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Old 07-20-2008, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default Whats the best RTR 1/10 Scale Nitro Car?

Im looking for an entry level RTR Nitro car that I can have fun with. I've had the Associated TC3 in the past. I'm considering the new HPI RTR3+ EVO. I would appreciate any constructive input.
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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Im looking for an entry level RTR Nitro car that I can have fun with. I've had the Associated TC3 in the past. I'm considering the new HPI RTR3+ EVO. I would appreciate any constructive input.
There really isn't a best RTR, depends on what brand you want and how much you want to spend.....
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:40 PM   #3
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I think OFNA still makes a pretty good RTR.
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OFNA GPX4 RTR comes with centax clutch, aluminun adj shocks, tuned pipe and much more.
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:48 PM   #5
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Yep, that's the one. That's probably as good as you can get RTR unless you go to ebay and get a full blown race car with all the goodies.
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Yep... Look no where else... best hands down RTR that can be competitive... I'd recommend it and its not the car I drive.
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It comes down to personal choice. You can buy a RTR and soon after get more competitive and buy an upgraded car, or you can look for a used high brand car like another member posted and get familiar with it from the start. Good luck
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Yep... Look no where else... best hands down RTR that can be competitive... I'd recommend it and its not the car I drive.
TM G4JS RTR I third that or if you can find a g4s in rtr maybe from here www.rcmart.com then that has everything you need to race with and you can upgrade everything to a pro car, parts are widely available especially online.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:59 AM   #10
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how bout GS Racing RTR?
cheap and good
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:26 AM   #11
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In my opinion the HPI RS4 Evo has near 99% of the RTR technology that you need. I ran one when I used to bash and it really did it's job. As a matter of fact I still have it and raced it a few times for fun, but not competitive obviously, and it still did well on the track.

From what I gathered, if you just want to be a basher, and not really get involved with a high performance, full racer, then one of the three mentioned above will do. I just think the HPI has the most support. Part of the fun in RTR is that you are good to go from day one, as opposed to more advanced vehicles that need started boxes, expensive glow plugs (turbos), pipes, radios, servos, set up stations, deep settings knowledge. I mean that you can do without at the moment.

Is your choice and how much funds you are willing to dish out.

for $350 bucks the EVO3 willl get you going fast.
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I suggest you get whatever you can get parts for from your local hobby shop or a reliable internet hobby shop. That should be your top priority. In my opinion the nitro tc3 is a step uf from the hpi rs4, On a small enough track you can can be somewhat competitive with with the tc3 with the right option parts. Like someone said earlier it wouldnt be a bad idea to pick up a used higher quality car. You can get excellent cars pretty cheap, like the Serpent 710, Mugen Mtx 3, early model kyosho v1rrr, at a pretty good price since they are all replaced by the current models. The Hpi R40 is a goo choice as wll because it is durable and can be competitive. Do your research, and ask plenty of questions and you will find the right choice.
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Decisions decisions! I wasn't familiar at all with the Team Magic cars, and after visiting their website i was impressed. the only thing that worries me about them is that my local hobby shops do not carry them so parts may be an issue. Locally the tc3 is available ( I had one of these) as well as the HPI and the Traxxas. I'm kind of shying away from the pull start (tc3) to make starting easier. The middle ground is tough to find, Seems you should either go recreational non-competetive car or go all out and spend 1K putting together a high end car. There are many choices. Ultimately it will probobly come down to the 3 choices at my local stores. The TC3, HPI or the Traxxas. I appreciate the input.
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Regarding Team magic.....
Whats better between the G4S RTR and the G4JR RTR?
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Regarding Team magic.....
Whats better between the G4S RTR and the G4JR RTR?
G4S and G4+ are the 'older' models...but still running great currently!
G4RS, G4JS and G4JR are the newer models...

their differences are mainly the chassis and the rear bits.

if i'm to choose, get the JR rtr.
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