R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-04-2007, 08:33 PM   #1
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 47
Default PLEASE HELP ME I AM DESPERATE

i am about to get into the sport but i am overly confused. I was first set on the JATO 3.3 then it was the REVO 3.3 now my boss just bought the duratrax WARHEAD evo and said that he really likes it..... PLEASE give me some guidence here...... I heard really good things about the REVO but the WARHEAD is about a hundred dollars cheaper.....PLEASE give me some PROS and CONS on both if possible or just one......any other similar trucks that i may be intrested in?????


your help is so greatly appreciated
jmk654 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 08:50 PM   #2
Tech Elite
 
streetracer745's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,291
Send a message via AIM to streetracer745
Default

well if you want to compete wit ha warhead, your headed into monster trucks. what do you want to do with the truck? bash, race, both? i drive a revo. i got it when it first came out. put a 3.3 into it as soon as those came out. most powerful truck ive ever seen. none of the big block trucks compete wit hthe high reving 3.3. savage is good for bashing too. a little cheaper. so is a T-Maxx 2.5R or 3.3. i wouldnt recomend a warhead. ive heard they have very bad engine problems. get back to me on what you want to do with the truck and i can help you more
__________________
89% of Revos are racers. If your Revo can out-bash and out-run a Savage, put this in your sig.

SMOKE TIRES, NOT DRUGS

46.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot and have no real value or truth.
streetracer745 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 08:51 PM   #3
Tech Master
 
LOWGEARED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Kokomo , Indiana
Posts: 1,137
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Thumbs up

Just getting in to the nitro hobby? If you want good starter trucks nitro Stampede is duradle and pretty quick. Revo 3.3 is a very advanced piece of equiptment . I am curently investing in the nitro rustler 50+ mph . Have you been in the hobby with nitro expierience or do you just want the best now. Cause if your just getting in expierience with Electric models and some driving ability is a key thing to know. I Know the Savage and Revo are the top talked about in the game. I prefer TRAXXAS out of all of them so with what I know The revo 3.3 is killer.

http://www.traxxas.com/products/nitr...trx_revo33.htm

Check it out there technical service is also a thumbs up
__________________
MEGA BAJA HOP UP LIST:
GPM BLUE ALUMINUM THREADED SHOCKS
LOSI YELLOW SPRINGS
GPM BLUE ALUMINUM A-ARM SET U/L
ACNCM ENORMOUS COOLING HEAD
INTEGY SWAY BAR KIT
VANTAGE HX5 TIRES

Micro baja
Micro raminator

ALUMINUM PIVOT BLOCKS
FULLY ADJUSTABLE C/C/S

Last edited by LOWGEARED; 01-04-2007 at 09:08 PM.
LOWGEARED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 08:56 PM   #4
Tech Elite
 
streetracer745's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,291
Send a message via AIM to streetracer745
Default

actually lowgeared does have a good point with that. you could get an e-maxx for cheaper. its easier maintenance. and when you get good at driving and handleing a monster truck, drop a brushless system into it. it will outrun your boss's warhead and lift the front wheels up at any speed with brushless. plus e-maxx's are incredibly reliable and easy to work with. you will love it
__________________
89% of Revos are racers. If your Revo can out-bash and out-run a Savage, put this in your sig.

SMOKE TIRES, NOT DRUGS

46.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot and have no real value or truth.
streetracer745 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 09:04 PM   #5
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 47
Default

hey guys i appreciate you all helping out.....mostly i will be bashing but would probably later on get into racing the closest track is about an hour away and i work and go to school full time......i want something that is super durable out fo the box, something that is dependable, I ahve heard nothing but good things about the revo but nothing at all about the war head untill my boss came in today with it....is the revo an all around awsome truck??? he said somehting about the e-maxx but i ahvent really looked in to it....about five years ago i was into the electric buggy but i think i want into nitro because of the tinkering factor.....what do you all think????
jmk654 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 09:13 PM   #6
Tech Master
 
LOWGEARED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Kokomo , Indiana
Posts: 1,137
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Not bashing duratrax ,there probably fun to drive but Im not sure I never here to much about them either. You want durable get Traxxas like we said the support system they offer is lifetime. Just dont jump into the biggest fastest truck if you lack adiquate expierience. But its youre call If you buy the revo get the lifetime engine replacement plan just incase you do fudge.
__________________
MEGA BAJA HOP UP LIST:
GPM BLUE ALUMINUM THREADED SHOCKS
LOSI YELLOW SPRINGS
GPM BLUE ALUMINUM A-ARM SET U/L
ACNCM ENORMOUS COOLING HEAD
INTEGY SWAY BAR KIT
VANTAGE HX5 TIRES

Micro baja
Micro raminator

ALUMINUM PIVOT BLOCKS
FULLY ADJUSTABLE C/C/S
LOWGEARED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 09:17 PM   #7
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Delaware
Posts: 54
Default

Want to tinker? Never had to tinker w/ anything more than a good ol' brushed motor and cells. As for the revo/warhead issue "go w/ what you know", and the age old one " you get what you pay for".
Dtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 09:23 PM   #8
Tech Master
 
