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Old 05-05-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
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Hi. I am relatively new to RC and have been through a couple of electric RTR cars. I foolishly bought a couple of the chinese made 100$ electric RTR by torbian...or something like that. Both are broken and unable to get the parts. Next was the Traxxas Slash RTR...awesome and fun. Now I want to to nitro. Looking at the Losi Ten T 1/10. Thoughts? I have heard great things about this car from D and J hobbies guys. Is this a good one for the money? Durable? Easy to fix? Ect. Thanks for your advise
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Help a guy at the track tune one yesterday...he was a nitro newbie.

Finally got a decent tune on it, motor settled right in....had uber power.

He had the stock set up and servos on it, and I'm here to tell you this thing would not turn. Has a lot of weight in the rear with the starter and one way and such...perhaps just raising the rear ride height may have helped. Didn't get that far.

Now, I don't know if this truck even comes with fluid in the diffs...so I'd say you need to find some good set ups.
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Ten-T is a solid machine and a great package. I would get one if I wasn't so buried in RC cars already...It comes with grease in the diffs, no fluid. Look into setups but other than that, parts are available and it's easy to work on. It's just like an 8ight, which are awesome if you didn't know.
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you know ive seen a few and at first i loved the thing but ive seen a lot of problems with the starter on it. And especially it being close to 500 dollars id get a 1/8th truggy or buggy. Take a look at this. A pretty solid ride.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ster-Truck-RTR
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not a big fan of other than pull start or starter box starting methods. Just another thing to maintain and gather parts for, that aside it will be cool to see what AE comes out with.
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I quite like remote starts especially when you take your car out in the winter its the motor doing the turning not you pulling the pull start or freezing your hands off sticking a drill in to start one.

The Losi 10T is a great peace of kit liqfrce is so right about another thing to get parts for hit the head on the nail. It mostly boils down to what you want to get out of it.
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Are you into racing are bashing?
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Are you into racing are bashing?
Not into the racing thing. Ill go to the track occasionally but its mostly for a big dirt lot and street. I like to go fast and jump things. I am looking for toughness and reliability
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I found the starter pretty handy, really. We did have to use my glow starter...but once we had a decent tune and some heat in the motor the on- board worked fine.

Thing's got a ton of power...really fast.
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Check out the Mutilator. Looks nice and has auto start
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Ya for bashing go for a 1/8th scale truggy. I mean the losi ten-t is a nice car but i think its over priced for what it is. A 1/8th truggy will be stronger and when you do go to the track you will be way more competative and they will for sure have a class for it. The ten-t idk what that would be ran in..
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