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Hi I'm looking at getting my first crawler but not sure what one I should get I'm tempted in SCX10, SCX10.2 or the wraith or is there something else better any help is greatly appreciated & I thank everyone for your time & help Dan
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Really depends on what or where you plan to run it. Scx is for trail but can "rock crawl" suprisingly well. A Wraith makes a good rock racer/basher and can crawl ok also. Both can be a good "scale" machines. Personally I prefer the wraith.




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This is my "sleeper" lots of vanquish parts and mmp with bec and hobbywing 3400kv 4 pole. Crawls smooth and slow but also rips on 2s or 3s.
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Really depends on what or where you plan to run it. Scx is for trail but can "rock crawl" suprisingly well. A Wraith makes a good rock racer/basher and can crawl ok also. Both can be a good "scale" machines. Personally I prefer the wraith.




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This is my "sleeper" lots of vanquish parts and mmp with bec and hobbywing 3400kv 4 pole. Crawls smooth and slow but also rips on 2s or 3s.
Ok thank you for your time
I have a few areas I can go some have water crossings others have large rocks & logs I'm not after speed but able to go almost anywhere
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A wraith fits that perfect. If you run brushless and waterproof it you'll be happy because they are smooth and slow on the bottom yet good wheel speed when needed. Cheaper to run brushed if your running in the water and mud alot. Stock axial 20t or 27t and 3s is what I like for a throw away motor.
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A wraith fits that perfect. If you run brushless and waterproof it you'll be happy because they are smooth and slow on the bottom yet good wheel speed when needed. Cheaper to run brushed if your running in the water and mud alot. Stock axial 20t or 27t and 3s is what I like for a throw away motor.
Thank you it will be run in water & mud sometimes but not always & it will be near salt water & the beach sometimes as well & as I find out more about where I can go or learn about rock crawling I'll probably ask more questions
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Although I've built and ran many scx10's I thhink it's obvious I am biased and believe the wraith is a better choice. Having said that. I'd get a rtr wraith gear it down and throw a 3s battery in it and have fun. The wraith is mostly plastic where an scx has metal frame and can rust. Saltwater we know will corrode aluminum also. Just my .02. Whatever you decide to get you'll have fun with. (Especially a wraith at the beach) Bikini clad women love the wraith.
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Thank you it will be run in water & mud sometimes but not always & it will be near salt water & the beach sometimes as well & as I find out more about where I can go or learn about rock crawling I'll probably ask more questions
I'm thinking of buying secondhand but I do love building rc cars ect so what upgrades would you recommend
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Most of the time I'd say aluminum but not in this case. Research the bushing mod for the diffs and quality sealed bearings. Otherwise I'd look into upgrading the servo is about it for starters. You will probably kill motors rather quickly in that environment so I'd look into brushless for running in the sand.
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Most of the time I'd say aluminum but not in this case. Research the bushing mod for the diffs and quality sealed bearings. Otherwise I'd look into upgrading the servo is about it for starters. You will probably kill motors rather quickly in that environment so I'd look into brushless for running in the sand.
Are the brushless water proof? Ok I think I will try & avoid the salt water & sand & why not aluminum?
I'll probably remember tomorrow but just in case I don't could you let me know please
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I'm just thinking about the corrosion where plasric won't but it may not be as bad as I'm thinking it would be.
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I'm just thinking about the corrosion where plasric won't but it may not be as bad as I'm thinking it would be.
Ok if I kept away from the salt water & sand what would be the strongest option & if I cleaned it thoroughly after each use & not just a quick clean what are my options
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I still need fo remember these are toys lol aluminum c hubs, knuckles and rear axle lockouts
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[QUOTE=hotrod87;14895141]I still need fo remember these are toys lol aluminum c hubs, knuckles and rear axle lockouts[/QUOTE

Nah just think what trouble we could get into without a hobby & it's totally new part of rc to me so I want to make the best decision before I pay good money for something as I was caught out before when I bought my first 2wd buggy 10 years ago & I don't want to make the same mistake twice
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Honestly the best thing to do is get one and run it first. If something breaks upgrade it as you go. What if you pick up a scx10 or komodo and all the hop up parts and aluminum and decide it sucks ? Or at least it doesn't fit you needs. Watch some vids nd see what guys are doing with them then decide you need a wraith lol get one and go enjoy it. Biggest part of a crawler for me is the repair/mod time. Start modding after you decide it works but yiu need more ...... speed ? Brushless wp system better steering new servo and a bec. Better tires ? Etc.
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Honestly the best thing to do is get one and run it first. If something breaks upgrade it as you go. What if you pick up a scx10 or komodo and all the hop up parts and aluminum and decide it sucks ? Or at least it doesn't fit you needs. Watch some vids nd see what guys are doing with them then decide you need a wraith lol get one and go enjoy it. Biggest part of a crawler for me is the repair/mod time. Start modding after you decide it works but yiu need more ...... speed ? Brushless wp system better steering new servo and a bec. Better tires ? Etc.
I have tried my mates scx10 & I did like the way it handled I'm about to try it & his wraith today & I'll know then what way to go any other advice before I try those two

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