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Old 10-28-2017, 08:48 AM   #1
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My son and I want to get into crawling. What is a good crawler to get? Won't be doing it a lot, due to my son is in sports. But like to crawl at a local place or go-to a place that has trails so we can play in. Like to keep it around 300.00 Then I can upgrade it as needed. I'm not new to the RC world. I race a Losi 5ive and had number of RC stuff in the pass. So I do have my own radio, batteries, etc.. Do I buy a RTR or buy a good used one? If used, what are the stuff I look for that should be a red flag?

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My son and I want to get into crawling. What is a good crawler to get? Won't be doing it a lot, due to my son is in sports. But like to crawl at a local place or go-to a place that has trails so we can play in. Like to keep it around 300.00 Then I can upgrade it as needed. I'm not new to the RC world. I race a Losi 5ive and had number of RC stuff in the pass. So I do have my own radio, batteries, etc.. Do I buy a RTR or buy a good used one? If used, what are the stuff I look for that should be a red flag?

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I would personally would get a good secondhand axial scx10 as there is a lot of upgrades & spare parts available but I would also advise budgeting $300 - $600 each I know it is a lot but it is worth it as some of them have descent upgrades already on them saving money in the long term have a good look at what people are using near you as you might be able to have a go at one of theres & you might find something else you like
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Looking for just one or one for each of you? If you have electronic already I would look at the axial 10.2 kit not really upgrades needed.Axial AX90046 SCX10 II? 2000 Jeep® Cherokee 1/10th Scale Electric 4WD ? Kit. I started with a deadbolt which is about 300 rtr, I ended up changing a lot just to make it run good, the plastic links suck and the battery placement is not good. A few people have gotten the new redcat but I don't know much about it.
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Apart of the problem with used, most guys upgrade their rigs and want top dollar for them. If you do find a used one, they go kinda quickly.

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I hate to break it to some of these guys but, just because you put 1200 dollars worth of vanquish parts doesn't mean your rig is worth 800 as a roller. Crawlers are becoming the new T-maxx, getting all blinged out.
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I would personally would get a good secondhand axial scx10 as there is a lot of upgrades & spare parts available but I would also advise budgeting $300 - $600 each I know it is a lot but it is worth it as some of them have descent upgrades already on them saving money in the long term have a good look at what people are using near you as you might be able to have a go at one of theres & you might find something else you like
The major mods I would do would be;
Servo- get a good quality one
Tyres- pending on what you are crawling through or on ect eg mud, water, or rocks ect
If driving at night or in low light conditions lights will help a lot
& as for the rest of it only upgrade when things break I hope that clears up what I meant to say
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Oyl has a good point. A good used scx has so much available as far as aftermarket goes. I still run 2 of them and haven't thought about changing to a 10.2 or other type of rig. Granted I have numerous upgrades that make it virtually indestructible but I have been very happy with mine...
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Thank You everyone for the input. I did buy the dead bolt. I already have upgrade it some what. He did have his first competition today. It did ok. but I can see where a a used already have upgrades would have its pluses....
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