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Old 08-14-2007, 11:13 PM
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Is the smartech firehammer ripoff a decent car? Its all over ebay for less than $500..
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:12 AM
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It's the same thing
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Old 08-15-2007, 07:36 AM
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The seller has solid feedback. The Smartech truck is the ORIGINAL truck that the Firehammer MT is based on. Smartech makes the Firehammer MT and the XTM Grizzly. The shipping costs are not too high considering how big these models are.

Looks like a great deal to me.

BTW you will be able to use almost all Firehammer MT parts on this truck. These parts can picked up at your LHS or Tower Hobbies.
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:17 PM
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I bought my Smartech Spider from importhouse on Ebay. It is a good buggy out of the box, but with a few mods it can become a great buggy. The two things that I found that need fixed first is that the gas tanks on a Firehammer/Smartech, or any other clone are junk, and rocks get stuck under the diff. If you get one, and the tank leaks, you can replace it with an FG marder, or sportline tank. The marder tank will require a few new chassis holes from what I have been told, but the sportline is a direct replacement. As for the rocks under the diff, I made a custom fiberglass cover for mine, but someone also showed me a simple silicone diff protector trick. You can see pics of my cover, and the silicone protector in the Duratrax Firehammer thread.
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Old 08-15-2007, 07:04 PM
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why do some people think the smartech bigfoot is a copy or clone of the firehammer and call it a ripoff when they dont know jack about the hobby,for your info smartech is the original and duratrax just put their own name on it and called it the firehammer. DUH!!!
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Old 08-15-2007, 08:13 PM
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If you are refering to me, I said clone because that is what everyone refers to them as on here. I already knew that they are made by Smartech, and are the same. I like my buggy, and in no way was saying it is not good. Thats why I bought it because they are all the same, parts are cheap, and it didn't cost much. Same buggy, less money=good deal.
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:25 AM
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read carefully i was refering to the original posting
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ORIGINAL: slicrick

read carefully i was refering to the original posting
Oh, sorry I just assumed it was me.
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Old 08-16-2007, 01:55 AM
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My appologies, I wasnt born knowing everything about the hobby.
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It's okay to ask questions. That's how we all learn.
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