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Old 02-09-2006, 04:29 PM   #1
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Well my wife is getting my a truggy for valentines day. I get to choose, but not more then 700. that limits my options since i want to get a RTR truggy.

I am thinking about getting either a Jammin x1 CR-t rtr, and HPI Hellfire, and or Thundertiger st-1.

I know of the problems with the HPI, so that is the lowest on my list. So i ask you, which would be the best choice for running in teh desert and racing once a month. Also, are there any other truggies i should consider that up are to the quality of the ones mentioned.

You help is much appeciated.

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Old 02-09-2006, 10:19 PM   #2
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I'd give a thumbs up to the jammin x1cr rtr the buggy is awesome, and I think they are the first ones to do a truggy the right way, Meaning they used longer arms, not hub extenders!

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Old 02-10-2006, 10:52 AM   #3
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i have a St-1 and i highly recomend it, i dont really have much expereicne with the jammin, but i've heard it wears out really fast, but not sure if that is true or not,

i would say between the st-1 and the jammin, go with which ever is easiest to get parts for for you, you will be more than happy with either one, i went with the TTR because i can get parts next day most often if i dont have them in my box already, and they are pretty cheap parts,
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I would take the TTR with TTR engine over the Jammin with Hong Nor engine. The only problem area on the TTR is the ball cups that attach at the steering knuckle sometimes have issues. You can use the Jammin stock or TTR wide offset rims along with the TTR S3 ball cups to solve the problem. On the other hand a new pack of ST-1 ball cups is only about $3 so it is a cheap item to replace occasionally.
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well i had better parts support on the jammin, so that is what i got. Got a decent deal, paid 480 for the RTR jammin crt
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Why not the Hot Bodies truck? Personally I run a MSR but if I was to get something else the Jammin truck is the way to go. I'm just a mugen guy. BTW Mugen is coming out with long arms for the MSR before long, from what I hear on other forums.
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Jammin truggy.
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Old 02-12-2006, 01:41 PM   #8
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or this one
http://www.kyosho.co.jp/web/race/rac...nostr_pv_e.wmv
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save up a few more dollars and order hpi 5b.
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Only spending $500 is the way to go. I would still go out and pick up a good steering servo. Then you still have some breathing room for tires and what not.
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well i got my crt today, started the engine break in. 2 tanks thru, but i have to get a bigger piece of aluminum to cover the fins, still running to cold.

I plan on getting a new receiver, and servos to go with my xs3, and i have already order more rims and tires.
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One thing I would like to mention for you RTR CRT guys. You must remove the on/off switch and flip it over. For some reason when the company built the kits they did not think that the receiver would turn off after a hard landing. Just flip it over, so that when the car is on the switch is in the down position. I have already watched it happen to one owner.
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The RTR chassis is made of 6061. I recommend going to DACE mfg and getting the rear skid plate for this truck. They are about $10 and will save you chassis from turning into a chisel. I run one on my pro kit. Saves alot of money.
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One thing I would like to mention for you RTR CRT guys. You must remove the on/off switch and flip it over. For some reason when the company built the kits they did not think that the receiver would turn off after a hard landing. Just flip it over, so that when the car is on the switch is in the down position. I have already watched it happen to one owner.
Thats kinda funny, but then pretty sad. I didnt even think about the switch, but that will deffenetly be on the list of things to change tomorrow as im breaking it in more. I need to order some more springs too. The blues seem pretty soft.
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