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Old 02-12-2006, 05:10 PM   #1
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After not racing for a few years I want to start racing 1:10th nitro touring car. I had a serpent impulse..raced it just for 2-3 weeks and then i stopped
So ....kinda new but with some experience.
I was looking into these cars:
- Mugen MTX-3
- TM G4 Evo
- HPI R40
- Serpent 710

But i'm leaning more towards the G4 Evo, mainly cause it's cheap and is a really good car (so i've heard) for the price. plus i can upgrade it.
But i've also heard alot of good things bout the other cars so i'm kinda torn

I'm looking for something i can grow with and become better, i'm gonna do some racing with it on prepared tracks. The car has to be easy to work on, maintain, race and setup (but i wouldn't mind scratching my head and working for a little while)
Plus i can get parts for all the cars i've listed.

Any pics/info would be greatly appreciated
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Old 02-12-2006, 05:26 PM   #2
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theres a mtx4 and a g4s out. id go without w/e ur lhs or online dealer you use carriers in stock. all good cars. check out wwwbrooklynhobbies.com . that carry the kyosho v one rrr wce for 400 bucks.
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Old 02-12-2006, 05:33 PM   #3
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yeah that's the thing...they're too expensive for me, i live in holland, so a new v-one rrr, g4s and mtx-4 are like 425 euros (that's alot of money for a student). That's why i was looking into "older" models, they are cheaper, and i can upgrade later on when my skills are up to par
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i hear ya man. student myself. yeah a g4 IS a great way to go.
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I think the Serpent710 has the best support in Europe ~ Plus its still a very updated car.
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Originally Posted by stephen_p
After not racing for a few years I want to start racing 1:10th nitro touring car. I had a serpent impulse..raced it just for 2-3 weeks and then i stopped
So ....kinda new but with some experience.
I was looking into these cars:
- Mugen MTX-3
- TM G4 Evo
- HPI R40
- Serpent 710

But i'm leaning more towards the G4 Evo, mainly cause it's cheap and is a really good car (so i've heard) for the price. plus i can upgrade it.
But i've also heard alot of good things bout the other cars so i'm kinda torn

I'm looking for something i can grow with and become better, i'm gonna do some racing with it on prepared tracks. The car has to be easy to work on, maintain, race and setup (but i wouldn't mind scratching my head and working for a little while)
Plus i can get parts for all the cars i've listed.

Any pics/info would be greatly appreciated
The TM G4S is a good choice.
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Old 02-13-2006, 01:04 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by stephen_p
After not racing for a few years I want to start racing 1:10th nitro touring car. I had a serpent impulse..raced it just for 2-3 weeks and then i stopped
So ....kinda new but with some experience.
I was looking into these cars:
- Mugen MTX-3
- TM G4 Evo
- HPI R40
- Serpent 710

But i'm leaning more towards the G4 Evo, mainly cause it's cheap and is a really good car (so i've heard) for the price. plus i can upgrade it.
But i've also heard alot of good things bout the other cars so i'm kinda torn

I'm looking for something i can grow with and become better, i'm gonna do some racing with it on prepared tracks. The car has to be easy to work on, maintain, race and setup (but i wouldn't mind scratching my head and working for a little while)
Plus i can get parts for all the cars i've listed.

Any pics/info would be greatly appreciated
I would upgrade your Impulse to a 705 and race that. You can even pick up a used 705 and have lots of extra parts from your impulse. The 705 is still a very capable car with a bullet proof drive train.
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Old 02-13-2006, 02:08 AM   #8
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The normal version of the RRR's is fairly cheap and very good car and once you get better and get some more money you can easily upgrade to the wce by buying a few hop ups but very competitive stock standard and easy to setup and drive.

Or you can try mtx-3 i understand they are well supported and a great car in europe i know a few guys that run them with alot of success there.

Goodluck in your choice its up to you in the end.
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