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Old 11-16-2003, 11:16 AM   #1
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Default Going into 1/10th offroad nitro trucks ... help please ...

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Im about to go into RC Nitro Offroad 1/10th (i run onroad 200mm for 3 years now) ... and on my rc airplane club we are about to build an offroad truck in order to make some 1/10th offroad category for "Club Racing" ...

Now, im between the Team Associated Nitro RC10GT Plus RTR or the HPI Nitro Rush EVO RTR ... can anyone give me pros and cons of each one ... i had 2 nitro MT's and i loved them, but heard bad comments over the rush ...

thanks in advance.

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Old 11-18-2003, 02:42 AM   #2
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Any opinnions ?
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Old 11-18-2003, 08:25 AM   #3
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The hpi is not a race truck, it is for backyard bashing. The gt is a race truck and will withstand the punishment. Why aren't you considering the losi rtr as well? It is a good truck and is relatively inexpensive as well.
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Old 11-18-2003, 09:46 PM   #4
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Go with the Associated,
Fast, reliable, durable, tunable and when you DO break something, you can go into nearly any hobby shop in America and find parts for it. Cheap.
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Old 11-19-2003, 07:19 PM   #5
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i have a XXX-NT and i love it! the only thing i would do is to get the adam drake eddition because it comes with a lot of graphite and a nicer looking body. my only compaint with the XXX-NT is that the front servo is a pain to work on but it is worth the extra effort to have the extra striength of the dual layer chassis. in the associated truck the only thing that holds the front suspension to the rest of the truck is 2 or 3 millimeters of alminum where the XXX-NT has that plus a chassis brace.

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Old 11-20-2003, 01:24 PM   #6
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go with either the GT, xxx-nt, mugen(losi clone) or the kyosho(similiar to the GT)

Or which ever one you can get parts for the easiest.
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go with the rc10gt forget about the rest this in my opion is the truck to beat
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Old 11-21-2003, 01:49 AM   #8
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First of all Forget RTR you been racing 3 years you Know better!
On Dirt the RC 10 Gt is a Freakin Demon. I've killed mine many times but almost always in High Traction in Paved Lots with Street Tires.If you Want The Biggest Bang for your Buck Don't Buy the rtr or Kit. Just Buy all The Strongest and where you don't need strong ..Lightest Parts and kit it yourself! Back in The Day This is how R/C was Built and its even easier Now. If you Know your Stuff Do the research and by all Means I Highly Recommed the Robinson Steel Gears all that Nylon Crap Wearsout way too soon.
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Old 11-21-2003, 09:18 PM   #9
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look at the Losi Adam Drake truck, it comes loaded with nitride coated shock shafts, titanium turnbuckles, threaded shock collars, graphite and hard anodized parts, also a tuned pipe. it has everything. but to each his own.
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First off the MST-1 is not a clone of Losi.It has better shocks than the Losi,better plastic,arms ect...dont get me wrong,I own and race XXX-NT ADE and I love it BUT you better not look at it wrong,if you do it will break something.It is however the fastest egg Ive ever seen....just my .02
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Drive a properly set up MST1 and Ill bet your lap times will improve..Im not bashing on the Losi,like I said I have been racing the XXX-nt since the day it hit the market.I have driven a properly set up MST1 (a friends)we run the same motor and pipe, same tires just different trucks,my lap times improved by 2 to 3 seconds on the first qualifier I ran with it....again not bashing the Losi,I just wont buy the Mugen because no one around here (Dallas,TX) sells parts,and I like being able to walk into any shop and buy Losi parts......also I dont use any Graphite parts,they are weaker than the plastic,if take a arm or shock tower that is Graphite try to twist it,it has no flex at all,the plastic will give just a bit.I have never broke a plastic Arm on the Losi,but Graphite I have a box full of them.....
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the thing about the stiffness, is it lets the shocks do there job better. sometimes you want flex and other times you dont. it depends on the track and sometimes driving style.
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First of all Forget RTR you been racing 3 years you Know better!
On Dirt the RC 10 Gt is a Freakin Demon. I've killed mine many times but almost always in High Traction in Paved Lots with Street Tires.If you Want The Biggest Bang for your Buck Don't Buy the rtr or Kit. Just Buy all The Strongest and where you don't need strong ..Lightest Parts and kit it yourself! Back in The Day This is how R/C was Built and its even easier Now. If you Know your Stuff Do the research and by all Means I Highly Recommed the Robinson Steel Gears all that Nylon Crap Wearsout way too soon.

Yeah, i've been racing for 3 years BUT this thing its for CLUB RACING, Chile its a VERY EXPENSIVE place for RC and our club its mainly AIRPLANES and this is an ALTERNATIVE, not a main hobby ... thats why im bulding a little book with RTR and kit alternatives for the guys at the club...

thanks a lot.
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Old 11-24-2003, 05:28 PM   #15
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just go with the Losi rtr you will not be disappointed, easy to work on and very reliable, the jr radio is computer and the 590 servo has metal gears, good luck
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