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Old 02-16-2010, 04:22 PM   #1
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is the redcat shockwave a good buggy?
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is the redcat shockwave a good buggy?
I recommend sticking to proven, competitive manufacturers... Xray, Mugen, Losi, Associated, O'Donnel, Kyosho, Hot Bodies, Jammin, OFNA (but only some OFNA) etc.
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I recommend sticking to proven, competitive manufacturers... Xray, Mugen, Losi, Associated, O'Donnel, Kyosho, Hot Bodies, Jammin, OFNA (but only some OFNA) etc.
how come? my cousin wants to get one, but im trying to tell him not to, he says its a good truck blah blah blah, i just need some things to prove him wrong
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how come? my cousin wants to get one, but im trying to tell him not to, he says its a good truck blah blah blah, i just need some things to prove him wrong
The less expensive "Ready To Run" manufacturers drive people away from the hobby with poor performance and reliability and poor support.

They are not anywhere near the quality of the race-bred kits. Parts availability is poor... and rest assured, even on the "real race machines," you WILL need to replace parts.

It would be like taking a Yugo (remember those crappy little cars?) to LeMans.
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redcat and hobby grade rc should not even be in the same planet, never mind on this forum.
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it would be like going down to wally world and buying a tyco or a new bright only with a nitro set up
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I made the mistake of buying my son an onroad version and after breaking some parts on the front end, lets just say over 8 weeks later we got the parts....I'd say for bashing only.......
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The Shockwave is a 10th scale buggy, and it is a piece of junk.

My buddy had two.. I had to do all the work on them, ALL of the parts on there are cheap, very cheap. The shock towers were bendable by hand, literally.

It was hell getting parts for it. You couldn't even get a piston and sleeve for the VX.16 that comes on them.
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thanks all this should convince him
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