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-=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

Old 12-04-2006, 12:30 PM
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Default -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

Well as most of you already know the HPI FIRESTORM comes out some time this month (supostly) on tower right now it has a list price of 269.99 (sometimes they change it around) ................and with the release of the new truck ofcourse we are goin to need a place to talk about it so HERE WE GO!!! who will be the first person on RCU you get one??????



Old 12-05-2006, 03:23 PM
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So.............................................. no one is geting one?
Old 12-05-2006, 05:02 PM
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I would be intrested in a SS version...
Old 12-05-2006, 05:39 PM
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Not a bad looking truck, whenever i see a 2wd stadium truck i would just buy a rc/10gt2 for the moeny you can't beat that.
Old 12-05-2006, 05:53 PM
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Do you think they will ever make a SS kit as they never made any Rush kits? Looks pretty good if you want 2-wheel drive but I have been running 4 wheel drive on all 3 of my race vehicles do not think I could ever go back to 2-wheel drive. 4-wheel drive just handles SO MUCH better! It does look like a very good beginner truck like HPI advertises it as.
Old 12-05-2006, 08:25 PM
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it looks okay but i would rather spend a little more money and get a 4wd stadium truck. 4wd way better tan 2wd
Old 12-06-2006, 12:39 AM
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Default RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

I don't think my XXXNT is in any danger of leaving home for one of these[&:]

doesn't look bad though...i may snag one for a basher eventually.
Old 12-06-2006, 12:54 AM
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LOL dam TBJ how many cars do u have!!!! and still looking for more!!!!!!!!! i know im still looking at the moment im looking for a cheap thunder tiger ducani R999 nitro motor cycle..............what do u think
Old 12-06-2006, 02:26 AM
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That truck looks like a knock off of two other STs released this year

A SS kit could be cool. However, they would need something new brought to the table instead a copy of some other great truck.
Old 12-06-2006, 09:35 AM
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Default RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

what trucks are your talking about?????????

i think it looks like the GT2 in the front but in the rear it looks like a jato..............but u gotta rember its a ST there isnt much diffrence between most of them!
Old 12-06-2006, 01:21 PM
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Default RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

there were two ST's released this year? LOL. this truck looks like it has more in common with the old Nitro Rush than any other stadium truck IMO.

I suppose that HPI is just some company that copies other peoples' designs, eh? more to the point, the Firestorm was probably in the late stages of development when the GT2 came out, so any resemblance to IT is either completely coincidental, or you just can't tell the differences between two different stadium trucks.

I like it, but after serious deliberation, I don't plan to buy one
Old 12-06-2006, 04:44 PM
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LOL dam TBJ how many cars do u have!!!! and still looking for more!!!!!!!!! i know im still looking at the moment im looking for a cheap thunder tiger ducani R999 nitro motor cycle..............what do u think
I just bought a ducati, I went electric over nitro... tuning hassles on something with two wheels persuaded me to go electric. Besides, they are getting faster runs out of the electrics when modified... but either way, check one out, they are definitely cool!!

as for the Firestorm, I thought about it, then decided to pass... I don't race, so I'd rather run 4WD, and besides I have entirely too many rc cars!!
Old 12-07-2006, 09:52 AM
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Anyone know the release date?
Old 12-07-2006, 10:44 PM
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i thought it was like an MT 2 remix. isn't that the mt 2 body? i think i might get the body and put it on my mt 2 though.
Old 12-08-2006, 09:24 AM
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it is RWD not AWD... it is an update to the Rush.
Old 12-08-2006, 01:46 PM
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i kinda figured that after a while because they did discontinue the rush.
Old 12-10-2006, 06:50 PM
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heres a video.. found by djheptic...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO7IP_p9ilY
Old 12-14-2006, 09:22 PM
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has anyone found a release date yet?
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Default RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

I am going to quite going to HPI web site and looking at it as the more I look at it the better I like it. I do believe it is going to be a great truck and give some others a fit on the track.
Old 12-14-2006, 10:14 PM
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LOLOLOLOL i can't help but go to the site every once in a while to!!!!!
Old 12-14-2006, 10:50 PM
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i look like 10 times a day for my back order at tower just to see if its been shipped, I hope its released by x-mas the guys at my lhs said theyll be getting them in after the first of the year, and from what they heard its going to give gt2 owners some problems...
Old 12-15-2006, 10:40 AM
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OUCH the GT2 owners HIDE!!!!!!!! LOL tower says mid december is the release date.................and to day is the 15th of december so u know what that means?????? tower is goin to list is now as LATE DECEMBER!!!!!!!!! LOLOLOLOL god i hate tower
Old 12-16-2006, 08:56 PM
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don't hate tower, hate HPI. Tower is not at fault, its HPI and their manufacturers of the products for the delay. When a company states a deadline and can not make it, they are forced to tell their retailers that its going to be pushed back.
Old 12-17-2006, 08:11 AM
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that is so true..kemo..when i e-mailed hpi..hopefully they werent lying, they said trucks were shipped out to stores on wed. and thur. so should be available anytime.
Old 12-17-2006, 08:43 AM
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I hope i see the car soon here in the Netherlands. This car is fast !!

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