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Old 04-21-2004, 03:17 AM
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i got a good price on that

how is it
does it have hop ups ???

should i get anything better ???
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Old 04-21-2004, 10:27 AM
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Buy the RTR. I was looking at the Mad force RTR in my LHS, and noticed it had some neat things that my original MF did'nt have. I think the RTR is only like 370. Anyway, to answer your question, yes there are hop ups for it. Kyosho supports the MF, and a few other companies as well. Check out the URC network, they have a mad force site, with an area dedicated to hop ups.

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Old 04-21-2004, 10:59 AM
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It's one cool truck. Thermal, what updates does the RTR have? Hopefully center drive CV's and the aluminum steering bellcrank and a good high torque steering servo.

It's fast, very durable, and very unique. I am in the process of trying to get more weight forward with a longer wheelbase chassis so it doesn't wheelie as much (and it does wheelie on command). I don't think the truck could ever be made competitive, but I8Tweety may prove otherwise as he is trying to make his track worthy.

New Era makes quite a few upgrades for it, you can buy 'RCX' upgrades from Kyosho, but otherwise it really doesn't need em. The thing is SUPER durable.

The website Thermal was referring to is www.madforce.net

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what truck would be the best for comp
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Old 04-21-2004, 10:04 PM
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While I'm working on making one race worthy, only time will tell if it can be competitive. I'll be benchmarking against my race ready 21 Maxx.

As far as which truck is best for competition, that's a loaded question. Do you want to compare "truggies" with "true MTs"? 1/8 scale buggy derivitives will fair better on a race track due to chassis and suspension configurations along with lower center of gravity. When it comes to off-road action and rougher treatment, I'd stick with a Maxx, Savage, MGT, Mad Force/Armor, or similar.

If you have a choice between an open class and stock class in MT racing, I would stick with a "true MT" in the stock class as it will give you more versatility on and off the track.
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