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Old 10-22-2002, 07:06 PM   #1
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I am looking at buying a gas offroad rc car. I was looking at the hpi nitro rush. Would this be good for a first car? What mods should I do to it? I have about 500 to spend. The other guys all mostly have onroad cars so they are pretty quick (60mph) and I would like to half way hang with them, but I want to jump and give it a little beating. So.....? Thanks alot for any replies...
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Old 10-23-2002, 05:34 AM   #2
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If your in the market for a stadium truck, the Associated RC10 GT is a better buy - the Rush still has a few durability issues, whereas the RC10 is bulletproof, pretty much.

The truck won't hang with the gas onroad cars for top end, but it will be a lot more usable, stable on bumpy roads, and jumpabel too.

Your friends cars probably aren't hitting 60mph anyway, unless they're running on BIG open spaces.
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Old 10-23-2002, 06:07 AM   #3
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The fastest is hitting 57mph, sorry. A cop clocked them in a Super Walmart parking lot. But I will look up that truck. Can I get a 2 speed tranny for it?
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Also check out the Losi rtr. It has a better radio then the GT. Main thing is get what you can easily get parts for. None of them other then the Nitro MT have 2 speeds available for them out of HPI, Assoicated, and Losi. Some other brands have 2 speeds, like CEN, but I would only get something you can get parts for.
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Old 10-24-2002, 06:55 PM   #5
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The fastest is hitting 57mph, sorry. A cop clocked them in a Super Walmart parking lot. But I will look up that truck. Can I get a 2 speed tranny for it?
Cops radars always read high, look at my driving record for proof.
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dont get an rc car based on its speed.
get one that your nearest lsh has parts for it.
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Old 10-25-2002, 06:15 AM   #7
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My local skateboard store, stocks rc parts. I am good friends with him so he will get me the parts I need. I dont neccesarly (damn I cant spell ) want one for speed, I want a good jumper. Would a buggy be better for jumping than the truck? We have a place with some killer little jumps that would be perfect for a rc car. So truck or buggy for jumping? O yea and which one will be faster?
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Well, in that case get a 1/8th scale buggy equipped with a C5 RB plus 053 pipe. Better yet get a JP modified.
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if yer lookin to race on a big open track. get a 1/8 scale buggy for sure. but if the track is smaller i would get the gt or the xxx-nt. buggys have the exposed shock towers which can easily get damaged in a crash. especially on pavement. the gt is cheeper. but the radio in the xxx-nt is better. i would get the gt cuz i like associated better.
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