stampeder, you cannot run a rc18t with a 1/10 scale battery pack, it will be way, way to big, you need to run micro packs or lipo packs which anr more powerfull, i run a brushless 18t, with a 2 cell lipo pack and a novak xxl receiver, and many aluminum parts, a rtr stock 18t is a respectible truck, it is fairly fast while stock(around 20mph) and is druable also, it is also very easy to upgrade and obtain parts for, i run mine for racking, it runs around 35 mph with a 11 tooth pinion geer and a 60 tooth spur gear, i geared to to excelerat QUICK. you can do alot of tricks like that to make it perfor how you want it to. stock has a 14 tooth pinion and a 55 tooth spur. if you have any questions you can visit www.one18th.com
, that is a very good site, i have the same user name on that website, if you want, you can pm me with questions or ask in this forum.