
Traxxas Jato resonator pipe
With the proper parts, the Jato is as good as anything out there. (haven't seen the GT2 yet)
That's kind of obvious, isn't it? Obviously you can make anything race worthy by stripping out the parts and replacing it with aftermarket. How about trying running a RC10GT/XXX-NT and a Jato right out of the box? I don't see how it's considered for racing when you have to plop down nearly $500 for the car, another ~$150 for a decent small block motor, ~$60 for pipe, and another ~$60 for tires/wheels? In the end, you will ultimately paid much more in doing that than getting an Associated or Losi truck.
I know very well about this truck, I had one and tried racing it.
I was lucky enough to even be allowed to run with other nitro stadium trucks, because of the 2 speed and 2.8" wheels. This is one of those trucks that is more suited to do speed runs around the neighborhood and wow the friends and neighbors.