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Old 03-20-2009, 10:47 PM   #1
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I am extremely new to this sport by all most all means anyhow. But I have right now a kyosho Sandmaster MK2 buggy and I am gonna beat up on it for a bit this year before I step it up.

I was looking at the HPI Firestorm 10T. I personally think this would be a decent little truck for me to really learn the ropes with something more modern.

Do any of you have any input on this truck?

I do like the Tmaxx and the savage but they are a little priicey for the time being, as this is only a here and there kinda thing for me right now.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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I have driven my friends firestorm, i gotta say it's a ton of fun, well worth the price, not too hard, to work on, pretty tough, we had a fun day of bashing the truck and the only problem was when we lost control and hit a curb that popped a ball cup

I reccomend it, Kevin
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:31 AM   #3
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The Firestorm is a solid truck for bashing around it has a strong engine and the 2-wheel drive will add some more excitment to bashing around. If you really want a savage or tmaxx you should check some of the local shops to see if they have any savage 4.6's kicking around they should be significantly cheaper then the 5.9. Being HPI parts will be available at any of the local shops which would be either zoom room on Bayview in Newmarket or Pinnacle down on 16th either shop has a large stock of HPI parts.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:45 PM   #4
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well it looks like i might get that firestorm a little sooner than I thought.
I had my sandmaster out on saturday and I hit a couple jumps and I am assuming that the plastic frame flexed a little too much and I tore about 90% of the teeth off of the small drive gear. I am hoping I can find one out there somewhere but I know the chances are slim.

The only hope is that they kept producing that engine for awhile after they quit building the sandmaster.

I also flattened a couple tips on the driven gears' teeth but not to badly.
Where on bayview is the zoom room. As in which plaza, is it in the microplay plaza or the units just south of there.
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:13 PM   #5
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i had a firestorm, and it was probably just that i was a terribad driver, but be careful with the front bulkhead set. they like to break.
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:00 PM   #6
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I will post a thread about my expierence with the e-firestorm once I get 15+ posts. I love my truck.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:17 AM   #7
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I'm not sure about the HPI, but the rusler is very hard to bet for the money and good all round truck. My buddy has one and it has 2 summers on it with only one screw falling out and rear axle bushing wearing out, and let me tell you, it has been driven into and off of everything.
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