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Old 02-19-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
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I see so often people make these references.

Now i can put two and two together and understand RTR is just that ( radio, receiver, servos, motor ect ).

But is that pretty much it? I guess a Race unit would have metal bearing instead of bushings?

Reason i am asking is that although i don't "Race" I do plan on hanging out at some local tracks if I am able to. Of my two units i think i can get the Slash up to race quality easier and cheaper than the Mantis as i am already looking to put a brushless system into it.

So to make something race ready, or at least competitive i would be looking at what?

- Brushless system ( going Traxxas Velineon VXL for the waterproofing )
- Bearing kit
- High torque steering servo
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RTR is "ready to run" it includes everything, servos, radio, engine, reciver, tires.

A race roller is just the chassis, no radio, servos, reciver, engine.
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I don't think you'll find a new vehicle now that has bushing in it unless it's a cheap Tamiya or something. So all vehicles have bearings. When it comes to RR's and RTR's is when they are new. RR's will have more upgrades out of the box and usually stronger parts for racers while the RTR's are a little cheaper for a reason with some corners cut. RTR's can be a great starter and you can work slowly on the upgrades but in the end converting a RTR to RR will always cost you more. Prime example is between a Losi 8B, the RR will have the upgraded shock towers, aluminum shock caps while the RTR will only have a plain shock tower and plastic shock caps.
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