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Old 10-27-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default Which buggy should i get??? HPI FIRESTORM OR TRAXXAS NITRO SPORT

I'm thinking of getting a new car and im thinking about these two???
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:39 PM   #2
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Why start another thread when you already did last night?
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:55 PM   #3
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Because no one wants to answer that one
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:57 PM   #4
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Dont buy either one, as they are both crap! Go to Radio shack and buy a different toy. Get a real 1/8 scale buggy! Losi, Xray, Ofna, AE Kyosho, Mugen, Hot Bodies, etc. If you buy a toy, you'll get a toy
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:03 PM   #5
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But my local radio shack dont carry those
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:06 PM   #6
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Starting a new thread isn't going to get more answers.
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:07 PM   #7
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be patient guys, We all started somewhere

I did answer your first post...check it out.
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Whatever you buy, go for quality. I started last year and bought as cheaply as I could and I almost quit because of it. I bought the cheapest thing I could get on the track with and spent $100 on it the first day I tried to race it. Sub-par kits will leave you disgusted and ready to throw in the towel. It had issues and almost gave me some. We are all on different budgets here and everyone understands that. But if you are wanting to race you are better off to save and buy something that is well built or buy something used that you can go over and repair. It all depends on what you want to do, but that is the BIGGEST suggestion I have for anyone wanting to get into this to race.
There is a reason some kits are more expensive than others.

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I wouldn't recommend either. But between them the traxxas will have easier to find and cheaper parts.
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i would keep saving to buy something thats a little bit more quality.... your wallet will thank you in the end!!
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If you're totally stuck between those two, I'd go with the Firestorm. I got one and it has taken a beating without any breaks yet....fun beginner car but will make you hunger for something better. One month after I got it, I added a TT ST1 and a Losi 8ight so the firestorm doesn't get much love anymore. Once you go 1/8 scale, there's no going back!
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traxxas and hpi are like gateway drugs. they just get you to want to buy a nicer kit or car made from higher quality
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ABURTON made a good suggestion in the other thread. The Associated Gt2 is an excellent truck for either, and if you decide you want to race, you will have a vehicle in your hands that can do it. Plus, there will be someone at the track that will know something about it and can help you.

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Jaz240 is this how you promote this hobby?

I think the first thing we should do is ask usa98030 some questions.
What do you plan to do with this truck?
Do you want to just run around at your house?
Do you even have a local track to race at?
Do you even want to race competivley?
many more...

If you are just interested and think that you might like the RC hobby then an affordable RTR would be a good choice.
If you plan on running at your home in the grass then a 2wd stadium truck is not a good choice.

If you answer some of the above question I sure myself and many others here will help you make a decision.

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Jaz240 is this how you promote this hobby?

I think the first thing we should do is ask usa98030 some questions.
What do you plan to do with this truck?
Do you want to just run around at your house?
Do you even have a local track to race at?
Do you even want to race competivley?
many more...

If you are just interested and think that you might like the RC hobby then an affordable RTR would be a good choice.
If you plan on running at your home in the grass then a 2wd stadium truck is not a good choice.

If you answer some of the above question I sure myself and many others here will help you make a decision.

T.
You are correct, my apologies to all. I just remember starting out in this hobby in 2001, I started with Traxxas, then bought HPI, and they were just bad. Really good at going fast up and down the block in a straight line! But when I tried to turn, or jump, or when I crashed. It was evident, they were not what I was expecting for my money. I'm just trying to help someone new to the hobby, and prevent them from making the same mistake. to make these vehicles do what you actually want them to do ( Savage, T-max, and Revo excluded) takes experience with set-up, clutches, slipper clutches, shocks, and lots of other things that newbies have no clue about, as opposed to a good RTR Buggy, or Truggy that can be started, and raced, or bashed with confidence.
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