no offense taken just wanted to be clear as to why so many questions. not new to r/c just nitro. actually, i did have one other nitro car. a Kyosho Assault. that was a long time ago. i was hesitant to get a nitro because i remembered how much trouble it was just trying to start that piece of ... nitro engines have clearly come a long way since then. i bought my ntc3 used,it had not been run in months, i put fuel in it and put it on a starter box and the engine lit up instantly.
on the other hand i am not sure i am going to repower with a 2.5 just yet. i am doing plenty of damge with just a .12
the main reason is that i am not used to having to check for things vibrating loose after each run. this time it was the motor mounts and i striped some gears. oh well. i have to say i have been bitten by the nitro bug and i am done with electric. jjust have to stock up with ALOT of spare parts