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  • New car, Slot.it LMP or Revo Slot Toyota GT One?

    I think I want a new LMP/ Lemans car. Recommendations? I have several Slot.it "Lemans" era cars, but not a Revo Slot. Is the RS worth the few dollars more?
    I know, very vague question, but thanks.

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    The RevoSlot won't really be competitive with the Slot.Its because it weighs like 30 gms more. Our club runs RevoSlots as their own class.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Eric P View Post
      I think I want a new LMP/ Lemans car. Recommendations? I have several Slot.it "Lemans" era cars, but not a Revo Slot. Is the RS worth the few dollars more?
      I know, very vague question, but thanks.


      Yes, they are worth the few dollars more. Once you get one, you’ll want another. Very specific class of cars, meant to race against other RevoSlots. You wont be disappointed, try them out.

      Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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      • #4
        Yes, I second the Revo. Great cars esp if run against each other. Ready to race pretty much out of the box. Run great and look fantastic!
        i only have 2 and want many, many more
        just my 2 cents... good luck!

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        • #5
          Just thinking that it would be just fun to try the new brand you do not have. Yes, I think REVO is a great slot car platform.

          But for a few dollars more...it really is worth the try.

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          • Eric P
            Eric P commented
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            Yeah, but I only have a....... Fist full of dollars.....

        • #6
          I really like my Revo slots. At our club we run them in there own class. I picked up one and one went to two they are well built.

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          • #7
            yup-buy one.

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            • #8
              Eric, you sound like me when I first got in the hobby. For me was it do I spend the extra dollars to buy a Slot.it. I did. Then it was do I spend the extra money for a Sideways Group 5 car. I did. When ThunderSlot came out and I wanted a competitive car guess what? I did. Have fun Can't wait for 2023 when the house will be paid off. No telling how many more cars will be coming in the mail

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              • #9
                Yes.

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                • #10
                  IHSR often adds a RevoSlot-only race to their events. Great fun!

                  You only need to take the body off to see where RevoSlot spent the extra money. All-metal chassis, set-screw aluminum wheels, with ball bearings front and rear.

                  Fabricating the chassis out of aluminum allows precision and tolerances that are simply not possible in plastic. That's one reason why these cars are so good out-of-the-box. The ball bearings are another.

                  IHSR does not allow sponge tires on these cars, but do require them in our SlotIt Modern LeMans class. Under those restrictions the SlotIt cars are faster. I'm not sure how they would compare if the tire choices were open.

                  For a stock racing class the RevoSlot cars are ideal. They are engineered for uniformity and durability. Given good tires the rawest newbie should have a competitive car.

                  Also great for IROC racing.

                  Ed Bianchi
                  Last edited by HO RacePro; April 17, 2020, 10:39 AM.

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                  • #11
                    My only Revoslot is a Marcos which was fantastic right out of the box. I have run another guys Toyota GT1 and it felt like it needed some tuning where the Marco didn't. On the other hand my Slot It needed a good bit of tuning and a motor change to keep up with my other "fast" cars.

                    What are you going to do with it? just to have it or to race it. if so against what?

                    To race, my NSR Mosler is my fastest car, and easiest car to drive fast, with the least amount of tuning.

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Mitch58 View Post

                      What are you going to do with it? just to have it or to race it. if so against what?
                      I would be putting a Carrera chip in it and racing it in my groups "open" class. Something new where Slot.it cars are common.

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                      • #13
                        If your "open" is like ours I would consider NSR or Thunderslot as they are both fast, smooth and light and dominate our open class. they are both about the same price as a Revoslot. As for racing on a budget nothing matches a Slot It for what you get for your money. I've picked up good Slot It cars for $30. Our club has a couple of Slot It McLarens that with a bit of careful tuning can equal the fastest Thunderslots on a 65' wooden track.

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                        • #14
                          If racing against Slot-it, NSR , and Thunderslot, the Revoslot will be out classed. While it is a quick and fun car, on our tracks (IHSR) it is a couple tenths slower than above mentioned cars. I personally would go with the Thunderslot, with minimal tuning a really fast car AND easy to drive. Their slick tires are a good choice, too.

                          Harry

                          Edit, upon seeing title, if you're restricted to LMP cars, then Slot-it, in my opinion, would be the way to go.
                          Last edited by Hksk25; April 19, 2020, 11:21 AM.

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                          • #15
                            I'm not going to overthink it, we run a casual group anyway. We run cars that look and perform alike together in a gentlemens way.

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