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Old 09-24-2007, 08:32 AM   #16
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Hi guys i am new in this forum. I have a mugen prime 12 and i am considering buying a real rc car so i am thinking mtx4-r or NTI.Does anyone has an opinion about those two? Is there another car in these cars level?
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if you want bang for your buck get the mugen mtx4r alot of option parts included for a low price. if you want the mugen mtx5 now..get the nt1 but you will need to spend on cvd's+ bumperbar dense foam version which is essential on the xray.

my advice, go mugen due to cost (cheap price, cheap parts, a1 quality)

if xray release a nt1 with a few essential hopups included in the kit at no extra cost, go the nt1 hands down. and this is coming from a mugen fan/owner. the nt1 is just a more revised/up to date design with some very good elements. (ie low cg diffs smaller diameter diffs, a very smooth drive train smoother than mugen etc) nt1 as it is now has some stupid elements though ie;

dog bones pop out, and the front bumper supplied is of a ridiculously soft foam, not suitable to nitro.
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Old 09-24-2007, 06:26 PM   #17
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all the cars mention R all good and capable car's , depending on to who is doin d driving, service and parts supports,
currently i'm with the 720....3 races old, so far broke a rear lower arm being hit smack hard from the rear. other than that everything else look fine...pinion and spur can go another 3-4 races, belts too.....good luck
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FW05RR is the best
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Hi guys i am new in this forum. I have a mugen prime 12 and i am considering buying a real rc car so i am thinking mtx4-r or NTI.Does anyone has an opinion about those two? Is there another car in these cars level?
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Pick the car that your LHS best supports or can get parts easily if they have to order stuff for you. All the current cars have their good and bad points but also choose the one that best fits your budget as well. Here is a list of the cars that are currently being raced in the US:

Xray NT1
Mugen MTX-4/4R
Serpent 720
Kyosho V one RRR (fill in the blank on version)
Team Magic G4
HPI R40
Hobao GPX 4
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Pick the car that your LHS best supports or can get parts easily if they have to order stuff for you. All the current cars have their good and bad points but also choose the one that best fits your budget as well. Here is a list of the cars that are currently being raced in the US:

Xray NT1
Mugen MTX-4/4R
Serpent 720
Kyosho V one RRR (fill in the blank on version)
Team Magic G4
HPI R40
Hobao GPX 4
how come nobody uses a shaft car to race? like the fw05rr, tg10mk2, hpi rs4, etc...
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how come nobody uses a shaft car to race? like the fw05rr, tg10mk2, hpi rs4, etc...
It is being discovered that the belt cars are quicker with belts than shafts. If you haven't noticed, most of the electric cars on the high side of the competitive scale are belt drive or going back to using belts (like the AE TC5). Plus the diffs in FW05 and AE NTC3 seemingly aren't able to withstand the high horsepower levels that the newer .12 engines are putting out. Most of the current crop of shaft cars are great for club level racing or bashing. There may be other reasons (I hope to get some help here) and am only sharing my experiences with shaft cars (of which I currently own a TG10.mk2 I race at the club level).
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get the world champion KYOSHO!
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:45 PM   #24
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get the world champion KYOSHO!
Thats funny....Cause the CURRENT world champion is the MTX4!
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Thats funny....Cause the CURRENT world champion is the MTX4!
YEP! MUGEN BABYTHE CHAMP!
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how come nobody uses a shaft car to race? like the fw05rr, tg10mk2, hpi rs4, etc...
Shaft drive cars suffer from torque steer.
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Shaft drive cars suffer from torque steer.
pardon me but what's torque steer?

so...shaft cars cant take the power of the newer .12 engines and the diff will strip?

what's the current best shaft car to own? (and maybe race?)
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pardon me but what's torque steer?

so...shaft cars cant take the power of the newer .12 engines and the diff will strip?

what's the current best shaft car to own? (and maybe race?)
at our track no one is running shaft cars anymore... and u maybe running into parts issue
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