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Old 04-12-2005, 09:03 PM
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What about a FT RC10GT?
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Old 04-12-2005, 09:23 PM
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Originally posted by revzalot
What about a FT RC10GT?
Considering how old the truck is, it's not bad in comparison to other nitro stadium trucks of today, such as the XXX-NT or the Nitro Evader ST. You can find these for relatively cheap nowadays, with RTRs going for about $120-$170. The parts are cheap and widely available too.
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Old 04-12-2005, 10:26 PM
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The GT is about the most durable truck you can find! They are super easy to work on also. You can't go wrong with a GT. But you can't go wrong with the Losi either. It's just a matter of personal preferance.
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Will a .12 Novarossi ns3 on road motor work?
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Old 04-13-2005, 01:52 PM
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The GT if you do the T4 parts mods I hear is pretty good on hardpacked surfaces. Without them the GT is more in its element in loamy conditions.

I personally would hold off and see what comes out from AE, lots of people are wanting a new GT, I hope they don't dissapoint again, at least release some sort of upgrade kit or even a parts and conversion list to do the T4 conversion that there team drivers are using.
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Old 04-13-2005, 01:56 PM
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True it's about time for a new model.
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Old 04-13-2005, 02:05 PM
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I wouldn't count on a new GT being released. That's been talked and rumored about forever. The front and rear mods are sold as a kit at Cresenzi Racing
Also there you'll find a link to the GT forums. It's one of the best single vehicle and easy to navigate forums you'll find.
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:04 PM
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The shocks are the same in length as the rc 10, but are twice as thick (round)...According to R/C driver, traxxas is trying to get ROAR to be a little more ?lenient? or to change their rules, b/c MOST RTR ST's come with a .15 or larger .18--evader, and They want it to change so MOST RTR's are indeed ROAR legal....
It is a clever statement.....IMO.
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:22 PM
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For what reason? So the trucks designed for bashing can go and play with the race trucks? Or so that a two wheel drive vehicle that will already have traction problems can have even more? The companies should all just sell rtr's as well as kits. That way the racers don't have to sell the stuff that comes on the trucks and then buy what a racer really needs in the first place. I'm not bashing rtr's either, they get a ton of people into the hobby. And make ebay a busy place. lol
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:25 PM
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it isn't really designed for bashing....it is made for racing, it really isn't aukward that it isn't ROAR legal most RTR's arent. I feel the same way....I hat buying a POS radio when I have a 3 channel futaba synthesised sitting right nest to it!?!
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Old 04-13-2005, 10:11 PM
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It does look like Traxxas is trying to change the "rules" with the JATO. We will have to see when they come out how they perform. I know there's lots of Traxxas die hards out there that's going to try to race it competitively. We'll have to see...
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I hope people do race it and that it's a good racer. Be nice to see other vehicles out there and draw more people to the class. I would like to see more duratrax trucks. I believe those could be comptetitive also. I think the Jato will draw some people to buy it just with it's 1/8 scale looks alone. Be neat to see one this summer.
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Originally posted by jbrow1
I hope people do race it and that it's a good racer. Be nice to see other vehicles out there and draw more people to the class. I would like to see more duratrax trucks. I believe those could be comptetitive also. I think the Jato will draw some people to buy it just with it's 1/8 scale looks alone. Be neat to see one this summer.
Agreed. The truck looks pretty good and I hope they come out with an electric version to replace the ancient Rusty.
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Old 04-14-2005, 01:27 PM
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Here it is as told by R/C Action magazine....
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Old 04-14-2005, 01:40 PM
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That stupid EZ start system AGAIN!? If Traxxas wants to be serious about racing this thing they need to start ditching these newb features and selling kits.
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