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Old 04-19-2009, 03:22 PM   #1
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Hi all i need help on the 2 choices .

hpi sprint 2 or losi drift-r

While the losi has a sealed drive belt and a novack ecs

i am told if i want to run outdoors sealed belt is better

about a 100 dollars difference between the two

Thanks all in adavance Larry in mtl qc

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Old 08-25-2009, 12:30 PM   #2
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Well im sure you would be happy with both of 'em, although i think hpi would be better quality. I dont drift but hpi is the better company. Dont get me wrong though, losi has some great stuff to. Losi's radio would be miles better than hpi. Dont know if its 2.4ghz. If it is i would go with losi because a 2.4ghz radio alone is $150. Again thats just my advice, and i might be wrong because i dont drift.
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:30 PM   #3
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Re: newbie cant decide

I don't know that I'd say HPI is better than Losi. Losi's 8ight series of buggies and truggies are very nice.

They are both good companies though. I like ball diffs better but hpis geared diffs are very good.

In this case I'd personally choose the Losi myself.

Nice choice on the TA-05 though, it's a great car, I have the TA-05R myself.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:04 AM   #4
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:24 PM   #5
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i have the same dilemma and opinions are mixed . So i cant help u either . But i am interested to hear peoples opinion .
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:53 AM   #6
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:13 AM   #7
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I had an onroad car with belt drive before, would never go back to one thats for sure, the belts stretch and small pebbles get into gears and trash em, I would stick to a metal shaft driven vehicle, much more durable. Not to mention on road tends to get boring, maybe look into something more for offroad, that way when you get bored of the asphalt take her off road off some jumps!!
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:18 AM   #8
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hi ae tc3 tc4 is a good pick the tc5 is all belt and not as darable as the 4 and 5
as i have found out there is a mountain of parts out there for them and the shaft drive is a plus, if you go this way on one then the pivot ball suspension is the way to go with steal diff gear and diff pinion lighten it up a bit and you can get rtrs around 50.00 sometimes the rc18 r is another choice if you like a mini
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Shaft drive systems can handle more power than belt drive systems. AE is a top of the line ride and would choose the T4 over the HPI. Losi's vehicles will break faster if you hit at similar speeds, therefore even though I'm a Losi Driver I would go with the T4. I had the T3 before and it's a great car. Easy tuning, fast, and tough.

But guys don't forget the Losi is a SEALED BELT SYSTEM. Therefore if he decides for a belt drive he will be ok. I'd still get the shaft driven T4 though, there are less parts to worry about and has less drag over the entire drive line.
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