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Old 12-12-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
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I got my first and it's used Nitro truggy a XT2, and it has a XTM 457 engine in it. It came with a starter box and to me it seems like a big pain in the butt to use and start it with. It seems like a pull start would be a lot easier and I wouldn't have to lug around the starter box and worry about recharging it. So are the pull starts really that bad or problematic? I am considering buying the pull start assembly for $30 unless its a huge mistake? All comments are appreciated.

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Old 12-12-2010, 09:10 PM   #2
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pull starts will break on you regularly. get a roto start. i think is the most convenient way to start ur car.
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It shouldn't be a lot of trouble to start it with a box. Are you alignment pegs correct? If they are, it should be easy to start.
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If you can tune a motor somewhat ok, and are bashing and just having fun. The pullstart is the way to go. Also if you don't pull the cord like your trying to start a lawn mower, the pullstart should last a long time. Rotostarts are generally easier for people who may have a little trouble tuning a motor. But it's just another thing you have to haul around and charge. And is a lot harder on one way bearing then there pull start counterparts.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:02 PM   #5
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Started boxes are preferred by all racers. Pull starts and rotostart creates tuning nightmares.
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Not only are pullstarts rough on your arm & hands, they are easily broken and will need to be replaced often. Not to mention if your engine is having a bad day and doesn't want to fire on the first couple pulls. Its so much easier to use a starter box. Would you rather start your lawn mower will a recoil or electric ignition? Nuff said.
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Really?? Stick with the starter box dude.
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Just take the time to set up the starter box. Take the nitro motor off to get the bump wheel perfectly lined up and centered with the flywheel cutout.
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Pullstarts are fine but will not last long. Especially if this is your first nitro truck. You'll spend a lot of time pulling the little rope!

You better keep your starter box. Make sure pegs are well aligned so the flywheels hits the rubber wheel. You can remove your engine to make adjustment easier.
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the starter box is way more easyer then trying to start a motor with a pull start. Plus dont need a one way bearing.
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Hello All,

I got my first and it's used Nitro truggy a XT2, and it has a XTM 457 engine in it. It came with a starter box and to me it seems like a big pain in the butt to use and start it with. It seems like a pull start would be a lot easier and I wouldn't have to lug around the starter box and worry about recharging it. So are the pull starts really that bad or problematic? I am considering buying the pull start assembly for $30 unless its a huge mistake? All comments are appreciated.

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We have 2 rtr truggies and converted them both with pull-start eliminators to use on starter boxes. The starter box is the way to go.
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