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Old 01-09-2003, 04:35 PM   #1
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Hi guys, newbie here.

Gotta question....I am about to buy my first on-road nitro. Should I go Team Associated NTC3 or HPI Nitro RS4 3 Type SS?

What are the advantages/disadvantages of each?

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AE, period.
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Old 01-09-2003, 07:23 PM   #3
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AE All the way!! Best car in the world.
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yeah AE all the way
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this isn't HPI staff from the old HPI forum trying to find out if there is ANY chance in the world that ANYONE would prefer the SS over the race engineered,better handling,better quality,better balanced,CHEAPER hop ups(and NONE NEEDED,BTW),easier to work on,2 years of RACE TESTING,and CURRENT IFMAR WORLD CHAMPION TC3 Nitro,.......IS IT????????


and btw,thats my RB turbo,parma bodied TC3 nitro in the picture......and it is the BEST car I own...and I Own 70.....including the HPI SS.........

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No, I am just trying to find out which car will give me more bang for the buck. I have owned to team associated off-road and loved em, but since I have been out of the game for a while, thought I better check and see if ae has lost any ground. From the sound of the replies thus far, it looks like the answer is no. Guess I am gonna go with the NTC3.

Any thoughts on converting my rc10gt for street use? Would that be hard?
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There IS one benefit to the HPI cars. . .they tend to be extremely durable. Their parts tend to be cheaper (although sometimes harder to find and they come on trees, so you can't always buy single parts. . .).
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NTC3. if you try to hop up the SS to the features the NTC3 has, you'll spend over $300 and it still won't out perform a ntc3.
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No, I am just trying to find out which car will give me more bang for the buck. I have owned to team associated off-road and loved em, but since I have been out of the game for a while, thought I better check and see if ae has lost any ground. From the sound of the replies thus far, it looks like the answer is no. Guess I am gonna go with the NTC3.

Any thoughts on converting my rc10gt for street use? Would that be hard?
Yes, the problems with an off-road car going on-road all have to do with the different needs of off-road versus on-road.

Off-road are designed with a ton of kickup in the front, on-road has little or none.
Off-road is designed with a lot of travel, on-road has very little.
Off-road doesn't measure droop, on-road does.
Off-road has SOFT suspension, on-road has HARD (comparatively) (heh heh, he said HARD. . .heh )

Etc. You'll be happier with a real on-road car for on-road and a real off-road car for off-road. . .
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