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Old 03-27-2006, 04:13 PM   #1
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Me and my fellow co-workers are looking into getting Nitro cars and we aren't sure just what to get. First do we get truck, car or buggy and next, what brands are the best? I was hoping someone can give me some kind of rating systems for the brands.
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ok, do u want the smell of nitro, and screaming power?
or do u want like anywhere from 15-5 min times on batts?

both have pros and cons

also do u like on-road or do u like dirt flyin everywhere?
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Old 03-28-2006, 12:58 PM   #3
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Nitro no doubt. we started with the idea and thought of just racing them in our work parking garage, but my buddy wants to do that and be able to take it off road and to the beach. Myself, I have a number of other things to buy (ring) and I want to get something that is cheaper (not cheap) and is durable.
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As far as durability is concerned the rc10-gt is by associated is nearly unbeatable. It is a 1/10 scale stadium truck. drop an o.s. cv-x in it. Once its tuned you can pretty much leave it alone as long as the temperature doesn't change more then 20 deg. Then pick up some hobico high torque servos for steering and a standard servo that came with your radio for throtle. Something w/ endpoint and trim adjustments is all you need in a radio. You can find a radio w/ these features for under $70.
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yeah, and u can on-road race with the rc10, and parts are easy to find

and its cheap, (dont get a traxxas unless u geta JATO, T-MAXX,E-MAXX, or REVO)

the jato is another idea, that thing is fast, not to add the wonderful 2.5r motor, and with traxxas engine plan, once u blow your engine, u can get the new 3.3 for half the price

and u have EZ start, and alot of hop-up pontential, not to add that the JATO is wayyy newer
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You can pick up a ready to run rc10-gt for around $300 new. If you know enough about the cars to know how to properly rebuild them then ebay is a great place to look for cars too.
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Have fun...but take it easy on the beach! Sand will RUIN your car! be careful...
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