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Old 06-28-2013, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default Ofna DM1 or Kyosho gt2 spec rtr (nitro)

I have been searching for an updated threat on which of the two is a bettee option for quality, speed, parts availability and trouble free. All posts I have seen are old, anithing new with either model? Thanks
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I had both. Both good. Kyosho seems to have a larger following. Some hop ups are getting hard to find for the dm1. I'd say just get the kyosho and work the rtr Servos and motor out as they fail and replace with good
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I have an extra picco .26 at home, would that one do it or should I just a bigger motor?
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Better quality then the stock kyosho yes. If your gunna race or buy another motor a good onroad or off road .21 is your best bet
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Is it true that the trans.. And the suspension are bad on the GT2? I read people installing the ofna tranny on Kyosho, this was an old post, have they fixed this issue? Anybody knows? My apology but Kyosho is a more expensive car and want to be sure where I put my money !!!

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Kyosho with all the hop ups including the original body. and sweep tires.FYI
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Is it true that the trans.. And the suspension are bad on the GT2? I read people installing the ofna tranny on Kyosho, this was an old post, have they fixed this issue? Anybody knows? My apology but Kyosho is a more expensive car and want to be sure where I put my money !!!

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Tranny problem was fixed with the release of the GT2 Race spec...(Kyosho Evolva trans)....Suspension is fine...You will need to upgrade the Servos and install a quality .21 non pull start motor and start having fun !
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Ok guys, thanks for the help, last night I went to the store and bought the dm1, I had the Kyoso, and the dm1 1/8 & 1/7 in front of me and picked the 1/7, contrary to what I was looking for. Now, I spent the night looking for stuff to put on the 1/7 and found nothing interesting, may be I should exchange it for the 1/8... Is this worth it? help!!!
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IMO I think you will be better off with the dm1 1/8 .
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IMO I think you will be better off with the dm1 1/8 .
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Ok guys, thanks for the help, last night I went to the store and bought the dm1, I had the Kyoso, and the dm1 1/8 & 1/7 in front of me and picked the 1/7, contrary to what I was looking for. Now, I spent the night looking for stuff to put on the 1/7 and found nothing interesting, may be I should exchange it for the 1/8... Is this worth it? help!!!
most if not all the hop ups for the 1/8 fit the 1/7. But I would recomend that you exchange it for the 1/8 just because of the weight issue. The 1/8 will be lighter therefore accelerate quicker. Both are good fun cars but the 1/8 is faster. As far as the engine goes the picco .26 will fit and it will be fun to use but a better .21 off road motor should be in your plans. Or if you want a really great motor consider the Roma .25 from Novarossi. It has more torque than a .21, (more than enough), it has more RPMs than a .28 and consumes less fuel than a .28.
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Ok, it's done, 1/8 in hand. Thanks for the support
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Trackxxas check out my add I have some parts for sale that will come in handy for your pit box

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I started with the RTR DM-1 1/8 scale and can walk you through what ever questions or needs you might have.

Car is still quick and reliable, just a few things to watch for.

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I started with the RTR DM-1 1/8 scale and can walk you through what ever questions or needs you might have.

Car is still quick and reliable, just a few things to watch for.

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Most of us did the same so if you have questions feel free to ask.
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