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Old 01-22-2009, 12:08 PM
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Is there any 1/5th scale out there for about $750 that is good that you can get replacement parts for and hopups?

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Old 01-22-2009, 12:16 PM
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Anyone have a Duratrax Firehammer? Are they ok? Any known problems with them?

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I have a Firehammer MT that I got for $790 and its been pretty good. You're gonna want to upgrade anything you get though, especially in that price range. Like the FHMT, you need a new air filter with prefilter, pullstart prefilter, and if you want to jump, an alloy large motor mount(thats the expensive one since you can only get it in germany. Just my 2 cents as I'm new to large scale so I'm sure others will chime in.
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I can get the firehammer for about 600 off the market place. I will not be driving the crap out of it, just messing around in the yard.
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You might look at a used baja 5b,there's some out there in great shape and some good deals
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You might look at a used baja 5b,there's some out there in great shape and some good deals
Yeah, I got my eye on a couple on fleabay. I will have something on the way by Sunday Just need to decide on what the best bang for the buck I can come across.
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have you looked into the redcat line? they are right in your price range and seem to be pretty solid cars.
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They got this - http://shopping.netsuite.com/c.84985...rampagemt.html but I can get a baja for under that and I believe it is a better product. Not sure though.
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the link i gave you is $100 cheaper!
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the link i gave you is $100 cheaper!
oh haha, I didnt see the link hidden.

http://www.rctoysnh.com/catalog/prod...oducts_id=2054

It is actually 200 cheaper... Is it any good? Spare parts or hop ups? I cant seem to leave anything in its stock form.
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Whats the deal on this? HPI knock off? http://www.rctoysnh.com/catalog/prod...oducts_id=3026
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it is a chinese clone
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it is a chinese clone
Does that mean it is a pos?
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ORIGINAL: speedy.d

it is a chinese clone
Does that mean it is a pos?
No it means that you can get a baja clone for $379 and save alot of$$$...if you need parts or hopups... the hpi baja parts all fit so do all the aftermarket
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you can get it @ $379, like hellya said. get a 28.5 head kit, exhaust and a decent radio for what you are wanting to spend.these days 750 can get you into large scale pretty easily! good luck i own an fs (an mcd clone) and i love it, it did require a great deal of work to get it where it is now but i dont have much in it.
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why was my post deleted??? $379 for the baja clone on ebay?? I didnt post an links...just stated that all Hpi baja stock and hopups parts will fit and then deleted



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It was me for abreviateng profanity but you can have a name hellya, lol. I dont get it. Anyway back on track, I will see if I can find one on ebay. If I do can I post a link to make sure it is the right one?
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$659 for the Redcat buggy or $759 for the truck is what you should be looking to spend. Find a reputable site and buy from them. Call and ask questions, if they don't know the answers, then move on.
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$659 for the Redcat buggy or $759 for the truck is what you should be looking to spend. Find a reputable site and buy from them. Call and ask questions, if they don't know the answers, then move on.
I agree. LargeScale RC, DDM, and FG Supply (I think, but I know DDM and LSR for sure) carry the RedCats for around the $650 to $800 mark, furthermore, they back what they sell.

I am not sure, but I thing I actually saw a Redcat on Tower, but I cannt remember the price nor do I remember if it was the buggy or MT.
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I was more thinking about RampageHopUps.com as the reputable one. But, those other guys are good too. FG supply doens't sell teh Redcats.
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Whats the deal on this? HPI knock off? http://www.rctoysnh.com/catalog/prod...oducts_id=3026
Yes, it is. King Motors has made this one and one they call Baja X (I cannot remember the differecnces, or if there even different).

Alot of good people in this very forum have started off in 5th scale with this 5B clone, and several even still run them to this day.
Read this link to this thread, I have learned a ton from these posts. I will not lie to you, it is a really long read. But if you do read through it, you will learn a ton about this RC and just about every good hop-up to make it reliable and in some cases, more than par with the stock RTR 5B.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_72..._1/key_/tm.htm

There is one guy right now selling these on fleabay for just under $380 USD, and after shipping costs, a little under $480 USD.
If you opt for this RC though, I strongly suggest you take the evtra money you save and buy a real CY Fuelie engine (they come in many displacements from 23cc up top 30.5cc), or if you can spare about $70-$100 USD more, try to get a 26cc Zenoah. The engines on the KM have poor metallurgy and the cylinder walls are known to chip at the upper lips of the ports.

Read the posts from Benkie (Beckiesbajas), he has some very good engine upgrade suggestions in this thread.
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I was more thinking about RampageHopUps.com as the reputable one. But, those other guys are good too. FG supply doens't sell teh Redcats.
haha, Thats cause you own it. Il check you out.
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I was more thinking about RampageHopUps.com as the reputable one. But, those other guys are good too. FG supply doens't sell teh Redcats.
Yeah, you're right. I just looked, and they dont have any Redcats, they have Smartechs though.
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just get the 5b ss from tower before jan31 u get two discounts ..one from tower and 1 from hpi
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5b's look cool and are fast, but if you like DRIVING then redcat is THE car, they handle like they are on rails! redcat even offers an upgrade kit to fix all of the disign flaws, and it is only $49.
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