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nitrosportsandrunner 12-08-2012 02:55 PM

sweet, I own a 8e again
 
just snagged a earthquake 8e for $115. Lipos included!
Needs a new body and A-arm pins, then its ready to go.

I missed my earthquake. Nothing Ive owned since had that kind of raw power.

Side note, if anyone is looking for a caldera 10e or a ground pounder LMK, I have them for sale. Both are in good shape.

I had intended to resell the GP when I bought it. The caldera I had meant to keep, but now that Ive added a 8e to my stable I probly wont use the caldera much.

Snow will be here before long, so a powerful 4wd truck with big tires will be fun:D

Dads like rc too 12-08-2012 06:39 PM

RE: sweet, I own a 8e again
 
What a steal, that's practically free. I've been thinking about adding a nitro Eathquake to the lineup. I love it's power to weight ratio.

nitrosportsandrunner 12-09-2012 10:53 AM

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What a steal, that's practically free. I've been thinking about adding a nitro Eathquake to the lineup. I love it's power to weight ratio.
I know, the BL system in that truck would run you over $100 alone.
Its a great deal, to bad I gotta sell something now. The deal was too good to pass up, so I spent money that shouldnt have been spent:)

I think I saw a nitro earthquake recently on ebay for $175ish. But with nitros, its usually best to buy them new. Unless you get it cheap enough that you can buy a new motor for it.


Dads like rc too 12-09-2012 07:35 PM

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What a steal, that's practically free. I've been thinking about adding a nitro Eathquake to the lineup. I love it's power to weight ratio.
I think I saw a nitro earthquake recently on ebay for $175ish. But with nitros, its usually best to buy them new. Unless you get it cheap enough that you can buy a new motor for it.


yeah, that's too high for me. I like to buy a basket case when on ebay. Like you said, with nitro I usually assume I'll be replacing the engine, so that has to be a factor in the price. You should see some of the heaps I've seen on there that only had "a few tankfuls run through it". The last project I got on ebay worked out perfect. It was an HPI nitro MT2. Guy said it needed a piston rod. Luckily I assumed it would need more when pricing it. It was a mint roller if you threw the engine away. That's exactly what I wound up doing. He wasn't lying about it needed a rod, just left out the part about the piston and crank. So anyway, I bought it for $102. Did the HPI engine exchange for $65 and replaced the split fuel tank for $12. Used it for almost a year, then painted me up a shiny new body and sold it for $225. Between the body, new rims and tires and everything else I really just broke even, but I got to run it for a year for free.

nitrosportsandrunner 12-10-2012 03:39 PM

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What a steal, that's practically free. I've been thinking about adding a nitro Eathquake to the lineup. I love it's power to weight ratio.
I think I saw a nitro earthquake recently on ebay for $175ish. But with nitros, its usually best to buy them new. Unless you get it cheap enough that you can buy a new motor for it.


yeah, that's too high for me. I like to buy a basket case when on ebay. Like you said, with nitro I usually assume I'll be replacing the engine, so that has to be a factor in the price. You should see some of the heaps I've seen on there that only had ''a few tankfuls run through it''. The last project I got on ebay worked out perfect. It was an HPI nitro MT2. Guy said it needed a piston rod. Luckily I assumed it would need more when pricing it. It was a mint roller if you threw the engine away. That's exactly what I wound up doing. He wasn't lying about it needed a rod, just left out the part about the piston and crank. So anyway, I bought it for $102. Did the HPI engine exchange for $65 and replaced the split fuel tank for $12. Used it for almost a year, then painted me up a shiny new body and sold it for $225. Between the body, new rims and tires and everything else I really just broke even, but I got to run it for a year for free.
Nice, thats the way to do it!

I used to do that with real cars...
bought a '92 volvo 740 turbo wagon for $450 with a good sticker. Drove it for 1.5 years...only put $300 into it over that time. When the sticker was due to run out again, the fuel pump started to give out. It also needed some exhaust repair for a new sticker. Until that point, it had run great. Leather seats, sunroof, all power stuff and a TURBO!
Sold it for $500. I told the buyer all the stuff that was wrong, was totally honest.

Another 740 I had I owned twice! paid 1200, drove a year, sold for $1000, bought it back 4 months later for $700, sold it the next week for $900.

Getting those kinda deals is soo much fun.

nitrosportsandrunner 12-14-2012 04:15 PM

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IM sooo bummed!

I called the guy i bought the truck from. Tueday the shipper bumped the package onto a loading ramp....it got run over by a tandum axle 40 foot trailer-more than once!

He said the only thing left was 1 battery. Even the motor case was cracked!

It sucks for me...sucks worse for the seller. Now he has no truck and has to send me back my money.

Ill have to get that money and save it up...so I can find another one to buy. I doubt I will ever find a RTR 8e for $100 for tho.


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