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Old 10-21-2011, 03:25 PM
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alright so i was thinking about getting a crawler for christmas, but i know nothing about them. i was contemplating a couple of them. with that said which of the three is better and why? your choices are the axial ax-10 rtc, venom creeper and the losi night crawler. thanks for the input.
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My vote would be for the AX-10. Aftermarket parts and tuning information.
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a ax10 is alsum lots of upgrades i have a ax10 roller im selling for 130 shipped
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Love my Losi Night Crawler R2 the servo with a Savox 1256tg and it's Good to GO
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servo with a Savox 1256tg and it's Good to GO
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Another vote for the AX-10. Both the AX-10 and the Losi are good crawlers to start with is your set on a rtc or rtr, but again the availability of aftermarker parts for the ax-10 is extensive. With either if you plain on getting into any large rocks with tight spaces, plain on a steering servo upgrade.
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Losi!! not alot of upgrades though, BECAUSE IT DOESN'T NEED THEM!!!!
AX-10 is an ok unit but needs all the upgrades, the only downside is the love the axles need but if you port them it takes 80% of the PIA away. All crawlers need modification no matter what (wheel weights or lockers or drive shafts) and they all need some setup changes.
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from what it seems like the losi is better out of the box, but the axial has a lot more support so i can "grow with it" which i like. the only thing is i heard the losi is going to be discontinued. anybody sure on this?
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was reading that on a crawler website i heard it was just a rumor
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Losi!! not alot of upgrades though, BECAUSE IT DOESN'T NEED THEM!!!!
AX-10 is an ok unit but needs all the upgrades, the only downside is the love the axles need but if you port them it takes 80% of the PIA away. All crawlers need modification no matter what (wheel weights or lockers or drive shafts) and they all need some setup changes.
Except for replacing the
- worms, you'll need chromoly worms or keep your screwdrivers and a bag of std ones handy
- Plastic DIG parts, need to be steel
- CVDs, some aftermarket guys are onto version 4
- Axles - piss weak in the original kits
- chassis - very limiting of you want to improve performance
- needs a 3ch radio out of the box, AX10 needs 2ch.
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Homebrew is the only way to go. Start with a set of MOA axles of your own choice, a sheet of carbon fiber, a sheet of delron, a handful of metal links, some threaded rod, servo, esc, electronic dig, 3 channel radio set and you just about have everything you need to make a sweet ride.

A lot of the guys who i crawl with have losi's and axials that have been listed above, and after they have made them work right there is nothing left of the original car, so, to my way of thinking, why buy a kit that you are going to replace everything on or mod everything on, when you can start from scratch and end up with the good car to begin with.
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ax10 and mod as you grow with it is alot easier to maintain than the losi and you can find all kinds of hopups here cheap. you can buy one and run it untill you are ready for mods not like a losi where you know you need to buy mods to run it
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p.s. i have had both and only have axials now
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Axial for upgrade purposes, but if your going to up grade and end up spending the money. You may just want to buy a Bully or Berg thats in good used shape for a couple hundred or an rtr for another 200 more and be competitive out of the gate!!

Here, hope this helps!

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/

good luck!
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Anyone had experience with the kyosho?
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So no one has tried the Kyosho?
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