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Old 08-08-2007, 05:17 PM   #1
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what 1/8th on road nitro car would best be suited just to bash around in a large parking lot ??? i was thinking the hpi proceed but just found out how out dated it is .... thanks
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:32 PM   #2
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well just for bashing the prp car would be good but not many eighth scale cars are good for bashing but the power racing products cqar would be good its rtr to
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:58 PM   #3
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where can i get one from ??? do you know any websites?
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:39 PM   #4
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Power Racing XR80 RTR. $400.00 It is a good play 1/8th scale. It uses Mugen and Serpent parts. Foams are from Serpent 1/8th scale cars.

Hobbytowne, or any good hobbyshop can get them.
Brooklynhobbies has them in stock.

http://www.brooklynhobbies.com/index...S&Category=127
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:21 PM   #5
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May be you shud think of Kyosho 1/8 sports car series. They are low down buggy with cool bodies and perfect for parking lot. Also there are foam tires available for these cars therefore you can go fast. The on road cars need a lot of attention and may not be good under parking lot conditions since most parking lots are bumpy and dusty.


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what 1/8th on road nitro car would best be suited just to bash around in a large parking lot ??? i was thinking the hpi proceed but just found out how out dated it is .... thanks
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You put a Nova-Rossi big block .28 modified in that Kyosho with proper gearing you should be good for 65-70 mph too. With enough ground clearance to run on a less than perfect surface and shaft drive = less maintance.
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You put a Nova-Rossi big block .28 modified in that Kyosho with proper gearing you should be good for 65-70 mph too. With enough ground clearance to run on a less than perfect surface and shaft drive = less maintance.
.28's give more torque not top end speed.
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.28's give more torque not top end speed.
But you can use the torque with a better gearing to gain speed.
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Default Buggy Based On-Road Cars

If our cars mimic full size vehicles, monster motors will get the buggy based on-road cars to fly.

Remember: RPM X Torque = Horses Power and Horse Power always rules.

It takes Torque to maintain top speed against wind & rolling resistance, just gear it accordingly.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:37 AM   #10
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so do you think the kyosho is the best bet??? the lot im gonna be useing is an ole church lot that none goes there only on wed. and sun. and i have permissioin to run there and there lot is fairly smoothe, is that a good engine it comes with ???
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Old 08-09-2007, 10:07 AM   #11
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what about teh good ole Hpi proceed??? ive always wanted one... any one have one with parts that they want to part with for a reasonable price??? drop me a line PM me or email me [email protected]
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Default 1/8 On Road

If you’re going to be running in a parking lot and pretty much bashing around, one of these type On-Road cars is a good starting point. They’re fast, strong and RTR. The price for them is within the reach of a lot of people, they’re great for the money.

If you ever want to participate in any type of “sanctioned” R/C racing you’ll need to get the more traditional type of competition vehicle since there is no “Class” for them yet.

Run it box stock until you need more speed.


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what about the serpent vector?
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