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Old 01-27-2005, 04:05 PM   #12736
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The thing is, I really dont trust eBay. I know they are popular and all, but there are people out there that just want to scam you. Plus, I feel better buying from my LHS because they back me up on any breakages and give me some discounts. The electric tc class at my track is not really all that organized or serious, thats probably why the director sticks mini-t's and electric trucks in with the other tc. The gas classes are the dominant force, which I am racing in and the car and its hop-ups count. The electric class would really be for fun for me, therefor I dont think that a full race insprired kit would be good for me. I'd rather just hop-up as I go along.
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Old 01-27-2005, 04:18 PM   #12737
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But are there any key hop ups I should consider purchasing for the RTR II? Threaded shocks, universal driveshafts, diffs, etc.?

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Threaded shocks for sure, Graphite conversion, black belt kit, stiff front bumper set. (G+)
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Old 01-27-2005, 05:12 PM   #12738
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Black belt kit, whats that? And stiff front bumper set?, it's just a bumper!! Whats the point of this upgrade?
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Old 01-27-2005, 05:31 PM   #12739
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I'm selling my XXXS G+ carpet Car it's on the for sale forum check it out..
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Old 01-27-2005, 05:47 PM   #12740
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Black belt kit, whats that? And stiff front bumper set?, it's just a bumper!! Whats the point of this upgrade?

The droop screws are threaded into the bumper. The stiff bumpers hold the drop setting better.
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Black belt kit, whats that? And stiff front bumper set?, it's just a bumper!! Whats the point of this upgrade?
black belt kit is a longer belt & tensioner, makes the tight S bend in the belt less extreme, thus freeing up the drivetrain.

the stiff front bumper is exactly that. the stock bumper is very soft and well... ugly as hell. heres a pic of my old xxx-s with it
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Old 01-27-2005, 07:28 PM   #12742
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nice ride, i like the red aluminum. dynamite i suppose? and i looks like you transformed an rtr into a racer with a few hop ups because i still see the stock electronics.


EvilDriver-where is the sale forum?
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Old 01-27-2005, 07:39 PM   #12743
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yep. from RTR to G+ in a few hundred dollars not cost effective at all.

buying a G+ and elecs seperatly would have saved me a lot of money.
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Old 01-27-2005, 08:36 PM   #12744
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hmmm, maybe i should buy the g+ kit to save some money. when i said that the electric class at my track was not serious, i guess that racing in it is not crucial for the whole year aswell. so i guess i will just buy the electronics as i go along then.
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Old 01-27-2005, 08:38 PM   #12745
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I started with an RTR XXX-S and was into my first Graphite Plus within 3-4 months of starting.

When you have the graphite plus setup, most of the aluminum parts are not really necessary. Just bling, bling. The black belt kit, spool and one-way are the only hot tickets.
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hmmm, maybe i should buy the g+ kit to save some money. when i said that the electric class at my track was not serious, i guess that racing in it is not crucial for the whole year aswell. so i guess i will just buy the electronics as i go along then.
Is there any electric racing going on in Richmond, VA? Last time I was there, all I could find was nitro racing in front parking lot of a hobby shop.
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Old 01-28-2005, 09:23 AM   #12747
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When you have the graphite plus setup, most of the aluminum parts are not really necessary. Just bling, bling. The black belt kit, spool and one-way are the only hot tickets.
Indeed. only reason i got the dynamite parts was because i got a wicked deal on them, cheaper than replacing the graphite parts i had broken. Now those red collars, i think those are a must. the plastic ones you get suck.
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Old 01-28-2005, 11:38 AM   #12748
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THe only thing that is nice about buying the rtr is that you get to do the upgrade which is the fun part. You also get to know your car right in the beginning instead of waiting till something breaks and getting to knwo it then when your replacing parts.

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Wicked-Is that the new rtr II? I recognize the electronics.


JRX-SBill-do you remember the name of the hobby shop? What you describe sounds very much like the place where I regularly race, and will be racing my gp tc when the season starts. Was the name of the hobby shop "Hobby Corner" with a blue sign? Did the shopping center have a gas station on the corner? If so, then thats where I race, and they had a region race there on June 5-6 last year. I mainly raced my street monster truck there last year. They do have an electric class there, as well as at an indoor track at another hobby shop.
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Well ya thats what It started out as
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