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Old 11-05-2008, 04:37 AM   #1
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Would you all help me? I want to get involved in Nitro On-road racing and was wondering what cars to buy. I am sure this has been asked many times. But I just want to know what are the most competitive models. Electric to nitro I go. hopefully.
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Would you all help me? I want to get involved in Nitro On-road racing and was wondering what cars to buy. I am sure this has been asked many times. But I just want to know what are the most competitive models. Electric to nitro I go. hopefully.
There are a few manufactures out there all who make competitive nitro sedans. Team Magic, Kyosho, serpent, x-ray, mugen. Any fairly new model from any of these companys will be competitive with the right motor and driver.
The thing that should help make up your mind should be things like parts availablity, if any one else drives the same car where you will race and cost. Take these things into consideration and i'm sure you will come out with a car your happy with

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Ok went to thier site, I guess the next questions would be which models. I would like to get the most popular model so it will have better resale if it is not for me.
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honestly i would recommend running 1/8 ,its alot easier and less time setting up and plus you will enjoy it more,and dont listen to what people say about the cost its the same as running sedan or any class out there,the brands are Mugen / Serpent/ Shepherd/ Motonica/ Kyosho,find out wich one has the best support in your area and usually thats the brand to run..
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honestly i would recommend running 1/8 ,its alot easier and less time setting up and plus you will enjoy it more,and dont listen to what people say about the cost its the same as running sedan or any class out there,the brands are Mugen / Serpent/ Shepherd/ Motonica/ Kyosho,find out wich one has the best support in your area and usually thats the brand to run..
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If you're sticking with 1/10, your choices are:

Mugen : MTX4R
XRay : NT1 '08
Serpent : 720 '08
Kyosho: VOneRRR Evo 2
Team Magic : G4RS (or one of it's variations, I believe they just put out another version if the G4, so don't quote me as the RS being the latest)

Best suggestion: See what everyone in your area is running and what your LHS stocks and decide from there.

Can't say 1/8 would be easier, but it definitely is more expensive than 1/10
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I don't see how 1/8 cost the same.The motors cost more as well as the tires.And the body's get banged up alot easier due to the shape.I jumped right into 1/8 onroad and it has been very expensive but very fun.
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bigger general turn outs would be something i would consider. the larger class is where i want to be. do not mind being in a z main
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I didn't even race my car till I got about 3 gallons thru it.
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