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Old 03-28-2009, 08:26 PM   #16
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Hell they sell them in Auto Parts stores now

I think they are doing just fine where they are at.
What stores?
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pep boys there is a huge thread about it at RC-Monster, oh and hey Mfrosty it's Will.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:02 PM   #18
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pep boys there is a huge thread about it at RC-Monster, oh and hey Mfrosty it's Will.
Sup Will, kinda figured seeing your username here
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:02 PM   #19
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I have to agree, Traxxas makes a great cars that are easy to use, readily availible parts at most hobby shops. They have great tech support, the owners manuals are idiot proof if you can read, and if you cant, they come with an instuctional video to walk you through it. And while driving my buggy out on the track seeing how much faster i could turn laps, I set in the yard and just get that Young kid with the coolest new toy feel everytime i start my 3.3 T-maxx.
Lets see if I can say this right without sounding dumb. I was just having the time of life Driving the Tmaxx around the yard making it do 3-wheel donuts in the pine straw and jump over a bag of concrete and a box.
Everyone here knows what im talking about and has had that feeling. For alot of people in RC, it came from Traxxas.
As far as 1/8th scale, I dont see any reason why they shouldnt biuld an 1/8th scale buggy. It doesnt have to be a race buggy to be something fun to play with. I mean you wouldnt really compare My Ofna Violator to Mugen MBX-6 would you? So why compare the Traxxas to it? There are alot of just plain fun and some-what user freindley buggys but nothing like what Traxxas would likley offer.
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Who cares LOL JK
good idea! what would it be called? BUGGY MAXX! who knows whats their latest product anyways.
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:34 PM   #21
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well they could have one for about $300 or so like duratrax has a buggy,but i know they coulnt make one thats light anough and make it race worthy usless they make like a limted edition kind like they did with the platuim revo which is a awsome truck ,and the fact u dont have to upgrade anything.yea they could do it
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Hard to argue with Traxxas's sales strategy. They likely have a higher profit margin on a slash than the big race companies do on their top shelf race buggies, and they sell them like hotcakes. No exotic metals, no fancy machining, just mass produced cheap plastics. Dont really need to pay for months of R&D, and factory drivers salaries either.....bashers and newbs don't care about cutting edge handling, lol. The exact same reason companies like Losi are starting to try the same strategy, and make more toy level cars at a lower cost and with the same profit margins.
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As I was reading this tread I keped looking over at my " ole friend & mentor" the rusty razor blade, and thinking, soon my friend, soon.
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Heck they started a new roar approved class basically.
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:09 PM   #25
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Just saw on the Gossip section on NeoBuggy that a Traxxas buggy might be on the way!
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racing is only about what 10% of the hobby?

Traxxas is outselling every other manf 10 to 1 right now
Is that true?
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Just saw on the Gossip section on NeoBuggy that a Traxxas buggy might be on the way!
The first 1/8 scale buggy to use EZ-Start.
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Is that true?
Yes maybe even 20 to 1... ask any hobby shop owner top selling items are
A. slash
B. Rustler
C. Revo
D. Jato...

you get my point. I do not own a traxxas now but i did at one point and i beileve traxxas has done great things for the RC community.
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Since the MT class is about extinct, I was wondering if they would ever get involved in 1/8 racing. Seems like that is what the hobby is all about anymore.
The MT class is live and kicking in N Alabama and getting bigger by the week.

I think Traxxas should stay where they are.
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