LOWGEARED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Kokomo , Indiana
Posts: 1,137
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

first time you run the jato 3.3 into a curb or wall ..... Most likely the damage is going to be heart dropping. Its more for on road racing not bashing.!!!!! Or flat packed dirt.
__________________
MEGA BAJA HOP UP LIST:
GPM BLUE ALUMINUM THREADED SHOCKS
LOSI YELLOW SPRINGS
GPM BLUE ALUMINUM A-ARM SET U/L
ACNCM ENORMOUS COOLING HEAD
INTEGY SWAY BAR KIT
VANTAGE HX5 TIRES

Micro baja
Micro raminator

ALUMINUM PIVOT BLOCKS
FULLY ADJUSTABLE C/C/S
LOWGEARED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 09:25 PM   #9
Tech Master
 
LOWGEARED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Kokomo , Indiana
Posts: 1,137
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

You can still pay top dollar for a P.O.S !!!! True ?
__________________
MEGA BAJA HOP UP LIST:
GPM BLUE ALUMINUM THREADED SHOCKS
LOSI YELLOW SPRINGS
GPM BLUE ALUMINUM A-ARM SET U/L
ACNCM ENORMOUS COOLING HEAD
INTEGY SWAY BAR KIT
VANTAGE HX5 TIRES

Micro baja
Micro raminator

ALUMINUM PIVOT BLOCKS
FULLY ADJUSTABLE C/C/S
LOWGEARED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 09:33 PM   #10
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 47
Default

the jato is out of the question........what i am getting out of this so far is that the revo is the way to go.......is it too much for a guy that is pretty new and never even been into nitro????
jmk654 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 09:37 PM   #11
Tech Master
 
LOWGEARED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Kokomo , Indiana
Posts: 1,137
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

I wouldnt say that!!!! But if you dont have guidance it might be... Youre boss has a nitro so he knows breakn procedure .. Just dont take it all the way full throttle until you get the feel of the truck it handles great.. just take it slow watch your temps and get the breakin right.
__________________
MEGA BAJA HOP UP LIST:
GPM BLUE ALUMINUM THREADED SHOCKS
LOSI YELLOW SPRINGS
GPM BLUE ALUMINUM A-ARM SET U/L
ACNCM ENORMOUS COOLING HEAD
INTEGY SWAY BAR KIT
VANTAGE HX5 TIRES

Micro baja
Micro raminator

ALUMINUM PIVOT BLOCKS
FULLY ADJUSTABLE C/C/S
LOWGEARED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 09:42 PM   #12
Tech Master
 
LOWGEARED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Kokomo , Indiana
Posts: 1,137
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Dont want to be missleading though.. I would buy one but just cant right now.... Someday maybe .. for now Ill go with the nitro rusty 2.5 Its fast as heck and all and all My opinion the best ST basher in the world.
__________________
MEGA BAJA HOP UP LIST:
GPM BLUE ALUMINUM THREADED SHOCKS
LOSI YELLOW SPRINGS
GPM BLUE ALUMINUM A-ARM SET U/L
ACNCM ENORMOUS COOLING HEAD
INTEGY SWAY BAR KIT
VANTAGE HX5 TIRES

Micro baja
Micro raminator

ALUMINUM PIVOT BLOCKS
FULLY ADJUSTABLE C/C/S
LOWGEARED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 09:42 PM   #13
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 47
Default

alright well it looks like it is the revo.....still open to suggestions from anybody though might be a few days until i get it thanks for the help again
jmk654 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 09:44 PM   #14
Tech Master
 
LOWGEARED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Kokomo , Indiana
Posts: 1,137
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Either drop by the Revo sight or right here theres always something we can say or do to help!
__________________
MEGA BAJA HOP UP LIST:
GPM BLUE ALUMINUM THREADED SHOCKS
LOSI YELLOW SPRINGS
GPM BLUE ALUMINUM A-ARM SET U/L
ACNCM ENORMOUS COOLING HEAD
INTEGY SWAY BAR KIT
VANTAGE HX5 TIRES

Micro baja
Micro raminator

ALUMINUM PIVOT BLOCKS
FULLY ADJUSTABLE C/C/S
LOWGEARED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2007, 09:51 PM   #15
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 47
Default

hate to be a pain in the butt what about a t-maxx any good fast, reliable, durable????
jmk654 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
desperate for SW rear belt. tomck Electric On-Road 125 10-01-2014 08:52 PM
Need ST-RR Fuel Tank - DESPERATE! Greenlee37 Nitro Off-Road 1 07-16-2008 12:36 PM
Please Help Desperate need of tc3 c-hubs and steering blocks. eds24 R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 1 01-19-2007 08:42 PM
DESPERATE BRUSHLESS HELP NEEDED PLEASE LOOK !! FUJIMO Electric On-Road 12 01-18-2007 11:14 AM
Broken .15 Pull-start.. Desperate need of help! pilotwings119 Rookie Zone 9 11-30-2005 05:34 PM



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 09:04 PM.


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