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Old 09-01-2010, 03:41 PM   #4261
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Sweet!! I really like the rear end. Kinda looks like a 350z sorta back there. Fronts cool too!!
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Hey guys, need some help with picking a car. Looking at getting a ofna dm1 or the kyosho inferno gt2. What do you guys think is a all around better car. i will be looking at getting the RTR models????? Thanks for the help!!
I really like my Inferno GT1 now that I have it set up to my liking. Most of the guys here in Utah run the GT1 because we run shorter tracks often in parking lots. The smaller wheelbase helps the car on the tighter tracks. One of the guys here runs the DM1 and seems to like it alot also. I dont think you can go wrong either way. But for the Inferno it seems that a few upgrades from stock are highly advised. I would do some reading and see what looks the most ideal for you. If you are going to race it I would actually suggest buying a used and already upgraded car. It will save you money in the long run. Keep your eyes posted here, Ebay, and other places and you can find a good deal now and then. Especially if you already have radio gear that you like.
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The DM-1 uses the same diffs and the same diff cases as the X-1 buggy so you can order the shock towers made for the DM-1 with no problems. I have the towers from maxvelocityracing.com. Great owner and great products. I would use front shocks in the rear. Big bores are not necesary but if thats the only ones you got don't worry I don't think it will bother you.

For the guy that is looking for advice on buying a RTR the OFNA in RTR trim is a better car but both the Kyosho and the DM-1 Spec are preaty even in overall performance. When I say to go with the OFNA I mean as a RTR, since both have a few attention points to look out for. The K car has trouble with the tranny (this has been addressed but I don't know first hand if the problem persists). The OFNA has weak lower arm mounts but the aftermarket has the solution, again maxvelocityracing.com has what you need.
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The DM-1 uses the same diffs and the same diff cases as the X-1 buggy so you can order the shock towers made for the DM-1 with no problems. I have the towers from maxvelocityracing.com. Great owner and great products. I would use front shocks in the rear. Big bores are not necesary but if thats the only ones you got don't worry I don't think it will bother you.

For the guy that is looking for advice on buying a RTR the OFNA in RTR trim is a better car but both the Kyosho and the DM-1 Spec are preaty even in overall performance. When I say to go with the OFNA I mean as a RTR, since both have a few attention points to look out for. The K car has trouble with the tranny (this has been addressed but I don't know first hand if the problem persists). The OFNA has weak lower arm mounts but the aftermarket has the solution, again maxvelocityracing.com has what you need.
DM-1 is a great car. Super strong, handles good, easy to adjust/set-up... We are running the Cobra GT prototype in Spec and the DM-1 in Open.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:11 PM   #4265
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Thanks for the input guys, i think i am leaning towards the dm-1 spec, my local hobby shop has one and they offered it to me at a really great price!!
Plus one thing i found out is the gt-2 you are limited on what bodys you can get for the car
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:23 PM   #4266
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Very nice let us know when it's coming.

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Well guys, just received an email from ALPHA RC Factory asking me to show you something.

This is the CAD projected ALPHA-R2 Body for 1/8th Scales GT Cars (DM1S, Buggy Transformed, etc ...) :














The body will be available mid november this year.

Alpha RC exclusive distributor for Continental USA (as we have already one for Puerto Rico) its selected and will be announced soon, distributor its building the first order so USA will have ALPHA RC very very soon ...

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Thx man, I am waiting for his reply.

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The DM-1 uses the same diffs and the same diff cases as the X-1 buggy so you can order the shock towers made for the DM-1 with no problems. I have the towers from maxvelocityracing.com. Great owner and great products. I would use front shocks in the rear. Big bores are not necesary but if thats the only ones you got don't worry I don't think it will bother you.

For the guy that is looking for advice on buying a RTR the OFNA in RTR trim is a better car but both the Kyosho and the DM-1 Spec are preaty even in overall performance. When I say to go with the OFNA I mean as a RTR, since both have a few attention points to look out for. The K car has trouble with the tranny (this has been addressed but I don't know first hand if the problem persists). The OFNA has weak lower arm mounts but the aftermarket has the solution, again maxvelocityracing.com has what you need.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:03 PM   #4268
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I run on a pretty big split level parking lot, topping out around 60-63 on the front straight.. Im debating if i will be beneficial to use the win on my corvette Looks cool with or without it but concerned about aerodynamic drag for top speed and/or losing the downforce that it gives for handling

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Hey guys, need some help with picking a car. Looking at getting a ofna dm1 or the kyosho inferno gt2. What do you guys think is a all around better car. i will be looking at getting the RTR models????? Thanks for the help!!

Cant vouch for the dm-1 but the GT2 is a beast! Very very durable.. Except i hear the stock 2-speed is bunk (i run center diff) As faras bodies there are about 5 to choose from or 6-7 if you consider dirt oval bodie.. Again not sure how many you can get for the dm-1?

Also the GT2 is lighter yet bigger and more scale looking to me..
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I run on a pretty big split level parking lot, topping out around 60-63 on the front straight.. Im debating if i will be beneficial to use the win on my corvette Looks cool with or without it but concerned about aerodynamic drag for top speed and/or losing the downforce that it gives for handling

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What engine are you running...
And what gears are you using...
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Just 1 question. If I use 2 short n 2 long shocks on my 1/8 gt buggy will there be any diff between running 4 front shocks?
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What engine are you running...
And what gears are you using...
Thats a million dollar question haha
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What engine are you running...
And what gears are you using...

Timmo.. you still in the search for speed
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Thats a million dollar question haha

It was silly of me to ask...
The reason why I asked is because I use to set up my GT for top speed runs and it took a hell of alot to get it to those speeds.



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Timmo.. you still in the search for speed

No,just curious.
It reminds me of when I used to be in search for speed.
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Timmo i forgot to mention that mines electric *cough*cough* that will probably help you figure out how i got there lol.. Well the speed quest is on hold for me right now, boss has the record at 91!

Our track is pretty cool and big though, so its alot about mph on the straight! I plan on making a youtube video this next week of us pounding it out
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