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Old 09-26-2003, 06:12 AM   #1
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Default Why not buy a GT RTR?

Been out of the hobby for a while (last car bought was a RC10CE) and am thinking of starting up again. Thinking nitro this time though.

I've been looking at RC10GT's and here's some prices (can$) from my LHS:

GT Sport :$300
GT Team Built:$320
GT Team Edition:$450
GT RTR :$470

What's a Team Built? Like an RTR minus radio and engine?

What's the difference between a Sport and a Team? Just ball bearings and lots of blue parts?

What will an engine run me (in Canadian pls). If it's around $120 or $150 why shouldn't I just get an RTR? It's like getting a radio for free. Cheap radio, but still...

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Old 09-26-2003, 03:33 PM   #2
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When you say team edition I hope you mean factory team, if not that price is way to high. If your going to race you should get the GT factory team because it come with high quality/better components. Like Ti turnbuckles, pro-line tires and body, carbon fiber shock tower, PTFE shocks, and a bunch of other stuff. Puls you choose what engine you put in so you can get a good one right off the bat, same goes for the radio system. A decent engine is going to run about $200-240 and then you need a starter box, a decent pull start engine could be around the same price or as much as $270.
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Old 09-26-2003, 04:26 PM   #3
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Remeber those are Canadian prices! BTW, check out Team Associated's web site, they have refurbished RTRs for $230 American, probably $320 or so Canadian.
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whats a Team Built version?
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That version is an ARTR, Almost RTR. It's an RTR without radio or engine based ao the team kit not the factory team kit.
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That version is an ARTR, Almost RTR. It's an RTR without radio or engine based ao the team kit not the factory team kit.
does it have bearings instead of bushing?
Is this still the black tub chassis version?
no blue parts?
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it will have bearings and the blue flatish type chassis. the newest ones have the 3/16" rear axle bearings. metal servo gears, should be no more than $310.00 us.
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Check with skip johnson the one leg hobby guy for all your rc needs lots of knowledge.
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