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    RC10GT2 or hot bodies lighting gt10?

    hey i am about to get my first RC truck and i am not sure about what to get. i want duribility, reliability, and speed.
    i think my friend is getting the firestorm, and i want something to compete or beat it, maybe the HPI rush but i heard those break easily
    i have a high $200 budget so please let me know which u would recommend for a beginner.

    thanks!

    edit: i have narrowed it down to these two with your help and i think the rc10gt2 is more respected and well know but it also looks like the HB lightning would be nice too and would save me at least $80.

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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    rc10gt2

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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    i second that. just wait a little longer and save up some money and buy the gt2. its only $300

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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    $279 for the GT2 RTR at the Hobby People.
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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    hey guys im looking for a car too and i like the rcgt2 and the xxx nt . my budget is 300 $ so i am looking the rtr because kits are more expensive than rtr but i noticed that the rcgt2 brings a xp2 radio and the xxnt brings JR XR2i that is much better and cna you help me giving me advices of what car is better and why . ? ? ? thanks

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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    I know the GT2 has a better suspension set up but the xxnt is close behind so its just a matter of choice
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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    NEW-TO-RC i would get a XTM X-Cellerator its faster (50 +mph) then the firestorm and its cheaper and just as capable of a racer. You can find them brand new for $200.
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    RE: Best Budget RC?


    ORIGINAL: Brent07

    NEW-TO-RC i would get a XTM X-Cellerator its faster (50 +mph) then the firestorm and its cheaper and just as capable of a racer. You can find them brand new for $200.
    But is it as durable, as easy to work on then the firestorm. Stuff a Newb needs to look at, not just speed.

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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    If your budget is 200 dollars than a nitro RC car is not for you.

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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    Hot Bodies http://www.ultimatehobbies.com/istar.asp?a=6&id=HBS66501!1007&csurl=%2Fistar%2Easp%3Fa%3D28%26 200.00 wont go far with nitro there to fast for a first time driver IMHO lots of parts will brake learning how to run it i would look at a eletric rustler or stampede there pretty fast and damn near bullet proof less maintenace to but if ya got to have nitro,go with it it your cash do what ya gotta do

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    ORIGINAL: Valve

    If your budget is 200 dollars than a nitro RC car is not for you.
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    Aren't called hobbies because you save money on them.
    lol $300 Radio? Me controlling it? rofl...

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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    ORIGINAL: AE Pilot

    $279 for the GT2 RTR at the Hobby People.
    im in the U.S. how about this?
    http://www.killerhobbies.com/items/t...092-detail.htm

    is this a good car? and i said i have a budget of high $200's and i could do $300 is i need to
    and as far as starting it up and problems i have a friend next door who can help me with anything i just need a car though, lol



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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    Wow Nitro_Stan,
    Same advice I was gonna give lol. I recently bought 2 Stampede's from Tower so I'd have something to run in the back yard with my daughter. Great little trucks for the money! Also just ordered a Hot Bodies Lightning GT10 from UltimateHobbies to mess around with at the tracks....couldn't pass it up for under $200 shipped!

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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    i would like a car i can race on the road and off-road so is the firestorm or the one i listed better?

    i appreciate all the help guys, sorry about knowing nothing about stadium trucks, lol

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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    If you want to race then stay away from the firestrom. Did you take a look at the Team Losi XXX-NT2 RTR yet, they are very similar to the GT2, infact if you take the chassis from the GT2 and the chassis form the XXX-NT and put them up together they are very similar. I think when Team Associated was designing the GT2 they had the XXX-NT sittin in front of them while designing it. They just look to familiar not to have been, but the XXX-NT2 comes with a much better computerized radio, and a rear exhaust engine. The GT2 doesnt have a better suspension settup like rclynx said, infact most ST guys will agree that the xxx-nt has more adjustability setup wise then the GT2 does.

    But $200 is a little low, remember that you will need fuel, a glow plug warmer, tools, batteries and spare parts(for when you break someting) so I would prolly save a little more up before I would get one. And get some good quality fuel only name brand no off brand names, remember you get what you pay for. So if you buy some $15 a gallon fuel then you will $15 fuel which isnt good.

    As far as electrics go (for valve) they are not any cheaper then these nitro's are. Infact electrics are preety expensive for the first buy, figue you get an electric, then you need to get at least one good battery $30 + batteries for 1 battery most will buy more then 1 battery. A good charger to charger the battery, then you need tools and when it gets down to it, a com lathe and other assorted things. Comes out to be pretty expensive, I bought an electric thinking it would be cheaper to tun then my nitro, well I got a rude awakening. There just as expensive as the nitro's are, and if you want to go as fast as your nitro counterparts like if you want to get a xxx-t to go as fast as a xxx-nt then it's even more money involved. And thats not even talking brushless and lipo's and such.
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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    im in the U.S. how about this?
    http://www.killerhobbies.com/items/t...092-detail.htm

    is this a good car? and i said i have a budget of high $200's and i could do $300 is i need to
    and as far as starting it up and problems i have a friend next door who can help me with anything i just need a car though, lol
    Go for it you will have a hard time beating that car
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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    xxnt or the rc10gt... which one is cheaper and more reliable?

    and i reallllly appreciate all the help!

    and OMG sorry for the misunderstanding but i have a high $200 limit like $280

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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    I can get a gallon of Monster Trinity for like 16 bucks, and that isn't a no name brand

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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    ok......

    im thinking i will get the rc10gt2, do u think that the xxx-nt would be that much better? cause if it will last longer and go faster i can spend an extra $25.

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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    hey new to rc I would go with this one that was suggested it is 4wd
    http://www.ultimatehobbies.com/istar.asp?a=6&id=HBS66511!1007&csurl=%2Fistar%2Easp%3Fa%3D28%26
    my buddy just picked one up and it looks like a great buy. Racing is more about control than speed on the dirt at least. I have a firestorm and I love it it is durable and alot of fun but I think this is a better truck if you want to run on an off road course the firestorm doesnt turn well on the road but this one does. the rc10 is a well respected truck but I think you will enjoy the lightning more. I started with a firestorm and I am currently moving up to a turmoil buggy I was going to keep the firestorm for bashing but I think I am going to go for a lightning and give the firestorm to my son.

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    RE: Best Budget RC?

    i dont know i think i will still get the rc10gt2 cause it is very nice from all the reviews i have read.
    and i have never heard anything about the lightning, or hot bodies for that matter. it would be great if u could prove me otherwise cause i will be saving like $90. and the car has to be reliable and durible.

    thanks for the help and i am now cinsidering the lighting

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    RE: RC10GT2 or hot bodies lighting gt10?

    i bought a gt2 recently and can't complain. it wins races. all the components are nicely laid out. it started on the second pull. when my friend was trying to jump the curb at full speed he hit it wrong and did like 5 to 6 cartwheels. still in one piece so i'm pretty sure that its durable. after you get it go to the rc10gt2 forum for other helpful tips.

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    RE: RC10GT2 or hot bodies lighting gt10?

    ok thanks, now i just need some money

    and what helpful tips are u talking about? i heard about the 88 fuel tank one

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    RE: RC10GT2 or hot bodies lighting gt10?

    order the gt2 rtr from ultimatehobbies its 264 and its free shipping.
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    RE: RC10GT2 or hot bodies lighting gt10?

    get the gt2 because it is a racing car but it is very bash worthey and the motor is very eazy to tune but the truck is a bit on the slow side in top speed but is very eazy to handel.


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