My friend just went into our LHS and found himself a good looking nitro car. He used to be into electric off-road, but then he decided to spend his money elsewhere. Recently, I managed to get him back into the hobby by showing him all the cool new stuff that has been introduced into this hobby. When he went into that hobby shop he walked away with a $25 Yokomo GT4 RTR nitro touring car. The stock Yokomo YZ-18 was messed up, but as payment for fixing it and reinstalling a new engine and parts I get a free YZ-18! Yesterday I put the new clutch on the new Megatech .16 engine he got in trade for his old T3, and today I will put on the linkages and tubing. After the motor is mounted it will be mostly ready to go. What he didn't know is that he needed a pipe to go with the engine (The trashed YZ-18 didn't have one) and a front stub axle. The axles are around $15.99 and after that he's all set to go!
For $25 he bought a Yokomo GT4 (Still relativly new...no major scratches and hardly any chassis wear), a brand new Megatech Q16 1+ HP engine, a Hitech radio with servos, and a spare engine that now belongs to me!
The YZ-18 I get out of the deal is still in good condition, actually all it needed is a good cleaning. It was gummed up and the bearings were extremely clogged with gelled fuel. After a rebuild I found that it still has great pinch and excellent compression.
So...what do you guys think of this sweet deal?