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Old 09-08-2019, 07:10 PM
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Looking at getting a nitro touring car to try nitro out. Been looking at a used as I don't want to spend a lot and find out I don't like it.
Looking at the web site we all love and hate (eBay) I'm finding HPI RS4 2 , TC3, one NT1 `13, and RTR Kyosho FW06.
Back in the day I had a RS4 2 nitro when they came out, but never ran it much and sold it.....
The track I'll run is an outdoor asphalt sealed and treated with VHT on race days. So whats the best for more than bashing, but may or not race with?
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:25 PM
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get the nt1 13. Its still a nice car if its in good condition. Just run bigger foam tires on it.
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Old 09-09-2019, 03:41 AM
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Go for the NT1.
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:22 AM
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If you want so.ething that will last and you can learn with, NT1 hands down. The others are no longer relevant to what you are looking to do, and now could be considerred just cars that you run around the streets by your house.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:40 AM
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What would be a better car to start with?

Xray NT1 '13, or Mugen MTX3?
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:24 AM
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http://www.modellismoericambi.it/aut...ring-1/10.html

Mugen MTX5 for 250 euro?
mugen mtx6 + novarossi mito 419euro?

i think those are a better option for you.
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I would lean towards the nt1 but either is fine.
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I am not sure what your budget is, but you can get late model NT1's for around the 450 mark.

2019 xray nt1

If you are going the NT1 route, I would recommend getting one new enough that has the aluminum bulkheads. I believe it switched to aluminum with the 2015 model.
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what about serpent or Mugen? i am asking as I would like to learn more about nitro TC and 1/8 on road myself. But outside of going to a club race or major events there's not alot of info on nitro car's compared to electric cars.
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I think he was looking to complete sets, advising a chassis within a same price range will add many costs to make it run.....
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Originally Posted by Roelof View Post
I think he was looking to complete sets, advising a chassis within a same price range will add many costs to make it run.....
He never gave a price range.
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Originally Posted by mrreet2001 View Post
He never gave a price range.
No he didn't but the mentioned models are high likely used models ready to run. Most of the time such sets will not be more than 400~500 dollar.
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I'd say,
find a car with either lots of spare parts included or easy access to spares in your area. There's plenty of NT1 2017 chassis floating around and support is plentiful too. sick with brands that are being raced currently like Xray, Capricorn, Mugen, Infinity and Serpent.
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Mr Miyagi say "Nitro Do or Nitro no Do... Cannot Nitro "Maybe""
Just saying it's quite the learning curve from electric.
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Back in the day (20 years ago) I use to run a HPI rs4 nitro,
Where I'm racing at now doesn't have a large on-road following, but there is 10th touring and 8th open. I'm interested in club racing with the nitro but most likely will not travel to any out of town events due to work.
I would like to stay under $500 for a running setup (car, motor, pipe and other related parts need to run) I was looking at clean used cars, and a couple of HPI rs4 2 nitro cars that were fitting my budget. I have have to wait a month and increase by budget. I'm also looking at Serpent roller also and maybe a capricorn roller.
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