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Old 08-06-2007, 12:10 PM   #1
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hey i am thinking of getting an hpi firestorm but is it a good truck or not?
And how good do they run? how hard or easy is it to break parts? and is it worth $250 for a fun basher and MAYBE a track truck?

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Old 08-06-2007, 06:58 PM   #2
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I would see what your local hobby stores carry parts for. If you are eventually looking to race, I would say get the Associated GT2 or the Losi XXX-NT RTR. Parts are easy to get for those trucks and they can be upgraded with the race truck parts.
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HPI's are the worst truck ever made, they are horrible..... no im just kidding, i know this guy, and he is obsessing about this truck.
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and im just giving him crap
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Old 08-07-2007, 04:16 PM   #5
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yeah i see what ur saying and ive heard that it has great handling and that they couldd be a good track truck. but they do have a really good look and sweet design but ive heard that they have an easy time breaking the bulkhead....
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yeah i see what ur saying and ive heard that it has great handling and that they couldd be a good track truck. but they do have a really good look and sweet design but ive heard that they have an easy time breaking the bulkhead....
I to want to start racing 10th scale i've been racing buggies and to do another class and 10th scale looks fun i've been asking and everybody is saying the GT2 or the LOSI so im going to flip a coin to see which one wins
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i've got a firestorm and its a great basher. it was designed by the guy who did the pro 4 so the design is good. as for racing i dont know, heres no tracks here, but i hear its quite good. and i quote 'it comes out of corners like a bear'. if you're planning on bashing and doing a bit of racing go for it. if you plan on racing it full time i dont know.
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Haven't seen one in person but looking at it, it looks like a novice version of the GT2. It shares a lot of design cues and shapes.

hehe, I'd wait for someone else to buy it before I got one
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its also a hell of alot cheaper! i was considering the gt2 but was put off by the price here in the uk (same in pounds as it is in dollars)
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actually looking at the designs the gt2 is just a hopped up firestorm! of course the firestorm still looks cooler. i guess the design was sold by a 3rd party and bought by hpi and assosciated.
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