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Old 06-23-2011, 03:33 AM   #1
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Is there anything I should know before purchasing a car? I am looking at a rtr losi 8 kit on amain the one with the temimentry for 700 dollars. The main purpose of this is to race. I race 10th scale stadium trucks before but they are dying and 1/8th scale looks like it is still steady. Would this car be good enough for an entry level racer?
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Here's some great deals for you.
Mugen MBX6/6T sell out (I think)
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That is an awesome deal on a Mugen buggy. It looks perfect....
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Is there anything I should know before purchasing a car? I am looking at a rtr losi 8 kit on amain the one with the temimentry for 700 dollars. The main purpose of this is to race. I race 10th scale stadium trucks before but they are dying and 1/8th scale looks like it is still steady. Would this car be good enough for an entry level racer?
The RTR Losi is more than enough to start out in 1/8th they are a good way for a newbie to get into it and add bits and pieces later. I see some well into the higher end of racing as well. The other thing is to check out your local hobby shop whats the brands they carry as i can guarantee you will be there wanting bits as the post is to slow some times.....
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Is there anything I should know before purchasing a car? I am looking at a rtr losi 8 kit on amain the one with the temimentry for 700 dollars. The main purpose of this is to race. I race 10th scale stadium trucks before but they are dying and 1/8th scale looks like it is still steady. Would this car be good enough for an entry level racer?
Yes its fine. I will just warn you to keep money for servos.
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What is all needed to make this a complete package where I can drive it?
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Yes its fine. I will just warn you to keep money for servos.
Buy two GOOD servos and learn how to properly set up your epa's and it won't be an issue!
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The Hitec 7955s are one of the best and most reliable servos. I wouldn't hesitate to run it on both throttle and steering. Keep in mind that's about another $200 on to your car.

I am a big fan of buying used, because you can get the best cars with option parts, engines, spares, tires, etc. For the price of a new roller/rtr. Just make sure the seller has pics, has been on here a while, and has numerous positive seller ratings, and no bad ones. Those Mugens are a good deal as well!

The RTR Losi is also a great way to start, but I would recmomend finding a good used car on here with all the gear you need, and preferably a broken in motor.
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What is all needed to make this a complete package where I can drive it?
A hitec 7955 steering servo.
a savox high speed is priced right for throttle.
ofna blue starter box...
150 dollar radio. I recommend Airtronics, but futaba is nice too...
AKA Tires premounted is perfect...
receiver battery NIMH 5 cell 1600..mine was 14 bucks..
Alluminum steering servo horn
oh an engine. Novarossi is my favorite but sooo many good ones..a good starter engine is the fusion x3 it's 150 bucks..and runs great..talk to Monty at Houstons engine service....
Air filter, clutch, unless they are included..they might be...
pipe. Dynamite 053 and get a novarossi header, they are just better than the dynamite ones and you can get the dynamite pipe by itself...
This stuff may seem way more expensive, but you will save money in the long run because you bought quality stuff...and have more fun at the track....because your not looking at a broken buggy or burning up the starter box, or trying to find a non metric screw....
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that just might to much for him right now. Just get the losi rtr, i have a friend at the track with the same setup and he races well with it.
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If youre in it to race Id more than recommend buying a used race car instead of an RTR Losi. Way better value for money (not saying the Losi isnt).
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