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Old 07-14-2010, 07:33 PM   #1
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is there a better of the to? parking lot running not realy racing, just for friendly street racing. I rather like the idea of pull start for lack of crap to lug around.I am going to buy new as I cant find the right trade.what would you choose......!
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is there a better of the to? parking lot running not realy racing, just for friendly street racing. I rather like the idea of pull start for lack of crap to lug around.I am going to buy new as I cant find the right trade.what would you choose......!
I went with the DM1 because of the trans issues with the GT2 but the bodies on the GT2 look way better.
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i went with the DM-1 , car is great out the box plus my LHS can get parts easier than kyosho but i am getting igt just try it for spec class
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Get a DM-1. Alot of the guys around here got the
Koyo cars and had nothing but problem after problem
with them. Lots of blown engines, two-speed trannys,
clutches and total carnage from run-aways. But then again, I
have made alot of money repairing them. I don't even
own a Koyo car and I carry spare parts for them with
me when we run. I was glad to here about the updated
Koyo clutch style two speed trannys, buy I have recently
seen they have some problems too.
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well thanx all.!! so if I go the spec what would be a good choice for a pull start mill ? somthing not to spendy and tunes easy I'm not the greatest at it lol .
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One of the best GT Spec class combos is the IGT1 or 2 with the Force .28 engine. It offers an excellent "power to weight ratio". The OS .21 VG is another fine Spec engine combo for the IGT chassis too.

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One of the best GT Spec class combos is the IGT1 or 2 with the Force .28 engine. It offers an excellent "power to weight ratio". The OS .21 VG is another fine Spec engine combo for the IGT chassis too.

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thanx bro.....
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thanx bro.....
Its all good, those seem to be the fastest & most economical "GT Spec" combos I've seen at the races.

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i like the Force .28 ....i use to race that engine back in my jammin days ..the engine loves fuel so i change the carb from a picco .28 where you can change the venture to get more fuel time...
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i like the Force .28 ....i use to race that engine back in my jammin days ..the engine loves fuel so i change the carb from a picco .28 where you can change the venture to get more fuel time...
never used the venture type carbs ,my neighbor has a carb that hase them can you give some idea how they work?....he has no clue either.
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If you are planning to race in a track I say go with the Force or the OS VG both are very good and very affordable. If you are interested in all out speed (parking lot wars!) then look into the LRP .30 it comes with a pull start and it is a beast.

Both the Kyosho and the DM-1 have their issues but the DM-1 is more economical to fix than the K-car. The DM-1 is heavier and you have to replace the suspension mounts to aluminum (no biggie at around $50 for both front and rear). The K-car transmisions are not that good some even changing to an OFNA that is made for the K-car. With both you will have a great time.
BTW, I have a DM-1...
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Unless your willing to immediately spend another $70 for the upgraded tranny on the IGT2, get an Ofna. I just spent the last 4 months looking at my IGT2 sitting shelved while waiting for the backordered upgraded tranny.
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Look at the number of people who are saying DM1 not the ONE who is trying to get something for free from the manufactor,you will just be spending more money to get the GT to run like the DM1
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well you all have made my mind up the dm1 is the one I'm going to get .I will go with the force .28 for the mill.any other up grades I should do right away?.
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well you all have made my mind up the dm1 is the one I'm going to get .I will go with the force .28 for the mill.any other up grades I should do right away?.
I would suggest getting the shim kit to add the 3 bearings to the clutch bell. This is the only problem I had with the car. I do here that people often break the hinge pin mount and change it to aluminum. I have not broken one yet but I donít race to often but when I do I spend a lot of time hitting the walls.
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