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Old 12-13-2008, 03:10 PM   #16
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If you are going to go MT go with the Associated MGT 8.0 or they have a model 4.6 whiich just has a smaller engine. Both are RTR and the 8.0 comes with an electric starter and the 4.6 you start with a cordless drill. My 1st nitro was the 4.6 and with alittle work you can race them. And tuning those engines are quite a bit easier. But I also agree with the used Pro grade truggy idea too. It just depends on what you want to do. Dont buy anything from Duratrax they make JUNK. Look on Utube at some videos of different types of rc vehicles and see what appeales to you the most.And if you go with either MGT they have their own forum called MGT.com and them guys will help you with what ever you want and they even make home made hopups and all that good stuff. BUY WHAT YOU WANT
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:14 PM   #17
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Earlier in the year I had and raced a revo. It was my first nitro "race" vehicle it was really fun and a good truck to learn on, bbbbbbbbbuuuuuutttttt as soon as you start with that at the track you see those really fast buggies and truggies and I wanted one and sold my revo at about the half way point of the season. So my $.02 is to get a buggy or truggy and you will enjoy it alot more especially when you hit the track
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:55 PM   #18
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ok. buying the revo.
ive researched hard on t-maxx and savage but i keep coming back to the revo.
i think it is the most all around truck for my needs.
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curious.. i live in idaho and it is currently almost 0 degrees outside and will be snowy for the next few months.

is it safe to break in a nitro engine in this cold?
or should i do it differently than the traxxas method?
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:43 AM   #19
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I would wait till this storm breaks before breaking in the engine. Let it get up in to the 30s before you break it in and to get the temps up use tin foil on the cooling head. That is how I broke my .12 in just last week before the storm hit.
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ok. buying the revo.
ive researched hard on t-maxx and savage but i keep coming back to the revo.
i think it is the most all around truck for my needs.
thanks


curious.. i live in idaho and it is currently almost 0 degrees outside and will be snowy for the next few months.

is it safe to break in a nitro engine in this cold?
or should i do it differently than the traxxas method?


yeah with a new motor you might just want to wait until it warms up a little bit more like the 30s-40s
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:00 AM   #21
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I figured that would be the case...
i do work at an auto dealership.
what about breaking it in inside the service dept. shop?
it has a large cement floor and would be 60degrees +
would that work?

after the 5 tank break in, im safe to use it in the very cold right?
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The auto shop would be good to break it in. The running in the col will be fine after that but this cold we are in now would be hard on the engine. With the high today at 5* and a wind chill of -12* it is a little cold to be running nitro outdoors.
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oh nice! your in idaho too!
im in coeur d'alene.. dealership in spokane.
tomorrow going to be in the -15 range i believe
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