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Old 03-13-2011, 05:08 PM   #1
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I am looking to get back into racing RC after about 12 years off. I raced electric road course, but there is a dirt track near me that my son wants to start racing in the electrics. I myself may start with the Nitro class since thats what most guys are running here on saturdays.

So what is a really good truck to start with? I dont really want a good starter truck, I am wanting a nice truck to advance with as I get my skills back. Not one that will only work for me for a little while.

I'm not against buying a used truck as long as I know what to get and to look for. I dont know much about the dirt stuff since I wasnt ever really into them.

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I like the losi 2.0 8t ! great truck and durable
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If your looking for a truggy and need everything to go with it.,Starter box,Radio,servo's. Complete rtr I would go for the losi 2.0t. Very durable,easy to drive and you can upgrade to better parts as you go.
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I havent thought a lot about going with a Truggy or just a truck. I guess the truggy would be more stable with the wider stance?
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I havent thought a lot about going with a Truggy or just a truck. I guess the truggy would be more stable with the wider stance?


oh yea a truggy is way more stable and wider than a truck which i think your talking about a monster truck.
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If you have an opportunity, I'd recommend visiting your local track and see what the local fast guys are running, maybe even be able to drive one a few laps. If possible drive a few different brands to make your decission easier. You realy can't go wrong with any of the top name brands. In my opinion, the MBX6T is a very stable, durable truck that has very good drivetrain wear characteristics and can be raced at the highest levels. The downfall is depending on your location there maybe a short supply of parts if you break. Truggy is a great starting point getting into Nitro racing and is more forgiving than a buggy. Best of luck in your decision and wish you the best at the track!
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I dont know that the local track carries a ton of Mugen parts if I ever needed them. I'll have to check. I know they have a lot of support for Traxxas, Associated and a couple others. I hope to get out there again this next saturday and meet some people.
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I dont know that the local track carries a ton of Mugen parts if I ever needed them. I'll have to check. I know they have a lot of support for Traxxas, Associated and a couple others. I hope to get out there again this next saturday and meet some people.
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I dont know that the local track carries a ton of Mugen parts if I ever needed them. I'll have to check. I know they have a lot of support for Traxxas, Associated and a couple others. I hope to get out there again this next saturday and meet some people.


do you want a rtr 1/8 or a kit , roller ?
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rc8t
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losi 2.0t

Most common and successful truggies in my area.

All work well, I agree with the approach of going to the track, talking to people and seeing what works for you.
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If you have an opportunity, I'd recommend visiting your local track and see what the local fast guys are running, maybe even be able to drive one a few laps. If possible drive a few different brands to make your decission easier.
Good advise, if one is to expect that these cars have perfected their setup.
If one of them is on a bad setup that would really mess it up.

But then as you say, you can't really go wrong with any of the top brands.

I would one up on the Losi. The 8ight-t 2.0 RTR kit is easely the best way to start with a serious truck and get everything you need in one box.
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RTR vs kit. I could go either way, but for cost effectivness the RTR might be better to start with. I could get back on the track and see if I want to try and race for a while again without spending tons of money on something I would just try to sell this summer.

I saw the 8ight-t 2.0 RTR and kind of liked it. And the price was pretty good to get me started.

I used to race the RC10 years ago. Electric. I do like the Associated stuff too. The RC8t could work. So either of these would probably work for me.

The only issue I have with Nitro is, no experience with it, no pit help ( yet ).

I would just go back to electric but they only run them on Wed nights and I dont live that close to the track. About an hour away. So Saturdays are my only day to get out there and they all run Nitros and there are a couple of electric classes running with maybe 6-7 trucks or buggies in each one. Kind of a run what you brung deal. 2wd or 4x4. So not a big show for them on the weekends.
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go to the ten nearest hobbyshops and see what they all carry then make a choice part availablity is important losi associated mugen are great cars to look at
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I wish we had 10. More like 3-4. I am going to stick with the 3-4 top brands and was wondering which models may perform better than the other. I am getting some good advice here and thanks for that.
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what does your local hobby shop care parts for, Associated,Losi,mugen? which ever one, but then again i havent been to a hobby shop in 3 years since i found
a great ebay seller, pa39r, nitro-master,hopmeup, and rc-boyz are some of the best out there.

Ok, so for sure go with 1/8 scale.

My recommendation is the Factory Team RC8.....

If ready to run then losi8 2.0
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