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    the one that came with the kit. servos are more...

    the one that came with the kit. servos are more or less standardized, servo horns are not.
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    do you mean the wheels turn as soon as you turn...

    do you mean the wheels turn as soon as you turn the car on? if so, the servo probably wasnt centered when you put the horn on. take the horn off, turn on the car then reattach the horn. if that...
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    http://www.lowes.com/pd_299377-41877-8501P_0__?pro...

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_299377-41877-8501P_0__?productId=3073145
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    actually, chevron-esque treads are bidirectional....

    actually, chevron-esque treads are bidirectional. having them reversed like in the pictures makes them grip better on loose, dry surfaces like gravel and sand. can also increase traction on wet...
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    and people wonder why there arent many kits...

    and people wonder why there arent many kits left...
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    it's called an "80%" which means it's 80%...

    it's called an "80%" which means it's 80% complete.

    yep, they run anywhere from $400 on up to over $600 for the actual box full of plastic bags and parts trees. then you have another $150-$$$$$...
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    problem is that's not a kit, it's a roller....

    problem is that's not a kit, it's a roller. basically an RTR without the electronics.
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    tamiya is your best bet as they still deal...

    tamiya is your best bet as they still deal primarily in kits.
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXBKLV&P=0
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFBDR&P=0...
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    electric runtimes for 1/10 arent what you are...

    electric runtimes for 1/10 arent what you are used to with the losi 1/24 scale. you can easily get an hour or more per charge, which takes an hour to charge. basically, you can run pretty much all...
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    lots of people SAY it's a bad idea for beginners...

    lots of people SAY it's a bad idea for beginners to go nitro. hell, i used to be one of them. the thing that stumps most people is tuning. it amazes me how many people cant tune a carb. my brother is...
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    you arent going to get a 1/8th scale buggy nitro...

    you arent going to get a 1/8th scale buggy nitro kit with all the gear for $450. you're going to need at least $500 to do it at all, $600+ to do it well. if you want to stick with nitro, i'd buy RTR...
  12. scx10 pops in my mind. outside of the possible...

    scx10 pops in my mind. outside of the possible noise issue, it's seems to fit the bill pretty closely. of course it pretty much disregards the listed target budget. then again, so does everything...
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    wait, what? someone was actually dumb enough to...

    wait, what? someone was actually dumb enough to take my advice? ARE YOU INSANE!?! i have no clue what i'm talking about! i still think aluminum suspension arms are a good idea!

    joking aside,...
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    the dark impact is back. in white!...

    the dark impact is back. in white! http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFBDR&P=0




    and i made $200 working 2 days this week...
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    the setup i posted earlier costs a little more...

    the setup i posted earlier costs a little more than i realized but it gets you a kit. switch the b5 for this http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFBDR&P=0 and use the pertinent coupon...
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    you actually might notice the difference when you...

    you actually might notice the difference when you do speed runs. if you were to do a full on drag/speed conversion, it would be one of the moderate performance affecting parts. as is, it'd get you to...
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    mid 60's around here for the past few days. i...

    mid 60's around here for the past few days. i imagine it's about the same in MA.
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    agreed. brushless has too many advantages to...

    agreed. brushless has too many advantages to effectively waste money on brushed for your purpose. if it was for a 7 year old or if you had an incredibly strict budget, then i'd say go for it but your...
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    actually, there is logic behind the lightweight...

    actually, there is logic behind the lightweight slipper plate set. all that metal they removed is superfluous. remember, the slipper clutch uses this friction ring...
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    a bit over budget but it'll compete at the club...

    a bit over budget but it'll compete at the club level with no problem and aught to take a decent beating. part support is abundant too. some aspects can be cheapened if needed but end product and...
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    $400 for a nitro kit... with radio, servos,...

    $400 for a nitro kit... with radio, servos, batteries and fuel... just checked, aint happening with with a reputable brand. now you CAN get an rtr for that price. here you go...
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    what's the budget?

    what's the budget?
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    well, you have limited options when it comes to...

    well, you have limited options when it comes to the smaller stuff. you have the hpi savage octane, the losi xxl-2 and the losi 8ight and 8ight-t gas versions. if you go 5th scale, you have a few more...
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    yes i am. getting it through gamefly.

    yes i am. getting it through gamefly.
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    caught an 11:40 showing of furious 7. good movie,...

    caught an 11:40 showing of furious 7. good movie, but not hoping for.
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