Racing either can be expensive if you make it expensive. Top of the line equipment is big money for gas AND electric.
Chargers and "Minor" maintenance for both are "about" the same, so I don't include those in my comparisons.
Racers at RC Pro this weekend where mounting new Holeshots for 1/8th truck for qualifying, then another set for the 30 minute main, which were used up after the main.
I ran the same set of MT Holeshots on my Revo for the entire weekend(I didn't practice on them which helped), so Monster truck is easier on tires then 1/8th truck.
Only 5 of the Expert A main racers were still running at the end of the 30 minute race. The problems were diffs, spur gears, servos.
Top three were Mugen, Mugen, Mugen(I think?).
8 of the 1/8th buggies were still running. Their problems were diff and servos. Top three finishers were Xray, Kyosho, TL.
None of them mentioned the cost of racing, all seemed to know it was expensive, but still cheaper then racing any fullsize class, or even Go carts, etc!
I think the cost of racing is simple to relate to, kind of like, how much is a BOAT.
The main factor, are you having fun, or does it feel like work?
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