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08-04-2012, 09:15 AM
Have just bought the FTX Vantage an as a newbie to this was wondering if anyone could suggest some upgrades to try an make it more race worthy? Hopefully lookin to come down to watch a race next week in the north east but tryin to c really what one is best to go to, any ideas?

08-04-2012, 10:46 AM
I don't think there is too much you can do to make it any more 'race ready' I know somebody who races a Vantage & most of it is standard, he does have trouble running brushless with the slipper ie, too much slip, he has had to wind it in so there is no slip at all. Not aware of any upgrade for the slipper though. It does run a 6.5T mind you.

He also thinks there isn't enough steering (travel) but again, that may just be the design & therefore not alot you can do.

I'd run it near on standard, don't run a very hot motor (8.5T maybe) & see how it goes, ok i think you'll find :thumbsup:

08-04-2012, 10:52 AM
ive got a 9t brushless i was going to put in it but got the combo with the 35a esc an from what ive heard about heat issues with 4wd drive i've now ordered the 60a esc, just starting out at moment so probably looking to udgrade model in future, just not sure about any other upgrades to do?

08-04-2012, 11:03 AM
As far as racing in the NE , it really depends where you are and when you are available.

08-04-2012, 11:14 AM
in killingworth newcastle but can travel, free really on most weekends an some weekdays, i take it they're all friendly but trying to find my local club

08-04-2012, 11:48 AM
i'm having trouble with the rear shock tower... i keep snapping it!
must be my driving! :o)
i dont race it (yet), only bashing for now.
next time i'm available on a sunday, i will go to Seaham and check the racing out.
you will find them in the forum under Jarrow.

beasty boys motorsport
08-04-2012, 12:00 PM
local buggy clubs are

friday at benfield school (when its on) 7.00pm

sunday at seaham youth centre 6.00pm

monday at tyne met on the coast road 7.00pm

seaham on tonight:)


08-04-2012, 12:09 PM
Great, love workin Easter Sunday til 11 lol I'll come down then next week an have a look