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Old 03-30-2011, 05:43 PM   #5431
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Guys I know this question has been asked before.Which gt is more durable dm1 or kyosho gt. I want to participate in the midwest series this year. And a recommendation? would help,21 or 28?
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Guys I know this question has been asked before.Which gt is more durable dm1 or kyosho gt. I want to participate in the midwest series this year. And a recommendation? would help,21 or 28?
They are both built by the same company HoBao. I would think durability is about the same.

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Ofna Dm1 and Kyosho gt are from the same company. Thanks
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They are both built by the same company HoBao. I would think durability is about the same.

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Since when???? You are thinking of the OFNA GTP and the DM-1.

Both are great cars, the OFNA has two parts that must be upgraded and 2 more if you want to. The firsts are the lower suspension arm mounts that many companies have upgrades in Aluminum. The other upgrades are the stand up servo radio tray (protects the servos from direct impact in case of being T-bone). The Kyosho has some issues with the transmision (I don't know if the last version was improved or not). I my opinion the DM-1 Spec is better out of the box but with some mods both cars are very capable.
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They are both built by the same company HoBao. I would think durability is about the same.

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Ofna Dm1 and Kyosho gt are from the same company. Thanks
NO idea who has told you they are built by the same company
but you have your info 100% WRONG

They ARE 2 SEPERATE companys.



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Guys I know this question has been asked before.Which gt is more durable dm1 or kyosho gt. I want to participate in the midwest series this year. And a recommendation? would help,21 or 28?
Both cars need upgrades to be durable I would choose the one that your
local hobby shop keeps parts in stock for.

Most people that race use a .21 but there are some that use a .28 its a preference. The .21 will always be better in fuel consumption. and
many of us have a old buggy/truggy .21 that adapts to this class easily.

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They are both built by the same company HoBao. I would think durability is about the same.

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Sorry guys, I read that somewhere. Guess you can't believe anything you read. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_73...tm.htm#7398806

Thanks for being so polite and mature about it.

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Guys I know this question has been asked before.Which gt is more durable dm1 or kyosho gt. I want to participate in the midwest series this year. And a recommendation? would help,21 or 28?

I got the DM-1 despite an ABSOLUTE lack of local or even continental parts support.., mostly because everybody said it was so much better than the Kyosho IGT2 - which I can get cheap and local.. I also read so much about the 2-speed in the DM-1 being so much better, and that the Kyosho 2-speed has so many problems..

Well, not sure I made the right choice in getting the DM-1. I have already fried a 2-speed and ruined a clutch-bell(totally stupid design with small 5x8 front clutch bearings..), which requires ordering parts from the States. It is frustrating to say the least....

I kind of think the Ofna does have overall higher quality, but yeah, like the other guy said, get what you can get parts for cheaply and easily..

I'm still trying to decide on an engine too. If you got the dough, I would think an OS 25XZ would be perfect......
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i like my DM-1 spec, I had it almost a year and a half now, i upgraded to the stand up shock towers but most go back to stock lay down towers depending on the track, car is real tough haven't have any problem with tranny but advise you to ad 3 bearing to front clutch bell(please no cheap bearing) ....also the GTP is awesome i heard but it don't have pbs rear suspension...just wish we had more bodies like the K-cars...Engine i went with a .21, more smoother power and more fuel runtime
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Thanks Guys for your help. On the car and engine choice.
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Thanks Guys for your help. On the car and engine choice.
You can't go wrong with either car. Like others mentioned, each as some issues that require a little more investment to make it more race worthy. The Kyoshos have 2nd gear stripping issues that their upgraded transmission fixes. The engines in the Kyoshos leave something to be desired on a track against competition and needs upgrading. The DM-Ones have better transmissions and the Force 28 engine is a strong powerplant and can hold its own against a lot of the engines that many GT racers upgrade in their cars. The DM-Ones are a bit heavier than the GT series cars. With that in mind, you want to use engines in either brand of car with a little more torque on the bottom end.
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Has anyone tried to cram an Evolva 3D clutch in their GT2?
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The evolva clutch fits perfectly well in the GT2, but the car is to heavy for this clutch. It is prohibited for the Ipanema WC. IŽd been using the yellow clutch for more than 2 years and it works great with the hard spring and mounted with the spring facing to the engine, it opens a little later and gives u more rpms after engaging.
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So it does work? thats great to hear. I am going to upgrade to a carbon chassis which will shed alot of weight. Cool. What do you mean run the spring so if faces the engine?
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Sorry it is before engaging
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The clutch spring normally faces the clutch bell, put it the other way so it is harder for the shoes to open.
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