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Old 06-09-2017, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default Best Offroad Bashing Car

I race buggies, however trying to help a friend. They would like to know the best basher vehicle that can be taken in off road, beach terrain, etc.

I've recommended getting a decent transmitter that has inexpensive receivers such as the Futaba 3pv. Don't know anything about bashing vehicles. This individual says they want t fleet of 3. I can help on the 2wd buggy racing front, but what should they get for Basher Car, Batteries, Charger, Motor, Etc? Looking for performance, durability, and parts support. Help appreciated!
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I race buggies, however trying to help a friend. They would like to know the best basher vehicle that can be taken in off road, beach terrain, etc.

I've recommended getting a decent transmitter that has inexpensive receivers such as the Futaba 3pv. Don't know anything about bashing vehicles. This individual says they want t fleet of 3. I can help on the 2wd buggy racing front, but what should they get for Basher Car, Batteries, Charger, Motor, Etc? Looking for performance, durability, and parts support. Help appreciated!
What's the budget per vehicle?
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Middle of the road. Need something durable with replacement parts readily available. Point of reference would be the basher version of a B5m with SMC electronics. Good enough to compete but nothing extraordinary

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Middle of the road. Need something durable with replacement parts readily available. Point of reference would be the basher version of a B5m with SMC electronics. Good enough to compete but nothing extraordinary
What about the associated b6d club racer kit? It's basically everything you need short of tires, batteries and a radio.
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Got the buggy thing nailed down. Very experienced in that. I am asking for help for a bashing buggy/truck for someone to run at the beach outdoors etc. know nothing of bashing cars and was using the b5m as an analogy

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What about the associated b6d club racer kit? It's basically everything you need short of tires, batteries and a radio.
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basher: Tekno MT w/ smc electronics and proline trenchers
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I have a fleet of 3 Stampede 4x4s that my sons and I use for beach and park bashing. No organized racing or huge jumps. Just turn it on and go fun. These have been great. Parts are easy to get everywhere local and online. A few failures here and there. $7 buck later and they are up and running again. And they are the prefect size IMO. Not mini, hard to work on and incapable of tough terrain, and not huge, hard to transport and requiring huge batteries.
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traxxas revo
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I would go with something from the arrma line up. They're all around $500 U.S. and they have whatever your looking for, buggy, truggy, stunt truck, mt, stadium truck, etc. They're all awesome Imo. And they're just about indestructible right out of the box no need for immediate upgrades before you even run them just batteries and go. Parts are hit and miss locally but common parts are on Amazon and the rest you can find at just about any hobby website.
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For a tight budget, ECX AMP - $130. Plus you can get a brushless system to spruce it up if you want to.

Larger budget, I'd say Arrma Outcast ($500) Axial Yeti XL ($700) Team Associated RC8 ($500)

For a middle sized budget, I'd recommend the Arrma Granite BLX ($250) or the HPI Jumpshot MT Fuzion ($250).

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by the wayyy

I use a Futaba 3pv myself and it works beautifully. I love the 11 model memory.
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first time rc'r ?
go with Traxxas , yes others maybe a bit cheaper more durable in some instances BUT
for ease of replacement parts traxxas can't be beat .
Yes they all will break ,the difference basically any hobby shop will have a traxxas part you need
So instead of being doa for a few days weeks ? you can be back running same day most cases .
Plus their new ID battery system makes it dead simple to charge lipos
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When it comes to bashing i can't recommend anything more then a hpi savage. It was my first rc, still have it and run it like crazy and going stronge after 10 years of bashing.
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I would also recommend Traxxas or HPI. Very hard to break any part, cheap and easy to replace parts for. You can't beat them.
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I'll second the Arrma recommendation. They're the RTR bashing kings right now.
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