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Old 03-27-2011, 03:29 AM   #1
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hey guys i have an lrp s8 bx rtr i was just wondering if this is race worhty? and if it isnt what upgrades should i get?
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If your learning the ropes then sure and when you want to get serious upgrade to either a losi,mugen,xray,team durango,jq,team associated
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:45 AM   #3
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i have been into the hobby for about a year and had the lrp for about 4 months and i might start just like going to the track and racing a few guys there and then maybe go to the race meets and have a crack at them
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For sure, learn with something cheap till your more consistant. When you feel more competitive, upgrade. Wouldn't sink a heap of money into an S8BX in upgrades though.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:05 AM   #5
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so is there any point upgrading the buggy i have now?
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Race it until you know the basics and get more consistent. If you want to upgrade, look at what the fast local guys are running. Much easier when you need help/setups and parts.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:18 AM   #7
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for my next car i am looking at getting i wanna get something like a jq, mugen, xray or something like that, i like the losi and team associated but everyone is racing them at my local track these days and i wanna be a bit different
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the lrp is a decent car, just like the z-car in the US. They are a decent race platform that alot of people hace done well eith on the club sceen. It is all about set up and driving. Get a nice transmiter and servos and upgrade to a decent kit later.
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hey mate i actually just ought a team associated radio and i might get some new servos will that improve the car's performance?
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hey mate i actually just ought a team associated radio and i might get some new servos will that improve the car's performance?
Is a ten pound biscuit big?



HAHA, had to. Yes it will
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ok thanks mate, would i get better persormance if i upgrade the servo's?
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ok thanks mate, would i get better persormance if i upgrade the servo's?
Like i said about the biscuit, yes it will my friend, look for anything at or above
130oz of torque and .15 speed or faster) <-- you can do lower but thats my opinion.
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sure you do get a better performance go get yourself a good quality servo w/ a lots of torque!
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Like i said about the biscuit, yes it will my friend, look for anything at or above
130oz of torque and .15 speed or faster) <-- you can do lower but thats my opinion.
hey mate for the torque is the higher the number the better, and for the speed is the higher the number the better?
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You forget. That hotbodies. D8 or the hara. One
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