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Old 06-03-2010, 06:37 AM   #1
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I am a total noob when it comes to Nitro On Road cars. I wanted to get a good car that I can learn from and has to be RTR since my knowledge is limited and wanted an all inclusive package from the get go. I plan on bashing in open lots and possibly want the ability to race later on down the road. I want to spend between $300-$500 Iíve done some research and listed below seems to be what people are going with from a RTR perspective. From what Iíve been able to gather the OFNA looks like the best bang for the buck as its 1/8 scale and possibly easier to drive but I donít see many people running it. I am concerned about getting parts and support. The Rs4 Evo 3+ seems to be very popular but maybe not as durable and limited in hop ups. The Nitro TC3+ is another choice similar to the Rs4 Evo 3+ but not sure about parts availability for that one as well. The Inferno, people seem to have mix reviews on the build quality/engine and is the most expensive. In the end, I rather spend more upfront to get a car that can take more abuse, easier to drive, and something that I wonít have to hunt down parts and bodies downI know a lot of guys run the more high end Mugen MTX4-R and Xray NT-1 but I cant afford that and they donít come RTR. Probably overkill for what I need anyway.

Any suggestions/feedback will be much appreciated.

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OFNA DM-1
Kyosho Inferno GT 1 or 2
TA nitro TC3+
HPI Rs4 EVo 3+
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tc3 would be my choice very easy to get parts for and they actually handle pretty well
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None of those. Go with the Traxxas Nitro 4-tec. 70mph out of the box for a little over 300$. Plenty of hop ups @ every LHS.
Can't beat that.
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I just think that traxxas is too much power for its body. I love the fact they now include 2.4ghz controller but the engine is overkill for the car.
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I just think that traxxas is too much power for its body. I love the fact they now include 2.4ghz controller but the engine is overkill for the car.
If your looking to drag race i think the traxxas is good enough,but if you plan on racing it on a course the TC3 is perfect.
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I just think that traxxas is too much power for its body. I love the fact they now include 2.4ghz controller but the engine is overkill for the car.
Glad to see you have some common sense

Go with the either the RS4-Evo or the TC3. Both cars are well supported at most hobby shops as a RTR and all over the net.
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HPI RS4 3Evo or AE TC3.
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The best 1/10 RTR would be the Nitro TC3. It's much more durable than the HPI evo and the parts last much longer. I had a HPI evo and had a hell of a time trying to get the drive line to not wear out even with the hardened steel parts. I've been racing the NTC3 for years and love how it's very easy to set up and work on for any track conditions. I suggest you get the ntc3 parma number #8048. It's a "hardened" foam bumper. It will save money on parts($10). The motor is a strong .15 and easy to tune and keep tuned. You can find parts all day on most of the internet hobby shops and on ebay.

As for 1/8 scale either the ofna DM-1 or the kyosho inferno. We have a spec class here and it's pretty big. THe only thing they can change is the radio equipment, shock oil, and bodies. Pretty even across the board as for performance.

If you have any question or need advice on the NTC3 don't hesitate to PM me. Good luck on which ever you get.
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I just think that traxxas is too much power for its body. I love the fact they now include 2.4ghz controller but the engine is overkill for the car.
plus everything traxxas makes is junk
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plus everything traxxas makes is junk
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Here is a RTR that is just about the best out there.http://www.wolfhobbies.com/product.c...8&product=9751
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i say dm-1 because it huge fun for racing or parking lot attention
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I am a total noob when it comes to Nitro On Road cars. I wanted to get a good car that I can learn from and has to be RTR since my knowledge is limited and wanted an all inclusive package from the get go. I plan on bashing in open lots and possibly want the ability to race later on down the road. I want to spend between $300-$500 Iíve done some research and listed below seems to be what people are going with from a RTR perspective. From what Iíve been able to gather the OFNA looks like the best bang for the buck as its 1/8 scale and possibly easier to drive but I donít see many people running it. I am concerned about getting parts and support. The Rs4 Evo 3+ seems to be very popular but maybe not as durable and limited in hop ups. The Nitro TC3+ is another choice similar to the Rs4 Evo 3+ but not sure about parts availability for that one as well. The Inferno, people seem to have mix reviews on the build quality/engine and is the most expensive. In the end, I rather spend more upfront to get a car that can take more abuse, easier to drive, and something that I wonít have to hunt down parts and bodies downI know a lot of guys run the more high end Mugen MTX4-R and Xray NT-1 but I cant afford that and they donít come RTR. Probably overkill for what I need anyway.

Any suggestions/feedback will be much appreciated.

RTR Options:
OFNA DM-1
Kyosho Inferno GT 1 or 2
TA nitro TC3+
HPI Rs4 EVo 3+
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I'd definatly go with the TM G4 as linked above.
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