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Old 02-04-2007, 01:08 PM   #31
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If you can afford to pay $25 a gallon for nitro fuel everytime you run out. Get the jammin.
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Old 02-04-2007, 04:21 PM   #32
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yeah... im leaning towards jammin.

My parents may do 50/50 with me, so i'll pay $225 no tax for the Jammin RTR... and i sell stuff on ebay (im 14) and have a decent ammount of $$$ (after i pay the 225 i'll have like 1300... so i can afford the gas and glow plugs and whatever else, since the only things i spend my money on right now is videogames, so i can afford RC and videogames haha.

Yeah.

I'm goin with the jammin, and some street wheels for like $50 so i can take it on parking lots and stuff.
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Old 02-04-2007, 05:50 PM   #33
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On our track the 1/8 scale buggies and 4wd electric buggies turn pretty similar times. Our electric buggies are running 11T and 10T mod motors so they are pretty fast. There are really no good electric 4wd buggies available in RTR fashion. You have to build a kit.

Check out Team Losi's 8ight RTR before you buy a Jammin. The 8ight handles better than the Jammin IMO.
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Old 02-04-2007, 06:22 PM   #34
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8ight is 650 + $50 tax

Jammin is 450 no tax.


$250 difference.... I dont think i'm willing to spend 700 on my first rc.
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Old 02-04-2007, 08:16 PM   #35
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8ight is 650 + $50 tax

Jammin is 450 no tax.


$250 difference.... I dont think i'm willing to spend 700 on my first rc.
The 8ight can be had for 550.00 if you look in the right places. It also comes with a Spectrum radio which is sweet. No frequencys to worry about.
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If you can get the 8ight with spectrum for 550 you cant go wrong
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Old 02-04-2007, 08:58 PM   #37
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Other question... whats a good cheap 6 cell charger to charge a duritrax battery (one of the ones on towerhobbies thats like $15)

I dont want to spend more than 30 on a charger
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:40 PM   #38
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What do you plan on charging?
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:57 PM   #39
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6 cell batteries that you use in a gas rc.
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:59 PM   #40
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The jammin says

"REQUIRES: Misc. Items: building and track equipment, one D-size battery for the glow heater, 6-cell battery and charger for the shaft start system, glow plug wrench, and eight AA batteries for the transmitter"
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Ok, i'm going to try and help you out with a complete list of everything that you will need.

---- An air compressor to clean up your buggy. $70 wal-mart.
----The list of products at the bottom of the tower hobbies page like $60.
---- If the buggy doesn't come w/ a rechargable reciever pack then you will need one of those too. They are like $15.
----Some diff oils. If the diffs get dry then the diffs will wear out very quickly and they aren't exactly free. The oil will set you back like $20.
----A better steering servo, The one include with the kit is not very good. Odds are it will be worn out in less then a month. You need something with at least 100 oz. of torque. $50
----A set of hardened hex drives-$30. Screws in nitro will come lose.
----Some blue loc tite-$8.

If you still aren't sure about what you want then perhaps you can actualy post about what you plan on using this car for. If you are planning on getting in to racing and there is a local 1/10th scale nitro truck class then I believe the best way to go is with a team losi xxx-nt rtr II. It is a great truck and it comes with very good electronics, most rtr cars have bad electronics. It will also go just as fast as your jammin. You will use half the amount of fuel. The 1/10th scale 2wd will also be better for teaching you how to race. Not to mention, you will be out the door racing for under $500 w/ everything you need. It would basicly be $200 less for the rtr, teach you more, and require less money in the long run. To be super fast in 1/8th scale it will set you back around $1200. To be super fast in 1/10 nitro it will set you back around $700, the same price as the beginner 1/8th scale buggy. To be rtr out the door 1/10th scale nitro it is around $450. Purchasing recharge able double AAs will also save you money in the long run. A rechargable battery for the on board componants will also be wise as well.
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perhaps u'd like a real comparison of elec vs nitro.

perhaps a GS Storm Pro vs a Fine Design Electric Storm Pro

or...if u wanna be current

a Team Losi 8ight Nitro vs a Fine Design 8ight

www.finedesign.com

Fear the Flashlight, their closin the gap

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You sound like you will be bashing so get the nitro.

By the way guys for racing you dont need brushless or lipos to keep up with nitro buggies. I run faster lap times with my Losi xx-4 with an 11 turn motor than my with my Kyosho 777wc. With 4200 cells I can run 8-9 minutes, they same as I get with nitro.
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thats true. most offroad brushless motors are around 10 turns anyways.
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thats true. most offroad brushless motors are around 10 turns anyways.
Most offroad BRUSHED mod motors are 9-14 turns. Most people using the brushless motors are using 5.5 - 8.5 turn motors.
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