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Old 08-11-2005, 10:49 AM   #31
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NTC3 is right. Its more about driver skill than anything. Only reason I placed third, was due to a lot of practicing before the race. Now I know the track fairly well, yet I'm still learning where I can go fast on the turns. Its all a learning process.

The NTC3 is an awesome car for bashing and racing. The HPI RS4 3 18SS should be used strictly for parking lot/bashing use. Which of the cars will win in a straight line race? The 18SS of course. I always wondered how the 18SS engine would do on my NTC3...hmmmmm
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Old 08-11-2005, 12:12 PM   #32
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The NTC3 is the best beginner car out on the market for people who want to race. It will teach you how to setup the chassis, casper, camber, toe adjustments along with ride-height adustments; And your able to see what and how your car changes and reacts due to the last adjustments you made. Also the parts are everywhere and very very reasonable. It will also teach you to be a very conservative driver which means you should finish your race.
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Old 08-11-2005, 03:49 PM   #33
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any Ready-to-run that you could find and what fits your budget. just go out there and have some fun!
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Old 08-11-2005, 04:29 PM   #34
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The CD3 pro rtr is the BEST out there for getting into racing, period. It really offers a package that the other cars can't touch for the money. Blade sway bars at both ends, STARTER BOX, Alum threaded shocks, pillow ball suspension at both ends, fail safe, good pipe, nice bag & more.
The diffs are fluid filled gear types (less maintanance than ball type).
Now keep in mind, we are compairing RTR's and their relative value.
I would rather drive a Kyosho v-one RRR WE, but that is an unfair comparison.
Put the right tires on it, the right set-up and you will be able to compete. Once you can get through your heats without crashing or getting off the fast line, step up to a better engine and you will be able to compete at any level with this car.
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I'll have to agree...the CD3 pro RTR looks like a great car and it would be hard to beat that value. I've just never seen it compete at my local track. I've seen a lot of NTC3's, Mugen's, Serpent's, and Kyosho cars, but I havent seen an OFNA car compete.

From the looks of it, the CD3 looks like a copy of an NTC3. If so, it should handle great.
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I think the LD3 looks more like the TC3. The CD3 looks more planted and beefy.
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:31 AM   #37
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Right, LD3 is the TC3 look alike. CD3 has same suspension and diff components, but engine is turned around to face forward (like FW05).
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Just go to your lhs and ask them what car do they stock the most parts for. You can't go wrong with none of the cars these guys are recomending.
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Just go to your lhs and ask them what car do they stock the most parts for. You can't go wrong with none of the cars these guys are recomending.
You are assuming that his LHS is honest and is looking out for the customers best interests. Always think a bit about what you are going to buy.
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