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Old 01-04-2011, 09:47 PM   #1
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im kinda new to nitro an i was wondering what is the best motor on the market right now an whats the fastest.
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im kinda new to nitro an i was wondering what is the best motor on the market right now an whats the fastest.
1 question back to you:
What scale and application are you looking at?
-1/10 onroad or
-1/8 onroad

For the 1/10 onroads, so far everybody is loving the Novarossi Flash .12 Tuned, that or the 353 Tuned depending how you drive, where you want the power and so forth.
There are heaps of other engines that people like, including:
RB T10RC
Max XXL3 M.F modded
Capricorn Lab-E01 (or something like that)

Depends on your budget - these are serious and expensive engines.
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the scale im running is 1/10 im possibly getting a mugen MTX2 in a trade but it doesnt have a motor so i was wondering what a good motor to put in it would be.
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the scale im running is 1/10 im possibly getting a mugen MTX2 in a trade but it doesnt have a motor so i was wondering what a good motor to put in it would be.
That is a Very old chassis. Better be sure it comes with a boat load of parts, as <1>parts are getting very difficult to find now. <2> just starting out in on-road, you will of course go through a learning curve, and without a doubt break arms, shock towers, knuckles, hubs, and this list goes on. If you break a part and then can not locate a replacement part, the car is useless, and you will get discouraged very quickly looking at a car that can not be used.
With the new Mugen 10th scale coming out very soon, there are plenty of MTX4R, MTX4, and still some MTX3 cars floating around, that although used, but parts are still readily availiable..
Dont be fooled into thinking you need the most expensive, fastest engine on the market either. On-road does have a learning curve, and even though you may want to try and hang with an experienced driver on the track, take your time and learn to drive before you dump a load of money into a car only to destroy the car ever time you hit the track.
Not trying to discourage you from on-road, as I myself love it, but it does take time to learn how to drive the cars.
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what would be a good nitro car to start out with.
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That again all depends on what sorta money you wish to outlay and what you want to do with it.

If you want to race you can pick up (as mentioned above) some nice second hand cars from people who are upgrading to the latest model.
Sometimes you might be lucky enough to find one that someone has already upgraded with nice bits.

Another thing to consider is what brand you like, if you like Mugen then get a Mugen.

I started with a carpark basher Great Vigour, which isnt really a racer. I was luck enough to have won it but to buy it knew it would have been over $500 and for that price you could buy a sweet second hand chassis and a new motor and be way better off.

My second car was a Kyosho V1RR which is as tough as old boots and got me into racing.
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Go to my Website and read the Beginner's Guide to On-Road Nitro.

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thank you rmdhawaii that site helped out alot. i apperciate it. thanks again
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what would be a good nitro car to start out with.
If you are a starter, why asking for the fastest engine? For sure in a beginners hand the fastest engines are the slowest on the track.

I would advise you to start wit a Xray NT1R with a Novarossi N12T1 engine.
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If you are a starter, why asking for the fastest engine? For sure in a beginners hand the fastest engines are the slowest on the track.

I would advise you to start wit a Xray NT1R with a Novarossi N12T1 engine.
+1 million on that!!
The N12 might be a cheap engine, but it sure as hell can move!! As well as having it in an Xray, it would be perfect for beginners.
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