the mugen or hpi are the better car hands down, I've had a ntc3, good car, but fragile to hits, without mods to shock tower/ gearcase mounting its worthless, needs ver.2 rear susp update,pillow balls for rear susp prone to stripping in arms, I could go on.
the Mugen just plain and simply works and works well MTX3 or 4, HPI also good car, take a look at what most people run at any large race you'll see what wins and works.
But, Is it farther to Seattle or by Bus??????
Be obsequious as opposed to obtuse
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