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Old 08-26-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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Is the HPI E10 Drift Spec raceable against the newer XRAY, TC5 cars on Asphalt? The class is Mod Rubber, which is awesome to watch. Is the durability of the car up to par? HPI has a good suspension tuning choice for these cars, even new aluminum threaded shocks also. Lots of spring choices, and gearing choices. For $170 i think it aint a bad deal.

Has anybody raced this car competivly? What are some good tricks to makin these cars even better?

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Is the HPI E10 Drift Spec raceable against the newer XRAY, TC5 cars on Asphalt? The class is Mod Rubber, which is awesome to watch. Is the durability of the car up to par? HPI has a good suspension tuning choice for these cars, even new aluminum threaded shocks also. Lots of spring choices, and gearing choices. For $170 i think it aint a bad deal.

Has anybody raced this car competivly? What are some good tricks to makin these cars even better?

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Blake, the E10 will not be able to perform anywhere near an Xray, TC5, HB Cyclone, etc...and defenitely not in mod class. They are entry level cars for beginners, and to be able to handle mod motors you need to have the drive train to be able to handle it.
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The only way I would try to race that is in VTA. But if you need a good deal on a ready to go car then have a look at the Sprint2. They even have one that is almost VTA legal right out of the box. Just change the brushless motor to a Novak 21.5, and go.
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Among what the others have said, I have noticed while working at my lhs for awhile that the gears are not standard gearing you can get at any lhs. They are of a different pitch that is niether 32, 48, or 64 pitch. The suspension on the car is limoted as well.
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if you want a good entry level touring car, look at the Cyclone S from Hot Bodies. They can be raced and upgraded. Good Luck and Have fun!!
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Among what the others have said, I have noticed while working at my lhs for awhile that the gears are not standard gearing you can get at any lhs. They are of a different pitch that is niether 32, 48, or 64 pitch. The suspension on the car is limoted as well.
Why would HPI do that? Doesnt make sense. Did they really do that? I guess if they want to keep the car from moving into other areas of competition then they gear it cockeyed.

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If it has wheels.... its raceable

Now if its race worthy... thats a different story
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The car has a 0.8m pitch, if I remember correctly. The car looks like it was mainly designed for drifting. If you want a car that can be raced and also drift again later on then the Hot Bodies Cyclone S come in both versions Race and Drift.
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want to try tamiya ta05?
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The only way I would try to race that is in VTA. But if you need a good deal on a ready to go car then have a look at the Sprint2. They even have one that is almost VTA legal right out of the box. Just change the brushless motor to a Novak 21.5, and go.

ditto...my nephew uses a E10 for the Trans-am class...and it works great for him
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ditto...my nephew uses a E10 for the Trans-am class...and it works great for him
Does he use the stock pinion and Spur or did he change those?
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want to try tamiya ta05?
+1, its a good place to start for a club level racer, albeit a little heavy in stock form
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+1 for the Cyclone S. With a few upgrades its very competitive, would come down to driver with the right upgrades.


E-10 is more of an entry level car and the shaft drive would give torque steer problems in mod racing anyways.
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Hi there... I m glad I found HPI E10 Thread...
Thanx guys 4 giving me some useful tips...
I'd like 2 know more about this entry level machine...
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