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Old 05-05-2011, 02:51 PM   #1
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The shell and lights are cool but as a whole I would not spend the money.
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You can buy an associated Tc4 RTR (a far better chassis, still competitive for club racing) for 240$ at Amainhobbies
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You can buy an associated Tc4 RTR (a far better chassis) for 240$ at Amainhobbies
Which is a far better car for less money.
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That is the same car as the Exceed RC cars...

http://www.nitrorcx.com/51c806-pro-b...nge-24ghz.html

SO maybe you can find parts for it.....plus they are only 169.00 there.

I would go with what these guys suggested, a TC4, TC5, yokomo, or X-ray, used here on the forums would be the best bet.

I would not buy it.
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Go with the newer madspeed fron nirorcx. it's the skyline it's a better chassis then the one on ebay.The new one comes with different chassis and balldiffs not one part will fit the one that is on ebay.I wounder where he buys the bodies with the light buckets.I look threw is store he has a bunch of different ones but he don't sell the bodies

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I wouldnt buy it, you can buy a well known brand for that price.
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I wouldnt buy it, you can buy a well known brand for that price.
true, looks like cheap china clone. should cost at least $150 less than the asking price.
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looks like a fragile POS
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You will get the same answers as with your other 3 threads about this car : "don't buy". That link Metalsoft provided is similar to the other link that I gave you before (on your other thread) except the one I posted - the car already comes with LEDs.

If it's the Lexus body that you're after check here: http://www.r2hobbies.com/eng/proddet...=rcvp334310074

You can make most 190mm bodies fit on a 190mm chassis. Those madspeed cars are 190mm in width. HPI has some really cool 190mm bodies and drift accessories: http://www.hpiracing.com/drift/

Painting a clear shell and installing LEDs to it is not all that hard. It might seem daunting @ first, but it's actually fun. I would look @ parts availability as a factor in your purchase. When I first started out, I broke alot of parts. Not being able to run is no fun - so being able to find replacement parts is key. If you don't want to go through painting, etc - here's an alternative for $209 :http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...10-Camaro-Body
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Ive actually owned one, same EXACT kit, different brand
Its sold under at least 5 differnet brands.
Not junk, but is a toy. Think TT01
Mine was pretty well spec'ed, oil shocks, full bearing kit, metal centreshaft & dogbones: things that TT01 doesnt have in the kit.
But suspension had too much travel & far too soft. Esc unreliable crap.
Diff gears known to break really easily

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=604
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