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Old 07-25-2007, 12:45 AM
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is the xrc buggy any good or is it just plane crap? any experiences with them would help...
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:33 AM
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[8D] Not a bad price, I don't know how good it is. I guess you get what you pay for. [link=http://www.********.co.uk/XRC2.htm]********[/link] & here->[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=304544]RCuniverse[/link] & you can look here->[link=http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=xrc+buggy&btnG=Google+Search]Google[/link]
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Old 07-25-2007, 06:45 AM
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Is this the same one they are offering here?

http://www.model-works.org/proddetai...rod=1%2F5Buggy

then you might as well buy the smartech traveller for an extra 100.00 since most of the parts on the car above are 90% that anyways from what I hear..



http://www.model-works.org/proddetail.php?prod=05321
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:36 PM
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From whatI've heard, it's OK,

The servo's aren't much good, and the brakes are a bit sloppy, but other than that its meant to be good for the price
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:44 PM
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I have seen these cars and they are near enough the same car as the Technokit super cross buggy. The quality of them is no where near as good as an Fg but they are good for the money as you cannot buy anything else new ready to run for £300.

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Old 07-25-2007, 01:04 PM
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THey look pretty nice overall. Would be nice to see one up close. Pics are only so good.
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:30 PM
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Hi Guys. We actually race these buggies in Australia as U.S style late models on dirt and apart from a few minor problems they are pretty sturdy for the cheap quailty that u expect from chinese knock off.
A couple of things before u plug in the battery in for the first time will save a lot of headaches and trips to the hobby shop But overall not bad for the price
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thats nice yuo know im building one but its 1/4 scale...lol but i think mine will be a lot bigger and faster...its gunna have a 50cc engine in it here are some pics of it...
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thats nice yuo know im building one but its 1/4 scale...lol but i think mine will be a lot bigger and faster...its gunna have a 50cc engine in it here are some pics of it...

So what does this have to do with the XRC buggy?
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:40 PM
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Hey Bigmodman. We also are planning to build 1/4 scale late models but will only utilise probaly G230 or G260 full chassis car with qiick changes and independent fronts
Will post picts as we get started.. Thanks Pete
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:32 PM
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sorry bout the thread jacking!lol but ok hey when you do start a thread bout them....
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:07 AM
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I picked one up new off ebay ($350) No problems so far. Seems to run faster with every tank (4 through so far). I'll post some pics when I get a chance. Any specific questions or parts of the buggy you want pics of?
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xrc buggy, I dunno but to me it looks like theres no room to run a decent air filter on it. maybe if you get a short stack. I'd like to know as well if anyone has run one yet
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we run short stack foam and k&n 3"cones no probs Change the filter and take the exhaust off at the muffler change the plug use 98 octane unleaded and a good 2 strke oil that seems to perk them up.. Pete
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:23 PM
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thats what i am plannin on using!
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:46 PM
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I ran an xrc buggy a few weeks ago. It's not bad, but the motor was rather lazy.. The motor didn't rev-up very good. It is different from a Zenoah or CY. This means that there aren't any upgrades readily available for these motors. The motor mounts and differential appear to be improved over FG, Duratrax, Smartech, and other FG clones/hybrids. The shocks are sloppy and bouncy. Perhaps a heavier oil would help that. The main concern would be parts availability. God knows that we don't need any more large scale vehicles like the Firehammers where parts are not available and the vehicle is broken more than not.

The XRC vehicle is a classic case of Buyer Beware!

If it helps with your decision, I passed on the opportunity to buy. I'll stick with my MCD's and FG's.
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:34 AM
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WHO TOLD YOU PARTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE FIREHAMMER?THEYRE VERY EASY TO GET ESPECIALLY FROM TOWER.GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE POSTING AND PUTTING DOWN THE FIREHAMMER
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WHO TOLD YOU PARTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE FIREHAMMER?THEYRE VERY EASY TO GET ESPECIALLY FROM TOWER.GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE POSTING AND PUTTING DOWN THE FIREHAMMER
Tower just got a large shipment no more than 2 days ago. I have had gears and fuel tanks on order for almost 3 weeks or ever since I bought my car so parts have not be that easy to get. More than likley since Duratrax don't make the car and it is imported they import the parts in large shipments. When stuff runs out they wait til they have large back orders for parts before they order again and at that point we are stuck without parts. Very commen practice in the industry.
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:27 AM
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tower isnt the only place ,ebay has many firehammer parts too.and also you can use some fg or xtm parts so they ARE easy to get if you know where to look but for those who only depend on Tower then your stuck till parts are in stock.And there are other places in Australia,Modelworks,TQ racing....etc,but i dont recommend TQ, unless your desperate.
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