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Old 01-30-2015, 04:56 PM
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Hey all Im looking to get into nitro on-road racing. I'm going with HB just not sure what class yet. I'd like some info on what I need as far as set-up gear. Novarossi is my choice of engine and pipe,tires Im not sure on, body will be protoform.
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Old 01-30-2015, 05:20 PM
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I believe you are talking about 1/8.
A nice set of control, set up system,

Let's us know what you have. We are here to share.
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Well 1/8 or 1/10.
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Well 1/8 or 1/10.
Check your local track and see what is the avg brand used much easier to get support and help
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I live in omaha and there is no asphalt track here just in Lincoln. Im wanting to go to the HoA series.
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how about what do you have now?
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:53 PM
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I got nothing right now. I use to race 8th scale nitro buggy about 12 years ago.
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:59 PM
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See what is running as stated. Getting into 1/8 can be a steep learning curve, which can be eased by running 1/10 200mm instead. Also considering you used to run buggies you may be used to the way a 4wd handles, and the 1/10 cars are much more forgiving to driver error vs. their larger 1/8 on road versions. See also if the local track might have some used cars which can also lessen the expense.
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Originally Posted by Longhornfan View Post
I live in omaha and there is no asphalt track here just in Lincoln. Im wanting to go to the HoA series.
Here is a listing based on durability
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Serpent
Mugen,capricorn,shepherd

Also coming out soon Arc 1/8 looks interesting
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I was looking at the HB R10
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For the setup system you could buy for 1/10:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3Racing-1-10...-/141242700978

and for 1/8:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3Racing-1-8-...item1e8ebd07b6

I have them both and they do the job perfect.
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I was looking at the HB R10
On the support side
I would suggest serpent,Xray,shepherd they all have distributors local in the U.S.
Hotbodies great car no support
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On the support side
I would suggest serpent,Xray,shepherd they all have distributors local in the U.S.
Hotbodies great car no support
Amain supports them. Just not a lhs
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Amain supports them. Just not a lhs
Meaning trackside not parts you can purchase parts anywhere
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Originally Posted by Longhornfan View Post
Hey all Im looking to get into nitro on-road racing. I'm going with HB just not sure what class yet. I'd like some info on what I need as far as set-up gear. Novarossi is my choice of engine and pipe,tires Im not sure on, body will be protoform.
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