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Old 06-21-2012, 02:05 PM   #31
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I to am trying to choose a touring car. I see no one has mentioned the HPI Sprint 2 belt drive. Only the E10 has been mentioned. How does Sprint 2 compare to say a TC4 shaft driven car?

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Trying to narrow it down to this http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXBLWG&P=SM or this http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXMGP9&P=SM

I know the Associated shaft drive is lower maint, but I like them both! I've owned both brands..just not in an onroad vehicle. That TH easy pay has spoiled me, otherwise I would get a TA05v2 kit.
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I have the same Sprint 2 Sport car and the Club Racer version of the TC4. I think the TC4 is more durable out of the box and has great parts support in many places. I replaced the servo in the HPI before I even ran it.
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My friend is offering to let me buy his Nikko Dodge Viper for $60.
It will come with both of the bodies it came with, the car itself, and two batteries.
This will be my first hobby grade rc car if I buy it. Should I?

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Old 06-21-2012, 04:45 PM   #34
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My friend is offering to let me buy his Nikko Dodge Viper for $60.
It will come with both of the bodies it came with, the car itself, and two batteries.
This will be my first hobby grade rc car if I buy it. Should I?

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Dude that's an AWESOME deal take it.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:51 AM   #35
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I have the same Sprint 2 Sport car and the Club Racer version of the TC4. I think the TC4 is more durable out of the box and has great parts support in many places. I replaced the servo in the HPI before I even ran it.
Thanks for the info. Have you found the HPI belt drive to be a higher maintenance configuration?

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My friend is offering to let me buy his Nikko Dodge Viper for $60.
It will come with both of the bodies it came with, the car itself, and two batteries.
This will be my first hobby grade rc car if I buy it. Should I?

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Words of wisdom from an industry insider.. Nikko isn't hobby grade. It's cool and I'd buy it, but it's definitely not hobby grade. If you break the Nikko, you're screwed. Nikko is defunct these days. It's just a marketing company that slaps a name on r/c cars.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:51 AM   #37
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Nikko cars are definitely not hobby grade, and will be a problem to fix... good luck.....
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:22 AM   #38
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For $60 bux though that's a pretty good deal for 2 bodies the car and 2 batteries that's good deal to me.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:38 AM   #39
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Thanks for all you guys help but I went to my first off-road event last night and decided I want another off-road vehicle. So most everyone had SCTs right and I want one but my budget can't find a very decent RTR. I found some buggies though. Most of the guys down there had RTRs too but they changed some things out and so that's what I was planning to do with my RTRs. anyways can someone points ms in the direction of a good RTR Sc or Buggy that's like $200 dollars or less only requirements:
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Thanks for all you guys help but I went to my first off-road event last night and decided I want another off-road vehicle. So most everyone had SCTs right and I want one but my budget can't find a very decent RTR. I found some buggies though. Most of the guys down there had RTRs too but they changed some things out and so that's what I was planning to do with my RTRs. anyways can someone points ms in the direction of a good RTR Sc or Buggy that's like $200 dollars or less only requirements:
-Electric
-4WD or 2WD
-brushless
-Decent for racing(or less, as I said gonna change some things)
Best to ask that question in the electric offroad section.
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Best to ask that question in the electric offroad section.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:30 PM   #42
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For off road:
Team associated 2wd SC10 KMC for $229

For on road:
Team Associated 1/10 TC4 Touring Car EP RTR for 239

try stromer, hopmeup, hobbywarehouse, nitrohouse for cheaper prices...

Now, it's time for you to hit the track..... rock and roll....

If you buy the Nikko, you're ban from this forum... haha... j/k

Everyone is saying to buy a kit... don't listen to them...

Everyone whom say to buy a kit: unless you are donating your lipo BL Charger for a beginner, I say RTR. oops, i left out esc... bam... tires... 1waydiff... tit buckles :P We all have to start somewhere....
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Thanks for all you guys help but I went to my first off-road event last night and decided I want another off-road vehicle. So most everyone had SCTs right and I want one but my budget can't find a very decent RTR. I found some buggies though. Most of the guys down there had RTRs too but they changed some things out and so that's what I was planning to do with my RTRs. anyways can someone points ms in the direction of a good RTR Sc or Buggy that's like $200 dollars or less only requirements:
-Electric
-4WD or 2WD
-brushless
-Decent for racing(or less, as I said gonna change some things)
You can find some pretty decent traxxas slash sct's on craig's list. 2wd is usually cheaper, but they do wheelies like crazy, so I suggest 4wd. In ways of brushless, the 4x4's come vxl(in other words, traxxas brushless system), but if you get a 2 wheel drive:

-Brushless ESC
-Brushless Motor- More Jumps, More Straight Aways
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He started a thread in the offroad section...
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