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Old 03-22-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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What car and motor would you guys recomend to someone just starting out in nitro. Would prefer a durable car thats doesn't need a ton of upgrades to be competitive. Also, durable motor thats not to difficult to tune. Don't really need it to be the fastest motor right now. was looking at the Mugen,Losi and Durango. Any others I should look at. Hotbodies? thanks guys.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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Like most threads of this nature, it quickly becomes a preference thread...meaning mostly everyone is a fan of one particular of one brand or another (Not saying everyone)....That being said, its best to see what parts are the most available to you first before making any decision.
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I have Associated RC8.2's and love them, but with that being said, the $369 price on the Durango at Amain would make me look long and hard at it if I were starting over. For The money, Werks and Alpha engines are hard to beat. Clutches M2C or Buku, and Savox servos. All quality, and reasonable priced parts.
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How are nvision motors?
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:24 PM   #5
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When I was looking at getting into nitro I had the same question. The losi 8ight rtr seemed to be the best/easiest way to get started with a new buggy. I ended up buying a used package that included everthing I needed from a local racer. It was not a losi but he helped me tons early on. If you buy new, look at the losi and a few upgrades. Otherwise spend some time with the local pros to help you decide. Most brands are very good. The local guys can help a lot when you are new.
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Otherwise... D8 or RC8 for a newby. They are easy to drive and are capable cars through the pro level. I run a Mugen and love it, but when I was new it would have been to aggressive.
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I myself am an associated guy, but the ofna buggys and truggys are very reasonably priced. The new ofna nexx 8t looks pretty rowdy. Anybody hear anything good about it?
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