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Old 11-05-2006, 12:58 AM
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ok my birthday is coming up its december 8 and i am thinking about a new r/c i cannot decide which one of these i want idk if i want a hurricane xp buggy made by redcat racing or xl-5 stampede i have a volcano stx nitro mt from redcat racing it runs great and i havent had no problems with it

i am trying to keep it in the $230 and down range b/c i have christmas right after and i am wanting hopups for the one that i get so no one say get a jato lol they prob are great trucks i just dont want a jato right now

ok now i am gonna be using it for driving on the road and a little through the grass no major bashing just a couple jumps but the positive thing about the buggy is that my lhs has a onroad course and they run buggies so i could take the buggy and race it a little and also another positive thing about the buggy is it is a lot faster than the stampede but i cannot make up my mind whether i want to get the buggy and race it or get the stampede and just bash it in the yard

ok heres the website i am getting the buggy from if i get it b/c they are cheap and great shipping it has the specs and things listed also

http://www.topspeedtoys.com/index.p...products_id=239

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Old 11-05-2006, 02:15 AM
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Buggy hands down IMO. My first real rc was a pede ages ago and it was a pretty cool truck but nothing special. Only thing Traxxas has over the Redcat is electronics,change those out and you'll be good to go!
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stay away from the 2 speed 1/10 redcats, they strip spur gears. My volcano stx is good too, stripped a gear buy after many tanks. the 2 tornado xp's i own strip spur gears after a few tanks. There is supposed to be an hpi 2 speed clutch bell fix that popper252 has done and says its good but i havent tried it yet.
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is the tornado xl any good but the only thing i dont like about it is it has a .16 engine how much of a difference would there be in a .16 engine and .18 engine
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would the duratrax warhead be a good beginners car?
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Old 11-05-2006, 01:19 PM
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i have heard alot of people say the warheads are junk most people dont like duratrax either your best bet would be traxxas,tamiya,team losi etc if you go with a big company theres more chance your lhs will have parts in stock for it
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Old 11-05-2006, 04:02 PM
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if you want to go redcat get the volcano stx. its single speed and has the .18 engine, mine is pretty reliable. I would also suggest a traxxas nitro rustler or nitro sport. i have the nitro ruslter and find it to be a great basher and its very reliable.
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:04 PM
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i already got a volcano stx and i love it but my cousin had a nitro rusty and it never ran
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mine and everyone that i know who have the nitro rustler have never had a problem with it. You could get a Jato, i really like mine. The .16 xl tornado would be good too, most of the cars like hpi and kyosho come with a .15 in them so i think the tornado xl would good, just stay away from the 2 speed unless you do poppers upgrade.
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Kay I'm confused... He's asking about the Hurricane right? The 1/8th scale buggy? (he has a 1/10th and 1/8th pictured above) I thought he was talking about the big bug but if your talkin 1/10th redcat vs. pede I'd probably pick neither (sorry that doesnt help).
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o sorry man i put the wrong buggy pic i am talking about the tornado xl now
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just get this and tell your parents they don't need to get you anything for the next 4 or 5 years...

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXLJV6&P=ML
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he said that he didn't want to spend more than $230, ab. LOL. I would recommend the Tornado XL if you going with the 1/10 scale buggy. However, if you want to have your socks blown off, go with the Hurricane XP. It has a single speed with steel gears and steel clutchbell, so definitely no stripping of the gears. Also, it's a heck of a lot faster than the Tornado. [>:]
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yea i would love to have one of those no more nitro lol but even if i had the money i wouldnt spend a 1000 dollars on one car



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just get this and tell your parents they don't need to get you anything for the next 4 or 5 years...

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Old 11-06-2006, 11:49 PM
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if u go with himoto, (same thing as redcat) u can get the single speed buggy with the .18 thats what i did originaly. thatle solve all your probs
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:36 PM
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well i got a stx with a .18 motor in it so i will probably get the xl and if i want more speed i will put my .18 out of my stx in it
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Zack i would definetly say go with the hurricane xp. mine surrvived two head on crashes with no beaking, and its hell of alot faster than the others your looking at. i like mine it runs grat and have had no problems after 1 1/2 gallons. and i thinkl it make a good hop-up project too.
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Hi Zack I suppose it depends on whether you want to 1/10 or 1/8 and whether you want a truck or buggy. Personally I wouldn;t bother mucking around with 1/10 and I'm not much of a MT fan. I prefer the dynamics & speed of buggys, the F1 of nitro. I'd go the 1/8 hurricane if you can afford the $$ that is. Like eric says, its dam tough! I've had a runaway incident recently and my himoto survived a horrendous smash. I'd also recommend staying away from 2 speed trannys. Hear nothing but trouble. Single speed is all you really need.
Also a .16 motor is the smallest I have heard in a redcat/himoto. If you go with the 1/10 buggy, get one of the .18s. Really very powerful for such a small buggy. Goes almost as fast as the 1/8. But the 1/8 beats them hands down in terms of raw power & they are far superior in strength than the 1/10.
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the only problem is the redcats buggy's with the .18's are 2 speeds. get the tornado xl, its single speed, .16 (most cars and buggys come with a .15 such as hpi, kyosho, traxxas, the traxxas 2.5 is really a .15)
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hey ehroof what makes it 2 speed? obviosuly its got a duel clutch bell but what makes it change gears? Is the clutch the same or different? I have never had a 2 speed so I am unfamiliar with them. You can get the single speed himoto which still has the .18 in it. I'd go for himoto over redcat thesedays. Basically the same buggys except for himoto go for the larger engines and seem to have better parts & service than redcat do. Not putting redcat down but just passing on what I hear.
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there is a little arm that pops out of a spring loaded clutch next to the 2nd gear and catches the second gear when the gear shaft spins at a fast enough rpm, you can adjust it to catch at more or less rpm's. there are 2 spurs (1st and 2nd gear). If himoto has a single speed with the .18, get it for sure. I have heard good things about himoto too, its a shame that redcat doesnt seem to be a stand up company anymore, seem like they are going down hill. i am going to be getting a used huricane xp soon from someone that i know here, hopefully its as good as everyone says.
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When you can get them to shift!!!!!!! Or not get stuck in 2nd gear. Other than that it's kool.
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i should have mentioned, "when it works"!!!!!! Your 100% right!!!!!!

try spraying some wd40 on it, it may help.
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yeah cheers for that! I have heard nothing but trouble with the 2 speed buggys hey. Glad I didn;t go for one myself. 2 speed sounds attractive but if you are racing 21s they are single speed and perform better in any case. So I'm never going the 2 speed. In MTs though its a different story as some have 2 speed plus reverse.
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all my other 2 speeds work great, hpi, kyosho, traxxas etc, only the redcats doesnt work.
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