Originally Posted by annie_himself
HB will releasee the 2WD I'm sure.
This does seem like a valid idea...well heres to crossing my fingers for that then haha. A ball diff option part would get it up there with the Evaders i figure then, otherwise it seems as if its a "Rustler for the club racer?" kind of thing?
I plan on selling an Evader BX soon, and possibly an Evader ST even. We'll see how that turns out, maybe some pegasus newcomers/audience people will buy em.
I really want to see HPI enter this market though and do well. Im a big HPI fan, and i know HB is HPI's "race division" now...never understood why they couldnt just continue the HPI Racing thing further. All the hobbyshops i go to have a load of HPI parts, as much as traxxas even, but i dont see as much HB parts... but i digress, i want to see option parts for this e-firestorm now! Ball diff...hmm...okay maybe just that. Dont really know what else. Aluminum motor guard? lol. Its already got threaded shocks...^_^...and a buggy version!
and a 4wd buggy and truck thats derived from the Pro4. Return of the RS4 MT!
back to the e-firestorm though, tower has it priced for $210. Id actually like to see them lower the price maybe another $15-$25, especially cuz the T4 RTR isnt too far off from the $210 mark so they might lose business to "you want that? For about $20 more you can get a way better truck...." you know?
edit: got a response from an HPI rep about a possible buggy version and future upgrades, heres some of what they said
"I am sure we will be making some hop-up parts for it. As to what exactly I don’t know but beings we have hop-ups for most ever vehicle we sell, I am sure the E-Firestorm will be no different. As for a buggy or buggy conversion, we don’t have any current plans. However, most companies that produce a 1/10 Electric Stadium’s usually use its main components, shorten the a-arms, and then you have a buggy! We will have to wait and see what HPI makes for it and what they may plan to make out of it the future"
so its a distinct possibility to see a firestorm buggy...that would be neat.