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    Hpi Firestorm

    For the people who haven't seen it already. heres the new hpi firestorm.
    more pictures and info at [link]http://www.hpieurope.com/kit-info.php?lang=en&partNo=10511[/link]

    who's thinking of getting it?

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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    too late already bought a losi . looks like a nice truck though first thing I would change is that top deck drop in a carbon fiber or plastic one prob loose 10 oz or more wieght.

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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    looks sweet! if the price is right, I'll take the bite.
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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    I hope the new engine is better then the last two small blocks they made the 15 FE and T15. All so hope it is better then the 18SS. I like HPI a lot as I have 4 of their vehicles but do not like most of their small blocks. Wish I could see more on how the steering is set up. I sure do not like the way it is on my Rush!
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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    i must agree with you there 46u hpi's small block engines are pants. thats why im getting a LRP Z.18S Pro in a couple of weeks cant wait!
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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    378.99 that is what tower hobbies will sell the firestorm for

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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    You cannot go by the price they have on Towers now and I would think it will end up being all most $100 cheaper when in stock.
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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    i like it. I hope its not a noobmobile though.. thats what they seem to be targeting it towards..

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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    I was looking it up and dam it looks really really nice..................but HPI IS EATING CRAP............................they still havent put a 2speed on it......................i thought this thing was goin to be a jato killer.........................this thing probably wont even keep up...............it looks like a RC10GT mixed with a JATO.....................im not geting it but it looks REALLY NICE when the body's hit ebay ill get one for my RUSH EVO this thing looks like its goin to have the GT's and XXX's running scared
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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    looks pretty good for rtr version... I will be looking to see what they do with a SS version. That would peak my intrest...
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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    An SS version would be great, maybe they could put in some aluminum shocks and dish wheels. Maybe don't include an engine, and then that might appeal to me. I want to race but I only go a crappy traxxas Nitro Sport. I would decide between this and the RC 10GT2 for my next truck.
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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    That body looks sweet.
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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    when it releases im buying it. that and the wheely king. i cant keep up with HPI's new cars man.

    I personally like the 18SS engine. low end isnt the greatest but on top end this suckers gets my MT2 and my RS4 going. maybe this is like the HO version of the 18SS or something.

    something about this truck just dragged me in and i just really want it, i cant explain it.

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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    btw, take a look at the option parts page. HPI has alot lined up for this truck. looks like they will be getting serious with this "racing" thing.

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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    They never did make a Rush in a kit so I would not be surprised if the do not make the Firestorm in a kit. Would be nice but after running all the 4 wheel drive trucks I have do not think I will get another 2 wheel drive. I have the Rush and hardly run it because 4 wheel drive handles SO much better.
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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    It's a 1:10 truck right?

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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    its a 1/10 race spec 2wd truck. well its RTR but its a base for a race truck. they will make a kit for this truck, this is like the Hellfire's little brother.

    personally, im waiting for HPI to make a 1/8 buggy. that would be cool.

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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    all i know is when that body hits ebay and the tires.................IMA GET THEM LOLOL i wonder if any parts for this car are compatable with the rush............if any te gear box looks pretty much the same LORD KNOW WHAT SUPRISE IS INSIDE
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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    A Savage truggy or buggy

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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    It doesn't look like it would be hard for them to make a 2 speed for it.

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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    The reason why they do not put 2-speeds like that on Off-Road vehicles is because debris always gets stuck in between the gears, sredding them. This happens very often even on the On-Road cars, and is also the reason why the Savage's 2-speed gears are enclosed in a transmission case. The make a 2-speed kit for the MT2, but they do not recommend it for off-road use because of this problem.

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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    its built to race, not try and beat traxxas in a top speed pissing match, which i personally believe is stupid.

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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    To each his own ya know? If it were truly meant to be raced they would have it in kit form wouldn't they? I agree with you though. I'm an off-road guy and don't see much fun in going in a straight line on level ground. I ran an RS4 Evo 2 speed in my MT1 for some time then swapped back over to an MT2 slipper setup. I punished the 2 speed in that truck and it took it surprisingly. I was scared that it would explode since it didn't have a slipper. That is why I took it out.

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    its built to race, not try and beat traxxas in a top speed pissing match, which i personally believe is stupid.

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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    look at the Hellfire.......

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    RE: Hpi Firestorm

    yeh i've seen it. my bro has an xtm mammoth st. I like how snappy my MT1 is though. I'll probably move up to a truggy sometime though.

    what are you running?


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