x5 or EL8
My brain is stuck. I am racing my xxx4 on rough tracks with Nitros. The tracks are nice enough to let me race. I am sort of getting the xxx4 to do OK on the rough, so I am in no big hurry for change, but I have been looking at other options. I was considering the xx4, but with that chassis mold being worn out now, it is kind of discouraging. I have been looking into 2 other choices in great depth -- the xFactory x-5 and the Losi 8ight, converted to electric. I think either one would do nice on outdoor tracks, but I don't know which one will be more compatible with all the race tracks and racers I have yet to deal with -- I like to race with people rather than bash.
The pro for the x-5 is that I already have xxx4 gear, so basically, there is a cost advantage compared to the 8ight. The B44 is coming soon, so maybe 4wd 1/10th will be popular for a bit.
The pro for the 8ight is that it might run a little nicer on the nitro tracks. It will cost more than the x-5 for the extra battery and motor. If electric 8th becomes popular, I will be glad to be near the beginning of the wave -- rctvlive.com has an episode about 3 issues back where they said some major manufacturer was working on an electric 8th release.
Any ideas what is the best direction.