R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-05-2005, 08:00 AM   #1
Tech Adept
 
ssdrop64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 170
Default RC10GT......help

hey Guys i just bought a rc10gt used it has a HPI 15 on it and a factory team tuned pipe. I want to race. But don't know enough about nitro. What mods/updates do I need to do?

also - should I get another motor for racing - if so what size? .12 or .15 etc....


I was talking to this guy about his murnan modified novarossi mt12 - what you think i should do to get into racing?


I'm used to electrics
ssdrop64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2005, 08:11 AM   #2
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 187
Send a message via ICQ to Grasshopperr Send a message via AIM to Grasshopperr Send a message via Yahoo to Grasshopperr
Default

MY MT12 will deffently be faster than that HPI motor.
Grasshopperr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2005, 08:21 AM   #3
Suspended
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,108
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

Do you need that much speed? If you need to practice, use the HPI you have, then go faster later. Upgrades will become apparent when you race. I'd only replace what is necessary.
Phatkat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2005, 09:49 AM   #4
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,318
Trader Rating: 28 (100%+)
Default

I'd say run the motor you have for now, hpi motors are pretty reliable. No need to go out and spend big money on a motor right now. Or any other mods for that matter. Get yourself a good steering servo, rpm reciever box, the right tires for your track and go have fun. It'll take you awhile just to get used to the nitro. As for a modified engine, learn how to tune on the hpi first. Commone to have a short lifespan on your first motor. But if it's used it may be worn out already. In which case I'd pick up an os cvr. They are easiest motor to tune, reliable, fast, and good price. Motors get even more finicky to tune once they've been modified. Good luck, the gt is nearly indestructible.
jbrow1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2005, 06:35 PM   #5
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: connecticut
Posts: 2
Default

i am newer to this than u r.. i was gonna buy one of these as a first car.. wat do u think of it
msracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2005, 06:43 PM   #6
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,318
Trader Rating: 28 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by msracer
i am newer to this than u r.. i was gonna buy one of these as a first car.. wat do u think of it
Of the GT? It's an awsome race truck. Can't beat the durability of it, or the competiveness of the truck. It's super easy to work on, and easy to clean. With a reliable motor on it, you'll love it.
jbrow1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 05:52 AM   #7
Tech Adept
 
ssdrop64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 170
Default

thanks guys - I've had Nitro before but don't know enough about them it's been a while. Like which motors are good etc.

I had an original nitro rs4 and put an Os .12 on it. Back when the rs4 was brand new, then I had a tmaxx and I put an Os .15 on it.

I can't wait till the truck gets here.
ssdrop64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2005, 06:19 AM   #8
Tech Legend
 
Cain's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: West Fargo, North Dakota
Posts: 29,527
Trader Rating: 240 (100%+)
Default

There is alot of info no the net about getting your GT to perform at peak levels, especially the various modifications that people to use some T4 parts and improve handling on smooth surfaces.

I would agree on the motor, if they allow you to use it for now, just keep running it till you get to a point where you need something else.
__________________
Member - Red River Radio/Control Car Club
< Tekno EB48SL / SCT410.3 | Tekno EB410 x 2 | Yokomo YZ-2 DTM x 2 | LC Racing EMB-1 Buggies and Truggies >
Cain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2005, 05:56 PM   #9
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,318
Trader Rating: 28 (100%+)
Default

If you're going to race, make sure you have the right back tires, or it'll be no fun at all. Also run some drag brake so it'll turn in better.
jbrow1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2005, 10:13 PM   #10
Tech Master
 
JoshR 85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Franklin
Posts: 1,345
Default

HeY!!!


what does the T4 parts do on the gt and will it help out alot... or is it just not for bumpy surfaces and only smoth???
JoshR 85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2005, 10:18 PM   #11
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,318
Trader Rating: 28 (100%+)
Default

The T4 or B4 parts make the GT a little bit wider both front and back. This gives the truck more stability. It's good on both smooth and rough tracks. But you'll notice it alot more in the rough, and landing off jumps. It helps quite a bit. If you're brand new to racing though I wouldn't worry about it though, and just concentrate on keeping it going straight out of the corners. That's one of the hardest tricks with the gt.
jbrow1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2005, 10:20 PM   #12
Tech Master
 
JoshR 85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Franklin
Posts: 1,345
Default

HeY!!!


Thanks... i'm only new to nitro racing or else i've raced plenty of stock and mod....
JoshR 85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2005, 10:50 PM   #13
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,318
Trader Rating: 28 (100%+)
Default

Then I would suggest that you get them. They do make it feel more planted. You can get the kits premade here: Cresenzi Racing
jbrow1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2005, 08:37 PM   #14
Tech Regular
 
beetlebz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 452
Send a message via AIM to beetlebz
Default

the rear kit from crescenzi also has losi style washers between the rim and hub. Its no longer a delicate balancing act getting your rims wrenched on tight enough not to strip without binding the bearing.

highly recommended!
beetlebz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2005, 12:26 PM   #15
Tech Adept
 
ssdrop64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 170
Default

whats a good motor race legal for around $150

i'm guess an OS.12 or something
ssdrop64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS/kanai 2/rc10gt arr/mugen mst-1 w/parts/rc10gt roller mint/recievers/servos thedoc329 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 9 02-02-2008 04:09 AM
RC10GT derricklong38 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 15 08-10-2006 06:56 PM
RC10GT $150 OBO TouringMaster R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 5 07-31-2006 11:00 AM
RC10GT NErc10 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 07-19-2006 01:42 PM
rc10gt killerbaja R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 1 06-27-2003 06:09 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:17 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net