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Old 10-02-2005, 09:33 AM   #1
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Default OFNA LD3 vs. NTC3

Just wanted to see your opinions on both cars, and which one you would prefer, but please leave out parts support, since we all know that Team Associated beats OFNA in this respect, due to most LHS stocks Team Associated parts.

I wanted a car to use on parking lot surfaces, and there's no way I'll be bringing out my MTX3 or Yokomo GT4 to bash around with friends on parking lots. I like the fact that the LD3 has a front one way, which is perfect to use at my local track (Sun Valley) as well, since the track has a 150ft straightaway, and the turns aren't as technical as Revelation's. The price of the LD3 pro is great too. I have an opportunity to pick one up at a very very very cheap price.

Any help or insight's would be greatly appreciated.
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I'd have to say that Kyosho's FW-05RR is the best choice hands down. Its hard as a rock and its more than able to keep up with the rest. The NTC3 and LD3 are more fragile when it comes to crashes. Also the Kyosho will work better with out-of-the-box settings.

But if you only had to choose between the LD3 and the NTC3, go with the LD3. Ofna parts are harder to break than AE's.
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Old 10-02-2005, 01:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I've always thought Kyosho parts were hard to come by?

Anyhow, my only choices are the FT NTC3 and the LD3. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 10-02-2005, 01:47 PM   #4
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I have the LD3 RTR and crashed a couple of times without breaking anything. But parts support would suck if I did break anything. Just stock up on parts and pay for shipping once. That's what I did.
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Old 10-02-2005, 06:21 PM   #5
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I like the team associated Tc3 with or with our the factory up grades. #1 the parts are cheep enough that you can afford them even if you make 6.50 an hour. # 2 these a very competitive cars with tons of hop ups and suspension setups.#3 ect ect....... Get what you can afford to keep you in the hobby long enough to understand that this is more than just that.If you buy someting you cant afford to keep on the track youll get burned out and quit cause all your chump chang is spent
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dude NTC3 hands down

-better parts fit
-better performance

well, it is more expensive but I guess you pay for
those 2 above

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dude NTC3 hands down

-better parts fit
-better performance

well, it is more expensive but I guess you pay for
those 2 above

good luck
Most of my friends owned a NTC3. Gave them so much problems that they had to switch to other cars. Between broken diff gears to broken cases/arms. I have seen the LD3 withhold some crashes but I cant say its bulletproof like a Kyosho FW-05/RRR and the Mugen MTX-3
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Then hook it up bro!

I've had an NTC3 modded quite extensively. Wasn't too impressed with it, but that could be due to owning an MTX3 prospec. Once you go Mugen, I guess you can't go back! lol

Again, I just wanted something to take with me to parking lots with friends. I wouldn't take my MTX3 or even my GT4 to dirty parking lots, which reminds me, I have to take a picture of my GT4 with all those nice aluminum parts you gave me

Anyhow, thanks everyone for your advice. Greatly appreciated...

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dude NTC3 hands down

-better parts fit
-better performance

well, it is more expensive but I guess you pay for
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I must say i must have had a freakish NTC3 that just refused to break. I went through a whole season of racing with it and all i broke was a top arm when a car jumped the barrier at the end of the straight and i hit it in 2nd gear at full tilt! Other than that, nothing. Another guy at my club still races one and his doesn't break either. I dont think they a fragile at all. Some people expect their cars to hit gutters at speed and for them to last

My Mugen is just as tough and also a tad faster
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NTC3 over the LD3, no contest. The NTC3 is not fragile, that is a myth. It is not as fast on open tracks as the belt cars. That is its only downfall.
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Hi

I dont have much experience with all the different brands but I picked up an LD3 pro to start racing with (super hot price, and my first car).

I ended up putting an RB pull start in it and this is what I am using to learn how to drive on a track.

I can tell you that the LD3 takes an extraordinary amount of punishment. Considering that not a lap goes by at present without me hitting a wall and so far I have only broken a rear arm when I pulled out in front of somebody.

Go the LD3 matey. After seeing how it handles MY driving, it will take anything.

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Great feedback going on here. I'm leaning towards the LD3, since I already had an NTC3. I feel the durability of NTC3's isn't as good as a Mugen obviously, but its decent. Although I must say, I have broken more things on my NTC3 than any other car I've owned to date.
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