Originally Posted by rustyvan
Hey just so you know electric 4 wheel drive trucks are fine for bashing also who says they are more costly that isn't always the case. because with nitro's you have to run glow plugs and fuel all the time and they can break just as easy as the electric also you have a extra servo to deal with and a reciever pack. Granted with electric you have batteries to deal with and a speed control etc.. But I would say most people starting out in nitro go with a rtr version and then break parts and then endup buying alot of aftermarket parts and making the cost highly. But the same can be said for electric
Also I have seen people take electric stampedes for what conditions he wants to drive on and also the electric maxx would suit the trick. But with any rc if he runs on snow he better have everything sealed good with the electronics. Also if there is snow that means it might be to cold for running nitro as it isn't the greatest on the engines running in cold temps.
plus if he goes electric and let's say he wants to race it in winter indoors he will have more places that will race electric indoors than nitro.
just what electric wheel drive truck is out? other than the e-maxx. which for some indoor off road facilities there is no monster truck class. for bashing and constant running you cant go wrong with nitro, other than tuning issues. if you run electric for bashing and want to run constant and not have to stop every ten minutes for almost a half hour, you need lipo's brushless and such. if you run a brushed motor for more than 20 minutes hard you will burn it up. also for a BJ4 your looking at 500 for a kit and the others are around 300 and up for a kit and what rtr's there are you will still spend 550 plus. thats why i said it is more costly, also consider tire wear as well for a 4wheel.