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Old 02-23-2006, 03:20 PM   #1
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Ok folks here's the deal....right now i've got a serpent impulse pro, haven't raced it that much, maybe like 2 months or so then stopped.....was thinking bout going 1/8th onroad.
What i want to know is which of the following cars would be better suited for me (as a beginer car):
1. Serpent 950
2. Mugen MRX3

I can get parts for both so that's not gonna be a problem.
What i'm looking for is ease of tunability and driving.

Now i know what some of you will say "1/8th is only for the best of the best, serious and experienced driver...you're gonna put a dent in your wallet and what not"...but i don't care, i have some money (cause i work) and can afford it, so that also will not be a problem..i'm willin to learn

Anyway....any info would be greatly appreciated
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If it was me id get the MRX3
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Old 02-23-2006, 03:33 PM   #3
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MRX-3

i have had 2 MRX-3 and it's a great car

this year i bought a 960,i hope this car will give me as much pleasure than the MRX-3

MRX-3 is very easy to set-up and have a good stering
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I believe some of the impulse parts will also fit on the 950 so that may make your choice easier. I know that the 2 speed is the same.
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get an evolva. You won't regret. You can get an used one and upgrade it to 05 later.
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Get a XR8 is the best lol...
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Old 02-23-2006, 07:00 PM   #7
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I believe some of the impulse parts will also fit on the 950 so that may make your choice easier. I know that the 2 speed is the same.
I am pretty sure that the 2 speed is not the same. The Impulse Pro uses the old 2sp, while the 950 was the first Serpent o use the new lightweight 2sp. Centax are also different. Very few parts are shared among those two cars.

MRX3 is an excellent car, but I think 950 is better.
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I am pretty sure that the 2 speed is not the same. The Impulse Pro uses the old 2sp, while the 950 was the first Serpent o use the new lightweight 2sp. Centax are also different.
Yeah I agree the centax is different but the pinions, clutch shoes, clutch plates, and spring guides are interchangeble.

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get the one that you can find parts for it the easiest.i have a 950 but i have seen plenty of fast mrx-3's also.
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:11 AM   #11
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Hi Stephen,

if you are new to 1/8th scale i can imagine that there are many things that are important for you. These things may be less important for competition drivers, but if i could choose again when i first started out i would go with any mugen car,

1 the car is easy to build.
2 the car is fasr more durable then anything else.
3 parts are easy to get.
4 there's a lot of support for this car in Holland
5 parts are cheaper then other manufacturers
6 the car has the widest sweetspot of all.

So i think this pretty much says it all.
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aight...thanks for all the info guys...really helped
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