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    Nitro Sport

    I came across a nitro sport for sale, It comes with everything, controller,battery, electric start, and new parts. Only problem is the clutch. Would this be a easy fix and be worth buying?

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    Clutch is pretty easy. If you haven't had nitro before plan for a steep learning curve and with used nitro vehicles assume you will be replacing the engine shortly thereafter.
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    It has the .15 motor in it. are they better than .12 motors?

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    They are a little bigger. Depends what .12 you are referring to. I know os used to make a .12 that was pretty good. You can also upgrade to 2.5r pretty easy. The 2.5r is still a .15, it just has a bigger carb, better porting, and a bigger cooling head. There is a conversion kit that comes with the linkage, motor mount, header, and basic plastic tuned pipe. There is also a aluminum tuned pipe for the pro .15. It is very good upgrade. I think it cost around $40 though.
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    Never had a nitro before in fact never had a rc car before. This will be my first. Working on them won't bother me. Just want something that will be fun to drive away.

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    The Nitro Sport with the Pro .15 engine would be an excellent starting point in my opinion. Just be sure to do your research on tuning and take your time.
    Last edited by cooleocool; 04-05-2018 at 11:03 AM.
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    Nitro is for people who enjoy the mechanical/tinkering aspect. Most of the time i charge up my Emaxx and drive but sometimes i like to break out my Tmaxx every now and then.

    I love the sound of the engine reving to the moon and the sight of the 2 stroke smoke comkng out the exhaust.

    For me its a bit like taking that '69 Camaro out for a sunday drive.
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    Is 75 to much to pay for this?

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    What tools will I need for this to work on?

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    You will need a good #1 and #2 phillips screw driver, you will mostly use the #2
    A 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, and 3.0mm allen wrenches, use the non ball end type for breaking screws loose, you can use the ball end once the screws are loose. Sometimes the ball end will round out the screws if you are not carefull
    A small flat tip screwdriver
    A pair of needle nose pliers are handy
    A regular pair of slip joint pliers
    A small o-ring pick tool is handy for changing out o-rings
    A 8mm socket and driver handle, for glow plugs, and flywheel nut, and will fit most wheel nuts
    That should be the basics to get you going for a starter
    A decent soldering iron is nice to have, but probably not a must to start
    A basic dremel setup is nice to have
    A stand for the car to set on is nice but not a must have at first, you can build a pretty cheap one out of pvc pipe
    I like to have a small magnetic bowl for screws, clips, and washers
    You can adjust, and adapt to suit your needs as you go. Buy quality tools from the start, it will save some headache
    I use snap on tools, but mip makes some good allen wrenches, and they say integy makes good ones also.
    If you buy cheap tools the dremel will go to the top of the list, in order to get the stripped screws out. lol
    Rusty 2.5R,T-max 2.5 & 3.3,Summit VXL Nitro 4-tec

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    I've had excellent luck with Bondhus tools when it comes to hex drivers. I'd also make sure to get your hands on some turnbuckle wrenches to adjust the turnbuckles, if they didn't come with the truck.
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    I picked up the sport this weekend. Now to replace clutch and start having some fun with it.

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/161428354@N04/16Hd35

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    Good luck and enjoy!
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