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Old 06-07-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
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Anyone know good canadian hobby online stores so i can purchase some parts cause my store is a ripoff. A one-way bearing cost 31.00$CA
Yea so this hobby is not a hobby if your wallet has a nest of flies in it.


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Old 06-28-2004, 07:17 PM   #2
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try towerhobbies.com. its in Illinois, USA but it has good prices.


by the way, how is that HPI rs4 ss? i was looking at possibly getting one.
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Old 06-28-2004, 07:25 PM   #3
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dont.For the money you can invest a bit more and get a much better car.
Good:engine,differentials,speed and shaft.
Bad:clutch,plastic brakes,too fragile and the axel layout is horrible.
chassis is too wide like a caridge.

I dont regret getting it but if i had a second chance of changing i would till then i will upgrade and TC3 team associate is worst.

go with yokomo or schumacher about 150 $ extra or so...


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Old 06-28-2004, 07:43 PM   #4
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dont.For the money you can invest a bit more and get a much better car.
Good:engine,differentials,speed and shaft.
Bad:clutch,plastic brakes,too fragile and the axel layout is horrible.
chassis is too wide like a caridge.

I dont regret getting it but if i had a second chance of changing i would till then i will upgrade and TC3 team associate is worst.

go with yokomo or schumacher about 150 $ extra or so...


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i agree my first car was the hpi rs4 ss and if i could do it all over again i would have spent the money and got a better car. mugen,serpent etc......
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Old 06-29-2004, 10:03 AM   #5
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thanks for the warning. i think i will stick with the NTC3 rtr plus. my friends who have raced it like it and have placed pretty well with it. its more than the HPI but well worth it.
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Old 06-29-2004, 07:57 PM   #6
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HPI usually has a good enough car to get everyne inot the hobby. Their RS4 and SS series aren't quite good enough for competitve racing but may be suited for club level sportman. Now their R40 may be different.

My kids have had them and personally I never owned for myself. In the long run, you spend all the money you save in repairs and upgrades. But for beaters, they get the job done if you live close enough to a shop, since everybody carries their stuff.

AE has good stuff and most LHS carry their stuff too. That NTC3 can be dialed in so well that you couldn't kick it loose while on the track [unless it was me driving it, then I couldn't glue it on the track to go straight...].

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only have one question though. is the stock 1.5 engine good for racing or should i go to a better engine? i would hate to find out at the first race i go to that the stock engine is only a last place engine!
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The kit engine should be fine for you to start with. It will give you enough power and still be easy to tune. It's much more importaint to learn how to drive and set up the suspension and tune the engine to start with. Also, you don't really want to use a $200 racing engine for your first nitro engine. Your local races should also have a rookie or novice class that you can start with. Don't worry if somebody yanks you going down the straight because he's got a racing engine, if you drive smooth and keep your car running and on the track you will end up in the top finishers. Good luck and welcome to nitro.

P.S. don't get the exhaust fumes in your eyes. Ouch!!
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I might have mislead you. It will be my first nitro ON-ROAD car, not my first nitro vehicle though. I already have two other nitro off-road trucks and I am about at the intermediate to expert level in the engine tuning category. So I can handle a racing engine of sorts. They do have a nitro touring sport(novice) and a nitro touring pro category at my club, so I will enter the nitro touring sport to start with.
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