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Old 12-04-2014, 07:32 PM   #76
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RC cars that I’ve had in the following order:
Tamiya Grasshopper
Hirobo Alien Mid 4
Losi Junior 2
Ofna Pirate 10 buggy
HPI Micro RS4
Associated RC12
Losi XX4
Yokomo SD-SSG
Tamiya TLT-1
Yokomo GT-4W
Associated NTC3
Xray M18
Tamiya F350 Hilift
Durango DEX410 v3
Tamiya F104 v2
Tamiya 417x

Losi XXXNT – fast and fun but also fragile and the gearbox required a lot of maintenance, especially the diff, highly competitive

Tamiya F350 Hilift – looks awesome and is fun to drive around and I love the 3 speed transmission

Losi SCTE- I’ve been really impressed with how durable this thing is but am appalled at the amount of slop it has in it’s suspension components

Tamiya F104 v2- fast, durable, awesome looks, and very fun to drive, highly competitive

Tamiya 417x- fast, durable, highly tunable, and very fun to drive, highly competitive

Ofna Pirate 10- it looked cool but the stock exhaust just never worked very well, this thing jumped worse than any other RC car I’ve ever had, difficult to find parts

Losi XX4- looked cool but broke easily

Yokomo SD-SSG- my friends and I referred to this car as the "Brokomo" since it was always breaking parts but it was fast and I won many races with it

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Old 12-04-2014, 09:50 PM   #77
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The hotshot did not start 4wd (racing that is). That definitely goes to the original dogfighter. I grew up with what happened to be the Mecca of rc racing and ingenuity at the time. My home shop was none other than the Ranch Pit Shop. That dogfighter was yokomo made and RPS branded and destroyed everyone who tried to hop their hotshots up to compete. The hotshots were also ridiculously expensive for what you got.

So my cars were something like this hope I remember:

Tamiya frog
Traxxas nitro hawk
Mauri Big Bear ....most fun
RC10 aluminum tub
RC10 graphite
Sand Scorcher
Lazer ZXr
HPI rs4 pro
Yokomo yr4m
Yokomo yr4m2 small shock import version
Yokomo yr4gp x2
Delta 12th scale
Yokomo F2 special
Yokomo Yrx10
FSR bullet
Yokomo MR4tc
TC3 IRS version
Trinity reflex
Losi xxx
Xray t1
Fsr bullet
Durango DEX210
FLM emaxx

I am sure I'm missing something. I still have everything from the Yr4gp down. Best was the T1. Worst was the bullet. I feel like I did this inventory once before on some thread and every time I'm amazed at just how many cars I've had. Just dumb.

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Yes it is a shocking design by today's standards and overly complex for no real reason, the tyres are crap, it's hard to service, the suspension is odd ball and ineffective - hey, that *looks* like a sway bar! - and it is heavy as anything.


It started 4wd and brought so many people to decent RC and racing (along with the frog and hornet) away from Jet Hoppers and has brilliant historic value.

it's actually pretty tough too.

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Old 12-04-2014, 10:47 PM   #78
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Worst: Kyosho Raider Pro
Almost nothing fit properly.

Best: Tamiya Castrol Civic VTi (FF01)
Bulletproof, very balanced handling out of the box. My dad and I still run a pair that we built in 1995.
XRAY T4 '17 VTA / Tamiya M07 / Tamiya Euro Semi / Speedworld Raceway
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:40 PM   #79
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Worst: HPI E10, Clone Mission -D chassis
Best: Yokomo DRB, MST MS-01d
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