R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-03-2006, 05:48 PM   #1
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 61
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default Suggestions

I already have a truck for bashing and now I would like a stadium truck for hauling a**.
Criteria:
-easy access to hopups
-somewhat durable(I don't want to be fixing all the time but I don't want a heavy car)
-won't have major transmission issues with a brushless system
sivob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2006, 08:40 PM   #2
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 145
Default

Check out the T4. I use a brushless in it and it flies. No transmission worries here. Parts are accessible through just about any hobbyshop and also online. It takes its lickings and keeps on ticking.

I have noticed some probs with the Losi trucks in regards to breaking ball cups and hub carriers. I had an MF1 and I broke quite a few ball studs and had to replace the parts the end of the threaded end of the stud was stuck in, like a-arms. I broke some hub carriers, too. The ball stud issue might be resolved with titanium ball studs. I didn't want to invest in them.

I haven't broke anything on my T4, yet. (knock on wood) It's been through some good punishment for the last several months and it is still going strong. I have the Factory team T4.
briansid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2006, 08:26 PM   #3
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 61
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Thanks

Does anyone else have any recommendations
sivob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2006, 08:38 PM   #4
Tech Adept
 
rusty-racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Posts: 177
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

xxx-t mf2
rusty-racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2006, 09:57 PM   #5
Tech Regular
 
Daurie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 46
Default

What he said.
Daurie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2006, 12:24 PM   #6
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 61
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

everything I have read about the losi trucks is that they are great but are not durable, did they change this in the MF2?
sivob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2006, 12:55 PM   #7
Tech Regular
 
mremtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 420
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I wouldn't give a nickle for a Lousi anything ! You can Always find something better ! Asc. rigs are WAY better , you won't have any diff troubles or ball stud troubles with them . I can hardly wait to see what Lousi has for a 1/8 buggy , probably going to be belt drive too LOL
mremtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2006, 06:54 PM   #8
Tech Regular
 
mattxxx-nt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: ontario canada
Posts: 326
Default

get a team losi xxx nt rtr. u can get lots of hop ups and get lite weight parts. eg. graphite shock towers and graphite control arms. my xxx nt truck now weighs 5 lbs because i put all lite weight parts on it.
__________________
TEAM HYBRID RACING

HPI SAVAGE 25
HPI SAVAGE 25
TEAM LOSI XXX-NT
OFNA MBX
mattxxx-nt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2006, 07:04 PM   #9
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Newville,Pa
Posts: 2,152
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

matt- I'm assuming you didn't read the origional post???

He said he wants to use a brushless system, this usually refers to electric..... Brushless usually refer to nitro.....even though nitro is truely brushless.....
__________________
G's RC Raceway- Best off-road track on the east coast...period!!!

Pitman for Team Dallas Austin...
IMPACTPLAYR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2006, 10:41 PM   #10
Tech Adept
 
rusty-racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Posts: 177
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

The mf2 is stronger than a regular xxx-t. The mf2 is the way to go. Dont listen to the bonehead who does'nt know how to spell
rusty-racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2006, 04:28 PM   #11
Tech Regular
 
Nickmind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 388
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Nickmind
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rusty-racing
The mf2 is stronger than a regular xxx-t. The mf2 is the way to go. Dont listen to the bonehead who does'nt know how to spell
I disagree.

I have a T4, and one of my friends has a MF1 w/ a boat load of repairs. It seems like ever time we go out bashing around; he ends up breaking something on his truck, forcing us to go home. I have had to repair once.

Going into a basketball pole at 45+ mph is not a Good thing.

My vote is for T4. GO BRUSHLESS!
__________________
Nickmind - 2 x savages, hyper 7, Revo 2.5, TC4, T4, 3 x 18T, CRT x1, Tmaxx, 8ight & 8ight-T 2.0 - all ran from a 3PK and spektrum.
Nickmind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2006, 05:46 PM   #12
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 145
Default

Another thing to look at is the tranny. I had to rebuild my tranny on my xxx-t almost every couple of months. Not so with the T4. I haven't had to rebuild it since I bought it. That's been at least 6 months or more. The diff is still smooth, but tight. The Losi diff seemed to always start to get gritty easily. I had a good seal in my bearings and the case. The grease wasn't dirty either, just worn. I used the stealth diff lube, but it didn't make a difference. It just wore out faster.

I still vote for the T4.
briansid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2006, 07:17 PM   #13
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 61
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

what about an evader?
sivob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
i need some suggestions Body_beater Radio and Electronics 0 04-21-2008 09:52 PM
need some suggestions reptilesnr/c Monster Trucks 22 01-15-2007 07:02 PM
need suggestions! gspot69d Oval, Larger Scales and More 1 10-20-2004 02:08 PM
suggestions Franky Australian Racing 16 07-11-2003 04:12 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 01:53 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net