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Old 03-15-2005, 07:59 PM   #1
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hey
i was wondering what car should i buy for i am a novice in this hobby.

I like rtr kits....
should i get the
team associated NTC3
traxxas nitro 4 TEC
or the Tamiya XGB series
or the hpi RS4 EVO3


i'm no hard-core racer i just want a fun fast and reliable car.....

any other cars / suggestions on what i should get??

thanks guys.....

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Old 03-15-2005, 09:13 PM   #2
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The best thing I can tell you, is get what the fast guys at your local track run.

That way thay can help you get fast and tell what you need.
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I am and will always be an Associated supporter...

Just this past week i got my first nitro car, the Nitro TC3, and let me tell you...it is my baby, its an awesome car, but its all up to you man, depending on what you plan on doing..
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:09 PM   #4
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If you want reliable the rs4-3 Evo aint a bad choice at all..very rock solid..
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Old 03-17-2005, 12:06 AM   #5
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thx guys
BTW is the traxxas nitro 4-tec good?
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Old 03-17-2005, 12:19 AM   #6
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your chioce for RTR is RS4 3 or NTC3'
I prefer NTC3
Kits should be V-one RRR, Mugen MTX-3, Serpent 710, AE NTC3
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can't go wrong with any car mantioned above. if budget limited, can get second hand from trusted source, save you a lot
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Old 03-17-2005, 12:33 AM   #7
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any opinions on the traxxas nitro 4 TEC?
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Old 03-19-2005, 08:31 PM   #8
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4-tech...mmmm...if you're just running up and down the street then why not. But if you even are thinkin about racing, look at the other choices mentioned above.
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if budget limited, can get second hand from trusted source, save you a lot
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Old 03-22-2005, 01:24 PM   #10
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well after all the suggestions,

i like the nitro 4-tec from traxxas now but i just want to make sure one thing, is the nirto 4 tec reliable as the other RTR nitro touring cars?

thx
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In my area, most people run RTR run NTC3 and HPI RS4 evo. rarely 4-tec.(maybe see 1 per year appear in LHS ask for parts which no one really stock it)
So i wonder if that car is really reliable.
I did not own own one but from last time i repair one for customer, I prefer RS4 evo or TC3.
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It is suggested that you buy a car that is owned by alot of people at your track. That way you can get good help with settings/fixes that the car will need. Where I am from, if you own a NTC3, you be pretty damn sure you be the first or the last in the main, otherwise your going to end up broken before the first turn.
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Ain't that the truth Riketsu... but I can say this about the Kyosho fw-05 car, it's pretty solid, even if the traffic runs into you, the car holds up very well.... ditto what Riketsu said about the TC3. Other than that, parts support and fellow racer support at meetings will make or break your race day if your not experienced enough to work out sut-up issues on your own.

That said, go with a car you know that others that are willing to help you with are using, that's your best bet.

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Old 03-26-2005, 12:51 PM   #14
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who knows where Traxxass cars made, and designed?
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who knows where Traxxass cars made, and designed?
Traxxas is located in Texas
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