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Old 09-24-2005, 11:25 PM   #1
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Hello!

Been off RC for more than 10years....
Looking to get an Inferno TR15 for starters.
I have the option of buying a new one or a much older with low mileage.
Looking to move to 1/8 sometime next year

A friend's friend is selling what he thinks is a year 2000 model?
No doubt the used car is much older, it's in great shape!

My question is, have there been any significant changes in the car since 2000?

Please help...
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:42 PM   #2
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If you haven't bought this car yet don't. Unless you are getting a smokin deal I won't bother with this car. I bought one when it first came out. It ran ok , but it was not engineered for racing at all. I bought it because I thought it would be a scaled down MP6, but iI was wrong. It desperately needs more travel and shock adjustability. Even more it needed a center diff. The stock motor was crap so I didtched it for a novarossi .12 with a MIP header for a T-maxx and associated pipe. THe car was really fast. I also used HPI super rims and buggy rear tires for rubber all around. Perfect fit and good selection of rubber treads. The car was fun at times, but I out grew it real quick. Just step up to 1/8 or look at the 4 wheel drive stadium trucks. You will be way happier in the end trust me.
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I had one for a little while. You may have better luck getting parts for it since you're in Asia, but in the U.S. it's nearly impossible to find parts for it. I also wasn't too impressed with the way the buggy was built (Such as the suspension arms being held to the chassis by a "Cup and Ball" joint...not too durable) and the fact that it is top heavy.
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:51 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies!
I am possibly getting one for a real steal. I will know tomorrow.
I do understand that the Inferno TR15 is probably under-engineered but it's probably gonna do the job of keeping me occupied for a while.
I plan to get a 1/8 early next year but I would really like something to have a little fun with for now. Also, it takes time to save the $ for a nice 1/8
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If it is a steal then go for it. When the decision comes to move up to 1/8, you will already have a general idea of what it will be like and how you will overcome any problems.

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Old 10-01-2005, 05:42 AM   #6
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I'd say it would get you a better understanding of on-road racing. Just the way the car runs especially on the street. The car is not that closely related to 1/8 scale. The mini 777 maybe would be a better cross over to 1/8.
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I'd say it would get you a better understanding of on-road racing. Just the way the car runs especially on the street. The car is not that closely related to 1/8 scale. The mini 777 maybe would be a better cross over to 1/8.
How so? The Kyosho Mini 777 is electric and 1/16 scale

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Old 10-01-2005, 04:44 PM   #8
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Look at the chassis design. Yes the mini is electric and 1/8 is nitro, but the whole set up set up is a lot closer than the tr15. Most of the tr15 parts came from the fwo4. Example the diffs and the option 2 speed, and the shocks. come straight from the fwo4. The tr15 is just a confussed car design, not all offroad not all street , more rally with a buggy body.
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Old 10-02-2005, 06:54 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the replies and info!
Looks like I might be able to get some parts of the FW04!

I might have to wait for a bit.... the guy who wants to sell the TR15 (probably for a song and a dance) can't find the car! It's lost somewhere in his house which must be filled with lotsa cool toys!
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Some parts for that are available.......
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