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Old 02-25-2008, 11:14 AM
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Well I am a complete noob to this hobby and I an interested in getting into the off-road nitro scene. I have been doing my research and after some comparison its between the Team Losi XXX-NT II vs. HPI Firestorm 10T. I am leaning towards the firestorm because its cheaper and since I'm not hardcore into rc racing which is something id like to try. I figure the hpi would be a good starter car. I need your opinion should i spend the extra money and get the team losi or should I settle for the firestorm?
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Well I am a complete noob to this hobby and I an interested in getting into the off-road nitro scene. I have been doing my research and after some comparison its between the Team Losi XXX-NT II vs. HPI Firestorm 10T. I am leaning towards the firestorm because its cheaper and since I'm not hardcore into rc racing which is something id like to try. I figure the hpi would be a good starter car. I need your opinion should i spend the extra money and get the team losi or should I settle for the firestorm?
Th losi will be a much better truck but its really what the hobby shop stocks for parts, becouse you will be breaking it.
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k good i bought the xxx-nt about an hour ago and now im breaking it in. I am wondering what good upgrade parts there are. I'm not looking to make it faster at the moment just more durable. any ideas? Also I need some tools are there any tool kits for cheap?
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Very good idea to not worry about going faster just yet.

Dubro makes reasonably decent tools for not a lot of jack.

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check what you can get parts for. both are similar performance wise, but the firestorm is slightly more durable.
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dont skimp on the tools , you dont have to spend a million dollars , but if you buy good ones you wont have to upgrade those , ive bought my tool set 3 times , ends up being expesive that way , ray
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