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Old 10-28-2008, 04:58 PM   #16
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Yeah, there is alot to it. As someone new to the hobby then 300.00 does not sound bad. But if you say this is a great kit for 650.00 but you will need an engine and some electronics, and did I mention you have to build it. hehe
I say by something you can afford and go from there. I would predict you will have more than one
Also, nitro might not be your thing, there is alot more than just start the thing and run it then toss it in the qarage when you are done. There is a bigger learning curve on the nitro so electric may be the way to go.


All I can say is getting something and you will evolve into an addict like me.

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Old 10-28-2008, 05:55 PM   #17
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I'm already addicted to brushless motors and been racing them for awhile now and just want to get into nitro and seen the Traxxas nitro rustler. Maybe i should get that and i found a website that it only cost 279.99
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:08 PM   #18
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Or for about the same price, you can get a Thunder Tiger ST1 at Amain for $279.99. The ST1 with a few mods is a LOT of fun for bashing.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/17281
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:13 PM   #19
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Ok so you have expierince with brushless Electric RC. Lets just say someone gave you a radio shack RC toy that ran on alkaline batteries? How impressed would you be? Would you race it? Would you even keep it?

That's what you are going to get out of the Traxxas rustler! Or HPI, or Duratrax, or Tamiya.

You asked a question and we are trying to help you with honest heartfelt answers, and prevent you from making the same mistakes that some of us have made. Dont waste your $300, get a more professional version of a Nitro vehicle, made by one of the bigger racing factories. You dont have to pay more than $400, and you will be glad you didn't waste your money on a dissapointing Buggy/truggy/truck
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!@#$ you got a good point, recommend me a pro car???
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:07 PM   #21
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Buy a RTR Buggy Or truggy.

Buy a RTR Jammin'. Good stable starting Point. Pick your flavor, Truggy, or buggy. As you get better you can upgrade your Gear, almost to the full race spec
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:03 PM   #22
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Buy a RTR Buggy Or truggy.

Buy a RTR Jammin'. Good stable starting Point. Pick your flavor, Truggy, or buggy. As you get better you can upgrade your Gear, almost to the full race spec
I agree. Do some research, there are lots of good RTR buggies/truggies out there. jammin, Hyper 8.5 buggy, Hyper st truggy. Losi, AE, Kyosho, Mugen. there are only a few for $400, maybe some other guys can chime in with a good RTR buggy, or truggy in the $400 range
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:21 AM   #23
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If you are gonna buy a 2wd staduim truck get the AE GT2 RS

For Buggy this is all I can personally recommend
Ofna LX-1

Also check out Caster products
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I'm thinking of getting a new car and im thinking about these two???
For racing these cars are useless... But that dosent mean you still cant have fun with a cheaper car . If your looking for fun racing without burning a hole in your pocket, I would say GET A TRAXXAS SLASH!!!!
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Well i just purchased a Hobao Hyper 7 Black Edition and that thing is built nice and it comes with a hyper .21 turbo that does the job and is rated one of the best RTR engines out there. Tower hobbies has it for $299.99. About the only things you'll need is a steering servo and some better tires to get you out on the track. If you use the AD NUMBER, you can get up to $40 off and there is tons of parts for it! The exhaust is premium and looks good too! If you have any questions, just holler at me and I can give you some more info on it, but this hyper 7 is going quick and its limited.
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Like above hyper 7 black, classic but reliable design and it's sold with big bore out of the box !
you might want cnc steering knuckle if you start to go into big jump. Learn to drive and to setup your car with this one.
For this price you will not be disappointed.
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:06 AM   #27
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definitly if your going to get a 2wd stadium truck and want to go to the track and possibly race AE rc10nitrogt2

if you just want to go in the fields behinde ur house i would get a nitro rustler just for the simple fact of the easy start it makes bashing so much more enjoyable
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If you plan on racing, DO NOT BUY AN OFNA ULTRA LX-ONE.

I've spent over $200 just on parts and fuels and oils, etc to get it to the point where I'd even LET it touch a local track. I WISH I had gone with a $350 kit and just saved. I'd suggest the Hot Bodies D8 honestly.
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