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Old 05-19-2003, 11:35 AM   #1
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i am thinking about buying this... http://www.hpiracing.com/kits/rtrnitro3/rtr3-m.htm

it looks really cool


does anybody have any diffrent suggestions or comments?


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Old 05-19-2003, 11:51 AM   #2
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well, determine what you wanna do first though.
if you are gonna play more than race, then yes, it is a good car.
but if your sole intention is to race, I would look at something a little more race oriented like a NTC3 RTR.
even though its not quite the team car, you would be able to get it to team car status with a few mods, and it comes built so you can break it in and race in less than a day.

I run the NTC3 team car and it is amazing.
easy to work on, easy to get parts for and there is always new great stuff coming out for it.

Just figure out what you want to do with the car, and that makes the whole decision a lot easier.

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Old 05-19-2003, 03:10 PM   #3
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i have that car, its a great car. i do race with it. its a little too slow against all the others out there. if you want a HPI, go with the SS version. You can just buy a "cheaper" radio and have a fast enough engine where you'll be more than happy on the parking lot and happy enough on the track for awhile
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Old 05-20-2003, 11:25 PM   #4
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i wouldnt suggest the ss

if your gonna get a kit, look at something like the v one s
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Old 05-21-2003, 03:12 AM   #5
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Yes go the S if u want something cheap, can build yo self, fairly quick out of the box.

Comes with a fairly good motor.

can normally be picked up in aus for around 420$ now in a package alls u have to do is build it and then break it in.
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Old 05-21-2003, 03:49 AM   #6
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at my local track

i am the only one runnig a HPI car

but i run the racer 2

cuz the ss and the RTR3's engine is on the wrong side for us cuz we have left turn at the end of our strait

o yeah by the way, we run counter clock wise
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Old 05-21-2003, 03:51 AM   #7
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right now i am in search of a v one r, v one s, or an MTX-2

cuz the rear toe isnt ajdustable, and i have upgraded to a non-pullstart engine
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my LHS is selling a good looking MTX-2 Roller w/engine for 199$
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Old 05-21-2003, 03:58 AM   #9
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sounds good

how much fuel has the engine had through

is it a MT-12 or not?
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Old 05-21-2003, 04:01 AM   #10
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I'll check into all of the above for you on Thursday when i go there. Just glanced at it. not sure what else is in it. comes with some sorta clear nascar type body. don't know why. i'll see what else comes with it and what engine is in it.
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Old 05-21-2003, 04:03 AM   #11
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check all the suspension parts and make sure nothing has been changed and make sure the chassis isnt bent

thats the most i can tell you


talk to Im2lazy if you have any more questions cuz he has a MTX-2
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Old 05-21-2003, 04:10 AM   #12
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Hey, how is it....

Anyway, when reffering to a roller (I just guessed it was a rolling chassis, ie. no engine). Sorry about being a stiff and all.

I could really help you me43 with setup, so this might be a good choice. Do you think you could get some pics spitfire?
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Old 05-21-2003, 04:17 AM   #13
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i wonder how much shipping is gonna be
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yeah i could probably get some pics. and shipping. i have no clue.
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Old 05-21-2003, 04:42 AM   #15
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thank you!!!

for now i have my eyes CA glued to this one for now though

http://cgi.aol.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI...ory=19168&rd=1

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