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Old 04-01-2014, 12:10 PM   #9451
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Looks like I'll be the lucky one running the only short r8! Thanks Marcus!
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Hey guys, coming from Nitro off-road looking to get into the GT class. Could you guys give some advice on a good car/engine/tires to get started with? Thanks!
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Hey guys, coming from Nitro off-road looking to get into the GT class. Could you guys give some advice on a good car/engine/tires to get started with? Thanks!
Really 4/5 options and all will work.

Serpent GT - Best out of the box, fast, many racers running and places to get parts.

OFNA - X3 Gt - New car, less money than Serpent, quick at first race but parts and cars are a little hard to find currently. I'm building one currently

OFNA - DM-1 - Older car, heavy but will take a pounding and there are parts to get it able to run with the Serpent car. Used cars around $200. I can help with cars and set up, what I am running.

OFNA GTV2 / Team C - Good car, longer wheel base but can be competitive

Kyosho - What started the class, still a good option but short cars are a little hard to find. Longer bodies just look good, but don't race as fast.

Engine - Looks like a great GT Engine is Novarossi Ison, 5 port with good power and was set up for the GT class, plus easy on the cash.

Tires - Sweep 40/45/50 slicks or treads all EXP rubber and the slicks for smooth clean track, Treaded for parking lots. Use 40's for cold, 45 most all other and 50's for long lasting or REALLY hot days.

So, look at what you budget would be, where you can get parts and come join the fun Good threads here on RCTech for all the cars.
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Thanks a lot for the advice. Is the Ison just a P5? Sure looks like it lol.
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You forgot the TeamC GT8 short wheelbase car. Sweeps are good long lasting tires but Alpha's have more grip and turn-in. They don't last as long but perform better. And right now I'm kinda partial to the REDS R5 engine.
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You forgot the TeamC GT8 short wheelbase car. Sweeps are good long lasting tires but Alpha's have more grip and turn-in. They don't last as long but perform better. And right now I'm kinda partial to the REDS R5 engine.

I did not put the short chassis Team C on the list as I did not think you could purchase it as a kit in the states. As to the tires, On your track in Houston, Alphas have been better, but the new Sweeps with wide white inserts were better in LA, first race with the new stuff. I'm bringing both to Houston to see.

As to the engines, I have the R5 as well, but have seen the ISON win in heavy competition. Have not seen the R5 do that. I believe the WGT7 engine has won at the Houston track, so the race in 10 days will confirm how they stack up.
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Thanks a lot for the advice. Is the Ison just a P5? Sure looks like it lol.
5 port engine to meet ROAR rules. Question was asked alot in LA, and I'm not sure what the engine was based on. Head is like an off road to help with heat. Someone from Desoto could probably confirm if it is a P5 or not.

I missed the point the first time as well. Question was it a new head on a "P5" engine and not does it have 5 ports ...... LOL!
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Thanks a lot for the advice. Is the Ison just a P5? Sure looks like it lol.
ROAR rules is 5 port max
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I did not put the short chassis Team C on the list as I did not think you could purchase it as a kit in the states. As to the tires, On your track in Houston, Alphas have been better, but the new Sweeps with wide white inserts were better in LA, first race with the new stuff. I'm bringing both to Houston to see.

As to the engines, I have the R5 as well, but have seen the ISON win in heavy competition. Have not seen the R5 do that. I believe the WGT7 engine has won at the Houston track, so the race in 10 days will confirm how they stack up.
Yeah I didn't think about that. There will be tracks where the Sweeps will work better. In Houston they don't have as much grip or turn-in that the Alpha's do but they're still a good tire here. Havent tried the new ones yet but I've been using the Sweeps for practice. When did they release the new news? And yes the TeamC short wheelbase is available in the US from distributors like RCShox (Marcus Williams). Also a shop down in Brownsville that sells them. The R5 has won here in Houston at the hands of Tony and Marcus. So far after 3 gallons I'm pretty impressed with it. Packs a lot of punch for the money.
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When did they release the new news?
Tires got very hard to get mid Feb as they used up all the old stock. Started shipping new just before the Airtronics race late Feb/1st of March.

So if you puchase new tires now, it will be with the new insert and tire. I believe IGT hobbis should have some at this point.
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Are the vppro tires any good?
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Are the vppro tires any good?
I purchased the "Racer" deal with a set of both and ran them at the last Heart of America race in Lincoln, NE last year. They seemed to be pretty consistant, wore well and would be a great spec tire, but If you are looking for all out grip, the new Sweeps or Alphas are probably what you want. (not sure about the GRP and few others)
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I purchased the "Racer" deal with a set of both and ran them at the last Heart of America race in Lincoln, NE last year. They seemed to be pretty consistant, wore well and would be a great spec tire, but If you are looking for all out grip, the new Sweeps or Alphas are probably what you want. (not sure about the GRP and few others)

Thanks again for the advice. Would they be ok for a practice tire?


Also, since i know NOTHING about onroad in general. What is tire prep like?
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