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Old 09-26-2013, 11:22 PM
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I am new to the on road scene. I have been an avid RC entusiast for over 20 years but always stuck with off road. Mostly nitro monster trucks and 1/5 scale gas. I have always wanted an on-road nitro touring car and am leaning towards a Kyosho Inferno GT2 race spec or the Schumacher Fusion 28 turbo. I am thinking the Kyosho for parts availabilty plus it is a 1/8th scale. Any ideas? I am looking for speed/durability/upgradability and FUN!
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Originally Posted by str8jailbird View Post
I am new to the on road scene. I have been an avid RC entusiast for over 20 years but always stuck with off road. Mostly nitro monster trucks and 1/5 scale gas. I have always wanted an on-road nitro touring car and am leaning towards a Kyosho Inferno GT2 race spec or the Schumacher Fusion 28 turbo. I am thinking the Kyosho for parts availabilty plus it is a 1/8th scale. Any ideas? I am looking for speed/durability/upgradability and FUN!
Kyosho GT2 all the way. I think the Schumacher is really cool. But for parts availability/cost, driveability, durability, and fun factor. You will have a VERY hard time beating what the GT2 Race Spec delivers for a on-road RTR. Big, fast, easy to drive, easy to work on, strong plastics and metals, and parts are available/cheaper.

Get it. Get a handle on it. Then race it. Bashing is fun, but doesn't compare to getting on a track!
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Kyosho! It's actually a pretty good deal.

And the name is fun to say " I have a KYOOSHOO!"
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Thanks guys. I was leaning towards the GT2 anyways because I am more of a larger scale guy. I always wanted an on road expecially a 1/8th. Does the LRP Z30 work well in it as I have a spare and a Z28 Spec 3. I am sure the stock motor is enough to start with but there is always room for more power!
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Thanks guys. I was leaning towards the GT2 anyways because I am more of a larger scale guy. I always wanted an on road expecially a 1/8th. Does the LRP Z30 work well in it as I have a spare and a Z28 Spec 3. I am sure the stock motor is enough to start with but there is always room for more power!
I'd do the .28, the .30 I feel doesn't have the revs the onroad car needs. Sealing up the KE25 before you run it makes a world of difference! With that, the stock .25 is not a bad mill. I would consider looking into a .21 though. Better run times and more controllable (which usually means quicker in the end).
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Don't get the Fusion not really a race car more for bashing.
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You will find a ton of info on setup and upgrades for the GT2 on this forum, and it's the car we all started racing in the GT8 class. Get it and enjoy it.
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You will find a ton of info on setup and upgrades for the GT2 on this forum, and it's the car we all started racing in the GT8 class. Get it and enjoy it.
+1....and its also the car that created the GT Class ...so lets all show her some love : ) ... I have 4 of them...lol...
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Thanks folks. I am really stoked to get this car! I had my LST2 out yesterday at the park and with the Z30 in it I can't drive on pavement to easily due to the wheelies it pulls. It's a blast to drive but I really want an on roader to set up some local races with the guys around here. I can convert my 5B to on road but it will never handle the same as the GT2 plus it's a tad to big for these lots around here. I just love the looks and quality of the Kyosho!
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