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Old 12-16-2008, 03:03 AM   #1
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Default FT RC10T4 vs E-Firestorm Flux....I know, humor me!

okay so here's the deal I can get one or the other and this is what I plan to do...I am a newbie and have a Slash right now. My friend has an E-Firestorm (non-flux) and I like it very much. I have never played with a T4. So, this is what I am planning. I want to start (2009) getting in to racing at my local club against Nitro guys.....I plan to go with the E-Firestorm Flux, if I go that way. Or get the FT RC10T4 and throw a Speed Passion BL in it.

I want a truck that I can race with and keep up with the nitro's and I want a truck I can bash around some with too. The EFS fits that bill, yet so does the T4 with a few upgrades (meaning more $$)

I'm leaning EFS right now, but the T4 looks great too!

confused.....need some advice. Maybe someone out there has both of these trucks or has raced both...???
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:02 AM   #2
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I haven't used the EFS but I own a T4 and if you get rpm front arms it is almost indestructible I even hit a concrete pole and only cracked the rear plate will doing 73 KPH so it is damn strong and born a racer
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:28 AM   #3
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Yeah get the T4. I have one and there great. I put RPM Front A-arms on my T4 and there really strong. The HPI are ok but if you want a racer then get the T4.
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for entry level basher and novice racer the f/s is probably better and cheaper to start. take the xtra cash and buy a lipo and good charger
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:40 AM   #5
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if your gonna race definitly FT T4, you can bash it if you want.

The hpi isn't ideal if you wanna race. Could you race it yes ! but you will probably be having to find you own set-up and carry your own parts with you.

get the t4, you can't go wrong. It may be alittle more but you won't have to buy another car like you would when you realise the hpi isn't a true racer.
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:47 PM   #6
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+4 on the T4. Nice customizable truck with good part support.
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I ordered a Flus on Friday and according to FedEx it is a few hours away from being delivered so Ill tell ya how it is when I take her out.
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I have the E-firestorm and I put my own brushless in it (bought it before the Flux version was around). I would not suggest you buy it for a race truck, but it is a fun basher. The weight bias front to rear is totally wrong. The truck always tries to pull wheelies even when you don't want it to. I thought the sealed diff would be a neat idea so that I didn't have to rebuild a ball diff all the time, but it leaks like crazy even with new o-rings. Also, the front hinge pins don't fit correctly in the front bulkhead and this makes for a ton of slop. It is a neat basher since it has 12mm hexes on all 4 corners so there is a wide range of tire options (even sedan tires if you want to). I found it runs on the road quite well with super nitro RS4 wheels and tires.

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I just opened my new Flux like 5 minutes ago and its sick. Too bad theres snow outside
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Thanks guys/gals!

Now, to decide on a Hobbywing 9T 60A BL (decided Speed Passion too expensive for me) or Mamba Max 4600....hmmm
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I have a 10T it is plenty fast (73 KPH) and i have the gearing so it hits 175 F in 20 minute so it will be faster with better gearing
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