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Old 08-16-2007, 05:23 AM   #1
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ok so im kinda new to rc racing right now i've got a micro t and a mini lst2. i got some money to spend ($300-$400). i wanted to stay in the 1/10 to 1/12 rage. so i was looking around the web and saw the jammin crt.5 and then went on youtube to see how it ran. so is this truck good? durable? fast?

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Old 08-16-2007, 05:39 AM   #2
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If you are going to race I would suggest getting into 1/8th scale. You can get some great deals on used stuff to get your feet wet. It will be much more durable and parts will also be readily available. You can aslo find a class for racing.

Otherwise, all of the OFNA cars are good. Not the best but definitly good. The CRT.5 is a unique little vehicle. There are not too many places running them nor is there any competitions for them. If you are just bashing it would probably be a hoot. Make sure you have the ability to get parts though.

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Old 08-16-2007, 12:13 PM   #3
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i might take racing serious in the future but right now i just have a course in my front yard. So then what would you suggest for 1/8 i was looking at the losi 8ight but as i said i have a mini lst2 and it wont stop breakin so is the 8ight durable?

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Most 1/8 buggies in general are very durable. You can't go wrong with Losi, Mugen, Kyosho, X-Ray or Jammin' among others. MUCH more durable than any of the micro stuff. But get what appeals to you most. If you like the CRT.5, go for it. But like Tex said, it helps to get something that the LHS has parts for.
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Under weekly full race conditions we have replaced less than $100 in parts total for the full year on 3 cars from the shop. We are not easy on them either. 1/8 scale is super durable. Losi is definitly at the top of the class.
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:47 PM   #6
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yeah but there so expensive and i am only 13 and my dad is buying it for me so i dont want to over do it but i am trying to get some money to help out.And i dont know about your hobby shop but the 8ight is priced at $650 at mine.
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Oh yeah and does associated make good 1/8 trucks,truggys etc.
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With so little money you should be looking at a solid used vehicle.
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i was on craigslist and saw this guy selling an 8ight for like $375 but he's in like california.
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if you're looking to start on nitro i'd say get a 2wd stadium truck, as people say they are the best to learn to drive on. i got an HPI firestorm and i love it, although i need to buy some fuel with money i havm't got.... anyway the firestorm is cheap, durable, and very fast. the engine is also easy to tune, runs well even if tuned rich and has loads of torque.
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First, make a visit to your local track (I.e. the one you'd be racing at most of the time) and see which classes are the most popular, as well as what models dominate those classes. You'll want to get into a class that has the most support, and get a model that most ppl run so that you'll be able to consult with other racers on setup, etc...

It also helps when you break something, and don't have a spare to replace it. Others at the track probably will.

Buy a used kit, just for the fact that $300~400 won't cover the cost of decent servos/motor/radio...
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ofnas are good but most lhs dont stock parts for them, try mabye the GT2 truck or post on the wanted to buy fourum and see what deals you can get on here. most r/cer's will give new kids a deal to start out in the hobby.

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First, make a visit to your local track (I.e. the one you'd be racing at most of the time) and see which classes are the most popular, as well as what models dominate those classes. You'll want to get into a class that has the most support, and get a model that most ppl run so that you'll be able to consult with other racers on setup, etc...

It also helps when you break something, and don't have a spare to replace it. Others at the track probably will.

Buy a used kit, just for the fact that $300~400 won't cover the cost of decent servos/motor/radio...
i wont be racing at tracks because there is not a track around (i live in north carolina)
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This might fit your budget............


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thanks but i was kinda looking at the bazooka.

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