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Old 06-04-2004, 06:42 AM
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any opinion on this truck, any test on it anywhere??
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Old 06-04-2004, 09:09 AM
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It's won 2 out of the 3 major races it's run in since its release
Pretty much says it all

Be aware, new ROAR MT rules are being developed, so you'll be racing in the "Outlaw" class at any ROAR race with Doms. Bergs, SUTs and conversions.
At the local club races? you'll be spanking the Comp (if you can handle it)

Hum, that all may make no diff in Norway
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Old 06-04-2004, 06:30 PM
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I have an sut that you could pretty much call a pro. A more experienced friend of mine disassembled it and reassembled it on a fioroni chassis. Also, I have a friend who painted an sut body for me. I will be taking it to the track tomorrow. I will post some pics and a list of all the hop-ups on it sometime this weekend. By the way, another friend of mine won the A main at the Battle at the Beach in Ft. Walton Beach FL about two months ago and had supermaxx's, savages, and truggies down one lap and in some cases by two. I've seen it in action and I can't wait to race mine.
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Old 06-06-2004, 02:00 PM
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its a great racing truck...handles good with upgraded steering servo with more torque...jumps good...and accelerates good...if you are just bashing you might run into a little trouble with ground clearance, but you can fix that up also with a few mods
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Old 06-06-2004, 07:58 PM
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it was reviewed in car action mag. Seems like a real good MT. Top speed was said to be 41 mph.
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Old 06-07-2004, 12:35 PM
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I'm 90% happy with mine, it's definitely a great race truck!
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Old 06-07-2004, 12:38 PM
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myin needs upgrades but over all im happy with it
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:40 PM
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10% unhappy why?
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Old 06-07-2004, 02:18 PM
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Because the stock GS servos are junk (in my experience) and the steering drag link is too thin even for the Storm buggy, but it's WAY too weak for the SUT with those big tires sticking out. I'm just disappointed they didn't address such a glaring problem. Just using a thicker plate will solve the problem, or at least minimize it, and that'd be really cheap for them to do.

Otherwise I really like the truck.
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Old 06-07-2004, 05:23 PM
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ORIGINAL: doesgo

Because the stock GS servos are junk (in my experience) and the steering drag link is too thin even for the Storm buggy, but it's WAY too weak for the SUT with those big tires sticking out. I'm just disappointed they didn't address such a glaring problem. Just using a thicker plate will solve the problem, or at least minimize it, and that'd be really cheap for them to do.

Otherwise I really like the truck.
If it only cost a dollar more to put a better link on the truck you would think that would be a no brainer for the company producing the product, until you consider that dollar times, say for example 100,000 units. So now instead of simply adding a dollar to the production cost of each individual vehicle you have added $100,000.00 to your total cash outlay for yearly production costs before you ever recoup a dime in sales. There are always reasons for why manufacturers do things the way they do and it's almost always related to how much they must lay out up front to produce a product.
Also, it's an RTR and RTR's are low cost versions of the real thing. If you want a better truck, spend the extra money and get a Storm Pro buggy and the SUT Pro Conversion. Good things are not hard to come by, all it takes is money.
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Old 06-07-2004, 05:32 PM
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I know, it all adds up for the manufacturer, but if there are a couple nagging problems with a vehicle, how many vehicle sales do they lose because of it? When the Savage 21 came out there were some things that weren't great about it. Some time later they came out with the Savage 25 which fixed most of what wasn't great about he Savage 21. It cost a little more for the consumer, but they're selling like hotcakes.

I guess my point is that the link was marginal at best in the Storm, I wish they'd have fixed that problem when they released the SUT. They didn't, I still bought it, and I still like it. And they got another few bucks out of me because I bought a second stock steering drag link to double them up on my buggy, so I guess it all works out for GS Racing!
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Old 06-17-2004, 11:24 PM
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actually the pro kit.. gives you a carbon fiber steering plate... sucks..... I got a spare steering plate.
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Old 06-18-2004, 05:16 AM
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I was referring to the drag link, not the upper deck plates. The Storm Pro kit gives you a thicker 7075 drag link with bearings. Much better than the RTR plate, but I hear the racers are still doubling those up for the SUT.
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Old 06-18-2004, 07:31 AM
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i hate myin it freakin sucks i havent driven it in about a month
i just stick to my rc10gt
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Old 06-18-2004, 09:38 AM
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What sucks about it? What do you hate it? Why not just sell it or part it out?
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i have race it and got 4th.but i would got 1st if it didnt bog on the start

its not very dependable either everytime i take it out something breaks
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Old 06-18-2004, 02:31 PM
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What have you broken? I've broken a few parts as well, but that's R/C. I've broken stuff on ALL my vehicles.
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The bogging sounds like improper tuning to me and If you're driving skills are up to par, you break less. However, when it comes to this hobby, you will break things. That's why rc distributors make parts available.
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It shouldn't bog. I know it needs a little umpf to get it rolling, that's because of the weight. But it should not bog. Mine holds a GREAT tune and has no problem what so ever.
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Old 06-20-2004, 09:03 PM
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I agree, the bog is probably the tune or the clutch. The stock SUT engine has no lack of umpf!
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all throught practice it didnt bog but it did at the wrong time.well it is a good truck it just where i live if you break some thng cause they only carry traxxas an ae.it just sck littlin it sit there do nothing it just piss me off that it takes 2 weeks to get anything for the damn thing.so i guess it its a good truck but nowsince i was the first to get a nirto car in the las 6 months everyone got one cause its cheap.so now everyone is driveing one and all myin all in the shop.

ps i have been in this hobb y for years and the the street it just catchin on
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I fixed the Umpf problem. Clutch bell was glazed. Dropped in new Ofna clutch shoes and cleaned the clutch bell...
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