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Old 06-14-2006, 09:49 PM   #1
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Hi, im planning to get a nitro stadium truck and im wondering what to get. Im thinking of getting the Jato 3.3 or the Losi XXNT AD2. Do you guys think the JAto is good for racing or is it only good for high speed runs/backyard bashing?

For the XXNT AD2, what engines do you guys recommend for racing and also for just playing around. Thanks.
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Jammin CRT RTR, Kyo STS, or 1/8 buggy etc.

From the feel of the hobby, it looks like stadium is dying out. And the fact that they are almost the same in price. More bang for your buck with 1/8 scale. This is my opinion.
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what you mean they are dying out? Which ones are still going strong and growing?
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what you mean they are dying out? Which ones are still going strong and growing?
Stadium trucks period are dying out. When you go to local/club tracks you will always find more 1/8th scale then 1/10th scale.

10th scales are a little cheaper and take more skill to drive
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Heres the laydown of it all. New comers to the hobby want instant results so they are dropping 1k on a new buggy or truggy because you don't need any throtle control. The guys who have been in the hobby a while want a change to keep things interesting so after x years of 1/10 scale they are now running truggy/buggy. I'm sure 2 years from now 1/10th scale will become revamped when people learn to drive their cars again. Go to your local track and find out what they are running. If they are running 1/10th scale then the ad2 or the new associated rc10gt2 will be your best choice. The gt2 should be easier to clean up, but performance wise the two will be very close at club level racing. As far as a motor is concerned get a o.s. cv-r w/ a rotary carb. They are good fast engines w/ a 2 year warranty and they will not break the bank. It will give you all the power you need for 1/10th scale racing. A high end 1/10th scale roller and engine should cost you around $400. A high end 1/8th scale roller and engine will be around $750+. A great investment that will make cleaning much easier on you is a $60 air compressor from wal-mart. Spray your car down in denatured alchohol, air it clean and it will be clean as new.
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thanks for the info. Can you tell me what are the pros/cons of rotary and slide carbs because I really have no idea which one is better for what or anything about nitro.
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Slide carbs require more attention paid to the setup of your throttle linkage and radio adjustments to provide a more linear and driveable powerband. When set up correctly, you can't tell the difference. Seriously.

Rotary carbs are much less finicky in terms of getting your linkage correct. You throw it in the car, and it works.
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