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Old 04-26-2007, 07:36 PM   #16
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I know it's gotten somewhat of a bad rap, but I'm running the Hellfire SS this season. Only got a few races on it so far but have had no major issues. I had two hard impacts this past weekend (one head-on with a jammin..he broke.... i didnt). Plus with the $280 price tag at towerhobbies.com it's hard to go wrong, and it leaves more cash for a better engine and pipe. Plus it was pretty easy to build.

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Old 04-26-2007, 07:39 PM   #17
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yea, i was hearing on here that people run the lrp .28 in them, but how do they handle, and what is this bad rep they are getting???
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:15 PM   #18
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I think the main factor is,how much will you spend.....Not being Smart......

If you have a Radio you prefer,Then RTR is a waste of money.....If you plan to upgrade immediately after buying it,Get the Race Roller.The Hell Fire,Hot Bodies Lighting,Just about all Company's are now offering these kit's.

You get the race goodies,Race set up.....Add your Radio Gear,Your Motor......
And Get to Racin!! LOL!!

Check your LHS and see who's Parts there Stockin.....
I ran the Lightin,My bro ran the Hellfire....At the club level,Most of them are Competitive........


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Old 04-26-2007, 08:32 PM   #19
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I've got a .21 vspec with jammin JP3 pipe. This seems to run very well for me with very good power thru the RPM range. I havent seen a hellfire with an LRP .28 yet, but that is a very good engine as well. I race with a guy who swears by them (he owns 4). As far as the bad rap...A while back i heard lots of complaints about more than average part failures. I really think this came from mainly RTR's but thats just my opinion. I've owned a few cars and trucks over the years and i dont care how well they are built.... you are going to break things. I've only had mine for a short while, but so far I'm really happy. The truck still needs to be dialed in and i have been having some steering issues, but these are inpart due to me using a 142 oz servo (HPI says to use at least a 160 oz.) I guess time will tell.
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The best Truggy is not even out yet




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Old 04-26-2007, 08:58 PM   #21
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The best is alway's yet to come! LOL!!

Rc what????? I never heard of such......LOL!
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From what I have been reading, the Matrix TR is very durable and aren't sloppy. There is a pretty good thread on this forum, give it a look.

Even if you don't use the radio or servos, dump them on ebay, you can get some money back, which is just more to your pocket. Figure $40 for the radio and about $15 - $20 for each servo.
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The best is alway's yet to come! LOL!!

Rc what????? I never heard of such......LOL!

Team Associated will be releasing a 1/8 buggy soon called the RC8. I am sure they will be working on a truggy shortly after the release of the RC8.

The might call it something different then RC8-T I was just guessing.


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I'm surprised associated didnt release the truggy first, seems to be the way most companies are going
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I'm surprised associated didnt release the truggy first, seems to be the way most companies are going

AE has always released a buggy first then a truck or in this case a Truggy. I am looking forward to the Gas Truck Nats at The Farm. If I am lucky maybe they will have it there????


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any of the true truggies are durable, as for RTR's, what I've always done when I get a RTR, is put the stock radio gear on the shelf, and when I want to sell it, put it all back in, and you can get more for it as a RTR than as a roller, especially with brand new radio gear,
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no mention of the XT8? if you want the best you cant go wrong with XRAY...i abused an XB8 all year and never really broke much at all...some parts are a bit pricey but the quality is there...

i am doing what i can to get one for my C6...

i am anxious to see what AE puts out...havent really been impressed with them in the last 5 or so years though...but i love my RC10 GT...
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