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Old 07-05-2003, 01:04 AM   #1
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im a electric racer and im thinking of starting in nitro aswell.
what do you think of this car it looks ok and has a tuned pipe and 2 speed but what about the motor.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPX75&P=V

does any one know the specs on the motor, eg: hp
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Old 07-05-2003, 01:13 AM   #2
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do u plan on racing?

if so i would suggest something like the V one S instead
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Old 07-05-2003, 01:15 AM   #3
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i would be bashing around and doing a bit of frendly racing
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Old 07-05-2003, 01:17 AM   #4
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v one S or RS4 3 would be better
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Old 07-05-2003, 01:18 AM   #5
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do you know any pros or cons on this car???
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Old 07-05-2003, 01:22 AM   #6
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the V one S would definity be better than the RS4 3

due to the pivot ball suspention
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Old 07-05-2003, 01:36 AM   #7
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do you know any pros or cons on this car???
Well, the competition has sprinted past this vehicle... before, during its release, it was meant to content with the Nitro 4 tec from Traxxas, but that was always better, and now with the 2.5... it makes the Duratrax car even more of an antique.

Don't get it is my take on this vehicle. As it was pointed out, there are many better choices.
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Old 07-05-2003, 01:47 AM   #8
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what about other choices closer to its price bracket
i have been reading reviews on this car and they all say it is excelant
why do u dislike it so much
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because it was never ment for racing, and you'll be happier with the V one S even though its alot more
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you should be looking at used cars ,

like me if price is the concern
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what about other choices closer to its price bracket
i have been reading reviews on this car and they all say it is excelant
why do u dislike it so much
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...Well, the competition has sprinted past this vehicle...Don't get it is my take on this vehicle. As it was pointed out, there are many better choices....
nitro 4tec, VoneS and Rs4-3 are all better choices though they lack the sparkle the duratrax has... but it is really a vehicle of much lower caliber and performance.

i saw one at a track once. First race... it broke... guy gave up and got a new car the next race. And that car was an RS4 that everyone rags on about now-days (though I have nothing against it because it was one of the best before serpent and mugen made everything fast, ).
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yeah,

duratraz does a very good job of marketing there items, and making them seem like your getting alot for alot less

but in this case, it's worth it to buy the more expensive/better quality one



lazy YGM i really need ur help on this one
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Like me43 said earlier, look at the used car market on ebay. A "PRO" car(MTX2 & 3, V-one-R, etc.) are pretty rugged so finding a used one in good condition is not that hard. Used RTR NTC3's are a dime a dozen too nowadays.

I also would recommend the Kyosho V-one-S. There's a new version of it coming out in a few so maybe you should wait for that.

The Streetforce was designed back when the HPI NRS4 was still king. That was waaay back! That alone should be enough to steer you away from it.
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Old 07-05-2003, 02:45 AM   #14
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if it's your first nitro car you probably don't want something really expensive, But you also don't want a car that will give you headaches. Put some extra cash into it and get an RS4 or TC3 or even an Ofna LD3 (I have the 2 speed). All good cars.

Look at used ones that come in good condition.
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Hello,
I had a Duratrax Street Force GP as my first nitro car and I am going to tell you what the RC magazines didn't tell me. I bought it for the price and options you get with it, and on those merits it seemed like a good car. The good things about it are the car is sick fast and will do every bit of the 55mph claim. Duratrax customer service and there parts replacement guarantee is the best. I used them both alot in the year I had it. The bad is the car is very fragile and not of real good quality. The motor doesn't seem to want to hold a tune. All the ones I've seen hopped up have new motors. The hop ups are really just gloss, tuned pipe, 2 speed, turnbuckles. It was an extremely frustrating car to own and ended up sinking a lot of money in it. I ended up selling it on E-bay and bought a V-One-S. It is your choice, but in my opinion get something else. I bought the V-One-S, because I wanted a kit, but if I was to do it over now I would get a NTC3 RTR or Yokomo GT4-2 RTR. Check out RadioControlZone for more, that's where some of the owners are.
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