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Old 10-25-2005, 05:38 AM   #1
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Buying new car...two choices...help?

Hey I'm buying a new nitro car for myself, but I was just looking at both the HPI 18ss and the HPI rs4 3 evo rtr. I don't know which to choose, but my previous to cars have been kits, so I don't really mind the 18ss kit. I need help on this please.
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Old 10-25-2005, 07:26 AM   #2
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Well if you're comfortable building it yourself, go for the 18ss, not only it has a bigger engine, as far as I know there are quite a few uprated parts that are only options for the RTR one.
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are nitro cars a lot harder to put together in a kit than electric? Cause I know the rs4 rally and rs4 mt were fairly easy, but I think they have problems of their own because of stupid mistakes.
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Not really, I would say my pro 4 was a little tougher to build than my R40... It reallt depends on the specific kit. But that car should go together pretty easily. There's lots of them around, so you shouldn't have any trouble getting help with it. Plus the fact that you already have HPI experience, it'll all probably seem prety familiar to you...
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so the rs4 3 18ss comes with an engine right? And everything in the kit? I'm looking to race and drift it, would the 3 evo be better because of the motor and chassis?
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Yeah I think I'm getting the 18ss and heres my cart, tell me if you think it's ok...http://photobucket.com/albums/y29/dv...WERHOBBIES.jpg

Yeah so once I sell my truck I can get this. I'm gonna have so much fun. haha yay
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another question...Does the roto start system attach to the engine if you take the pull off or how does that work?
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get the 18ss kit over the rtr evo for sure,its a night and day difference.,as far as the roto starter goes it just bolts on in place of the pullstarter assembly,2 gears in it one rides on the 1way bearing,the other is the receptacle you insert the startershaft into.very easy
you may want to check out the stage d drift kit for that car,should amuse you if drifting is your thing.
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yeah drifting is good, but how much of a difference does the conversion kit do, I mean it's like 180 dollars or something like that, crazy for someone who just works summers.
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If you are really into making the most out of the drifting experience, the conversion kit makes the car more balanced for drifting so it is easier to control. But if u just want to feel it a set of drifting tires will do the trick. Hope this helps
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Thanks ogreasurada I still dunno if i'll get it though...ttyl
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