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Old 03-30-2004, 01:40 PM   #46
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I really like the 710, but with your battle between the MTX-3 and HPI R40, the prize has to go to the MTX-3. I am going to jump on the Serpent bandwagon this summer Oh yeah!!!!
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Old 03-30-2004, 01:47 PM   #47
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Default HPI R40 ALL THE WAY!

Since all the cars share the same features and are designed around the same type of drivetrain. That means there are only a few things different about every car. One includes availability & price of parts and the R40 wins there! Have you ever been to a hobby shop and not seen HPI parts? I didn't think so. Also HPI parts are atleast 1/3 cheaper than Serpent & Mugen parts. Plus many companies offer aftermarket support for the R40.

All of the cars seem to drive & handle the same, it's all a driver's preference. I chose the R40 myself because it's a new car, cheaper than the competition & I like to be different.
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Since all the cars share the same features and are designed around the same type of drivetrain. That means there are only a few things different about every car. One includes availability & price of parts and the R40 wins there! Have you ever been to a hobby shop and not seen HPI parts? I didn't think so. Also HPI parts are atleast 1/3 cheaper than Serpent & Mugen parts. Plus many companies offer aftermarket support for the R40.

All of the cars seem to drive & handle the same, it's all a driver's preference. I chose the R40 myself because it's a new car, cheaper than the competition & I like to be different.
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I wish I am RICH enough to hire some SERPENT guys to run a R40 and the R40 guys to run a Serpent 710, have them to spend all their knowledge and effort (and do the absolute best to tune, setup and drive) the opposite car, then put those car on the track and do the time trail..............if that person handle and run the opposite cars BETTER then their existing car, that will answer this very simple question........................."Which one is a better car..."

...........if you asked me which one is a better car, nothing beat my 14 years old Tamiya HOTSHOT...........LOL
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Old 03-30-2004, 06:11 PM   #50
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when i decided to get back into nitro touring this summer i asked myself this same question "r40 or mtx3?"

i decided on the r40 becuase it was cheaper and had universals in the kit i really think a real race car ought to have them and with the aprox cost of $30 a pair the r40 is an even better deal

so now i realized a mtx3 ready to race would cost me at least $380 and a r40 would be about $250 plus if i wanted a 1-way say $280 but really a 1-way isnt a necessity for me but universals are

i will admit its a heavy car (r40) but thats its only real draw back it handles well and from the looks of it i will be seriously surprized if i ever break anything other than knuckles

so with the $100 i saved i will eventually buy hop-ups in hopes of getting my car down to a more respectable weight but i can do that slowly over time instead of having to come up with the money up front i can race now and upgrade later

i think the mtx3 is a great car and i know ive had 1 but this time i decided i would try the r40 and i gotta say i like it
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Be carefull when you lighten that R40, the lighter it gets the less it handles. The R40 was designed to be heavy and it still hangs with the lightweights.
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i need to know which car would proform the best for me in a 20 min main
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Old 03-30-2004, 08:17 PM   #53
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it all depends on the driver, if you crash alot it wont matter what car you drive
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I really like the 710, but with your battle between the MTX-3 and HPI R40, the prize has to go to the MTX-3. I am going to jump on the Serpent bandwagon this summer Oh yeah!!!!


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I agree with you... No I am not pro, but I have planned a trip starting from January 2005 to tour the globe and race on all the popular tracks I can, I am planning on a year... Then I can call myself pro as it will be my proffession.
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I agree with you... No I am not pro, but I have planned a trip starting from January 2005 to tour the globe and race on all the popular tracks I can, I am planning on a year... Then I can call myself pro as it will be my proffession.



You can call yourself a pro,and we will too,when we see your win loss record against other PRO drivers......

Untill then,it won't be a profession,it will be a vacation.....


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You can call yourself a pro,and we will too,when we see your win loss record against other PRO drivers......

Untill then,it won't be a profession,it will be a vacation.....


Don't forget NJ.......Send me a PM when you get here.....
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You can call yourself a pro,and we will too,when we see your win loss record against other PRO drivers......

Untill then,it won't be a profession,it will be a vacation.....


Don't forget NJ.......Send me a PM when you get here.....
Call it what you like... at least I will be having fun 'ey...

I will not forget about you... one thing... I have a friend in New Jersey...
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Call it what you like... at least I will be having fun 'ey...

I will not forget about you... one thing... I have a friend in New Jersey...
sounds like a challenge , but even if you go to the track at the last minute he probably will have a problem and wont race
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