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Old 04-11-2004, 11:44 PM   #1
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I know its a bit of a open subject, but im really interested to know what has been winning most of the big events. looking to get a nitro tourer and there are too many choices.
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I know its a bit of a open subject, but im really interested to know what has been winning most of the big events. looking to get a nitro tourer and there are too many choices.
I don't know what could be considered best as there is no way to answer that question objectively. These are all competition level cars and race proven:

Associated NTC3
HPI R40
Kyosho FW-05R
Kyosho VOneRR Evo
Mugen MTX3
Serpent 710
Team Magic G4

I am sure I missed a couple or so but any of these is capable of winning any day given the skill to tune and to drive to their potentials.

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It is a question that is bound to get subjective anwsers.

My advice would be;

1. By looking at the design, which one do you like most?

2. Which one has better local parts support? Does anyone in your area run the car?

3. How is your budget?

4. Do you want to upgrade cars? If you do, then some cars have more upgrades than others
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well i bought a thunder tiger ts4n really good car. my lhs has got alot of thunder tiger parts so i dont need to worrie about getting parts. here some info on the thunder tiger ts4n:

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Designed by world renowned Franco Sabattini and manufactured at Thunder Tiger's super-modern facility, the TS4N is the first in a series of high performance touring cars. The TS4N is a 1/10th scale four wheel drive nitro powered touring car that combines many sophisticated performance-enhancing features that represent a culmination of 30 years of Sabattini's design experience. The RTR comes in three body styles and is 90% assembled with a powerful, user friendly Thunder Tiger PRO-12BZX with pull start and tuned pipe furnished and installed.

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Aluminum top deck, shock body, and shock towers
Strong, fiberglass reinforced
Dupont plastic parts
Three belt, 4WD drive train
Front universal drive shaft.
High performance GRP rubber tires
Three-point rear suspension link
Double wishbone front suspension
On-road style front knuckle True Ackerman steering system
Fully adjustable fr caster, fr/rr camber, fr/rr toe-in, and fr/rr track width
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Three hole shock piston (rear)
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well i bought a thunder tiger ts4n really good car. my lhs has got alot of thunder tiger parts so i dont need to worrie about getting parts. here some info on the thunder tiger ts4n:

*snip*
That badboy has been around for a fairly long time now, 4 years or so at least. Not a bad car at all, only issues I saw were that the bulkheads broke pretty easily. You should have some fun with it!!
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Old 04-13-2004, 12:38 AM   #6
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Geez, ask a question like that on some forums, and you end up with a major bitch fight, a thread locked, and half the users banned...

Really its personal preference... Obviously dependant on the type of skill level car you want, some will out perform any day...

But at the top levels, its mostly about driver skill rather then the actual car...
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I'm surprised no one has started bashing yet.
All I could say is all the cars that are out right now are capable of winning.
The best advice I could give you on choosing your car is buy a car that you could buy parts for at your local hobby shop.
Buy something that fits your driving skills.
Make sure you get a car that you could get support from the guys at your track.
Bottom line, buy something that you like.
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I'm surprised no one has started bashing yet.
All I could say is all the cars that are out right now are capable of winning.
The best advice I could give you on choosing your car is buy a car that you could buy parts for at your local hobby shop.
Buy something that fits your driving skills.
Make sure you get a car that you could get support from the guys at your track.
Bottom line, buy something that you like.
Best advise I've heard.
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I know its a bit of a open subject, but im really interested to know what has been winning most of the big events. looking to get a nitro tourer and there are too many choices.


Ahhh....Kyosho V one S?...anyone?
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Ahhh....Kyosho V one S?...anyone?
You called?
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Ahhh....Kyosho V one S?...anyone?
dude, your picture is funny. Did that happen to your car?

dontfeelcold, whatever you get, don't get THAT car.
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Whats wrong with the V-One S?

I've only had driver problems...
Like my fuel prob was from how I yes, ME, screwed the tank back in... it wasn't meant to be mounted how i did it...

There wonderful to drive...
Mine doesnt miss a beat...
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Whats wrong with the V-One S?

I've only had driver problems...
Like my fuel prob was from how I yes, ME, screwed the tank back in... it wasn't meant to be mounted how i did it...

There wonderful to drive...
Mine doesnt miss a beat...
I am not talking about the V-One S. I am talking about the car in Mark David's avatar--the car that's on fire!
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I'm surprised no one has started bashing yet.
All I could say is all the cars that are out right now are capable of winning.
The best advice I could give you on choosing your car is buy a car that you could buy parts for at your local hobby shop.
Buy something that fits your driving skills.
Make sure you get a car that you could get support from the guys at your track.
Bottom line, buy something that you like.
So true, what good is a car if you break a piece of plastic 2 days before a race while practicing and you have to wait for your hobby shop to order from the manufucturer and then wait for them to start-up their plastic molding machine............

A well supported car, something most people at the track know about/driving or have driven.
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I am not talking about the V-One S. I am talking about the car in Mark David's avatar--the car that's on fire!
Sorry about that, i thought because you quoted im saying V-One S you meant not to get that car...
Sorry...
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