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Old 04-17-2009, 09:40 PM   #1
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Im looking to get a on road car as of late i want something that's easy to maintain, RTR and will hold up to driving on the street.
Im a traxxas guy but looking at the 4tec it leaves much to be desired and id like to try something different.
Just trying to get a feel for other ppl recommendations and experiences with this car or others with similar price/performance
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:31 PM   #2
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Only been back in RC for 3 years and here's my humble opinion. Have an Inferno GT (1) and love it. Built like a brick, but the 2-speed is a problem. Replace bushings with bearings and set the mesh fairly tight. Set the shift point early and all is well.

The OFNA DM-1 (newer version) seems to be more solid, but lacks pizzaz. The bodys are nicer on the GT's. Can't go wrong with either.

There was a "spec" class for the Inferno GT's, but is struggling in my opinion. They are getting closer to allowing both to run together because they are almost a dead heat in overall racing.

Sorry I couldn't give you a better answer. Such a PC answer on my part.

P.S. Don't get a 4tec. They rip in a straight, long line, but are a bitch to control. Not to sure how they would stand up to a high-speed bounce off of a wall racing.
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There are several topics found on the similar subject on this forum, look around. Cheers
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The GT class of cars are great for driving on the street and on the track! They're tollerant of dusty unprepared driving srufaces. There are a range of tires available for different track/parking lot conditions.
Like Gerald said in the previous post the Inferno GT series of cars have a reliability problem with the transmission and clutch. His newer IGT1 car has not exhibited the engine problems. In my older Inferno GT 1 the engine also developed carburetor needle oring problems, and front engine bearing wear. The newer IGT 2 users have not had the engine problems.

The Ofna DM1 Spec (short version, same dimensions as the IGT 1) and the Ofna DM1 (1/7 scale version, same size as the IGT 2) do not have engine, clutch or transmission reliability problems. They are a strong cars.
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I agree with the engine assessment. If you drop a Force 28 into the IGT and fix the 2 speed you have a force to be dealt with. It has a lighter chassis than the DM1 and with the right set up and driver it can give an edge. Also there are Carbon Fiber Kits from Max Velocity Racing that also make the cars lighter. Check out the link www.maxvelocityracing.com
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I agree with the engine assessment. If you drop a Force 28 into the IGT and fix the 2 speed you have a force to be dealt with. It has a lighter chassis than the DM1 and with the right set up and driver it can give an edge. Also there are Carbon Fiber Kits from Max Velocity Racing that also make the cars lighter. Check out the link www.maxvelocityracing.com
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I agree with the engine assessment. If you drop a Force 28 into the IGT and fix the 2 speed you have a force to be dealt with. It has a lighter chassis than the DM1 and with the right set up and driver it can give an edge. Also there are Carbon Fiber Kits from Max Velocity Racing that also make the cars lighter. Check out the link www.maxvelocityracing.com
Paul,

IGT2 carbon fiber looks good.

Is this what you're talking about?



With the "Black Hawk SR" Evolva transmission conversion kit it's one "bad stocker"

When's the next race? lol

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