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Old 12-12-2010, 06:13 PM   #1
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I have a friend that will sell me his Sportwerks Turmoil Nitro 4wd for $150. I have been out for the rc game a while and dont know anything about this buggy or buggys today. The buggy itself is in good condition and has a aftermarket pipe on it.

I guess all i am asking is this buggy a good buy, is it a good buggy overall, will it hang with the rest on the track? Thanks for the help!!
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:31 PM   #2
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discontinued--------was horizon hobbies own brand, then they bought losi.
That marked the end of sportwerks
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ebay has alot parts available.
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It was a good buggy like 4-5 years ago....I guess its up to you how good u wanna get in the 1/8 nitro buggy class.The curent buggies on the market R lighter ,"faster",jump turn,and handle better .This is the results of 4-5 years development in nitro buggy racing.
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If your getting into 1/8 scale racing you won't notice much between the Turmoil or any of the new buggies on the market. Alot people think they have to have the newest items on the market to be fast. I see atlot of racers spend thousands on there set up and can't even drive a straight line down the track...I say buy it...enjoy it.
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I say buy, you can learn how to drive with rather than spending a boat load of money on a pro kit. Then once you feel its time to upgrade, do so. A lot of people will just give you advice on what they drive, do you and have some fun.
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Buy it. Get spare lower front arms.
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Actually the guys r right about regarding :to start racing this is a good buggy and cant beat that price if that is including the engine,servo,pipe,ect...i should of pointed out ...
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Good cars, no longer produced, Handle well
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I say buy, you can learn how to drive with rather than spending a boat load of money on a pro kit. Then once you feel its time to upgrade, do so. A lot of people will just give you advice on what they drive, do you and have some fun.
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99% of it is practice. Get good with this car and then upgrade!
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That was my first buggy, I still have a ton of parts for it. It was a very good buggy. I say go for it. You wont be dissapointed with it. Ebay still has a ton of parts for it as well.
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Thanks everyone! It starts on the first hit but found out last night I need some clutch bell bearings but besids that everything looks great!! It has Spektrum DX2 radio system and all Spektrum servos and the pipe is a Skyline. Gave me 6 battery packs to go with the starter. Got everything i need to go to the track after i fix my bearings today.

A new indoor dirt track just oped down the road from my house also, so I WILL be hitting that up today to break something else on this buggy haha. Thanks again everyone!!

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I have a friend that will sell me his Sportwerks Turmoil Nitro 4wd for $150. I have been out for the rc game a while and dont know anything about this buggy or buggys today. The buggy itself is in good condition and has a aftermarket pipe on it.

I guess all i am asking is this buggy a good buy, is it a good buggy overall, will it hang with the rest on the track? Thanks for the help!!
NO..... I will not do anything. It will just cause frustration when your racing with top level buggies................ Thats My opinion.
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I want be racing big for a while. This is more just to have fun with and hit the track and get back in the grove of things. Later on down the line i will get me a up todate buggy but for now this should do fine (from what i hear) to do what i will be doing.

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