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Old 01-17-2005, 06:59 PM   #1
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Post Kit Clash: R40 v.s. MTX-3

Hey guys!!!!!!!!!!! I need your help!!!!!!!!! I have an H.P.I. RS4 3 but I still want a real pro racer quality nitro r/c car. I have another problem in choosing which kit is better. H.P.I R40 or Mugen MTX-3?
Which one comes with an engine? Which one is more durable?
Which one is more reliable? Which one is more affordable? TO MAKE IT EASIER, WHICH ONE IS BETTER?????????
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:26 PM   #2
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I say R40 mostly cause I got one. My lhs stocks mugen and hpi but since hpi was cheaper I went with it. Also cause it was the new thing on the block. The r40 and mtx-3 cost about the same if u put most of the hop ups on the r40.
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:47 PM   #3
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i have a mtx-3 prospec that i used for two months for sale. it has kawahara rear sway bar, kawahara engine brace, kawahara rear brace, kawahara fifth body post option for more support, kawahara low friction belts. car was $475 and hopups were about $300. i will sell all for $325. also selling fast tires 37 shore--- have 7 sets, will sell them all for $120.
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Old 01-18-2005, 07:14 PM   #5
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The MTX-3 seems to dominate racing at so many tracks.....it seems to be a very adaptable fast car.....a large percentage seem to run the JP FX motors.
From what friends have said, its easy to work on, and quite durable.
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Old 01-24-2005, 10:48 AM   #6
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You can't go wrong with either car. However, the R40 weighs in much more than the MTX-3 and unless you get the Japanese 2004-Spec, you will have to spend a good bit on aftermarket hop-ups to lighten the car (my R40 is 165g heavier than my stock MTX-3 which is not the prospec version). For the money, get the MTX-3 Prospec kit because the amount of the hop-ups in the kit are worth it.
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