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Old 09-02-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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Default Kyosho DRX Subaru/DM-1/IGT2?

I'm a big Subbie rally fan and I'm getting back into nitro...just miss sound of a well tuned nitro motor.

Reading around everyone seems to prefer the DM-1 but the price point of the 1/9 Kyosho DRX Subaru Impreza WRC and also the scale look of it really appeals to me. I'm no racer just occasional weekend blasting around parking lots, gravel fields, loose sand/dirt. Does anyone own one and what other bodies will fit this being a 1/9 scale?

If I get the DM-1 or IGT2 I know the COG is a lot lower being a true on-road racer but I have yet to see any mods or true rally car bodies on them.

I turned my Slash 4x4 PE into 1/8 rally with custom mounting of an original IGT Subaru WRC body...but sure miss nitro!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Btw my budget is $500 and I have my own radio equipment/fuel/glow plugs/and lipo igniter. I'd also prefer a pull start.
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:49 PM   #2
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I saw the DRX at a model fair last year, and was impressed by the size and quality..

BUT!!... It doesn't have a 2-speed. So basically, the other two cars will be TWICE as fast. I got the DM-1, and it is fun.. Mine's been pretty high maintenance though, and a much bigger investment than I wanted.

The DRX is so damn cheap over here, I'd just say, if you like it, get it... Needs a 2-speed though IMHO...

The DRX is more a drifter I think. The IGT2 is much more capable, but needs a few mods from what I hear. It's also discontinued I think. The DM-1 is not all that easy to get parts for IMO.. At least compared to my offroaders..

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Old 09-02-2011, 03:51 PM   #3
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Yup that's the only downside of the DRX...single speed.

Wow I didn't know DM-1 parts are hard to come by. I heard Kyosho IGT2 parts are getting harder to find too.
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