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Old 03-10-2007, 08:25 AM   #1
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ok well i'm a noob;
i had a sudden fancy of building a nitro/petrol car, and so went on all the main manufacturers websites and then dealers websites and came up with some prices. hideously expensive. so i had another strange fancy of building one out of parts, so i went on ebay and bought a kyosho .12ci engine inc exhaust, brand new, for 45 ish. did i make a good decision?

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usually (but not all of the time) car maufactures don't make good motors. Get a motor from a dedicated manufacture, and don't be cheap. If you are just bashing around any motor that moves your car should be fine.
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usually (but not all of the time) car maufactures don't make good motors. Get a motor from a dedicated manufacture, and don't be cheap. If you are just bashing around any motor that moves your car should be fine.
That and you need to know what chassis its going to go on otherwise you just got a motor that might only fit a few certain chassis. Gotta research first. Gotta get a chassis first , then mate a motor to that chassis. Now youll have to mate a chassis to your motor and that kinda limits you if you didnt get the right setup your going for.
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yeah i just remembered that after i bought it, i'm gonna get a HPI rush evo.
and i'm on a tight budget...
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Sell it back to ebay or ask the seller if he would be kind enough to take back item.
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so it won't fit or is it not as good as the stock T-15? (buy it now 15 ish on ebay)
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It has built in mounts that won't match up to the HPI chassis. Sell it.
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i'll just make some mounts... whats the going price anyway?
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yeah i think i'll try to send it back...
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i've changed my mind now i've got it. it came this morning.... it's got a tuned exhaust, non stock, and its really cool... a nice peice of engineering. i'll find a way to fit it in the rush when i get the chassis
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