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HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

Old 04-04-2008, 10:12 PM
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Default HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport



Hello, everyone!

I am planning to buy a "HPI E-10 Murcielago" or "HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport Toureza."

Which one is better? Which one is more reliable? What are difference between these two cars? Is there a significant difference of performence and long-term reliability?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Old 04-05-2008, 02:55 AM
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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

I was readin thru one of the other trends on here ( mighta been in the ON-ROAD forums ) but the E-10 is just a budget type of car. If you upgrade the motor and ESC, you'll start running into problems.

Now the sprint, IF you want a good RC car, thats what you'll want to get over the E-10, The E-10 WILL be cheaper ( around $100 cheaper ) but the sprint is just the better car to get. Better upgrades, better quality, better car
Old 04-05-2008, 01:11 PM
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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

Thank you very much for your answer. Your answe helps me a lot. Now I am clinging to a Sprint.

Is a Sprint 2 faster than an E-10? Is this car very reliable without mechanical problems?
Old 04-22-2008, 09:06 PM
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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

Sprint 2 is faster then the E10

Sprint 2 is Belt Driven and the only real concern is the rear Belt but just grab a few spare ones and you will be right..

Sprint 2 has better gearing options and will allow you to enter in a few classes of racing aswell as being able to drift really well
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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

the sprint2 is a great car and just mod the rear diff and you wont have problems chewing belts. i have both and like the sprint2 better. it handles better and has a smoother feel to it. here are some pics
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:24 PM
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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

ORIGINAL: HpiDrifter420

the sprint2 is a great car and just mod the rear diff and you wont have problems chewing belts. i have both and like the sprint2 better. it handles better and has a smoother feel to it. here are some pics

I am with you on that one..

Sprint 2 just feels alot better to drive/race/Drift




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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

ORIGINAL: HpiDrifter420

the sprint2 is a great car and just mod the rear diff and you wont have problems chewing belts. i have both and like the sprint2 better. it handles better and has a smoother feel to it. here are some pics
How do you mod the rear diff? I just had a small rock stuck between the belt and diffs and it damaged the belt.

Overall I like this car alot.
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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

I'd like to know about the diff mod as well...
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ok your going to have to take your car apart to do the rear diff mod but you have to take it apart to change the belt anyways. basiclly take a dremel and cut along the lines showed in the picture. that allows most stuff to pass thru without getting stuck. its a simple mod that helped me out alot. ive had the car for a year and onli had to change one rear belt and that was before i did the mod. im still on my original front belt
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:35 AM
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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

Thanks for the tip!

Doesn't sound too complicated to do , I'll give it a try.
Old 04-28-2008, 12:49 PM
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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

its really easy just make sure you keep track of what screws go where.
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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

What are some good mods for a sprint 2? Gearing for drifting??
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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

jus get the cvd's, carbon towers, spare belts, dremmel rear diff case and lock it w/ ca or shu goo, and replace the front diff w the optional ball front spool. All these options are all u need to terrorize the track and very affordable prices!! good luck and enjoy ur brand new drifting maniac machine
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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

well, they say that to run a sprint it has to be on a very flat and clean surface. if not , dirt will eat up your belts. and on the other hand the E10 is more of like your everyday car. but if i was you, i would go for the sprint 2 drift sport hands down!
Old 09-09-2008, 03:06 AM
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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

Tires are NIGHT/DAY difference over the stock ones, I have the SUSHI tires, 3 sets for $10 on ebay, drifts at slower speeds too, no need for full throttle to carry nice drifts!
I love my Sprint 2 Drift car I have to do the diff. mod, already chewed up rear belt in a matter of few weeks...

Enjoy!
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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

did u guys see the B-SPEC CLASS WINNERS - 2008 RC Drift Club @ HPI Racing USA 2nd was a HPI E-10 only beaten by HPI a Pro-D.

ive got a e-10 here is a few pics, its got all the Hpi upgrades & some other brand upgrades






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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

That E10 looks dope as hell. How much did you spend in upgrades and how is she holding up? I'm selling my 1/10 nitro buggy now and looking to buy another Sprint 2. I sold mine a while back and regret it big time. Can't wait to get a new one and have a Mamba 4600kv in her for some good old drifting. Found some cheap 7.4v 4000mah Lipos on Ebay, 2 for $30 shipped. So I'll be getting them as well.
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Where can I find a body like that, that has the bucket head/tail lights? I won a Hpi Sprint 2 Sport on ebay last night for $140 shipped. Car looks brand new and doesn't even have any scratches on the bottom chassis. Guy says it was his carpet racer. But didn't use it much at that.
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Looking for a fan for my ESC. I have the stock Hawk power series. This is us super tiny and dont know what's going to fit. Has anyone found one for theirs?
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Check out my Fan install. Let me know what you think. Works great and keeps temps way down. Powered by a small 900mah 2S 15C Lipo.
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Anyone think that the stock Nosram Hawk power series ESC can handle a traxxas 12T motor?
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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

the body is a Hpi Toyota Levin, with the HPI intercooler, exhaust tip & mirrors, using a yokomo toyota levin light buckets.
havent had any problems apart from a crash & cracked the chassis, but just last week i ordered a light weight alloy chassis amour plate. will post pics soon.
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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

khkim0102,

Seems by the responses you got, what to buy.

I just thought I'd put in my two cents. I have a Sprint 2 ARR that I set up to drift. It works great! I'm not familiar w/ the E-10, as I haven't got to that one yet, but I hear that there is a torque problem w/ shaft drives. In other threads, there are a couple of guys w/ gyro problems. I believe it to be because of torque problems. The car(s) will turn O.K. in one direction, but not the other.
Even so, there are thousands of folk who drift w/ this chassis with no problems, so it's up to you.

