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Old 07-12-2003, 01:40 PM   #1
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WHAST THE DIFFERENCE IF I GET THE RTR WHAT DO I HAVE TO BUY TO MAKE IT LIKE THE REGULAR KIT? I WANNA BUY A BETTER KIT THEN MY RTR RS4 BUT I DONT WANNA BUIL DIT I JUST WANNA TAKE IT OT THE BOX. SORRY FOR WRITTING IN CAPS MY KEYBOARD CAP BUTTON IS STUCK. WHAT ARE GOOD CARS THAT ARE ALREADY BUILT THAT ARE FOR RACING.
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Old 07-12-2003, 01:56 PM   #2
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i just bought the NTC3 kit for a few reasons, one it has a 2 speed tranny, and it doesn't have a crappy radio.. (the blazer). two, i wanted to build my own kit because when i do crash (you will to) you will know how to repair your car. it also didn't come with an engine, which allows me to put whatever .12 i want in there.

i chose the NTC3 kit because if i bought the RTR i would of spent $50 on the 2 speed tranny, threw away the radio and bought a better one. put in a better engine... it was just SMARTER do get the kit.

why buy the RTR when im going to replace/upgrade the whole thing?

+ i want my own painted body
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Old 07-12-2003, 02:27 PM   #3
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Definitly get the kit if you get the ntc3. Every part on the rtr would have to be replaced to make it a team kit. All the rtr parts are made of cheaper flexier plastic and Ive also heard the the chassi has alot of flex and bends. The radio that comes with the rtr is also pretty crappy and alot of people get defective ones. If you dont believe me about the parts check the issue of rcca where they rate the rtr ntc3 rcca even says so.
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Definitly get the kit if you get the ntc3. Every part on the rtr would have to be replaced to make it a team kit. All the rtr parts are made of cheaper flexier plastic and Ive also heard the the chassi has alot of flex and bends. The radio that comes with the rtr is also pretty crappy and alot of people get defective ones. If you dont believe me about the parts check the issue of rcca where they rate the rtr ntc3 rcca even says so.
You have AE mixed up with Losi who does use a different grade plastic in their RTRs. AE use the same plastic but cuts cost by not including the 2 speed transmission, threaded aluminum shocks and plain turnbuckles and a couple other things I can't remeber at this time. But you are right about the radio, the tires are lame and the body, well it just says RTR.
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There are 2 camps on the plastic issue. Having messed with other people's RTR's I believe that there is a difference in the grade of plastic used. The response of people in the other camp is that the parts all have the same part numbers. Just because the parts have the same numbers does not mean that the RTR and kit parts are the same. Why wouldn't AE just sell the more expensive (kit) parts as replacements?
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Just say no! To RTR Kits!
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Old 07-12-2003, 10:07 PM   #7
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even though i recomend the kit over the rtr
i would trade my alluminum cvd's
for the steel rtr ones any day , i'm tired of
bending these alloy ones
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There are 2 camps on the plastic issue. Having messed with other people's RTR's I believe that there is a difference in the grade of plastic used. The response of people in the other camp is that the parts all have the same part numbers. Just because the parts have the same numbers does not mean that the RTR and kit parts are the same. Why wouldn't AE just sell the more expensive (kit) parts as replacements?
i think ur thinking about grafite parts

which dont come with the team kit either
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how much are both kits the rtr and regular? i have a rs4 rtr i can practically take it apart if i wanted to waste time so do you think i can buold the kit? also so can i hang with the mtx-3 and 705 in racing with the kit and what engine does the kikt come with?
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well the kit doesn't come with an engine, radio, or Tx... just the car.

i bought the kit as my first RC car, and so far its about 50% complete (recieved it thursday) its been pretty easy so far.

ive seen the kit as cheap as $250.
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I WENT TO A SITE AND IT SAID KIT WITH REAR EXHAUST
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no kits come with engine
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i think ur thinking about grafite parts which dont come with the team kit either
Nope, I have both the kit composite (spares) and the FT carbon kit.
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I WENT TO A SITE AND IT SAID KIT WITH REAR EXHAUST
When you get the kit, they give the choice of header/pipe since the rear exhuast engines will need a speical pipe to work with the car.
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When you get the kit, they give the choice of header/pipe since the rear exhuast engines will need a speical pipe to work with the car.
You also get a header and pipe for a side exhaust engine with the pull-start kit. Plus taller motor mounts and larger flywheel.

The non pull-start kit includes a header and exhaust for a rear exhaust engine. Plus lowered engine mounts and smaller flywheel.
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