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Old 10-16-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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I'm new to off-road, but I know for sure I want to get into the stadium truck scene. I've narrowed it down to the HPI E-Firestorm and Associated RC10T4 RS. HPI makes good products, but I don't own any. The E-Firestorm is right in my price range, which was the reason I choose it, but I don't know weather this is a good competition truck, or an entry level basher.

The RC10T4 is a bit more on my budget than the E-Firestorm, but I've had good success with Associated products before. Still, I know nothing about this truck, so what translates to success on-road, is moot here, off-road.

Bottom line, I'm looking for these criteria

*Handeling
*Setup difficulty
*Duriblity
* Part accessibility

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Old 10-16-2008, 10:44 AM   #2
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You would be better off with the associated i believe. That is what seems to have the best parts support and there are tons of people running that truck or even the factory team edition.

My reccomondation of those two would be the associated. (or you could go with Losi XXX-TCR)
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:59 AM   #3
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The T4 would be a better choice if you think you'll start racing. Lots of parts support and help from other on setup
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Get a T4. I have one for sale on ebay now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=tab%3DSelling
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Get a T4. I have one for sale on ebay now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=tab%3DSelling
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I am looking at getting a Losi Speed-T myself, and convert the diff to ball ,and getting some track appropriate tires.

Brushless ESC\Motor
2.4Ghz DSM Radio
Under 300$ shipped.

I don't see a RTR deal getting any better than this for a Stadium Truck...Then again, I want to run it as it's different than what everyone else does.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:42 AM   #7
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what do you plan on using the truck for mostly? if its for bashing i would get the e-firestorm, for everything else the T4
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Competitive racing on dirt and asphalt. Guess I'll have another associated RC in my stable.

Thanks for the replys...
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T4 is the way to go.
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