What's up? I'm new here; thought I'd introduce myself.
For Christmas of 2003 I decided to buy myself an off-road RC truck. At the time I wasn't willing to spend the cash for a monster truck. So, I decided to buy a stadium truck instead. Since I was totally new to the hobby I had no idea which truck would be best. After comparing ST's on Tower Hobbies I decided to buy the Nitro Evader.
At first I was very impressed; I'd never seen a RC vehicle go so fast. After a while, however, I became very frustrated because I was constantly fixing the thing. I don't believe I ever went out without breaking something
. Duratrax's plastic breaks way
If I had known 10 months ago what I know today, I would have bought a RC10GT instead. However, I can say I'm very happy with this truck. But, honestly, only because I've replaced nearly every part on it. Yeah, it was very expensive, and most would agree not worth it. But, now the truck is bulletproof.
Here are a few pictures of the truck. I won't list the parts I've replaced right now because it will take a very
long time. Just look at a stock Evader and you will know this truck is very
From these pictures you might think this truck is a "shelf queen". Quite the contrary. I just happen to take most pictures when the truck is clean (here's a dirty one
I took once to prove to somebody it does get dirty). I get this truck nasty as hell every time I go out and really enjoy running it in the muddiest places. You can't tell from the pictures, but most of the time I run the truck off-road. Of course, I live in the city so I had to set it up for on-road use too.
I'll have a few short videos up soon. Looking forward to this forum.