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captain america 04-30-2008 08:53 PM

Pipes: polished or hard coating?
I was shopping around for a new pipe for my Nova P5X and was curious to know what input people could provide on what finish stands up better to abuse over time: a polished pipe or hard coated?

Also, would I just be better off getting a Nova pipe or one of the Jammin' units? I'm not looking for high-end power, but rather better fuel consumption & grunt in the low end.

Comments & suggestions are welcome.

wes95_z28 04-30-2008 09:53 PM

Hardcoated deffinatly. Yeah the chrome looks better when new, but once the dirt starts to get baked onto it its almost impossible to get off. Not to mention it loses its shine after a month or so. Hardcoated you just wipe it off with a rag after a full night of racing and it looks brand new.

new to rc cars 04-30-2008 11:24 PM

yeah I got hardcoated. It still has tiny dents and dings, but thats because I NEVER use the body.

Its the Hardcoated JP4 and overall I give it a 9/10 :)

It also sounds awesome too.

jamminnay 05-01-2008 05:15 AM

i prefer the hard coated pipes myself.. i have some polished units also but they seem to loose there "new" to quickly.

captain america 05-01-2008 08:13 PM

Among the JAMMIN' line of JP pipes, which would be best suited for the Nova P5X?<--which appears to be discontinued, by the way.

wes95_z28 05-01-2008 08:14 PM

JP-3 great all around pipe.

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