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Old 07-30-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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im getting away from electric onroad and starting over with nitro offroad(big change)...what should i look for in a nitro offroad vehicle, basically just give me a little advice on what way to go.
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Old 07-30-2005, 04:47 PM   #2
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it depends what you want? do you want
stadium truck?
1/8 buggy?
monster truck?

i would suggest stadium or monster truck to start off with and once you get comforatble with the speed and handling, you could move up to a 1/8 buggy but its all what you thing. i would sugeest NOT to start with 1/8 because there big and got lots of power go stadium truck for now, this is my 2 cents!
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Old 07-30-2005, 05:27 PM   #3
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ok thx for the advice.
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Old 07-30-2005, 07:52 PM   #4
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Monster truck and 1/8 are the two biggest nitro classes around here. MT looks like a ton of fun but I can't handle 3 different nitros. 1/8 is awesome if you can control it and know the basics about getting around the track safely. 1/10 gas truck is I think the most fun to race if you have a full class and can throttle control the 2wd. I think gas truck can teach you how to be a better racer as you have to learn control otherwise you end up hating your truck. If you can get a gas truck around the track decent then you should be able to handle a mt or 1/8 with no problem. But they are all different to drive and I'd have to say MT must be the easiest because they are pretty much self marshalling.

Gas trucks are the easiest by far to maintain and work on by far. Much, much less moving parts, and the diffs aren't oil filled just mechanical. Except the new jato.
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Old 07-30-2005, 09:06 PM   #5
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cool, i was looking at a jato or a rc10gt but still havnt decided what to get
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Old 07-30-2005, 09:11 PM   #6
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i would say either a RC 10 GT or a team losi XXX-NT RTR would be great the jeto is fine, but someone at my track has one and the gas tank is to small and it runs out of fuel to fast or something like that, there brand new so dont jump on the band wagon, stick to the trucks everybody knows about and has!
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HeY!!!


jbrow1 i will 2nd that... id definatley start out w/ 1/10th truck because it made me a better driver... first time i raced it i was like wow i learned alot how to pedal it and all that. its a blast i think.... just wish i could race it more. or else i plan on racing 1/10 next yr. more befor i get a 1/8th just so i know more about nitro in general... if you want a racing truck team losi, and team ae are best two out there to get. if u have any questions about either i can try to help or else hundreds of others will get ur back to help out


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By the way, most pros started off in the ST class so i think that will be the best way to go.

Have a look at the RC10GT and the XXX-NT. The JATO is damn too expensive.

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Old 07-31-2005, 11:02 AM   #9
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i agree the jato is really expensive...i like the rc10gt also =P
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XXX-NT DRAKE ALL THE WAY!!!!
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Old 07-31-2005, 11:15 AM   #11
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im most likely going to go with the rc10gt cause i have a tc3 right now and im alrdy used to team associated so it would make it a bit easier
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I agree that a gas truck will make you a better driver. I have raced electric cars since the late 80's (87 to be exact) and just now starting out in nitro.

I have a Losi AD1 and the Mugen MST1 and I like them both. I think one of the major keys is to get an engine that you can handle. My Losi has an OS TR and man, it has to much low end. My mugen has an OS CVR and its smoother and still fast.

these trucks are still way fast!
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Old 07-31-2005, 01:44 PM   #13
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cool very good advice definatly think nitro is the way go
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yes the jato is very exspensive, and it aint very good for racin i saw a few in action and they were all ova place... the also dont have enough time for 2 speed to kick in...im sure you can take it out though.....


by goin w/ associated it is goin to make it a lil. easier for rebuildin the shocks, and diffs... or else rest will be same for setup changes. the gt is a lil easier to clean it... just because you wont have the brace in your way...(just my $0.02) not that it will make clean up process much faster so yeah.


well good luck w/ the choice you make and have fun... nitro is a blast.
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Old 08-01-2005, 02:45 PM   #15
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arg i dunno i might end up staying with my electric on road...
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