I find working on the Sprint 2 to be easy, because the chassis is "open", compared to the E-10. Electronics placement is tight, but w/ a little thought, you can have a clean install. Also, parts from HPI (or any of the major parts houses) are more affordable than Tamiya parts, even aftermarket. HPI has a TON of performance parts for the Sprint 2. What electronics do you have, or are planning to install in the Sprint 2? If you go brushless, do not go to a super high perf motor. HPI calls for a 5700 Kv motor for their brushless model, and that is as big as you would want to go. I use a Castle Mamba Max Pro in mine, w/ a 5700 Kv motor, that I tuned to about 70% on the Castle Link. The powerband is very flat, and it drifts VERY controllably (no D-box, either). Of course, if you are not a drifter, 100% is fine.
As soon as I am able, I will post pics of my install. I'm still working on my painting, so a body is forthcoming. I'm using an HPI prepainted Mustang GTR body for now. Had to use offset wheels for it to look clean.
Oh, BTW, try the rear diff shield cutout before you use the car- to keep rocks and debris from trashing your rear belt and drive pulley (and maybe the diff case, itself), if you plan on the Sprint 2.

Joeyhatch11,

That E-10 is dope! The fan install is clean! Question: do you know of a parts house w/ cheaper parts than Tower, Horizon or Great Planes? I plan on getting the Lancer DF-03RA soon, and would like somewhere I can get parts without spending too much (I spend my time in rally and drift, since I have parking lots galore in the neighborhood, and a BMX track across the street from my house).

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Default RE: HPI E-10 vs. HPI RTR Sprint 2 Sport

plan to get a HPI Racing sprint 2 flux car and upgraded it

I bought the following in order to get it where i want too be 70 - 90mph(goal)
 
-Traxxas 2933 ez plus charger plus 6 amp lipo/nimh charger
-Traxxas 3340 cooling fan velineon ESC and fan for the motor also
-Traxxas Velineon Extreme Brushless Waterproof Power System
                     for electric powered R/C vehicles.

FEATURES: Each component engineered to work wih each other to eliminate
            restrictions and allow maximum power flow

            Velineon VXL-3s ESC
            Auto-detects and compatible with brushed, brushless and sensored
             brushless motors
            Compatible with NiCd, NiMH (4-10 cells) and 2-3 cell LiPo battery
             packs-two stage low voltage detection for LiPos
            Three driver profiles-Sport, Race and Training Modes
            Gold-plated motor connectors
            Built-in output for optional auxiliary cooling fan
          Velineon 3500 Brushless Motor;
            10-turn 3500kV
            Optimized for extreme power and efficiency in 1/10 scale vehicles
            Ultra high temp neodymium magnets, high-speed ball bearings
            Precision balanced rotor
          Traxxas High-Current Connector
            Reverse polarity protection makes backward connections impossible
            Compatible with high-current 12-gauge wire
            Gold-plated wide surface terminals
            Textured surface for easy gripping


INCLUDES: Velineon VXL-3s ESC, Velineon 3500 Brushless Motor and high-current   connector



SPECS:    VXL-3s
          Input voltage: 4.8-11.1V (4-10 cells NiMH or 2S-3S LiPo)
          Supported motors: Brushed/Brushless/Sensorless brushless
          Motor Limit: None
          Continuous current: 200A
          Peak current: 320A
          BEC voltage 6.0V DC
          Transistor type: MOSFET
          On-resisteance: 0.00075 ohms Max (0.006/8 FETs)
          PWM frequency: 12,000Hz
          Battery connectors: Traxxas High-Current Connector
          Motor connectors: TRX 3.5mm bullet connectors
          Motor/battery wiring: 12-gauge Maxx Cable
          Thermal protection: 2-ge thermal shutdown
          Case size (l/w/h): 2.19" x 1.54" x 1.3" (55 x 39 x 33mm)
          Weight: 3.17oz (90g)


          Velineon 3500 Motor
          Type: Sensorless brushless
          RPM/volt: 3500 (10-turn)
          Magnet type: Ultra High-Temperature, sintered neodymium
          Connection type: TRX 3.5mm bullet connectors
          Wire Size: 12-gauge Maxx Cable w/solder tabs
          Current Ratings: 65A constant; 100A peak/burst
          Max RPM: 50,000
          Diameter: 1.42" (36mm) (540 size)
          Length: 2.165"(55mm)
          Weight: 9.24oz (262g)
 
what other parts would i need upgrading? Eg. The traxxas 2075 high torque  servo? i think i might need it bcuz not sure if the one in the flux is powerful enough for the new system

What are ur thoughts to get the max performance with that sytem??
what else should i need to add, parts wise and ensure long last durability with top performance.

ill be using 2S 70c lipo baterries,
no one has been able to help me so far, ive been on countless forums.
hope u guys expertise can help me, thnx

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Accountmaster.. why would you think that the Traxxas Velinion system is an upgrade over the Flux? Most of the new sprint 2's come with a Castle built 4 pole 5900 kv and esc. Even the older Flux systems had a Castle 5700 2 pole that is just about the same as the 4 pole. torque in a light car doesn't help you. I like Traxxas but not a fan of the Velinion.. We run Sprint 2's and older RS4's every saturday at our races and nobody runs a Traxxas setup.. everyone runs Castle.. The system you mentioned will work fine, just not an upgrade from what you have. I would use the 2075 servo as its a great match for the car. I run them in all my touring cars. Cheap, fast and digital.. a good combo..

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