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Old 03-30-2008, 06:14 AM   #1
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Default Which 1/18 for dirt track

I am thinking of getting a 1/18. They look like they could be alot of fun. What brand and style would be the best for a stadium style dirt track?
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:28 AM   #2
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Duratrax Vendetta is a very good 1/18th scale buggy & option parts make it even better. A good site for the smaller scale cars is http://www.one18th.com/forums/ and check out the Vendetta forum there too. Nothing wrong with the RC18 series from Associated also.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:37 AM   #3
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I raced the rc18t last winter and it worked very well, lots of hop ups for it, I had a tekin brushless system with a 2200 mah lipo in it and I think I only broke 1 a-arm, the biggest problem was the steering servo, the stock one kinda sucks.
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That new tweaked out x-ray car is probly the best way to spend your money.
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Duratrax Vendetta is awesome, just replace the knuckles
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I have a 18t with a mamba in it. Its held up very well from all of the abuse I put towards it. The only problem besides the servo is that you might run into some shock leaking issues.
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For the money, the Vendetta and Vendetta ST (truck) are hard to beat. They come with full size servo, radio, and ESC (some don't like it, but mine has worked fine). We run a mixed class of 1/18th four wheel drives at local track. I have raced three series (series = six weeks). The Detta ST won two and finished 2nd once (first seriers I ran).
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I've been running the X-Ray M18T all winter on a smaller sized 1/10 dirt track, and it's been great. It's certainly a handful (twitchy), but so are all the other cars I race against when most have have li-po and brushless (mamba 6800 dialed way down, 10T pinion). The vendetta ST's seem slightly more stable though, due to being slightly larger and bigger wheels. I did see some improvement after adding the 3racing aluminum shocks, and you definitely need some aftermarket CVD's if running brushless (I got the atomic brand). I would break a couple of parts more than others, the rear tie-rods and the hub carriers (front and rear). I finally upgraded those to aluminum and it's been pretty durable even on a huge triple made for 1/10 cars. It's sad how much you end up spending on these stinking little cars, but it gives me another class to race while I'm waiting for my 4WD heats to come up.

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I've got an AE RC18T that I absolutely love. It was alot of fun until I developed some noise in the tranny. I'll have to open her up and see what the problem is.
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I vote for the Vendetta ST...I used to have a couple Mamba vendettas I wish I never sold off.....fun little cars.

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