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Old 04-13-2007, 06:13 PM   #1
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im buying a new truck and wanted to know if im saving money on which truck i buy between team truck or factory
i plan on putting every hop up part on the truck titanium,graphite the works
also where to start for batteries,speed control,servo,and receiver with radio controller,battery charger,motor
i plan on spending no more than a $1000
i need this truck race ready with mostly the best parts
can it be done for under that
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:50 PM   #2
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1) But the Factory Team Truck.
2) Get a "good" servo
3) Get A nice speed control and motor

4) Don't buy graphite or any other hop ups......Not needed....Not Necessary.

The only thing that will keep the truck out of first place is you.
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Old 04-13-2007, 07:11 PM   #3
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Yep... the stock Factory Team is all you need. It has all the hopups you need and then some. You can swap out the front arms and steering arms for the GT2 pieces but that's for durabiltiy only.

Get good tires for you track.... and electrics.. battery etc... before blowing money on aftermarket stuff for the truck.
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Old 04-14-2007, 05:11 AM   #4
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All great advice,

Buy whats necessary, spend money on tyres and good electrcis and Do heaps of practice, learn how to set up the truck to your track and other tracks.

A just do heaps of laps.Heaps and heaps of laps
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:56 AM   #5
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Question: Are you a newbie and learning to drive?

If so, having the graphite parts is going to be more of a headache than anything else. Graphite is not stronger, just more rigid and will break compared to plastic that will give alittle on impact. Also, if you are a newbie, if you break even at the same rate as plastic, you will be spending more replacing parts.

You do get alot of nice hopups on the Factory Team, but to be race competitive, you don't really need all of them. I found that if I bought a niced used Team version, I just put the following on it:

1. Lunsford titanium turnbuckles
2. Heavy duty servo saver spring
3. Front hingepin brace

Also go through the vehicle and clean it up well, give it a good rebuild and it was good to go.

But if you are definite on doing this, do the following:

1. Get your factory team kit
2. buy the plastic chassis (no one really runs the graphite)
3. Get a brushless setup (not sure what class you are doing, but the good units like the mamba max can do brushless and brushed)
4. Get quality packs like promatch or smc, 4 - 5 minimum
5. For charger, try the MRC 989
6. Hitec 925MG or 945MG digital servo
7. If doing stock, the trinity CO27 or 19turn, Checkpoint money motor
8. Various shock oil weights from 25 - 35
9. Front and rear spring kits ( or whatever is common to your track)
10. Several sets of wheels and tires, what is used at your track
11. Radio, go with a spektrum based unit

Thats about it.
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