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Old 12-05-2008, 11:51 PM   #1
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Default What's the general consensus on the HPI Hellfire?

I like it but then again, I don't know anything...
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:49 AM   #2
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Just askin for a lil' help...
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:07 AM   #3
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I think it's pretty sweet.
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:37 AM   #4
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I found mine to be a bit fragile compared to othe truggies , it turned well off power but pushed on power I got on well jumping it but it seemed to need a certain technique to get it to jump consistantly.
It would not be a good choice if your going to race as it isn't very competative and part support now seems nearly non excistant.
I havn't seen one on the track for nearly two years although there were a lot sold.
Sorry to be so negative but these are just my views.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:36 AM   #5
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I agree if you are going to just bash go ahead and get it but if yu want to race it I wouldnt even consider it.
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:11 AM   #6
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friends dont let friends buy hellfires ...unless there strickly bashing ...and even then friends dont let friends buy hellfires
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man good luck....my whole 1st season i tried and tried ...fixed and fixed ....
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:45 PM   #8
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No need to be sorry for all the negative talk. I'm looking for the facts here so it's all good.
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:46 PM   #9
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I'm looking for mostly a basher but also something that would be fun to take to a track and dink around you know? Nothing serious.
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:56 PM   #10
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8ight truggys are tough.
so are the Jammin CRT's but they would be a but slow compared to todays truggys (8t mbxt strr X2-crt)
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:58 PM   #11
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I would just get a RTR from A more race bred line like Jammin, Cen, Hobao, and I am not shure what others make RTR versions look around.
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The HoBao is pretty cheap. Sweet.
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:27 PM   #13
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The Cen is a good truggy. If you are considering racing eventually, there is the small spur gear conversion that will make the Cen TR Arena truggy more competitve.

As a RTR, The Cen Matrix is one tough rig and you can find them pretty cheap now.
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:07 PM   #14
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Me and my brother race our hellfires without any problems all summer long. Me I've had mine since they first come out with very few problems or breakage. My brother had a Lightning Pro-R which is crap. Something always broken or screws pulled out. I gave him my SS kit that i gotten for parts only from tower for 230.00. Now sits back and enjoy racing without being broken that he's beating me now with my setup

Mine turns very well and has on power steering most don't beleive it's a Hellfire. Because all THIS CRAP on the internet and that most who also say this crap never ran one only going off what they read online. Most gave up also because they had no factroy drive telling them have setup use. These are the poeple who jump from truck to truck to truck never learn HOW to setup up a R/C vehicle. Yes the setup has to be more on spot tires the biggest thing because the chassis is so stiff. It is one of the stiffest chassis out there.
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yeah i was pretty hard headed about reading reviews too ...how many people still sell the the hellfire ss?..theres a reason 4 that
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