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Old 05-17-2009, 06:31 PM   #1
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Iam looking for a car to get into the whole RC thing and leaning toward a RTR to begin what do you guys think about the HPI Sprint 2 Sport, its cheaper in price and looks good. but wanna make sure if i spend 200 $ iam getting the most for my money, any help will be greatly appreciated!

looking at racing, carpet tracks or pavement tracks as well as a possible carpet oval........
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:38 PM   #2
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look into hot bodies cyclone TC rtr
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:05 PM   #3
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I like the hot bodies but looked like 400 + $$$ I was looking for around 200
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:23 PM   #4
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Are you starting from nothing and need a transmitter, etc?

If not, $200 bucks will get you some pretty good deals on used cars like an Asscociated TC3 or an HPI Pro 4.

If you're starting from the ground up go with something new in the box.
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tamiya ta05, real good car with a lots of parts availablility. but dont worry the ta05 is like a tank should not brake anything
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:52 PM   #7
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yes iam just starting out, i have nothing..... iam still seriously looking into the HPI Sprint 2 Sport looks like a pretty good avenue, what do you guys think about going that way
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:20 PM   #8
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now after looking at tower hobby links that were posted the TC4 ready to run bundle pack they offer with charger and battery for 269 ish looks good too iam totally confused now
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TC4 is the best route period. No other company makes a car that will compete at that level, and still have the best parts support in the country. I have been in a lot of hobby shops in my life and never have I failed to find Associated parts. Sure Tamiya parts are available, but none of the shops around here have much for them, how about yours? Dont let anyone tell you it shouldnt break, you will break parts no matter what you get. If you dont mind ordering everything then almost any car will do, but sometimes I cant wait a week for parts. If you are starting out in professional level racing you may find a better touring car. If you want to race with anyone and have a fast durable car that is cheap to buy and maintain, you cant go wrong with a TC4. Also most Tamiya chassis will need lots of upgrades to handle extreme brushless power, a TC4 is almost ready out of the box.
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Cool Sprint 2 {Review & some tips}

REVIEW and HELPS #00

well, if you're wondering about the Sprint 2 Sport RTR?
i bought one for $200 from ebay/ Local pick up + a Venom 3000NimH which it was still new-ish 17T stock kit, its not at all a bad car.. i've had mine for about 4-5 months now... i recommend getting a 15T motor.
The stock ESC will handle down to 15turn.

be aware stock Esc will heat up frequently after a hard run...
Upgrades are available online such as [RChobbies.com.au]
that store is abit pricey on upgrades...

if you want good deals for hop up parts go to: [MelbourneRC.com]
email him about the parts weather their instock for him to order, dont worry he can get the parts within 4days. if local just pick it up after few days with a very GOOD deal. (03) 9325 - 1440

Say "Marlon" : recomend me to you.
and he'll fix yah up
cause im regular customer,
NOTE: his just buiding up his stocks
few months old new store...





TRICKS and MODS #01

the first thing i modded was the rear Diff. housing WHY!?
cause dirt and little stone gets jammed between diff. and housing
just cut away the housing nothing wont happen "i dont know why its closed" shoulda been open!!

your choice to open up the front, nothing realy gets in there.. but i did to may it look evenly lol.

#01.1

thighten the servo saver WHY?
gives you a better steering responce.




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HPI Sprint 2: My drift set up:
Novak GTB 3.5R
Carbon around.
Spool rear
ball diff. front
FDR: 7.72
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